To get to the best private golf course operating in Canada right now, you simply drive to Ancaster, find the house, knock on the garage door and wait for him to hit the automatic opener.
When it rises and you cross the threshold, you leave the grey chill of Canadian winter behind and enter historic Butler Cabin at Augusta National. Or at least a reasonable enough facsimile to create an envy as green as the jacket hanging on the wall.
“People who come over are kind of in awe,” says Ken Bond.
No doubt. This is the garage every golfer wishes he or she had thought to build. The kind of place that could make you wish the province’s stay-at-home order was made permanent. The one place you can play the world’s greatest courses day or night even in your pyjamas.
Ken Bond selects a club from the rack, neatly arranged inside his garage golfer’s paradise.John Rennison/The Hamilton Spectator
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