Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville, Ontario, Canada




The first time I played in Canada has been in this great Jack Nicklaus designed course, in a really cold and windy April day. This is the first Bear's solo design and I've been honored to play here.
Glen Abbey, one of the top ranked courses in Canada, opened in 1976 and since then hosted more then 20 Canadian Open (next will be 2013 Canadian Open). It is known among PGA players for its extreme difficulty (140 slope from the back tees), and known to the public for the famous 2nd shot hit by Tiger Woods on the 18th hole on the final round of the 2000 Canadian Open, a 218 yds six-iron shot from the right bunker fairway to 18 feet from the hole. Tiger of course won that tournament!!
The signature hole is the 11th, a long Par 4 with an intimidating tee shot 100 feet above the fairway. A terrific hole to begin the "Valley Holes", a stretch of 5 tough holes (11-15) designed around the valley of the beautiful Sixteen Miles Creek. Hole 14th is considered "One of the toughest Par 4's in PGA Tour history".
I found the course in great shape, considering it had just opened after the winter closing.


The 18th hole from the Clubhouse

Signature hole 11th from the tee...entering the "Valley Holes"



Hole 2 green

Hole 3...great par 3..I've been told that the pond swallows more than 15000 balls annually 

Me on the 3rd

The 9th green

Glen Abbey History plate on the 10th tee


Hole 11th

Par 5 Hole 13th 

Hole 14th..One of the toughest Par 4's in Pga Tour


14th "One of the toughest Par 4's in Pga Tour" plate on the 14th tee 
Hole 14th from behind the green

Tiger's Run... 6 under in the final four holes...

....beginning with a birdie on the par 3 15th

Great green shape on the 17th

Hole 18 and the clubhouse


The Practice Area


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