Ontario Golf Destinations

  • 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.

    Aultsville Creek runs alongside Upper Canada Golf Course, adding to the already scenic setting. It's located just across Highway 2 from the St. Lawrence River. Built in the early 1960s, the course has a classic design that still offers challenges that rival those that can be found on more modern courses.
    Situated just 15 minutes from Ottawa's west end, Richmond Centennial Golf Club is routed through mature woodlands, making it an especially scenic course to visit in the fall. The par-67 course is gentle enough for beginners and juniors, which makes it a great option for families.
    White Sands Golf Course & Practice Centre is the perfect place for beginning and intermediate players who are not quite up to the challenge of an 18-hole course. The par-3, nine-hole course at White Sands is definitely not your typical pitch-and-putt. Plenty of water comes into play thanks to four large lakes and there are also strategically placed bunkers to contend with.
  • 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.

    Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club, located in southwestern Ontario on the outskirts of Guelph, offers three different nine-hole golf courses. All 27 holes stretch across a beautiful rolling landscape that is dotted with large ponds.
    Situated along the banks of the Grand River, Doon Valley Golf Club is home to some of the most scenic golf in the area. The club has a scenic and secluded setting in the south end of Kitchener. The Championship Course naturally offers the greatest level of challenge of the three but beginners won't feel too out of their league. C.E. Robinson, who has designed more than 100 courses throughout Canada, designed the course in 1955.
    The classic design of Ingersoll Golf Club appeals to both avid and casual golfers. The layout is a good mix of holes, tricky doglegs as well as straightaways like the par-5 ninth, which is possible to reach in two with mature trees lining most of the fairways.
  • 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.

    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."
    Knollwood Golf Club is home to two 18-hole courses, the Old and the New. The golf courses were built nearly 20 years apart. Opened in 1970, the Old Course is spread across beautiful parkland that is covered in trees.
    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.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    Northern Dunes Golf Club is a 18-hole championship course that tumbles across the gently rolling landscape of Bruce Peninsula. The front nine lays across natural sand dunes and while the back nine's landscape required a bit more work, it manages to seamlessly blend with the surroundings.
    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.
    Cranberry Golf Course 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.

    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 Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club - Valley in Markham, ON is a public golf course. Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club - Valley measures 5606 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 110 and a 67.1 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole Lakeview Golf Course in Mississauga, ON is a public golf course that opened in 1907. Lakeview Golf Course measures 6344 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 70.5 USGA rating. The course features 3 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.

    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 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.
    The 9-hole Frankford Golf Course in Frankford, ON is a public golf course that opened in 1986. Frankford Golf Course measures 1170 yards from the longest tees. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are bluegrass.