Golf is one of the most important activities at the Donalda Club and is of paramount importance to the club and its members. The golf course's magnificent 18 holes winds its way through scenic terrain, along and across the Don River and is a tremendous source of pride for the club and its membership.
The Golf Course
The golf course was entirely renovated from 1993 through 1997 by one of Canada's foremost golf course architects, Thomas McBroom. There was a course closure from August 2013 to June 28th, 2014. The greens were rebuilt to modern USGA standards with a consistent new look and a weather-tolerant bentgrass turf, plus a few additional tweaks here and there. “Bottom line is that in my opinion, the new Donalda greens are amongst the best in the country for interest, detail and character,” McBroom says.
The golf course consists of traditionally designed Bentgrass greens and fairways, closely guarded by deep ProAngle sand bunkers. The course is noted for its clever and imaginative layout which constantly challenges both low and high handicappers. The strategic demands favour finesse over strength and subtlety over power. The course makes full use of its 4 sets of tees with lengths ranging from 6538 yards, par 71 down to 5002, par 70. The variety of shot values, placing equal emphasis on tee shots, iron play and the short game, present the golfer with a consistent challenge.
Donalda is the quintessential private golf and country club course consisting of 18 different and memorable holes, easily walked, and maintained to the highest standards. This lush park-like setting is hidden away by its valley walls rimmed with a dense landscape in the heart of Toronto's urban center.
Donalda Club was recognized in 2001 as a golf course with a high degree of environmental quality for both people and wildlife and is now a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Pro Shop Services
Donalda Club's golf Pro Shop offers a fully stocked golf facility with the latest in apparel, equipment and accessories. Custom club fitting of Ping, Titleist, and Taylor Made is also offered. Club repair services with a one day turn around on most repairs is available. Tennis clothing, shoes, balls, and racquets are also for sale in the shop.
The shop is a 1450 square foot facility manned by 2 Associate Professionals and 1 Assistant Professional and a Head Teaching Professional who is available at the driving range, all of whom are available for lessons. The golf professional staff also offer private, small group, clinics, sports camps and golf schools, as well as playing lessons and utilizes C Swing Software and FlightScope Software that allows the professional staff to record and analyze each individual swing and the TOMI Putting system which allows a computer analysis of your putting stroke. This is to offer the latest in instructional assistance to our members. The Professionals also have many programs for the membership such as Play with the Pro or Beat the Pro contests and short out of town excursions with our members. For any questions please contact 416-447-5570 or 416-447-5575 ext. 231.
Golf Simulators at Donalda
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Golf Course Video Tour
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