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3.6
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
80.3%
Recommend this course
127 out of 145 reviews
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1.9
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
1.5
Value
2.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
2.6
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
37.5%
Recommend this course
3 out of 8 reviews
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2.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.5
Value
2.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.5%
Recommend this course
8 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Semi-Private
Par 35
Length 3199 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 35 3199 yards
White 35 2935 yards
Red 35 2478 yards
Scorecard for The Willow / The Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Bue M: 68.7/117 371 323 184 380 382 181 417 577 384 3199 6204
White M: 67.2/113 343 303 158 356 352 158 371 545 349 2935 5766
Red W: 65.1/109 307 264 117 321 265 138 337 517 292 2558 4954
Handicap 8 18 6 16 4 14 10 2 12
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 0
Golf Season Apr 15 to Nov 15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
145 Reviews (145)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 29
Water Hazards 27
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 17
Playing Multiple Courses 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 7

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1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
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3.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

Ariss Valley Golf Course

I played this course for the first time yesterday on a very windy day so that was a factor on a number of holes. But we have had a miserable season so far with lots of rain and they haven't been able to keep up with grass cutting so there were times when the grass was clumped or just a bit too high to find a ball on the fairway easily. Saying all of this, I would not hesitate to go back and play it again when conditions are better. The staff were exceptional and very friendly

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

so wet

The greens were excellent!
The weather has been so wet that they can't cut properly or remove grass cuttings so 4 players would hit the fairway and you couldn't find a ball.
On some holes you couldn't even tell that there was a fairway.
This had to be the worst conditions ever.
The course should not be open yet.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Course conditions very poor

Played there this past Saturday and haven’t played there in years but I had to write a review to tell people how poor the course conditions are

- fairways were as long as the rough would be on a good conditioned course. Would have trouble finding balls that were on the fairway due to extra grass remaining all over thee course

Cart path only which is normal but be prepared to walk a lot even with the carts.

This course should definately be discounted until the conditions are up to poor. I had a hot deal for 49$ and still should be cheaper . Charging people 70$ at regular rate is unbelievable

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Course is in awful shape

The rain this year has this course in a mess they told us that today is the first time they have been out to grass cut and sometimes we couldn't even find the Fairway. People are loosing ball's in the middle of the Fairway. I golf hear all the time and know this is a great course normally but you asked about today and it has to be the worst shape in 45 years of golfing and have never lost a ball in the middle of the Fairway due to cut grass or lang grass

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Very poor conditions...

Unfortunately the weather has really played havoc with the course. Too much rain between cutting the fairways. As a result, fairway grass too long, many areas have not been cut, fairway grass is 3 to 6”, therefore hard to find your ball in fairway, where grass has been cut, lots of clumped grass, thick clippings everywhere. Understandably cart path only. Greens were good shape, seemed to have been rolled as they were quite fast. Lots of challenging holes even at best time without the poor conditions. Very disappointed with pro shop as they were very unsympathetic to the price paid for poor conditions. Drove one hour to play this course, ....poor conditions, really wet soft fairways, too much grass clippings, fairways not cut, long grass...just not a very good experience...and most disappointing was the lack of assistance from pro shop. DO NOT recommend this course ....poor value for the rate.....

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cow pasture

First time playing here this year. No fairways cut, uneven grass, poorest course conditions, fairways were regular rough any where else, greens spotty unkempt, twigs, leaves,debris on every green, cow pasture

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spring golf

FIrst things first... signing in at pro shop. There were two people there …. they were awesome and extremely respectful and friendly. VERY NICE,'
the course was very wet...but they all are around here this time of year.. TONS of rain. Greens were very good and fast for this time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course has a mix of features

Course was in great shape for this type of year. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful views with lots of elevation changes

First time playing... Staff friendly an informative (never felt lost), Starter/Marshal friendly an organized... pace of play was non issue entire round.... tough course if you dont play the fairways, tough moving ball when in rough (thick an sticky)... Greens large with lots of character, 3 putting is in play almost every hole.... overall I enjoyed very much, might be pretty challenging for the average weekend warrior

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

used every club in my bag.
most of the greens are fast and huge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Love this Place

This is becoming my new favourite course in the area. I can always get on. As another reviewer has stated, if you can walk it, it is great value for money and a good workout. I prefer the Willows and Pines over the Lakes 9-holes. They take extra care to keep the greens near perfect which is very much appreciated. Great "country course" with friendly staff. Good variety of holes. 9th hole on the Pines is a great finishing hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Fathers Day

Played with my wife and daughter Fathers Day, great condition, friendly staff, good pace of play and lots of fun. Course was in good shape and a challenging but fair layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Bargain if you can handle the walk

I am a purist who will always walk if it's allowed and often steer clear of courses where it's not. The added benefit here is I was able to find an online deal to walk that was less than half the regular riding rate. Another benefit is the workout. There's a lot more up and down than may be apparent from the parking lot. There's also a lot more water then we were expecting. If you, like my playing partner, have a water carry phobia, bring lots of balls.

Course conditions are near perfect. Bring either local knowledge or a GPS map aid. Many holes are blind. Pace was quick on a weekday morning.

If I had to find one thing to be critical about, it was that it was often difficult to find a level spot on the teeing boxes. Not enough to stop me coming back, but just one of the little things that would move this from a great local course to a destination.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too Busy and no control of pace

Great course but players (tournament and regular golfer) slow pace.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

good course

greens in better shape than any golf north course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always like playing Ariss

Book Ariss at least once a month. We get a great deal on Golf Now with cart. Challenging enough course where you have to use course management. Would recommend to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Ontario Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun on a wet course

The course was very wet, but should dry out in a week or so, according to the proshop fella. Staff is always great here and the course is kept up. We'll be back when it's a little drier.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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