Tarandowah Golfers Club
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Tarandowah Golfers Club
The course had been through quite a bit of rain. Unfortunately the staff don’t answer phones until after 9AM so was difficult to confirm whether power carts would be allowed. As it was we sucked it up and walked anyway. A number of the fairways were quite wet - as could be understood after quite a lot of rain. The greens drained very well so were rolling nicely. It was a nice day, a bit of rain, wind on a nice links course in southwest Ontario.
Just Don't Get It!
Golf courses run like this, will lead to a pandemic shutdown of all golf courses. They had ONE cart with a divider to provide separation from riders and they charged $35 for the cart.
I was last here in May, when they had had scads of golfers on their patio, no masks, no social distancing.
If you are concerned about Covid, this is not where you want to golf.
A great layout and a good challenging course!!
The greens were in great condition and I would recommend this course !!
The only problem I would say were the tee boxes which were not very good!
But overall a great day out!
New Management is Clueless
I'm curious to know the legality of publishing coupons in the Passport or Golf Fore All books and not honouring them at the course due to "new management." I'm also curious to know how many golf courses- like Tarandowah- do not have a replay rate. Needless to say- I won't be returning to a course that I've played twice a year for the past decade because of the new management; I guess it's more important to have an empty golf course than have golfers pay less than full rate.
That being said, the course layout is still fantastic and the greens were in good shape; but the tee boxes were an unmitigated disaster and the cart paths were brutal. I supposed we could blame Covid for the poor conditions, but that might be excusing the "new management."
My recommendation: hire someone in the pro shop who isn't miserable. It might help if she didn't have to book tee times, collect green fees, sort out power carts, act as the starter, and marshal the course from the pro shop.
needs better management
new owners don't have a handle on this course yet. Lots of very thin grass and tight lies on the fairways makes for a very difficult round for most golfers who cannot pinch the ball.
I am not a fan of the tall grass on the top of bunkers. As if they are not penal enough, you have balls that get hung up on the downward slopes of these bunkers.in tall thick grass. It takes mean management to keep them like this.
Picturesque Golf for a Good Price
Absolutely love this course. Very well maintained, with perfect greens and tee boxes. Bunkers are well maintained also, considering there are over 100 of them. The staff cut down the fescue so you can find balls and even play them. I played for $35 and you cannot beat that value in the London area.
This is a tough course with fast green, come here to play your best golf.
great but needs work
I had been looking forward to playing this course for some time. I had heard it was the closest thing to playing golf in Scotland without going there. I loved the course. It has deep bunkers, lots of fescue and rolling greens. The course does need some work after coming out of receivership. Tee boxes are sparse at best. Paths need repair. The fairways are not pristine but then again you are playing a links course so you should expect that.
The biggest complaint are the on-course washrooms. No one in the pro shop said anything about the washrooms being closed, actually nailed shut. My wife did find one that was opened but would not enter it was so disgusting. Only a fire could save them. The staff should at the very least let the patrons know that the facilities are closed.
I will go back for sure. Not sure about my wife though. At $40.00 to walk it's a great deal and pure golf. With a little investment it could be GREAT.
Disappointed with course conditions. I’ve always enjoyed the layout and design in the past. Greens were in very good condition, however tee boxes were atrocious, cart paths dangerous, power carts need to be cleaned up and or replaced. No one has (Staff) seemed to have raked a bunker in weeks nor emptied their trash receptacles in days with beer cans and sorted garbage strewn on the ground in numerous places. Hard to believe this course is ranked #114 in Canada - not in my books. Not sure I will return.
Fantastic Natural Layout!
A beautiful Links styled course that was very enjoyable while also being a true test. If you like flat greens and level lies in the fairway then this might not be for you. Very entertaining round and definitely worth the drive to check out this gem.
Need More Carts
Hot Day. No extra power carts. Was advised to call pro shop to get a cart for the back nine as #9 does not come back to the club house. Called at least 9 times...no answer.
Played the tips
Really challenging from the back tees (7100 yards, par 70) Fun course to maneuver your way around, ground was pretty hard but greens rolled really well. You’ll lose a lot of balls if you are wild off the tee. The surrounding fescue can often be played out of, bunkers could be in better shape (especially with how many there are). Ignore how the course looks on their Instagram page, way nicer & solid rolling hills in reality. Would definitely recommend to more experienced golfers (not for beginners).
Dowah is one of our favourite courses to hit up, countless rounds of pure golf. Unfortunately, try not to play there when there are no adults on the course running the shop or checking pace. Two kids running the shop, no one checking pace of play, or the two six-somes playing behind us, hitting up on us while still on the greens, claiming “we play golf, we know it’s not going to hit you”. It was a par 3. Arguing ensues and whole round (which was already ruined due to us paying for carts, then being told they would drive them out to us when they came in. On hole 4 I trotted back to find them giving the carts to the groups playing behind us. They then kicked a group off of one cart that was about to tee off and drove carts out to us) was ruined.
Our cart was hit 3 times total in one round, couple were accidents from the kids, but all were hit without us knowing it was coming. No fours, just balls smacking our carts.
Asked to speak to a manager, kids said sorry there is no one and to call tomorrow. They didn’t know what to say or how to handle it, which is fair, they’re just kids. But place needs to be staffed with adults that can keep the establishment running smooth. One of the best courses in Ontario. I stand by that. Just a terrible horrible day and experience. Especially for two first comers.
Felt like I was in Scotland!
The links course, the wind and over cast day really made it feel like I was in Scotland. Very interesting and fun course to play. As a first timer, some holes were difficult to judge as there are blind shots and some disguised obstacles. The Starter warned us that everything angles to trouble so you need to be straight. Fortunately, I was hitting the ball well that day. I did find 2 fairway pot bunkers and took 2 shots to get out of each - very difficult with hard packed sand! Really enjoyed the experience and challenge. I would love to return & try it again sometime. I drove 2 hours to play the course and was happy with my day.
Pleasant course ..links-style of course ....Noticed too many players looking for golf balls ..good pace though....Greens were fast .undulating....Tee boxes need top dressing and seed ....very good staff service..Pro shop ...starter