CALEDON, ONTARIO, CANADA
At some courses, golfers are limited by their depth of talent. At Devil’s Paintbrush, they’re limited only by their imagination. There are no imposing forced carries from the tee called for here; no high-trajectory, soft-landing long-irons required to hold the putting surfaces. This is vintage British Isles golf laid upon a Caledon Hills landscape ideally suited for it. And architects Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry (under the guidance of Devil’s Pulpit Golf Association founders Chris Haney and Scott Abbott) took great pride in producing such a creative, enchanting golf experience upon fescue grasses liberally spiced with pot bunkers, sod walls, rolling double-greens and unobstructed countryside views with the inherent windy accompaniment.
The absence of cart paths and the incorporation of stone walls and the ruins of an old barn in the eighth fairway all add to the ancient links theme.