Announcing 2017 Best Of London Golf Awards

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5th Annual Awards Name New, Multiple Winners

January 2, 2017 (London, ONT) – (est. 2004) today announces the winners of the 5th Annual Best of London Golf Awards.

In total, the 2017 Best of London Golf Awards drew almost 1,200 votes for this year’s winners in 18 categories.

This year, there are four multiple winners, with Highland Country Club and Tarandowah Golfers Club the big winners.

Highland CC was recognized for hosting the Best 2016 London & Area Golf Tournament: the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada’s Freedom 55 Financial Championship. Highland also won in the category, Best Clubhouse/Pro Shop Staff. And, its 184-yard 10th hole with signature pond and fountain won as Best Par 3. That hole acted as the opening hole at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship. readers chose the Martin Hawtree-designed Tarandowah GC in Avon, Ont. as the Toughest Course in Southwestern Ontario. The 384-yard sixth hole, named Cu Chullain, was voted Best Par 4, while the 588-yard 14th hole, named Pontiac, was voted Best Par 5. Tarandowah celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016.

Crumlin Creek Golf Club – Southwestern Ontario’s only 12-hole course – repeated as winner of Best Executive Length Course, and Most Improved Golf Course.

The City of London municipal golf system was also a double winner, in the categories Favourite Public or Semi-Private Golf Course (Thames Valley Golf Club), and Best Value for London and area golfers.

Each of this year’s winners will be recognized in multiple ways throughout 2017: online at and its sister publication,; and at the annual awards banquet and luncheon in June at Highland Country Club, date TBA.

Each of this year’s winners are now able to use the 2017 Best of London Golf Awards logo in their print, online and on-course marketing.

Voting for the 2018 Best of London Golf Awards commences in September 2017. Ballots will be available online at

Here are the 18 winners of the 2017 Best of London Golf Awards, as chosen by the readers of

Favourite Public or Semi-Private Golf Course   Thames Valley Golf Club
Private London Golf Course You Would Like To Play   Redtail Golf Course
Best 2016 London & Area Golf Tournament   Freedom 55 Financial Championship
Best Par-3   No. 10, Highland Country Club
Best Par-4   No. 6, Tarandowah Golfers Club
Best Par-5   No. 14, Tarandowah Golfers Club
Most Beautiful/Scenic Hole   No. 10, London Hunt & Country Club
Toughest Course   Tarandowah Golfers Club
Best Executive-Length Course   Crumlin Creek Golf Club
Most Improved Golf Course   Crumlin Creek Golf Club
Best Clubhouse/Pro Shop Staff   Highland Country Club
Best Golf Retailer   London Golf Town
Best Miniature Golf Course   Tin Cup Driving Range & Mini Putt
Best Practice Facility/Driving Range   Fairway Golf Practice Facility
Best Value   City of London Golf Membership
Favourite Golf Instructor   Gareth Raflewski
Best Food & Beverage Offerings   Pine Knot Golf & Country Club
Favourite Charity Golf Tournament   27th Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Classic

Voting for the 2018 Best of London Golf Awards opens September 1, 2017.

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3 Responses to “Announcing 2017 Best Of London Golf Awards”

  1. Thank you very much for this Mr Reed,.. And all those who voted and were involved …..I am truly thrilled and honoured to have been recognized and huge congratulations to all the other winners …

    It is lovely to know I have encouraged people to play and enjoy a great game …

    Leah x

  2. Ps. Oops … And big thank you to the legend Bob Martin too and all at his range … (Sorry Bob I am still in shock!! )

  3. Thank you very much to Jeff Reed, London Ontario Golf, and all of you golfers here in London. We are honoured to be a winner in the Food and Beverage category and we look to keep improving everything from our food and beverage, to our golf course, service, amenities and more as we go from year to year we are humbled and honoured.We look forward to 2017 our 25th Anniversary!

    Eric Kirkpatrick
    General Manager
    Director of Grounds
    Pine Knot Golf and CC