2nd Annual Indigenous Ontario Championship returns to Monthill G&CC

August 12th, 2023

Six Nations, ON- The Indigenous Ontario Championship returns to Monthill G&CC from August 14-16 in the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. This tournament marks the second year of this championship taking place for over 100 indigenous golfers from across North America. Upon the success of the Inaugural Indigenous Ontario Championship, the format for the tournament has been switched from a 36-hole event, into a 54-hole competition which will feature gross and net stabelford categories.

Located at 4925 Hwy 6 in Caledonia, Ontario, Monthill Golf & Country Club was selected once again as the host site of this important Championship event due to its strong ties to the community via original owners Jerry Montour and the late Ken Hill. The pair of Six Nations business leaders acquired the original Sundrim Golf Course in 2014 and renamed it Monthill. Following considerable investment in the facility, in 2021, Monthill transitioned to a semi-private golf club, now regarded as one of the premier golf destinations in Southern Ontario.

Director of Golf Operations Brendan Painter had this to say regarding the upcoming tournament; “We are extremely excited to be hosting the Indigenous Ontario Championship once again at Monthill Golf and Country Club. Upon the success of the Inaugural championship, we look forward to what this year can bring. This tournament is a great way to showcase the abilities of First Nations golfers and raise awareness of the skill that will be on display this coming Monday. In addition, this tournament is great for the First Nations community and we look forward to our continued relationship with Golf Ontario”.

Men’s overall defending champion John Monture (Mohawk) who is a member at Monthill looks to capture the championship once again at his home course with this year’s tournament in sight.

Cheryl Mitchell (Walpole Island First Nation), who also won the Golf Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship in 2003 captured the women’s overall championship last year and looks to repeat her success with this year’s tournament.

Round one gets underway on Monday, August 14 with tee times beginning at 8:00 am from holes 1 and 10 respectively. Please visit our Tournament information page for more details.

About the Indigenous Ontario Championship:

The Indigenous Ontario Championship is a 54 hole competition open to men and women of all ages. The championship features a Gross division and a Net Stableford division and also recognizes the top junior and senior players. Golf Ontario has worked closely with Indigenous leaders to ensure this event provides players and spectators with a memorable provincial championship experience. The championship will bring awareness to the growth of the game of golf and the impact it has on the communities.

About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario


John Lawrence, Tournament Director