Tour Overview

Play like an amateur, get spoiled like a pro.

GTA AM Tour

Inspired by the way professionals play the game, the GTA AM Tour brings together golf enthusiasts of various backgrounds to compete on 28 of Ontario’s best public and private courses. No gimmies, mulligians or do-overs here. We're talking about by the book, no nonsense competitive style play. But as long as you have a handicap of 25.9 or under, you're eligible to compete in any of our unforgettable tournaments. It's your chance to feel like a pro, even if you aren’t.

The 2020 Tour Registration fee is $135 (plus HST). Join NOW to reserve your spot at some of Ontario's best private and public golf courses. The registration fee will be in place for the duration of the 2020 season. 

Competitors will play a gross score format in Champ, A, B, or C Flights. Open Net Stableford Flight will play a net stableford format. 

Flight Name Handicap
Champ. Flight up to 4.9
A Flight 5.0 – 9.9
B Flight 10.0 – 14.9
C Flight 15.0 – 25.9
Open Net Stableford Flight up to 25.9
R Flight -

Per Flight Yardages

Subject to the course, per Flight yardages will be as follows (please refer to the event page to view the yardage for each specific course):

  Flight Name Yardage Range
  Championship 6,300 – 6,700
  A Flight 6,200 – 6,500
  B Flight 6,000 – 6,400
  C Flight 5,800 – 6,200
  Open Net Stableford 6,000 – 6,400
     

*at Ladies Golf Club, all Flights will play from the GTA AM Tour Blue tees (6,000 yds)

Each event is limited to 120 players on a first come — first served basis.

Benefits from The Tour

  • Prizing – average per event merit and draw prizing is valued at $3000!!
  • TaylorMade – For every $50 you spend with TaylorMade (and bring in the receipt) you will get a ballot for a draw for a 2021 round of golf with Mark Young at an exclusive and private GTA-based Golf Club!
  • The first 450 registrants will receive a Tour sponsor gift bag containing many Sponsor products and services.  
  • Player Referral Program – For every player you refer to The Tour,  who plays at least two events, The Tour will provide you with one dozen TaylorMade TP5 golf balls.
  • Players with a hole-in-one on the sponsored hole will receive a $1,500 shopping spree with any of The Tour sponsors.
  • Closest to the pin winners will receive a dozen TaylorMade golf balls.
  • Tee times emailed to you and posted on the Tour website 5-7 days prior to each event.
  • Players tee off in threesomes, every 10 minutes.
  • Average per-event pace of play of 4 hours and 08 minutes.
  • The Tour automatically uploads your Tour scores, directly into your Golf Canada Handicap Index profile. These scores are loaded, hole-by-hole, from the correct tees, on the correct date and as a Tournament scores.

Playing The Game

The GTA AM Tour creates a unique opportunity for players to play in a well organized and competitive event while maintaining that great sense of camaraderie you have with your regular group. The Tour is an excellent way for players of all handicaps to develop their competitive golf skills and heighten their game. In addition, you will meet other golf enthusiasts at some of the newest and best courses in the country.

The Tour tees players off the first tee in threesomes every 10 minutes to provide you with a true tournament experience.

Women on Tour

There are three ways women can compete on Tour: 

1. Women can play in one of the  competitive Flights (CH, A, B, or C). In order to compete in one of these Flights, six strokes will be added to a woman's Handicap Index to have them play in the correct Flight and from the correct yardages. 

2. Women can play in the Open Net Stableford Flight

3. Women can play for fun in the Recreational Flight 

Maximum Handicap

A maximum handicap index is in place for all Flights. Players who are above this limit are welcome to join the Recreational Flight and move to a competitive Flight during the season, when their Handicap index drops below the maximum. 

Flight Name Handicap
Champ. Flight up to 4.9
A Flight 5.0 – 9.9
B Flight 10.0 – 14.9
C Flight 15.0 – 25.9
Open Net Stableford Flight up to 25.9
R Flight -

Open Net Stableford Flight

Open Net Stableford Flight is for players with a Handicap Index of 25.9 and under.  All players will play from the B Flight tees, in the range of 6,000-6,400 yards and will tee off following the A Flight.

Players in the Open Net Stableford  Flight will compete in a Net Stableford format.  A trophy will be awarded to the first place winner.*  If there are more than seven players competing, there will be additional prizes. 

The season-long Order of Merit Race will be calculated based on points earned from the net stableford competition. 

Net Stableford scoring is based a on a player’s net score, applied per hole, based on that player’s course handicap, in accordance with stroke allocation as per the course scorecard.

Points are allocated as below, based on net score, per hole:

Points Net Score relative to par
0 2 strokes or more over
1 1 stroke over
2 Same number of strokes
3 1 stroke under
4 2 strokes under
5 3 strokes under
6 4 strokes under

*Ties (same total points) after 18 holes in the Open Net Stableford flight will be decided by card matching based on the total points starting with the last nine holes.  If the players have the same total points for the last nine, points matching is repeated as necessary on the last six holes, last three holes and last hole on the back nine to determine the winner.  If the players are still tied, this entire sequence is repeated using total points for the front nine. 

Recreational Flight

For 2020, The Tour will continue with the R Flight. Anyone can join this group of golfers who will be teeing off after the C Flight, at each of the 2020 Tour events. The R Flight has been created to provide recreational/casual golfers with an opportunity to play some of the best golf courses in Ontario for FUN! Golfers in the R Flight will not be required to have a Handicap Index and can play from any set of tees they wish.

Golfers joining the R Flight will pay the Tour registration fee, will receive a Sponsor Gift bag, will pay the same event fee as the competitive players, will be provided with a golf cart and will, for the most part, be teeing off in foursomes. R Flight golfers will not be eligible for prizing, points and/or skins but will be eligible for sponsor discount and non-event day host club access offers.

Unleash Your Inner Pro

  • Click on the “Join The Tour” button and fill out the application on-line and submit it electronically.
  • Shortly thereafter you will be contacted by a Tour representative to walk through next steps.
  • Your Tour account will then be activated and you will be able to access the Member's section of the website , complete the Tour Player Golf Evaluation and then register for events.
  • Select the events in which you would like to play. You will be charged a non-refundable deposit of $20 (Plus HST). Four weeks prior to each event, you will receive an automated reminder email. 
  • The balance of the Tournament Fee will be charged to your credit card 3 weeks prior to each event.

Cost to join : The 2020 Tour Registration fee is $135 (plus HST). Join NOW to reserve your spot at some of Ontario's best private and public golf courses.