Watching the Open

The Course – Hamilton Golf & Country Club

Few country clubs in North America match the natural beauty of Harry Shapland Colt’s parkland masterpiece that sits along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. Founded in 1894, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the country, with a rich golf history and family connections to the local community that spans generations.

Consistently ranked among Canada’s best courses, Hamilton’s parkland setting, which includes winding fairways, multi-elevations and undulating greens, have made the club a favourite of the PGA TOUR pros who’ve played it throughout the years.

The Hamilton Golf and Country Club previously hosted five Canadian Opens, with the first taking place in 1919 – a championship featured two of the most legendary names in golf – Bobby Jones and Francis Ouimet. J. Douglas Edgar would go on to earn a 16-stroke win – a PGA TOUR record that stands to this day as the largest margin of victory.

Other players to have won the Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club include Tommy Armour (1930), Bob Tway (2003), Team RBC member Jim Furyk (2006) and Scott Piercy (2012).

In addition, Hamilton has hosted many other prestigious events including the (former) Canadian Senior Championship in 1996 as well as several Ontario (1932, 1974 and 1991) and Canadian Amateur Championships (1922, 1927, 1935, 1948, 1977 and 1994).

Hamilton Golf and Country Club
Starting Tee & Name Starting Tee & Name
1a - Mike Weir 10a - Adam Hadwin
1b - Hugo Bernard10b - Corey Conners
2 - Austin Connelly11 - Norman Xiong
3 - TBD12a - Jared du Toit
4a - Nick Taylor12b - Rob Zamuner
4b - Chris Campoli13 - Rick Vaive
5 - Nick Kypreos 14 - Todd Fanning
6 - Roger Sloan15a - Derek Ingram
7a - Joey Savoie15b - Marc-Etienne Bussieres
7b - Jared McCann16 - Chris Crisologo
8a - Mackenzie Hughes17a - David Hearn
8b - Scott Laughton17b - Ryan Strome
9 - Adam Svensson18 - Ben Silverman
Starting Tee & Name Starting Tee & Name
1a - Mike Weir 10a - Adam Hadwin
1b - Hugo Bernard10b - Corey Conners
2 - Austin Connelly11 - Norman Xiong
3 - TBD12a - Jared du Toit
4a - Nick Taylor12b - Rob Zamuner
4b - Chris Campoli13 - Rick Vaive
5 - Nick Kypreos 14 - Todd Fanning
6 - Roger Sloan15a - Derek Ingram
7a - Joey Savoie15b - Marc-Etienne Bussieres
7b - Jared McCann16 - Chris Crisologo
8a - Mackenzie Hughes17a - David Hearn
8b - Scott Laughton17b - Ryan Strome
9 - Adam Svensson18 - Ben Silverman

TV & Activities Schedule

Monday, June 3rd

Event Details
US Open Sectional Qualifying @ Rattlesnake Point Golf Club  7:00am–6:00pm
Golf Canada Foundation Pro-Am 12pm shotgun

Tuesday, June 4th

Event Details
Practice Rounds 7:00am (all day)
RBC Hall of Fame Day  11:00am

Wednesday, June 5th

Event Details
Championship Pro-Am 7:00am–7:00pm

Thursday, June 6th

Event Details
Round 1 7:00am–7:00pm
TSN 3:00pm–6:00pm
Golf Channel 3:00pm–6:00pm

Friday, June 7th

Event Details
Red and White Day
Round 2  7:00am-7:00pm
TSN 3:00pm–6:00pm
Golf Channel 3:00pm–6:00pm

Saturday, June 8th

Event Details
Round 3 8:00am–6:00pm
Golf Channel 1:00pm–2:00pm
CBS & Global 3:00pm–6:00pm

Sunday, June 9th

Event Details
Round 4 8:00am–6:00pm
Golf Channel 1:00pm–2:00pm
CBS & Global 3:00pm–6:00pm

Other Events

Date Event (Location) Details
Saturday, June 1st Future Links National Skills Challenge
(Hamilton G&CC)
2:00pm–8:00pm
Sunday, June 2nd Final Qualifying
(TBD)
7:00am–5:00pm
Sunday, June 2nd Future Links 9-Hole Event
(Hamilton G&CC)
8:30am–10:30am

Practice Rounds

Players will have the option of playing a practice round at Hamilton Golf & Country Club Monday morning and all day Tuesday, beginning at 7:00 am. Players will have the option of starting practice rounds off the 1st or 10th tee.  Players electing to play a full round of golf generally begin somewhere between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Pro-Ams

The Canada Day Pro-Am will be held Monday June 3rd.  Groups will all tee off  at 12:00 pm with play concluding at approximately 6:00 pm.  The field will consist of Canadian golfers and celebrities, as well as three amateur playing partners.

The RBC Championship Pro-Am will be held on Wednesday June 5th and will consist of 52 teams, each with four amateurs and two professionals (one for the first 9 and another for the second 9).  Play will commence off both the 1st and 10th tees beginning at 7:00 am with the last tee time at approximately 2:00 pm.

Championship Rounds 1 and 2

Play is scheduled to begin at 7:00 am off both the 1st and 10th tees.  The last pairings each day will begin at approximately 2:00 pm and finish at approximately 7:00 pm.

Championship Rounds 3 and 4

The first starting time will be determined by the number of players who make the ‘cut’ (70 players with the lowest scores including ties will make the cut).  Generally, the first pairing will begin play off the 1st tee at approximately 8:00 am with the last pairing start time at approximately 1:30 pm for a 6:00 pm local time finish.

Arrangements For Persons With A Disability/Need

On site at Hamilton Golf & Country Club, there are reserved viewing areas for those using wheelchairs or other means of assistance.

If you are a person needing assistance and wish to access corporate hospitality areas, please speak with a tournament volunteer.

  • Times and scheduling for all activities are subject to change.