Impeccable conditioning. Modern, USGA specification greens. A golf course that is in the heart of Toronto, but feels like it could be in the country.
Playing through a plunging valley, with a meandering river running through its core, Donalda perfectly merges with the natural landscape. Challenging where it needs to be, but playable for all, Donalda is memorable, varied and always interesting.
Situated in a parkland setting, Donalda is a course that will surprise many, both with its central location, and the quality of the experience.
Part of an Audubon-certified facility, Donalda is an escape from the daily challenges of the city—without ever having to leave Toronto.
Donalda offers extensive camps for junior golfers throughout the summer season, including a Little Birdies program for golfers between six and 11, an Eagles Golf Camp, for those 11 to 14, and a program aimed specifically at girls from 11 to 14, where they can interact with their peers and meet new friends. Donalda also offers an extensive junior golf development program that runs throughout the summer and includes playing lessons, motor and mental skills development.
Interested in a round at Pebble Beach, while the snow sits on the ground outside? Donalda offers exactly that through its four HD golf simulators that provide year-round golf experiences.
Using advanced computer vision technology to provide the most comprehensive and precise shot analysis in the simulator industry, the simulators provide spectacular photo-realistic graphics, that capture the true beauty of some of the world's most renowned courses.
The indoor facility also allows members to work on improving their game over the winter months, under the direction of the club's PGA of Canada professionals.
Originally created by Canadian golf professional Jimmie Johnstone, and opened for play in 1961, the current version of Donalda has the signature of noted Canadian golf designer Thomas McBroom.
McBroom led a redesign of the course in 1994, and completely rebuilt the greens to USGA specifications, with the course reopening in 2014 with 20 new putting surfaces (which includes the practice greens).
"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.
McBroom is a multiple winner of Golf Digest's Best New Course in Canada award, and has created courses throughout the country, from the rugged areas of Muskoka, the rollicking hills of British Columbia. His work can also be found throughout the world, from the Caribbean to Scandinavia.