Pickering Glen Golf Club formally known as Glen Cedars Golf Club is in Claremont, Ontario is one of the most popular and best-value places to play in the GTA s Durham Region. Located in a country setting near the 407 expressway some 30 miles northeast of Toronto, this picturesque facility that dates back to 1968 is the charter course of the upscale Deer Creek family of courses. Pickering Glen Golf Club rambles on lush, gentle terrain with mature trees and a few modest hills. Fans of the course regularly praise it for its enjoyable layout and excellent greens. Players of wide-ranging skill levels like Glen Cedars Golf Club because it isn t long or overly difficult. The fairways are fairly wide and water isn t much of a factor. Most of the trouble comes from the trees, the rough and the greenside bunkers. With three tee decks, the par-72 layout can be taken on at 5,201 yards, 5,754 yards, and 6,204 yards. A short par 5 and a par 3 enable players to ease into the round. That's very helpful because the club lacks a driving range for a full warmup. Highlights of the game at Glen Cedars Golf Club include back-to-back par 5s and the par-3 14th hole, which alternates between two greens depending on the day. Over the years this one-shooter has been hailed by the Toronto Sun as one of the Top 18 Golf Holes in GTA. The club takes great pride in its greens and in the overall condition of the golf course. Pickering Glen Golf Club is lovely to walk, as you'll bask in the peaceful, natural setting with no houses around. The golf grounds are especially beautiful in fall when the trees burst with colour. Pickering Glen Golf Club stays open in the fall until the weather precludes consistent play, usually sometime in November. Practice facilities are limited to chipping green and putting green. The clubhouse features a pro shop and a grill. For a fun round in as tranquil a setting as you'll find near Toronto, make your tee time to play Pickering Glen Golf Club.