Tarandowah Golfers Club
|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|
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
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.
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.
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.
Weather was perfect, course conditions were perfect. Hands down the best public play golf course in SW Ontario.
Best links course in and around London Ontario Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Not best showing
- No marshals to keep pace of play going.
- Ball dispenser was “empty” !’? Unable to use driving range.
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.
Links style course so dont miss the fairway! Great course conditions and awesome greens. Would reccomend for confident golfers.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
June at Tarandowah
Great course layout and condition. If you like a challenge this course is for you
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!
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...