Inside the course: Hamilton G&CC

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July 22, 2012
PGA TOUR Staff
Fast facts
Course Superintendent Rhod Trainor
Original architect Harry Colt (1914)
Course remodel New Short Course (2010)
Yardage history 6,966 yards (2012)
Grass Bentgrass, poa annua (tees, fairways, greens); Bentgrass, Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, fescue (rough)
Tournament Stimpmeter 10.5 feet
Sand bunkers 87
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Hamilton G&CC2003, 2006 Rankings
Hole Par Yards Avg. Score Rank
1 4 417 4.101 8
2 4 442 4.094 10
3 4 408 4.099 9
4 5 542 4.627 17
5 4 317 3.865 16
6 3 224 3.312 1
7 4 412 4.174 6
8 3 210 3.181 5
9 4 440 4.027 12
10 4 392 3.926 15
11 4 481 4.287 3
12 4 388 4.003 14
13 3 236 3.213 4
14 4 450 4.103 7
15 4 423 4.016 13
16 3 188 3.051 11
17 5 550 4.581 18
18 4 446 4.298 2
Course origins
The Hamilton Golf and Country Club was incorporated in June 1906. A year later, it purchased the Paradise Farm for $12,000 and then leased the golf course to the Hamilton Golf Club until 1912, at which time the two clubs amalgamated and the original Hamilton Golf Club ceased to exist. Increasing property taxes and member dissatisfaction with the course prompted the directors in 1912 to begin a search for a new location and eventually in January 1914 the club purchased the 200 acre Grange farm in Ancaster from Mrs. Margaret Bevan for $40,000.

The club retained H.S. (Harry) Colt of England to lay out a new course on the Ancaster property. Mr. Colt had already designed a number of courses in the United Kingdom including the new Eden course at St. Andrews, and had served as the architect for the Toronto Golf Club course in 1911-1912. -- Source: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Tournament course history
Course Location Years
St. Georges G&CC Etobicoke, Ontario 1949, 1960, 1968, 2010
Royal Montreal GC Dixie, Quebec 1904, 1908, 1913, 1926, 1950, 1975, 1980, 1997, 2001
Toronto GC Mississauga, Ontario 1905, 1909, 1914, 1921, 1927
Royal Ottowa GC Aylmer, Quebec 1906, 1911
Lambton GC Toronto, Ontario 1907, 1910, 1925, 1941
Rosedale GC Toronto, Ontario 1912, 1928
Hamilton G&CC Ancaster, Ontario 1919, 1930, 2003, 2006, 2012
Rivermead GC Aylmer, Quebec 1920
Mt. Bruno GC St. Bruno, Quebec 1922, 1924
Lakeview GC Mississauga, Ontario 1923, 1934
Kanawaki GC Kahnawake, Quebec 1929
Mississaugua G&CC Mississagua, Ontario 1931, 1938, 1942, 1951, 1965, 1974
Ottawa Hunt Club Ottawa, Ontario 1932
Royal York GC Toronto, Ontario 1933
Summerlea GC Montreal, Quebec 1935
St. Andrews GC Toronto, Ontario 1936-1937
Riverside CC St. John, New Brunswick 1939
Scarborough G&CC Scarborough, Ontario 1940, 1947, 1953, 1963
Thornhill GC Thornhill, Ontario 1945
Beaconsfield GC Montreal, Quebec 1946, 1956
Shaughnessy G&CC Vancouver, BC 1948, 1966, 2005, 2011
St. Charles CC Winnipeg, Manitoba 1952
Point Grey GC Vancouver, B.C. 1954
Weston GC Toronto, Ontario 1955
Westmount G&CC Kitchener, Ontario 1957
Mayfair G&CC Edmonton, Alberta 1958
Islesmere G&CC Montreal, Quebec 1959
Niakwa, CC Winnipeg, Manitoba 1961
Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac Laval-sur-le-Lac, Quebec 1962
Pinegrove G&CC St. Luc, Quebec 1964, 1969
Montreal Muicipal GC Montreal, Quebec 1967
London Hunt G&CC London, Ontario 1970
Richelieu Valley G&CC Ste. Julie de Vercheres, Quebec 1971, 1973
Cherry Hill Club Ridgeway, Ontario 1972
Essex G&CC Windsor, Ontario 1976
Glen Abbey GC Oakville, Ontario 1977-1979, 1981-1996, 1998-2000, 2004, 2008-2009
Angus Glen GC (North) Markham, Ontario 2002, 2007

The PGA TOUR will play the RBC Canadian Open in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, at Hamilton G&CC. Learn more about this course:

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