GREAT LAKES TOUR
Established 2001: A Proud History Of Canadian Golf
Was Founded in 2001 the Great Lakes Tour was made to serve as a vital training ground for some of Canada’s best touring and club professionals. It has also provided countless competitive outlets for various players, both professional and amateur. More than 4,700 players from around the globe have competed for nearly $5.5-million in prize money. The GLT is extremely proud of their ongoing Alumni. Notable Alumni of the Great Lakes Tour Include current PGA TOUR members David Hearn, Michael Gligic and Taylor Pendrith along with PGA TOUR Champions Winner Rod Spittle, Former PGA TOUR/Korn Ferry Tour members Brad Fritsch and David Morland IV.
The Great Lakes Tour has provided the aspiring player quality tournament environments to enhance their careers and gain valuable experience. In 2023, The Great Lakes Tour strategically merged forces with Montreal Based East Coast Pro Tour to strategically combine schedules and create one tour from Ontario to Quebec giving more opportunities and higher quality events. Players will continue to enjoy the authentic TOUR-like atmosphere that was a pillar of the Great Lakes Tour while experiencing the upbeat, modern experience of the East Coast Pro Tour.
The GLT was instrumental in the development of my career as a professional golfer. I loved having the opportunity to test my game against great competition on outstanding golf courses all across Ontario. Learning how to win and how to handle being in contention is paramount at every level of professional golf and the GLT helped me tremendously with that. I still draw on those experiences to this day and will continue to do so on the PGA Tour