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.

    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.
    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.
    Tyandaga Golf Course is located in the heart of Burlington surrounded by the rugged beauty of the escarpment that encloses it. The municipal course is popular for its player-friendly layout. It has a gentle nature but it does offer a fair amount of challenges. Bunkers are strategically situated along the fairways and greensides.
  • 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 Landings Golf Course in Kingston, ON is a public golf course that opened in 1999. Landings Golf Course measures 4200 yards from the longest tees.
    Trillium Wood Golf Club in Corbyville sprawls across 200 acres of mature woodlands. The stately trees enclose nearly every hole, giving each a peacefully secluded feel. Sparkling ponds are scattered throughout the course, coming into play on several holes, and there are also strategically placed bunkers along the greensides.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.

    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 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.
    The 18-hole Richmond Hill Golf Club in Richmond Hill, ON is a public golf course. Richmond Hill Golf Club measures 6004 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 122 and a 66.8 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.