North Granite Ridge Golf Club

4.3929000000 4.4 stars from 5 (84)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6252 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

  • 476 South Mary Lake Rd, RR#1, Port Sydney, Ontario P0B 1L0
  • 1 (866) 385-0808, (705) 385-0808
  • (705) 385-0878
  • northgraniteridge.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Jason Miller (1999)
Type: Semi-Private

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "North Granite Ridge Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6252 yards 70.5 128
Blue (W) 70 6252 yards 76.3 134
White 70 5807 yards 67.8 125
White (W) 70 5807 yards 73.6 128
Red 70 5133 yards 64.7 114
Red (W) 70 5133 yards 69.9 124

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 84 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

81 out of 84 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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"Great Course"


dmf121's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well designed. Challenging but not crazy. Very scenic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favourite courses!"


u570774829's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Challenging course with beautiful views owing to frequent elevation changes. I play this well maintained course often and find the greens consistent from hole to hole and reasonably quick during the summer months. Hit it straight if you want to score well on this Muskoka jewel!

The clubhouse is very nice although the drinks are a little pricey and the hours of operation erratic at times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lives up to it's name"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

North Granite Ridge is a challenging and stunning layout with many extreme elevations and accompanying views, granite outcroppings and deer encounters.

A must play in Muskoka and definitely worth the price of admission !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pass on this course"


hb27876's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

They bookway to many groups tightly together at one point there way 4 groups waiting to play on one hole. It wasn't from anyone playing to slow either . They also have clocks with a sign saying that you should play at a specific pace .

It's not the players faults it's the stupid golf course booking people to tightly.

Second the price at this course is way over priced for comparable courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2016

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your round with us. We understand your frustration and we will certainly look into your complaint.


"Amazing views"


margotarmstrong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 18 holes in 3hr45min fantastic views from many of the holes the course was in great shape greens were well maintained


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2016

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review! We're glad that you had a great time with us and we hope to see you again soon!


"Typical Muskoka Course"


DavidM9483300's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

An attractive course, well maintained and challenging enough. Nothing unique about the conditions, layout or amenities though.

The topography is typical of some northern Ontario courses with dramatic undulations and elevated tee boxes.

Would play again but not looking into it anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2016

We appreciate the feedback, David. We hope you'll play again in the future.


"Great course"


Roland7144496's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I used to be a member here and would still be if it was closer. I do find it to be a very difficult course. It's definitely a lefty's course unless you can master the draw. Narrow fairways and tough greens with lots of undulations. As much as I love this course, I never felt good enough to play it and went from a 12 handicap to an 18. That said, beautiful vistas, pretty forest with no houses, great staff and clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cottage country gem"


hobbyjumper's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Worth trying if you love great scenery, changes in elevation, and ARE STRAIGHT OFF THE TEE. Not for those who hook or slice, but for everyone else, a real treat to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2016

Thank you for the excellent review, hobbyjumper! We love hearing from our golfers so keep them coming!


"Ngr"


Rob3538969's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good. Little slow. No marshal


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2016

Thank you for the feedback!


"Muskoka Gem"


hose007's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Greens are great, course lay-out is really nice with scenic vistas. Course is not long and you really don't need a driver too often. However, you better be accurate as many fairways are tight. Great course will play it again soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2016

Thank you for the great review! You provide great advice and we hope you play here again soon!


"Twilight Gem"


thewkndgolfer's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It was a Saturday afternoon, approaching the magically "twilight" hour when I finished up what I was doing and logged onto GolfNow to see what courses were in the area. I had heard of the obvious Deerhurst, Taboo, etc in the Huntsville & Bracebridge area but had not put North Granite Ridge on my radar. At $50 for 18 holes and a cart plus another $4 for my bucket of balls it was not the greatest twilight value but my given my experience I would have paid double that. The last golfers out were at 3:00pm and my time was 3:45pm. I pegged up a ball on the first tee and never saw another sole the entire round. The course is beautiful as it winds through trees and granite giving you the true Canadian North feeling of golfing in Muskoka. At each hole sits 2 Muskoka chairs were you can sit and ponder the next tee ball.

The bottom line, this is a hidden gem and a great value for money given the experience. I will be back for sure!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an excellent review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!


"Great course"


Mehdi2816095's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value and tough layout. Greens were in great shape. Would recommend for a Muskoka golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/05/2016

Thanks for the five star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the course here at North Granite Ridge. Come back and see us again soon.


"Placement golf"


u000004023933's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very scenic course.

Positioning is a must if you want to score

Bring a full set of clubs as all can be used

Each hole has its own challenges

A great deal for the amount paid

Will definitely be returning


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/05/2016

Thanks for the five star review! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your round. We look forward to seeing you again soon for your next round.


"Muskoka Gem"


golfinggal77's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't be hung up on the fact that the course is "only Par 70." It is a great test of golf, with everything you'd expect from a Muskoka property, including a few black flies. The course was not busy the day I played so I enjoyed the vistas while relaxing in the signature chairs provided at most tees. Rivals Grandview at a fraction of the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2016

Thanks for the review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your round. We hope to see you back again soon.


"such a pretty course"


helysak's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even tho this course is a bit shorter with only 2 par 5's, it still presents a challenge with lots of sand, hilly terrain & rocks. Each hole is very pretty and unique. It was a great day. We will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2016

Thanks for the review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our course layout and conditions. We hope to see you again soon for your next round.


"What a Birthday present !"


Jimbarbwinn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was taken here for my Birthday , and it was great . The girl at the carts was friendly , along with the young lad in the Pro shop . The starter was great to talk to . (as we were early for our teeoff.) The course was also in great shape .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2016

Thanks for the five star review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our course as well as our staff. We hope to see you again soon for your next round!


"Good value"


cottagebob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course many times. It is a little pricey (golf now had better deals last year and year before) however for once a year it is good value. A little cheaper may spur more rounds. Still enjoy the course though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/11/2015

Thank you for your review of the course! We're glad you find it enjoyable and please keep in mind we offer great tee time specials on our website!


"very good lay-out"


61013141's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was very good design for better golfers. Bunkers are superb. Greens are quite slow but anything else good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/28/2015

Thank you for your review of the course! We're glad you enjoyed the overall design and hope you come back again soon!


"Good conditions - nice greens"


markfjhenry's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got paired up with two members which was very helpful. The greens were in nice shape but could be difficult to get the pace right. There was only one person working the pro shop and snack bar. Had to wait 15 minutes to get a drink after 9 which slowed pace down considerably but other than that was a quick moving round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/28/2015

Sorry to hear things moved a little slow that day! We hope you enjoyed your round and come back again soon!



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