Ontario Golf Destinations

  • Burlington/Hamilton

    It's the ying, to Toronto's yang, or the working-class guts, to Toronto's glory. Take your pick, Hamilton is not exactly a glamorous place when stacked up against its long-time rival but it also has its own proud history, present and character.

    There are two courses at the Knollwood Golf Club, the New and the Old. The New Course, which is adjacent to the Old, was built almost 20 years after the original. It is the trickier layout of the two
    Located only minutes away from downtown Hamilton and offering a spectacular view of the city, the Chedoke Golf Club features two 18-hole championship golf courses. Nestled under the Niagara Escarpment, the Beddoe Course, a Stanley Thompson design, is a wonderfully scenic, challenging and demanding. It plays 6,084 yards from the championship tees.
    The three nine-hole courses at Oak Gables Golf Club are each named after trees that can be found blanketing the gently rolling hills. Though the landscapes are similar, the Oak, Maple, and Pine Courses each manage to offer something a little different but they are all player friendly enough to be enjoyed by a wide range of skill levels. The Maple Course is touted as “the pride of Oak Gables,” but the Oak Course offers just as challenging a round.
  • Kitchener

    Long a key business and industrial hub, Kitchener remains as important to the Ontario and wider Canadian economies as it has been since the country was in its infancy.

    The 18-hole Forest City National Golf Club in London, ON is a public golf course that opened in 1992. Forest City National Golf Club measures 6850 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 143 and a 74.2 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa is southwestern Ontario's premier golfing destination. Located just east of Sarnia and less than an hour from London, the golf course is a conveniently situated getaway that feels much further thanks to an idyllic location along the shores of Lake Huron.
    Rebel Creek Golf Club was carved from a scenic landscape of rolling hills and native wetlands. This 18-hole championship layout was designed with public play in mind, making it both player friendly and entertaining.
  • Ottawa

    As the capital city of one of the world's most livable countries, it should come as no surprise that Ottawa boasts first-class tourist destinations. And though it may be a bit further down the list behind Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver when it comes to the most notable Canadian cities, Ottawa has all that would expect from a capital city.

    eQuinelle Golf Club is the centerpiece of eQuinelle Master-Planned Golf Course Community, an upscale residential community in Kemptville. It opened in 2009, making it one of Ottawa's newer courses but it quickly garnered a following as one of the best public golf courses in the area. The layout features massive, undulating greens and bent grass fairways that have subtle contours.
    Nestled in the heart of the Kawarthas, Whitetail Golf Club enjoys a landscape of rolling hills covered with mature trees, creeks, and ponds. Originally opened as a short nine-hole course, the layout was transformed into an 18-hole championship design in 2004. The update added a level of challenge to an already playable golf course.
    The 18-hole Perth Golf Course in Perth, ON is a public golf course that opened in 1890. Perth Golf Course measures 6699 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 123 and a 71.8 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • Barrie

    It's neither a suburb of Toronto, nor part of the area referred to locally as "Cottage Country." Instead, Barrie lies smack-dab between both and is quite comfortable with its location and in its own skin.

    Heritage Hills Golf Club, conveniently located just minutes from downtown Barrie, has an interesting layout that features a combination of wide open, links-style holes and holes framed by mature forest.
    The Highlands Course is one of two 18-hole golf courses at the Horseshoe Resort. This challenging course has been rated one of Canada’s top public golf courses and it also hosted the Canadian Tour Championship in 2006. The layout is unique in that none of the tree-lined fairways run parallel to one another.
    Cranberry Golf Resort was carved from the picturesque landscape of southern Georgian Bay and has the distinction of being Canada’s first Audubon Society-certified golf course. There is some slight undulation in the bent grass fairways but overall the terrain is flat.
  • Toronto

    An over-flowing metropolis that has embraced the influx of cultures that have poured into it since the post-Second World War years, Toronto could be the most multi-cultural burg in North America.

    Sprawling across a rolling landscape, Bradford Highlands Golf Club features large, sloping greens that are well guarded by bunkers and generous, player-friendly fairways.
    Hockley Valley Resort boasts some of the most breathtaking views in southern Ontario. Designed by Thomas McBroom, the scenic links layout perfectly incorporates lush, bentgrass fairways with rolling, fescue-covered hills.
    Turnberry Golf Club may not have the length of its sister course located only 20 minutes away, Eagles Nest, but it has the same challenging character and unique layout.
  • Niagara Falls

    While the Falls themselves are the principal attraction on the Niagara Peninsula, the entire area has just about everything you need for a good tourist destination.

    Thundering Waters Golf Club, so named for its proximity to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, has a unique layout that combines a parkland course with the tricky elements of a heathland golf course. There is an interesting combination of drivable par 4s and scenic par 3s that will provide a formidable test for even the most skilled players.
    Situated just outside of Welland, Pelham Hills Golf & Country Club offers a parkland-style course that is easily accessible from Niagara Falls. With the Niagara Escarpment serving as a backdrop, the golf course has a rolling landscape covered with large ponds, wandering creeks, and towering trees.
    Willodell Golf Club of Niagara is neighbored by Lyon Creek to one side and Tee Creek to the other. The championship layout sprawls across rolling hills covered with mature trees, which border the undulating fairways. Several ponds and two creeks come into play on 10 holes.
  • Peterborough

    Generally regarded as the entrance to the Kawartha region of Ontario and a key stop along the Trent-Severn Waterway, Peterborough remains a notable, albeit quite small Canadian city.

    Lindsay Golf & Country Club is touted as being one of the best in the area due to its interesting design and immaculate conditions. The architect, Graham Cooke, designed a layout that seamlessly blends parkland holes with traditional links.
    Located near the shore of Lake Scugog, Wolf Run Golf Club is an 18-hole David Clayton design that challenges Ontario golfers of all skill levels with four sets of bentgrass tees. The golf course is approximately 6,700 yards from the tips, and the back nine features a challenging stretch of five consecutive par-4 holes