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Thornhill, ON L4J 1W3 7994 Yonge Street

GOLF

Where golf is just the beginning, and what a beginning. From friendly family golf to the most competitive match, The Thornhill Club has it covered with our Stanley Thompson designed 18-hole long course and the 9-hole Executive Valley Course.

When Stanley Thompson designed the course in 1922, he took a magnificent piece of land and turned it into a masterpiece that, to this day, provides a challenging test of golf for any player. Strategically placed bunkers, subtly breaking greens and elevated tees force you to use every club in your bag. In short: it requires a perfect blend of both skillful mastery and subtle creativity, bringing out only the best in those who play it. Mr. Thompson would have wanted it that way.

And play it you must. Our PGA Head Golf Professional, Todd McGrath, strives to improve all of the Golf programs offered at Thornhill so you can get the most out of your game.

To view the 2017 Golf Events Brochure CLICK HERE.

If you’re considering membership in a club that offers outstanding golf (and so much more), contact our membership office and prepare to fall in love.

  • COURSES
  • Tournaments
  • RECIPROCAL
  • PRACTICE
  • LEARNING
  • JUNIOR

PRACTICE

A course as challenging as our Stanley Thompson masterpiece requires a finely tuned game, and our practice facilities will prepare you for the task.

Our beautifully maintained practice facility offers natural and artificial tees with a covered area for those dedicated enough to practice in any weather. The secluded, tree-lined practice range hosts target greens, a sand bunker and a chipping area. This practice facility also includes large putting and chipping greens as well as warm up nets, all located in close proximity to the first tee.

Equipped with our FlightScope monitor, The V1 Video Analysis System and Flight Scope technology, our professionals can help with pre-and post-round game enhancement.

LEARNING CENTRE

The Thornhill Learning Centre (TLC) has been created with the objective of helping golfers to develop their knowledge of the game, improving their skill level and enhancing their overall enjoyment of golf.

Summer Golf Instruction

The Golf Professional Staff at Thornhill excel at assisting our members in developing a comprehensive knowledge of the game; improving their skill level and therefore enhancing their overall enjoyment of the sport. The PGA of Canada Professionals are readily available to assist you with club fitting, swing mechanics, putting, short game and mental approach.

Winter Golf Instruction

Just because the official golf season has ended, doesn’t mean you have to stop golfing! Thornhill Learning Centre offers our Winter Golf Academy, from January through March, allowing you to continue to work on your game in the off-season. The Winter Golf Academy offers both membership and lessons for men, ladies and junior golfers so the whole family can enjoy the game together. Please CLICK on the following link to view the 2017 Winter Golf Academy Brochure.

Junior Program

The Thornhill Club prides itself on its strong junior program which gives young golfers the chance to learn and grow into a sport that they’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. Children and young adults aged 8 to 18 can enjoy the many advantages of being a Thornhill member, while also participating in a fantastic junior program that includes camps, clinics and interclub opportunities, to name a few. In all Junior coaching opportunities, our PGA of Canada Professionals create a safe and fun learning environment where the welfare of each student is paramount. They consistently foster an atmosphere of care, patience, understanding and encouragement that allows each student to develop to the best of his or her ability.

2017 JR Program Book

Golf & Tennis Camp Registration Form

Golf Tennis Camp Itinerary

Areas of Coaching

All our PGA of Canada Golf Professionals are well-versed in areas ranging from:

  • Club Fitting
  • Swing Mechanics
  • Putting
  • Mental Approach
  • Short Game (Bunker Play, Chipping, & Pitching)

COURSES

LONG COURSE

Designed almost a century ago by the legendary Stanley Thompson, Canada’s most famous golf architect and the man behind such masterpieces as Jasper Park Lodge, Highlands Links and St. George’s G&CC, The Thornhill Golf & Country Club’s Long Course is a testament to longevity.

Having hosted the Canadian Open and many of the best golfers in the world over its history, the Long Course demonstrates Thompson’s routing genius and ability to devise fairways and greens that fit in with the incredible natural setting.

Though it is located in the bustling area off of Yonge Street in north Toronto, Thornhill is a natural oasis where the nearby city seems miles away.

The majesty of the course is readily apparent from the start, where the first hole plunges 60 feet to the fairway that snakes alongside a steep hill on the right. That theme is continued throughout the opening holes at Thornhill, which meander through the valley, only to emerge out of the valley on the fifth hole, a daunting par three cut into the hillside.

From that point Thornhill is intriguing and exciting, with no two holes alike. Greatness abounds, including the tremendous uphill par four ninth, with its challenging green, and “Gully,” the remarkable 190-yard par three that utilizes one of the key natural features on the property.

The closing hole is fitting for a course that is grand and intimate at the same time. The downhill tee shot is played to a broad fairway, and golfers must carry a mid-to-short iron into an inventive green that sits below the clubhouse.

Thompson’s genius is alive at Thornhill, more than 60 years after the designer’s departure, and it is a testament to his abilities that the course remains as exciting and intriguing as ever.

Rating / Slope

Men’s R.C.G.A.
Black: 72.5/132
Gold: 70.8/131
Silver: 69.0/124
Bronze: 66.0/118
Green: 64.4/113
Ladies
Gold: 77.0/142
Silver: 74.1/136
Bronze: 71.1/125
Green: 68.6/120

VALLEY COURSE

An enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities, Thornhill’s Valley Course brings all the elements of the Long Course together in a smaller package. Only 1,500 yards long over nine holes, the course offers strategic bunkering, small greens and a variety of holes to challenge the low handicapper seeking to play quickly, while also allowing new golfers to experience the game. The perfect opportunity for a family outing, the Valley Course resonates with junior and experienced golfers alike.

