Golf Historical Society of Canada

Borden GC (2021)

GHSC News Item: July 29, 2021 Post-1900 Hickory Play

Location: Borden Golf Club, CFB Borden, Angus ON

Reported by: George Supol, GHSC Board Member

Lorne Emery, GHSC Hickory Ambassador and Chris Cade, GHSC and Borden Golf Club member, organized a July 29, 2021 trip to play Borden Golf Club’s Circled Pine Course. A dozen players made the trip, despite the early morning rains prior to play. 

The Circled Pine Course has been in operation since 1954. Originally consisting of two courses, the 9-hole Anderson Park course closed in recent years, leaving golfers with the stunning 18-hole Circled Pine course enjoyed today. The course layout can be deceptive; the rough is fair, but demanding, the greens small and fast, and the fairways are contoured to challenge and reward aggressive players. Hickory play was from a mix of red and yellow tees at an approximate length of 5,400 yards.

With a lot of rain in the morning, the course played a bit slower, except for the greens which were still amazingly fast. This writer was impressed by the course and clubhouse facility as well as the sight of three wild turkeys which followed our group for three golf holes. Green fees were also quite reasonable and the food, beverage selection and hospitality were also very good. Borden’s Circled Pine Course is an excellent parkland-style golf course for hickory play.

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