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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
92.7%
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4.3
29 Reviews (29)
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Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
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Amenities
3.4
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4.5
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4.2
33 Reviews (33)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
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3.4
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4.5
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 7067 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.5
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Tarandowah Golfers Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 7067 yards 74.5 137
Gold 70 6622 yards 72.2 129
Blue 70 6231 yards 70.1 125
White 70 5933 yards 68.6 122
Red 70 5402 yards 71.7 121
Jr. 70 4085 yards
Scorecard for Tarandowah Golfers Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.5/132 387 408 184 434 459 384 202 446 553 3457 415 468 216 343 588 230 441 447 462 3610 7067
Gold M: 72.2/129 375 373 166 399 430 350 178 414 526 3211 387 457 177 340 549 207 425 427 442 3411 6622
Blue M: 70.1/125 W: 76.5/129 365 347 158 375 403 326 174 379 501 3028 352 434 159 317 519 192 401 406 423 3203 6231
White M: 68.6/122 W: 74.7/123 337 347 158 375 366 302 174 379 501 2939 352 384 159 317 478 169 372 390 373 2994 5933
Red M: 66.3/117 W: 71.7/121 329 325 130 330 312 270 152 325 434 2607 319 384 140 296 478 128 352 325 373 2795 5402
Junior W: 64.1/101 225 225 100 275 265 175 75 270 364 1974 270 315 95 200 366 95 290 200 280 2111 4085
Handicap 14 10 16 6 2 12 18 4 8 11 1 15 13 5 17 3 9 7
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 35 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Architect Martin Hawtree (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $19
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
167 Reviews (167)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 8
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 8
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome challenge

Great links course...designed by the guy that has redone a lot of the courses for the British Open. Challenging without being frustrating. Everything was in great shape. If it was closer to Toronto it would be 3x the price

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

Great links

One of my favourite courses in Southwestern Ontario. Bring your A game. You need to think your way around this track. 16, 17 & 18 can make a great round ordinary.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent link's course!

I have only played courses in Scotland once but this reminds me of them! A great
Course! I will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Always challenging and in good shape. Greens could be better but still good. Only thing is with 9/10 turn you don't go by the clubhouse and the halfway hut wasn't open . Long , and thirsty day to say the least. Then after , more than half the menu was unavailable. No deep fryer, no pizza, no nachos. Beer was cold but pricey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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 was perfect, course conditions were perfect. Hands down the best public play golf course in SW Ontario.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Links course

Best links course in and around London Ontario Canada.

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

Great value on traditional Links course

Authentic Scottish links feel and layout in rural Ontario farmland. For the most part this is a great track. Bunkers are British style and fescue and high winds make it an authentic feel. Hard ground makes the bump and run very doable on many holes and the 150 black and white striped poles add to the experience. Tees could use aeration and cart paths can be dusty, electric carts would be nice but all in all great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good test of your abilities

Started the round with a 2+ club wind which makes this course even more challenging. The fairways and greens were in good shape and the fescue was at a reasonable height and thickness which made finding your ball easy but still a challenge to get out. The greens did have many My only complaint was the bunkers, they were raked but some were lacking some sand so it made difficult to play them as a normal sand trap.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Track / Needs Some Work

I usually venture out to Tarandowah around the time the Open Championship is being played. I've played in Scotland and it's the closest thing I've played to true links golf at home. Before I get into what was wrong I need to say that the fairways, tees and greens were in great shape. No issue there. I always enjoy playing here but last Sunday I really noticed some things that need work.

First, the bunkers need some attention. The grass that grows along the top edge has been left unattended and needs to be trimmed back. It's now growing down into the sand itself and that's not the way it was intended.

Second, At the base of most of the bunkers the landscaping fabric used to cover the ground before the sand is added is visible in a lot of places and affects your shot. Also, I'm not sure who's idea it was to put tubes in the ground at each bunker so that the handle of the rake can be placed inside to stand on its end. This looks absolutely terrible and is not in keeping with the intended links experience.

Finally, why are there no ball washers on the course. No excuse for this. The folks that run this course need to step up their game a bit given what they charge at full rate.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not best showing

- No marshals to keep pace of play going.
- Ball dispenser was “empty” !’? Unable to use driving range.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

If you're looking to challenge yourself with a great course this is a great option. You won't find a beautiful clubhouse or paved cartpaths but if your priority is golf this is a great option for a great price. Bring your A game, if it's windy bring your A ++ game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great challenge

Links style course so dont miss the fairway! Great course conditions and awesome greens. Would reccomend for confident golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Favourite course around London ON

Love this place. Great links layout and always in very good condition.

A bit of a tough layout, especially when the wind comes up, just like a true links course should be. Did notice something interesting about the course design for the first time yesterday that had never occurred to me. While I was playing with a higher handicap player: the course design allows players to run the ball up onto every one of the greens on the course. There is always unimpeded opportunity to roll one onto the greens. Nice touch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Dusty parking lot. Freshly washed car is a mess. Choked on dust on the cart paths. Tee boxes required a cordless drill to get a tee in the ground. Fairway grass is not consistent. Clover, weeds, green grass. Greens burning and hard as a rock. Bunkers placed in ridiculous spots. Last time folks.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 07/31/2019

You just described links golf... what did you think you were getting into ahaha, course is awesome (Coming from a private club member), go get a car wash and quit complaining about minor details

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent Challenge

What a great course, and different for this area (I wouldn’t recommend a new golfer place this could unless they have patience). It is an amazing layout and challenge (as close to links style as you can get in the area). Only “problem” was that, with so many bunkers, the bunkers were often low on sand and packed pretty good. The depth of the bunkers means even more need to maintain the bunkers. Other than that... what a spectacular course.

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

REAL GOLF

Heard about this course for years. Recently moved to area and finally got out. Amazing true links golf. Scaled down, bare bones golf. No artisan pastry, no GPS carts, no BS. golf the way it was meant to be played. No ball washers, no benches, no BS. Range is perfect. Everything you need for a round of golf with no distractions. MUST keep ball in fairway or will be a very long day!
Enjoy!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

June at Tarandowah

Great course layout and condition. If you like a challenge this course is for you

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One Hidden Gem

This is one of Ontario's best courses. Hawrtee designed a gem here, with his legacy, that players of links courses can love! All forced carries, it's not for the faint of heart. It is not a course for duffers! You have to hit the shots to stay in play which makes it all the more challenging. when conditions are benign, then have at it, but when the wind is up, look out, Personally, when the wind blows, I love it! You will not be able to hit greens from the fairway bunkers, so the advice her is, don't hit any fairway bunkers!!! A Hawtree nuance,
But remember, you have to be able to hit a good ball.
This is a great course, and if you deny that, then you can't play this game well, stick to parkland courses.....stick to needlepoint!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Terrific Tarandowah!

This course is always a pleasure. High winds brought lots of challenge but the course is somewhat soft (not wet) after the wet spring making it playable even with the winds up. Course was in fantastic condition making it undoubtably the best public play in the London area right now...

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