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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
    Hunters Pointe Golf Course provides a unique golfing experience that is both challenging and scenic. The layout accurately replicates the elements of classics links courses found in Scotland. One characteristic of the layout that is in keeping with that style of golf courses is the near absence of trees
  • 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.

    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.
    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
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
    Oliver's Nest opened in 1996 and despite being relatively young, Graham Cooke, a well known Canadian architect who designed the course, managed to incorporate the mature elms, oaks, and cedar trees that were already present in the wooded surroundings.
  • 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.

    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.
    The Highlands Course is one of two 18-hole golf courses at the Horseshoe Resort. This challenging course has been rated one of Canada’s top public golf courses and it also hosted the Canadian Tour Championship in 2006. The layout is unique in that none of the tree-lined fairways run parallel to one another.
    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.
  • 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 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.
    Rebel Creek Golf Club was carved from a scenic landscape of rolling hills and native wetlands. This 18-hole championship layout was designed with public play in mind, making it both player friendly and entertaining.
    Forest Golf & Country Hotel sprawls across acres of rolling countryside in Forest, only a short drive from several locations including Kitchener, Toronto, and Hamilton. It is also conveniently only minutes from the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron.
  • 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.

    Sprawling across a rolling landscape, Bradford Highlands Golf Club features large, sloping greens that are well guarded by bunkers and generous, player-friendly fairways.
    Whispering Ridge Golf Course is an executive course that was designed to complement its sister course, the nearby Lakeridge Links. Although it does not have the same length the championship Lakeridge Links has, it still offers about the same level of difficulty. The layout offers a different set of challenges, providing a compelling alternative to the other course.
    Winchester Golf Club is a short and sweet 5,200 yards from the tips. Those looking for length will have to go elsewhere, but if you want a quick round, this course can be played in less than four hours. The course is situated among Brooklin's gently rolling hills, which are covered by forests that are part of the Oak Ridges Moraine.