Tarandowah Golfers Club

3.9888529412 4.0 stars from 5 (122)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7067 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 15125 Putnam Rd, Avon, Ontario, Canada, N0L 1N0
  • 1 (888) 869-9656, (519) 269-9656
  • www.puregolf.net

Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Martin Hawtree (2006)
Type: Semi-Private

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $19
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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 N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 122 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

110 out of 122 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick walkers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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curtwho's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unique to this area"


u278007201's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here and playing a links course. Other than the bunkers, which were inconsistent in the amount of sand, it was a great day and will definitely come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not worth the Price"


Meveritt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Played this course last year. There was a guy pushing a child in a stroller in front of us and wouldn't let us play through. Gave it another chance today and still was not impressed. There was a fivesome on the course and another group that had a dog in their cart. There was just 2 of us in a cart and a slow foursome in front of us. Very slow play. Greens were dry and hard, fairways were cut short and patchy. Sand traps were hard and half empty. Tee times were running behind and starter seemed confused. Small clubhouse that is situated too far away from the ninth green to grab a bite at the turn. Tee boxes were in rough shape, no ball washers and no range balls available.

This is not a course I would recommend. For the price they charge, there's a lot of other courses in the area that are a much better value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Slow"


u663679435's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course but very slow play. 5.5 hour round. They packed everyone in. Need to space tee times by 2 minutes more.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"True greens, Nice people."


uTZSB7426TZ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had the pleasure of being paired up with "the greens keeper's wife". She offered great insight when it came to distances and site lines and was cheerful and patient with us. (Not to mention a better golfer than us) There are a ton of bunkers here so we were greatfull for the tips. There wasn't a lot of wind so the course didn't play too difficult but I can certainly see how maybe the next time I may not be as lucky. The greens were perfect and fast. A distance Finder is helpful here to navigate around the sand traps. I will certainly be back for the Scottish links feel and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



loulumani's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First time here"


u000731843's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Was definitely challenging. Plenty of hills and sand traps. Large greens with lots of action. Staff was great. Very friendly and informative for new comers. Had a group of four ahead that understandable moved slower than our twosome. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tough links test"


albert2661594's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course on a warm, golden September morning, when it was as benign as we had ever seen it and you would still need as close to your A as possible to tame Tarandoah


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A links style course."


teamchart1's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Brilliant course, out of the ordinary with some scary bunkers, well laid out and tough enough to stretch one, but still playable and fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slooowww"


Taols's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good part was the greens were good to putt on but that was it.

Greens don't hold when hitting anything under a wedge. No water or trees to get out of the sun. Cart person came around but not often enough.

Half way shack was not open even though the course was packed.

Manager was more interested in talking to his friends than helping us pay for the green fees.

I understand links style is different but there are no markers indicting how far it is to hazards that have to be cleared

Won't be returning.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004416322's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow but beautiful"


u000007344437's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course with large well groomed tee blocks and super fast greens. With challenging carries, rolling hills and punishing fescue this is a perfect course for your average to above average golfers. 186 perfectly maintained bunkers you want to stay out of, of course.

My only criticism is the slow pace of play and no Marshall on course to keep things moving. Took my friend and I 4hrs 45min to finish our round. Without hold ups we are never even close to 4hrs. Also some work on cart paths would make riding smoother.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Parksteel27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite heavy winds, and a somewhat slow moving group ahead of us, myself and my playing partners enjoyed a good round of golf. The conditions of the course could be a little better. Fairways were quite dry and hard, and the greens were a little inconsistent. That is not indicative of the round we had and the challenges the course offers. It has some good holes, and the layout is very nice. I know how difficult it is too keep a links course in good shape as I was a member at Heron Point. Overall, we enjoyed our round, and would consider coming back again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unique experience"


bails5746's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tarandowah is a very unique golf experience. True links golf. Feels like a course right out of Scotland. Course condition was excellent. Fast greens, we'll manicured fairways and tee offs. Superb value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



BWWood1961's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasantly Surprised"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, very playable. Fescue has been cut down which allows for an approach to the green...which were rolling nicely. Highly recommended...will return soon !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Not Impressed"


Meveritt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I'm not as impressed with this course as some other reviewers seem to be. At $80 a round with cart ( range balls not included ) I can play a lot of much nicer courses. It's wide open, no trees, no water, and lots of short fescue ( not a lot of scenery). Small clubhouse which is situated a long distance away from the 9th green, making it difficult to grab a bite before the back nine ( there was a beverage cart on the course though). Fairways were bare and dry but greens were in good shape.

On the day we played, there was a guy playing in front of us who was walking, carrying his clubs and pushing a child in a stroller. Needless to say, he wasn't playing very fast and in spite of us being in a cart right behind him on every hole, he refused to let us play through. The child was heard to be crying on a couple of holes too. I'm a little surprised that any course would allow a golfer to push a child in a stroller around the course.

Overall, I would not recommend this course unless you can get a good deal on UnderPar and really enjoy playing a somewhat link's style course. In my opinion, it's a little over-rated and underwhelming.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Over-rated"


Meveritt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I'm not as impressed with this course as some other reviewers seem to be. At $80 a round with cart ( range balls not included ) I can play a lot of much nicer courses. It's wide open, no trees, no water, and lots of short fescue ( not a lot of scenery). Small clubhouse which is situated a long distance away from the 9th green, making it difficult to grab a bite before the back nine ( there was a beverage cart on the course though). Fairways were bare and dry but greens were in decent shape. I realize it's a 'links' style course but I really didn't see anything special about it.

On the day we played, there was a guy playing in front of us who was walking, carrying his clubs and pushing a child in a stroller. Needless to say, he wasn't playing very fast and in spite of us being in a cart right behind him on every hole, he refused to let us play through. The child was heard to be crying on a couple of holes too. I'm a little surprised that any course would allow a golfer to push a child in a stroller around the course. Not the best decision IMO.

Overall, I would not recommend this course unless you can get a good deal on UnderPar and really enjoy playing a somewhat link's style course. In my opinion, it's a little over-rated and underwhelming.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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