Ponoka Community Golf Club

4.1000000000 4.1 stars from 5 (21)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6415 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: No
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: No
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6415 yards 69.9 121
Tan (W) 72 6098 yards 69.5 127
Blue 72 6081 yards 69.1 118
White (W) 72 5229 yards 69.8 123

Situated in the heart of Alberta, Ponoka Golf Club is nestled in the scenic valley of the Battle River on the southeast side of Ponoka. The beautiful site provides more than just an ideal setting for a round of golf, it also serves as home to an abundance of wildlife. It's not uncommon to be joined by deer during a round at Ponoka. The golf course is a local favorite that has gained popularity thanks to the diverse layout. The holes range from links style to tree lined, testing players with a variety of different shots. Strategically placed bunkers come into play along the contoured greens, which are often either elevated or double tiered. Water only makes an appearance on Ponoka's final hole where going over it isn't recommended for the weak of heart! This par 4 plays right into the wind too, making it all the more challenging.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 21 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

21 out of 21 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens  

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"An old muni worth the money."


Staka's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The golf course was in good shape and well thought out with moderate elevation changes, some bunkers with soft sand, a few water hazards and large fast tricky greens. It was a real mix of tight and open holes. The price was very cheap considering what Alberta golf with a cart goes for!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Lush and Beautiful"


PRJLeveille's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time here at the this course and I was not disappointed. The only thing that could have been better is that I booked as a single and a couple was booked with me but they chose to go out without me. Therefore I ended up playing alone and golf by oneself is lonely -- much prefer golfing with others -- even strangers. However, the course and the scenery were wonderful. Many unique holes and not boring at all. Range balls were included with the price so the Golf Now price could not be beat even though I did drive 75 minutes to golf here.<br/> At the end I saw two mother deer and their babies. Beautiful scenery, and interesting holes. No cart girl though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day for 18"


Derek1178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly recommended! We booked online and glad we did!!


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


"Best find of the year"


Coastwalker's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Alberta Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has the feel of a beautiful rural setting (although it is in town). with great golf to boot. The course is in great shape. We loved the variety of holes and challenge of the greens. The greens ran a little slower than expected but are large and contoured.. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent golf facility"


CDPbogeygolfer's avatar
British Columbia Advisor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Fair weather

Reviewed on

A fun track for beginners and experts. Ponoka is well designed and keeps you on your toes. The greens are in excellent shape while also providing a good challenge.<br/> The course does play shorter for most but there is tons of trouble to get into if you are not hitting the ball straight. It is a a tough walk if you are not used to it but does make for a good one if you try. Riding in a cart is also not a bad thing here.<br/> Lots of strategically placed hazards that make for more of a thinking golfers track rather than grip it and rip it. It is a fun course for golfers of all levels and the price is very affordable for everyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"amazing conditions"


Wade4893509's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the fairways are in amazing condition, green are soft and true


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ponoka golf course"


u068842195's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a very nice course. Greens were in great shape but a little spotty on some of the fairways. The 7th hole was closed but was replaced by a fun short par 3 'nineteenth' hole. The pace of play was a little slow with waits on most tee boxes and the following group close behind but I think that was due to a slow elderly group ahead. The staff was friendly and although there wasn't a beverage cart on the course the snack shack would provide coolers with ice if needed. I plan on returning and would recommend this fun challenging course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs some rain"


royer1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is fairly difficult, have played it many times. Dissappointed in the fairways, very patchy, greens in beautiful condition though. Friendly staff. Would play again once the fairways have all greened up & filled in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not a good day"


Ritchey10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ponoka is generally a good course, however on this day they were punching greens on back nine and had just done front nine and had not top dressed so greens were of course horrible and back nine out of play. Should not have been available for golfnow promotion. Disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Soggy day, still a great time."


Staypuft39's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Course has a great layout, some awesomely large greens and is a moderate challenge.<br/> Played on a drizzly day though and the course played INCREDIBLY soft. No run on greens at all. Not sure if that's normal, but something to keep in mind.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Gggrrreeeaaatt Day"


uJMUC3983JM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our 8th course in five days and it was well worth taking the time to play on our way home. Pace of play was excellent as another family let us go ahead on the 10th. Staff were very friendly and professional. We would come back!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


u000007173863's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent greens and fairways. Slow pace on the first three holes but speeds up after that.<br/> I could easily make this my home course. I am looking forward to my next round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ponoka has more than a great rodeo."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very nice course to play in a country setting. Played after 4pm and got around quickly. Excellent practice area, balls included with green fee. The 18 hole course is in very good shape and fun to play for all levels of players thanks to challenging greens and 4 tee box options. Food services staff were friendly with some great food choices. Golf shop staff went out of their way to find a hat that was lost by one of our foursome.... much appreciated and above and beyond the normal service.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fast, fun & friendly"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only 2 of us playing so went around quickly until we ran into a foursome on hole 13 and thats also when the rain came but were still able to get done in under 3 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great value for the money!"


ncournoyer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course yesterday. Great value for the money. Fun playing. We never had to wait at a tee box. Nice flow, but not too easy or hard. I will definitely play it again. It was worth the 1 hour drive from Sherwood Park!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf"


stampede's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course lots of trees beautiful lay out very clean, pro shop very nice


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ponoka Community Golf Course"


DuaneDemeria's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely setting,<br/> Some fairways in less than great condition, probably due to winter's damage.<br/> Course was still a delight to play.<br/> Rough is rough.<br/> Don't stray there.<br/> Hit it straight and enjoy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"course has good character amongst trees,water, and open spaces."


Lcarll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was being prepared for winter with aeration on the greens and some construction in preparation of a new hole,however,it was very playable and enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Golf Course"


makjeev's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/1/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful Golf Course staff was friendly and attentive. The greens were very tricky to read.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great course!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition! The staff are wonderful. The food in the club house was great. I will definitely be going back!! It is my new favorite course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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