Ontario Golf Destinations

  • 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.

    Located in Lisle just north of Toronto, Silver Brooke Golf Club is carved out of forests of maples, birches, and pines. The front nine is more heavily wooded than the back nine, which feature more traditional links-style holes.
    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.
    Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club has an interesting layout that combines classic, links-style holes with parkland holes, meaning that there is a mix of open fairways lined with mounding and fescue and tight, tree-lined holes with dramatic elevation changes.
  • 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 Fanshawe Golf Course - Quarry in London, ON is a public golf course. Fanshawe Golf Course - Quarry measures 6276 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 69.4 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Forest Golf & Country Hotel sprawls across acres of rolling countryside in Forest, only a short drive from several locations including Kitchener, Toronto, and Hamilton. It is also conveniently only minutes from the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron.
    The 18-hole Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, ON is a public golf course that opened in 2002. Designed by Stephen Young, Grey Silo Golf Course measures 6532 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 131 and a 71.
  • 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.

    Thunderbird Sports Centre boasts Ottawa's only lighted par-3 golf course. The family-friendly course is ideal for beginners and juniors. The nine-hole layout has a classic design that is not overly formidable but it's great for sharpening your short game and course-management skills regardless of skill level.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    Situated along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, Burlington Springs Golf Club offers the most scenic and affordable round in the area. While not quite a championship layout, the golf course does feature some longer holes that play alongside dense, mature forest.
    Dating back to 1973, King's Forest Golf Course in Hamilton is among the top public golf courses in Ontario. The conditions are top-notch especially for a municipal course, and Ontario Golf Magazine has recognized King's Forest as a "Hidden Gem."
    The 18-hole Dragon's Fire Golf Club in Carlisle, ON is a public golf course that opened in 2008. Dragon's Fire Golf Club measures 7202 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 131 and a 73 USGA rating. The course features 6 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • 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.

    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.
    The 18-hole Keystone Golf & Country Club in Peterborough, ON is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1996. Keystone Golf & Country Club measures 6220 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 128 and a 69.6 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Black Diamond Golf Club was carefully carved from the foothills and hardwood and pine forests of the Kawartha Oakridge Moraine. The natural landscape, which is covered in fescue, provides many challenges including several elevation changes and water hazards.
  • 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.

    The 9-hole Mayfield Golf Club - Red in Caledon East, ON is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1978. Mayfield Golf Club - Red measures 3118 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club - Valley in Markham, ON is a public golf course. Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club - Valley measures 5629 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 112 and a 66.3 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Whispering Ridge Golf Course is an executive course that was designed to complement its sister course, the nearby Lakeridge Links. Although it does not have the same length the championship Lakeridge Links has, it still offers about the same level of difficulty. The layout offers a different set of challenges, providing a compelling alternative to the other course.
  • 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.

    Whirlpool Golf Course, which is owned and operated by the Niagara Parks Commission, is one of the most popular and highly rated public courses in the country. The golf course has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in Canada.
    The nine-hole Chippawa Course is named after the legendary Battle of Chippawa which took place during the War of 1812 on what is now the facility's location. The enjoyable layout can be easily walked, making it ideal for beginners or players interested in a quick, challenging round.
    With a location tucked away between the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail, and the Welland Canal, Royal Niagara Golf & Country Club offers 27 scenic holes. The Iron Bridge Course is one of the three nines at the club.