The nine holes of the Valley Course, nestled amongst the woods of the upper Don River, provide a unique opportunity for both the novice and experienced golfer. The variations in hole length, elevated tees and small greens create an executive course where golfers new to the game will enjoy learning the basics. For the veteran golfer, the Valley Course is a fun and challenging opportunity to improve your short game. The Valley Course is enjoyed by all and offers the perfect chance for a quick round with family or friends.

RECIPROCAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Thornhill Club members can also enjoy opportunities to play other private clubs through two programs, Private Club Connect and Reciprocal Golf Privileges.

 For more information about access to these courses please contact the Golf Shop.

PRIVATE CLUB CONNECT

St. Andrew’s East Golf & Country Club
Oslerbrook Golf & Country Club
Islington Golf Club
York Downs Golf & Country Club

RECIPROCAL GOLF PRIVILEGES

Burlington Golf & Country Club
Transit Valley (New York)
Ottawa Hunt Club
Royal Ottawa
Rivermead Golf Club
Westmount Golf & Country Club
Brantford Golf & Country Club
Maple Downs
Scarboro Golf & Country Club
Wildfire Golf Club
Barrie Country Club
Credit Valley Golf & Country Club
Cedar Brae

JUNIOR PROGRAMS

The Thornhill Club prides itself on family involvement, so our strong junior program gives young golfers the chance to learn and grow into a sport that they’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. Children and young adults aged 8 to 18 can enjoy the many advantages of being a Thornhill member, while also participating in a fantastic junior program that includes camps, clinics and interclub opportunities, to name a few.

In all Junior coaching opportunities, our PGA of Canada Professionals strive to create a safe and fun learning environment where the welfare of each student is paramount. They consistently foster an atmosphere of care, patience, understanding and encouragement that allows each student to develop to the best of his or her ability. In addition, they take care to assist juniors in adopting practices that support, protect and empower them. Golf, and sport in general, has powerful influences on children and our coaching staff at Thornhill recognize how to assist their students in developing valuable, positive qualities such as leadership, team work, an understanding of fair play, patience and confidence.



We at Thornhill are dedicated to helping our junior golf members learn the game of golf and strive to use the extensive means available to us to provide them with the skills necessary to excel.

2017 JR Program Book

JUNIOR CAMPS

Thornhill offers a number of summer camps for children ages 6 to 14 in both golf and tennis. During the month of June, we offer Golf & Tennis Camp tailored toward private school students who complete their school year earlier. This camp gives them the opportunity to spend half a day each learning tennis and golf under the guidance of our PGA of Canada Professionals and Tennis Hall of Famer Dale Power. In July and August, our Golf Camps offer day-long coaching with our Pros on the Valley Course and practice facilities. Students participate in both on-course and off-course learning, allowing them to hone their skills and learn something new each day while having fun and making new friends within the Thornhill community.

Golf & Tennis Camp Registration

Golf & Tennis, June 19-23

Golf & Tennis, June 26-30

Tennis, July 3-7

Golf, July 10-14

Tennis, July 17-21

Golf, July 24-28

Tennis, July 31-August 4

Golf, August 14-18

Golf & Tennis, August 21-25

Tennis, August 28-September 1

JUNIOR LESSONS

The Thornhill Club offers Junior Golf Lessons for children 14 years of age and under. We also offer both players and tournament packages, which provide enhanced coaching opportunities with goal setting and prioritizing, swing video analysis, and on-Course playing lessons.

JUNIOR ADVANCED GOLF PROGRAM

Our mission is to continually create the opportunity for positive competitive golf experiences for young athletes, educating players on how to effectively train for lasting skill acquisition and proper development of physical, mental and technical golf skills. Our Junior Advanced Golf Program works with three levels of athletes to assist them in not only developing a passion for the sport, but further developing their skills for competitive play. The Learn to Train (ages 9-13), Train to Play (ages 12-16) and Train to Compete (ages 15-19) programs offer coaching that builds upon itself throughout each level. From introductory competition principles in Learn to Train, to refining golf fundamentals in Train to Play and preparing for collegiate level golf in Train to Compete, Thornhill’s Junior Advanced Program is a vital component to any serious junior golfer’s development.

JUNIOR INTERCLUB

Thornhill offers a Junior InterClub, free of charge, for all Junior Golf members who are over the age of 11 years old and have an established handicap. This InterClub is designed (and teams are chosen as such) so that the participants have the chance to play in a low-stress competitive atmosphere at top private courses such as National GC, Summit G&CC, Toronto GC, Lambton G&CC, Islington GC and Weston G&CC.

JUNIOR CLUB EVENTS

With a strong Junior program, The Thornhill Club prides itself on hosting associated Club events. These include Junior Information Meetings (followed by tee times), Junior Opening Day, Junior Match Play Competitions, Junior Club Championships and Junior Closing Day.  Each of these events, in conjunction with other opportunities for coaching as listed above, offer the Junior Thornhill golfer the chance to hone their skills in a fun yet competitive environment, as well as be an active participant in their Club.

GOLF EVENTS

Welcome to over 90 years of excellence!

When you book your tournament with The Thornhill Club we will provide you and your group with the best private club experience in the GTA!

With a solid foundation of history and charm, our Club offers a prestigious 18-hole Championship Golf Course in addition to a 9-hole executive course. The 18-hole Long Course was designed by renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson and was the home of the 1945 Canadian Open. The mature trees and secluded valley of our property will make you forget that you are just steps away from Yonge Street.

GOLF SHOP

The golf shop offers the kind of experience you’d expect from a top private club. We stock a wide selection of merchandise to suit all tastes and budgets for guests and your family. Todd McGrath, our PGA Head Golf Professional and Mike Toulis, our Golf Shop Manager works with their teams to provide personalized service where you and your guests are treated like a members.