The City of Mississauga is proud to share that Lakeview Golf Course, a city-owned course, has been recognized as the Best Municipal Golf Course in Canada. The popular golf course has also been ranked as one of the Best Public Golf Course in Canada by SCOREGolf. More than 100 golf course architecture enthusiasts rated courses across Canada based on nine judging criteria – beauty, conditioning, challenge, strategy, design, par 3s, par 4s and par 5s.
Opened in 1907, Lakeview Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course with a vibrant history. Located in the southeast corner of Mississauga near Lake Ontario, it was designed as a parkland-style course with mature trees and features large sloping greens with subtle breaks. It has been designated as a heritage site by Ontario Heritage and has hosted many events in its 127 history including Canadian Open (1923 and 1934), along with several other prestigious championships.
“Lakeview Golf Club has always been a special place for many people and players over the years with its unique history and beautiful course layout. It’s exciting for the City to see the course recognized as one of the best public courses to play in Canada after our most recent improvements to the creek and surrounding holes.”
Andrew Noble, District Manager, Arenas, Golf and Redevelopment Projects, City of Mississauga
Lakeview started out as the High Park Golf Club in 1896. It was an 18-hole, 50-acre golf course located in Swansea Township. The club moved to its current location in 1907. In 1912, the High Park Golf Club was renamed the Lakeview Golf Course. It has been described as one of Ontario’s finest golf courses and one of southern Ontario’s hidden gems.
“Golfers and guests have enjoyed playing at Lakeview Golf Course for decades. I am proud that Lakeview’s legacy has been enhanced by making sustainability a key part of it’s transformation over the years. Maintaining good environmental health and prioritizing sustainability is a commitment and responsibility that we all share, on and off the golf course.”
Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services, City of Mississauga
In September 2021, Lakeview Golf Course celebrated its 125th anniversary. In 2022, Lakeview Golf Course underwent a major creek remediation project to help mitigate erosion and to ensure the long-term stability and health of Applewood Creek that runs through the property. The construction of the creek included a more natural, winding alignment through the site, which has become a more prominent feature that golfers have to navigate throughout their round. Bridges across the creek were replaced and various adjustments to tees, greens, fairways and cart paths adjacent to the creek were undertaken. Most significantly, the 17th hole was restored to its original 1921 look and rebuilt with a new tee deck, green and bunkers.
Andrew Noble added, “All of these changes and improvements have helped to enhance the play-ability and beauty of Lakeview Golf Course, which our residents and golf community have enjoyed for several decades, and will continue to do so for many more.”
Lakeview Golf Course is one of the most mature and picturesque golf courses in the GTA, just minutes from downtown Toronto. It features a pro shop, fully licensed lounge, and outdoor patio. If you are interested in playing a round of golf at Lakeview, book your tee time in advance and remember to bring your reusable water bottle and take advantage of the water refilling stations on the course. Lakeview Golf Course is designated as a heritage site under the Ontario Heritage Act.
For more information about golfing at a City-owned course in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/golf.
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