Glen Abbey Golf Club

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

502

414

156

417

527

437

197

433

458

3541

443

452

187

529

426

141

516

436

508

3638

7179

Hndcp

15

1

17

9

13

5

11

7

3

10

2

8

12

4

18

14

6

16

Par

4

4

3

4

5

4

3

4

4

35

4

4

3

5

4

3

5

4

5

37

72

Glen AbbeyThis Jack Nicklaus layout has become the sometimes home of the Canadian Open. It is one of Jack's best known layouts and was the first that he designed on his own.  Built in 1974 on a large country estate in Oakville near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, it is the home of the Royal Canadian Golf Association and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, Museum and Library.  The original landscape was rather flat and non-descript except for the rugged bluffs near Sixteen Mile Creek.  More than a million cubic feet of earth were moved in order to shape the gently rolling hills that characterize the majority of holes including the front nine.  The 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th follow and criss-cross the Creek, which is more like a river.  At the 11th the drop off from the tee to the fairway is 120 feet into the river gorge.  The par 4 14th, which requires a carry over the Creek to an angled fairway, has a narrow rolling green with a large swale through the center and is one of the most difficult holes on the course.  In 1981 Glen Abbey became the permanent home of the Canadian Open and remained so until recently when it was decided to hold the event on other Canadian venues from time to time.  Jack Nicklaus never won the event, although he placed second seven times.


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