2020 National Two Man Team Championship Heads to Toronto on July 19-23, 2020

It’s official! The 2020 National Two Man Team Championship will travel to Toronto next year. Our members will not only be able to enjoy the largest city in Canada that is also one of the most global and multicultural cities on the planet, but they will also have a unique opportunity to play three of the most renowned golf courses in North America.

The trip will take place on July 19-23, 2020 and will feature competitive golf on the following Canadian gems: St. George’s Golf & Country Club, Toronto Golf Club and Mississaugua Golf & Country Club. Nestled in between the three competitive rounds will be a specially scheduled off day which will be spent touring the great city of Toronto.


St. George’s Golf & Country Club | July 20

The history books tell us that in 1929, Robert Home Smith had a vision – to build a fine course that would stand the test of time. The result was St. George’s Golf & Country Club, a masterfully designed course that has stood the test of time and is nestled among the tree-lined streets of Toronto’s west-end and located minutes from downtown. It is lauded as a premier golf and country club escape and is consistently ranked among the world’s finest courses.

Over its 90-year history, there have been several enhancements made to the club and the course which has allowed it to maintain, preserve and honor St. George’s storied past but also provide members and guests with a world-class course and excellent club experience.

The course, which will host the Canadian Open on the PGA Tour for the sixth time in 2020, was originally designed by Stanley Thompson in 1929. In 2014, the Club went through an extensive greens reconstruction project led by architects Tom Doak & Ian Andrew. Through the process, original images and notes from the 1920s were referenced in order to replicate Stanley Thompson’s original greens profiles. Andrew returned to St. George’s Golf & Country Club this past year to complete a full restoration of the course’s bunkering.

The Club was ranked No. 30 in the world in the February 2014 issue of Golf Digest magazine. It consistently appears in the top-100 golf courses worldwide and among the top three in Canada. Noted tour players praise the course for its traditional design, most notably its four outstanding finishing holes.

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Toronto Golf Club | July 21

The Toronto Golf Club was established in 1876 and is the third oldest golf club in North America. Originally located on Fernhill property in Toronto, the Club moved to its current location on the banks of the Etobicoke River in 1911. The purchase of the new property was completed early that year, and, at the same time, the well known English golf architect, H.S. Colt, was brought from England to design the new course. The Colt Course was ready for play in the autumn of 1912. In 1919, the Club purchased additional land to the north, and on this was constructed a new nine-hole course (Watson Course) which was ready for play in 1921.

The Toronto Golf Club has hosted the Canadian Open five times; twice at its old location in 1905 and again in 1909, and three times at its current location (1914, 1921 and 1927). The Toronto Golf Club has hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship nine times, more than any other club.

The golf course features a heathlands style track full of rolling terrain and wispy fescue, originally conceived by Colt. It draws on Colt’s body of work in the United Kingdom that emphasizes creative strategy and shot-making to combat the natural rugged land.

The Toronto Golf Club was established in 1876 and is the third oldest golf club in North America. Originally located on Fernhill property in Toronto, the Club moved to its current location on the banks of the Etobicoke River in 1911. The purchase of the new property was completed early that year, and, at the same time, the well known English golf architect, H.S. Colt, was brought from England to design the new course. The Colt Course was ready for play in the autumn of 1912. In 1919, the Club purchased additional land to the north, and on this was constructed a new nine-hole course (Watson Course) which was ready for play in 1921.

The Toronto Golf Club has hosted the Canadian Open five times; twice at its old location in 1905 and again in 1909, and three times at its current  location (1914, 1921 and 1927). The Toronto Golf Club has hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship nine times, more than any other club.

The golf course features a heathlands style track full of rolling terrain and wispy fescue, originally conceived by Harry Colt. The legendary English architect laid out an exquisite 18 holes for the club in the fall of 1912, following its relocation across the city from the east end to west end. It draws on Colt’s body of work in the United Kingdom that emphasizes creative strategy and shot-making to combat the natural rugged land.

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Mississaugua Golf & Country Club | July 23

Regarded as one of Canada’s most historic and significant golf clubs, Mississaugua’s golf course is a natural jewel hidden in an urban setting. With a history on the property of more than 100 years, Mississaugua offers a classic setting and style, with modern agronomy and conditioning. “Mississaugua’s physical attributes are as enviable as the unequalled calibre of its membership,” wrote John Gordon in The Great Golf Courses of Canada.

An easy, charming walk, with holes regularly running along and over the Credit River, Mississaugua has tested the game’s best for decades. The club’s fabled “Big Chief”—the par 5 12th—bettered Jack Nicklaus on several instances, but the course has also created great winners.

Walter Hagen, one of the game’s all-time greats, won the Canadian Open in 1931, followed seven years later by another legend, Sam Snead, who also won the country’s top tournament. But Mississaugua is anything but a relic of the past. It remains a challenge and delight for those who play it, and is rare in presenting options and shots that golfers of varied abilities can achieve.

The course’s greens were rebuilt in 2007, and now are regularly regarded as among the best in the Greater Toronto Area. According to Canadiangolfer.com, the rebuilt greens brought, “a level of consistency and conditioning to the club that had not been seen in years.” The natural landscape dominates the features of Mississaugua, starting with the opening holes that plunge into the valley surrounding the Credit River. It is here that greatness abounds, including the incredible run on holes that play over and along the river, starting at the par 4 7th, and running through to the par 3 10th. The final hole is one of the best closers in Canada, with its green set on the edge of the valley and perched in front of the club’s outdoor patio. Every great course tells its story over 18 holes.

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