Announcing 2017 Best Of London Golf Awards
LondonOntarioGolf.com Announces 2017 Best Of London Golf Awards
5th Annual Awards Name New, Multiple Winners
January 2, 2017 (London, ONT) – LondonOntarioGolf.com (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.
LondonOntarioGolf.com 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 LondonOntarioGolf.com and its sister publication, LondonOntarioSports.com; and at the LondonOntarioSports.com 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 LondonOntarioGolf.com.
Here are the 18 winners of the 2017 Best of London Golf Awards, as chosen by the readers of LondonOntarioGolf.com:
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.