In the hills just north of Toronto, you have an opportunity to traverse the high and low ground of DiamondBack Golf Club, just like touring pros who have played big-time tournaments at this highly respected layout.
This Richmond Hill course, which opened in 1993, appears daunting with its humps, bumps and forced carries. However, it is surprisingly playable for less skilled golfers, while better players have a great time meeting the challenges doled out by designer Rene Muylaert.
The front nine is defined by hill and dale and lots of water, while the mature-looking back nine dips into valley lands carved out of thick trees. The island green on eight is one of many highlights. The dramatic bunkering and varied green sites are key parts of DiamondBack's diabolical charms.
DiamondBack Golf Club is so highly regarded that it played host from 1996 to 1998 for the Canadian Tour's Infiniti Championship, and it was the site of four Canadian PGA Championships (1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003).
The elegant clubhouse recently underwent extension renovations, upgrading the bistro and patio, substantially increasing the available seating for weddings, banquets and meetings.
With easy access just off Highway 404, DiamondBack Golf Club is perennially a popular destination for golfers looking for excellence and a lot of fun.