15th Hole

15th Hole18th HoleMimico Creek

Course Update for June 15, 2018

Course Update: New 18th Hole I think it’s safe to say that there has been a good level excitement around the new creek design and some of the golf course changes including the forward tee on the 10th and the changes to the 18th. I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the fantastic new vistas from the clubhouse or the patio. Lately, surrounding the excitement of the new 18th hole, I have been asked when I think the bunkers on the 18th hole, the forward tee on the 10th hole and the new green on the 18th hole will open. I am…
June 15, 2018
15th HoleIslington Golf ClubRebuild

15th Hole Grand Opening

The 15th hole officially opened today. The rebuild of the 15th started last November with the clearing of trees around the old green complex and the realignment of the creek over the winter months. A late spring delayed the start of the golf construction, but with some long hours by the construction company we were able to finish seeding the green complex at the end of May. The new hole is definitely a dramatic change, and I hope everyone enjoys it. I was joined by Ladies' Captain Sandy Zajac, Life Member John Tyers, and Vice-Captain George Mitchell for the ribbon…
September 8, 2014
15th HoleCart PathsRebuild

Course Update for August 21, 2014

As the end of August is fast approaching, the 15th hole has matured very well and is getting very close to being ready for play. Nevertheless, the green along with the tees still have a little bit of growing to do before opening so although our projected opening date was Labour Day weekend, the official opening day will be Friday, September 5. On another good note, the cart paths on #5, 14, and the practice hole were finally able to be paved. That will allow us to seed the tees on 14 and complete the tee complex. On Monday, August 25, the 11th green…
September 2, 2014
15th HoleGreensRebuild

Course Update for June 20, 2014

It has been a busy couple weeks so I wanted to send out a quick update of the progress we have made on a few areas. The ongoing recovery on the low lying areas throughout the course is moving forward. We have been seeding roughs and fairways daily with slit seeders and/or aerification with drop seeders followed up with sand topdressing. Each step in healing is done numerous times before a full recovery is made. These areas are very persistent and tough to establish but are beginning to get smaller. This process takes time and doesn’t produce a quick recovery…
June 20, 2014
15th HoleGreensRebuild

Course Update for June 6, 2014

One construction project is coming to an end and another has begun. In December 2013 the start of the new 15th hole began with the widening of the creek, and today it ends with 2.5 tractor trailer loads of sod around the new tees. Even though construction got off to a late start this spring, the overall project has gone very well and the finished product looks great. With the end of the construction on #15 (see photo above), the start of the greens rebuild is in full gear. By the beginning of next week we will begin seeding the…
15th HoleGreensWinter

Course Update for May 23, 2014

I have been asked over the last couple weeks why the fairway and rough recovery is taking so long. Let’s not forget it was the harshest winter in recent history, the damage to the low lying areas throughout the course is severe and growing them back will take time. The amount of damage is not isolated to numerous large areas but to small low spots throughout the fairways and roughs making it impossible to sod. The turf team has been aerating, slit seeding, drop seeding, and topdressing with sand through the damaged areas, now we have begun watering and fertilizing…
15th HoleIce Storm

Course Update for January 13, 2014

Last year ended with another memorable moment, an ice storm that hit the city of Toronto that probably effected most of you. The golf course was hit again with some significant damage to trees throughout the property. Several of the old, brittle Silver Maples were unable to handle the weight of the ice and a large amount of branches fell. It will take the better part of the winter and spring to fully clean up the damage. One of the main issues is the number of trees that still have broken branches hanging amongst other branches that will require climbers…
January 13, 2014
15th HoleBridgeConstructionGreens

Course Update for December 6, 2013

It has been a busy week of construction on the new 15th hole. All the trees have been cleared and chipped, and stumps have been removed and will be taken offsite next week. The creek work has progressed nicely; with another week of weather like this, the re-configuring of the creek will be completed. All the rock for the new creek banks and plantings will be installed and straw mulch applied for winter erosion control. The Helical Piles for the new bridge have been installed and concrete footings will be poured Friday, the final bridge abutments will be poured next…
December 9, 2013
15th HoleConstruction

Course Update for November 29, 2013

After years of discussions and months of planning and permitting, the 15th hole renovation has finally started. Tree removal at the new green location and the new 16th tee location have been completed. Chipping and stump removal will finish next week in preparation for earthworks. The temporary bridge has been installed and the creek channel works started today. The creek work will take approximately 6-8 weeks; this will put us on schedule to have the final earthworks completed in the spring. I have included a couple of pictures showing the new green location and the view from the new tee…
November 29, 2013