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.

    Situated on the banks of Lake Rousseau, Windermere Golf & Country Club is at the heart of Muskoka amongst large granite outcroppings and stands of towering white pine.
    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.
    Cranberry Golf Resort 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.
  • 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 Mystic Golf Club in Ancaster, ON is a private golf course. Mystic Golf Club measures 7365 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 144 and a 76.4 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    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.
  • 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 Green Hills Golf Club in London, ON is a private golf course that opened in 1975. Green Hills Golf Club measures 6472 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 133 and a 71.4 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    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.
    Tarandowah Golfers Club has a unique layout that closely resembles traditional Scottish links golf courses. There are undulating greens and sloped fairways that are made up of bentgrass and wispy fescue.
  • 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.
    Dragonfly Golf Club is located in the upper Ottawa Valley in the town of Renfrew, which sits along the Bonnechere River. The course sprawls across rolling hills speckled with exposed rock faces, mature trees, and sparkling blue ponds, all of which come into play throughout.
    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.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.
    The 18-hole Lakeview Golf Course in Mississauga, ON is a public golf course that opened in 1907. Lakeview Golf Course measures 6400 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 121 and a 70 USGA rating. The course features 3 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.

    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    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 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.