In the post-war golf boom of the Roaring Twenties, legendary Golf Course Architect, Stanley Thompson (Banff, Jasper, Cape Breton Highlands, St. George), came up Yonge Street and built Uplands Golf Club in the (then) sleepy town of Thornhill. It was the summer of 1922 when Uplands opened with the first fairway irrigation system in Canada.
Much has changed over the past 99 years. The City has exploded, dozens of other courses popped up along the Don Valley (many also built by Thompson), and Uplands took its place among the exclusive private clubs of Toronto – until the 1980’s, when development gobbled up half of the property and the remaining 9-holes were turned over to the City of Vaughan.
The good news, is that they are some of the best holes, and on the most exciting topography. GolfNorth undertook a 25 year lease on Uplands in 2017, and have been slowly returning the holes to their original glory.
What Uplands offers to the golfing public is a classic Stanley Thompson design, with access to holes which were once the playground of Toronto’s rich and famous, at an extremely reasonable price. It’s truly a piece of golfing history that you can play anytime. Very little has been changed since the master architect left the property in 1922.
With a vertical drop of some 100 feet and slopes of varying difficulty averaging 1000 feet in length, Uplands is the perfect environment to learn skiing for beginners of all ages— especially for children. Our instructors are all certified and use CSIA and CASI teaching methods that effectively develop skill and confidence in the skiers and snowboarders of all ages.