Ontario Golf Destinations

  • 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.
    Situated in the center of Kawarthas on the northern shore of Rice Lake, Bellmere Winds Golf Club offers scenic views of the water from every hole. This 18-hole golf course features plenty of elevation changes and a few doglegs added in for more challenges.
    The 18-hole Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club in Norwood, ON is a semi-private golf course. Oakland Greens Golf & Country Club measures 6260 yards from the longest tees.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 Cherry Downs Golf & Country Club - 18-hole Championship in Pickering, ON is a private golf course that opened in 1962. Designed by Howard & John Watson, Cherry Downs Golf & Country Club - 18-hole Championship measures 6550 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 72.
    The 18-hole St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club in Aurora, ON is a semi-private golf course. St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club measures 7315 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 138 and a 74.8 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Nestled among the rolling hills surrounding Uxbridge, which is just 40 minutes from downtown Toronto, Mill Run Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf and also an 18-hole, executive course. The championship holes are divided into three distinct nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations.
  • 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.
    The 18-hole Cedarhill Golf & Country Club in Nepean, ON is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1964. Cedarhill Golf & Country Club measures 6316 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 119 and a 69.5 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole Cedar Glen Golf Course in Williamsburg, ON is a semi-private golf course. Cedar Glen Golf Course measures 6314 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • 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."
    The 18-hole Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1976. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Glen Abbey Golf Club measures 7112 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 140 and a 75.
    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
  • 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.
    Tucked away in the Blue Mountains, The Golf Club at Lora Bay offers a stunning view of the Georgian Bay. The golf course was carved from the mature woodlands along the Nipissing Ridge, incorporating wildlife preserves and century-old barns into the design.
    The 18-hole Marlwood Country Club in Wasaga Beach, ON is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1928. Marlwood Country Club measures 5400 yards from the longest tees. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are poa annua grass.