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.

    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.
    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 in a small community just 10 minutes from Burlington, Ontario, this public club has a private feel with perfect course conditions and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.
  • 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 18-hole Shawneeki Golf Club in Sharon, ON is a semi-private golf course. Shawneeki Golf Club measures 6716 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 131 and a 73.1 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 9-hole Pickering Golf Club in Pickering, ON is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1953.
    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.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    Carved from the scenic woodlands along the eastern shores of Georgian Bay, Oak Bay Golf & Country Club incorporates rocky outcroppings and natural water features into its challenging championship design.
    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 18-hole Simoro Golf Course in Barrie, ON is a public golf course. Simoro Golf Course measures 6202 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 69.5 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • 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.

    Hunters Pointe Golf Course provides a unique golfing experience that is both challenging and scenic. The layout accurately replicates the elements of classics links courses found in Scotland. One characteristic of the layout that is in keeping with that style of golf courses is the near absence of trees
    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.