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.

    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.
    Glen Mar Golf & Country Club sprawls across a beautiful landscape that also serves as home to wild turkeys and deer. Since opening in 1978, the golf course has become a local favorite, known for its playable design and casual atmosphere. The course is gentle enough for beginners but there are still plenty of challenges in store for more advanced players.
    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.
  • 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.
    The Circled Pine Course is one of two courses at Borden Golf Club. The other, Anderson Park, is a nine-hole course. Circled Pine was added 35 years after the first golf course was built in 1917. At 6,488 yards from the back tees it may seem like a short course but don’t let that fool you.
    The 18-hole Orillia Golf & Country Club in Orillia, ON is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1975. Designed by David Moote and Robert Moote, Orillia Golf & Country Club measures 6389 yards from the longest tees. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are blue grass.
  • 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.
    The 18-hole Dundee Country Club in New Dundee, ON is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1970. Dundee Country Club measures 6357 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bent grass.
    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.
  • 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.

    Royal Ontario Golf Club sprawls across gentle hillsides blanketed in mature trees and thick fescue. Formerly a stable, the course features large meadows and dense groves of trees that frame the fairways and greens.
    The Legends Course at Lionhead Golf & Country Club has been ranked before as one of the toughest golf courses in North America and the club boasts that it is the toughest in Canada. Legends features numerous challenges including vast lakes, cavernous sand bunkers, and tall fescue.
    The 18-hole BraeBen Golf Course - Championship in Mississauga, ON is a public golf course. BraeBen Golf Course - Championship measures 6400 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 and a 72 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.

    The Old Canal Course is one of three nine-hole courses at the Royal Niagara Golf & Country Club. Situated between the scenic Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail, the Old Canal Course is named after the historic 120-year-old Welland Canal that borders it.
    The Rees Jones Course at Grand Niagara Resort incorporates all of the designer's signature features. The layout is a unique mix of parkland and links-style holes that stretches to 7,425 yards from the back tees. The golf course begins with forgiving holes that are very player friendly but the challenges progress throughout the course
    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.
    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 along the shores of the Lower Beverly Lake, The Maples Golf & Country Club sprawls across a dramatic landscape that makes it appear quite intimidating. Many holes are laced through rocky outcroppings, some of which stretch to 50 feet high and as much as 100 yards long.
  • 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.

    Century Pines Golf Club features a lush, parkland layout covered in mature maples, oaks, and pines. The trees border the carefully sculpted fairways and there is mild undulation in the large, fast greens that can cause the occasional uneven lie
    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.
    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.