Origin and Accolades
After spending the last few alternating years hosted at the Weston Golf Club in Canada, the North America Cup travels not-too-far down the road to TPC Toronto, where the 24 junior golfers will compete for the Cup on the renowned Heathlands Course.
A classic links-style layout, with an irregular par of 71, the course ranks 51st on the ScoreGolf Top-100 courses of Canada. As TPC Toronto’s official club website reads:
“Opened in 1992, the Heathlands Course harkens back to golf’s beginnings and the dune-swept hills of traditional Scottish links. Once the carefully-guarded secret of local aficionados, the course has become a favorite of those seeking a traditional golf experience and a stirring challenge that pays homage to the simple-yet-brilliant creativity of classic golf design. The course also recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and with it, a quarter century of treasured memories and unforgettable rounds from those who have graced the course, and now hold an affinity for Heathlands as one of Canada’s most classic golf experiences.
The Heathlands course’s wispy fescue dunes and neatly-dispersed bunkers portray a pleasant appearance that appeals to the sensibilities of nearly every golfer. But beneath the welcoming veneer lies a test of golf that challenges a player to think their way creatively from tee to green and rely on all of one’s faculties to score well.
Known above its Osprey Valley sister courses as one of the truest tests of golf in Ontario, the Heathlands course employs an array of feeder slopes, pot bunkers, backstops and winding fairways, rewarding shots that employ the features of what many consider to be one of architect Doug Carrick’s finest designs”.
This tournament is sure to be one of the most highly competitive events for players on both sides this season, as the passion that burns within both teams will be put to the test as the junior players are tasked with the pride of representing their home countries on one of the biggest stages in Junior Golf.
Will Canada hold on for a second consecutive year, or will the United States snatch away what they believe to be rightfully theirs. Keep an eye out for this season’s North America Cup, set to take place in just a few weeks from July 24th – 26th, because it is sure to be a classic.