Horseshoe Resort - Valley

3.8871058824 3.9 stars from 5 (116)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6204 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6204 yards 71.1 137
White 72 5776 yards 68.8 131
Red 72 5114 yards 70.0 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 116 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

105 out of 116 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"A good course"


IanWilding's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I like the Valley course. Hope to play it again. ⛳


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Horseshoe"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Very tight in places. Well laid out. Great value for the game. Will go back for sure


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


musewe1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and challenging. Pace not so great since at one time we were two seperate groups waiting to tee off and one group was on fairway waiting for another group on the putting green. Had to wait and wait. Seemed inexperienced players causing delays. Ended up with round taking considerably longer to complete. Otherwise course in great condition and will play it again anytime.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Marshall and cart services were great.

We walked and were with a carted couple, it made for a difficult foursome esp between the 9 th and 10 th hole with th distance to travel.

Challenging and enjoyable, just a word of caution, for the most part narrow fairways, not much forgiveness.

Overall, beautiful scenery and nice course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


dlhook's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played on a perfect fall day.Sun,fall colours and a great course. e have played here before but not on a day like this!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens not playable"


u2608567's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were aerated and sanded and was not told this prior to booking. Very disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great resort course"


uGKGX2977GK's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

winding through mature forest

extreme elevation changes

no easy putts


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Need a players assistant to police the pace of play"


WilliamBcan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked for 18 holes but 2 hours and 45 minutes to play 9 was enough frustration.

Too bad as it's an enjoyable course to play from the blue tees.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Change the first hole"


craigb123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

One of the most picturesque courses you can play. Tight fairways and decent greens. They should build a new first hole. It wasn't always this way and was a decent par 4. They need to build a separate pro shop away from all the other activities and add the new first hole there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed it"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would play here again. The course was in good shape. Thanks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



DaveK407's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



dwsdws's avatar
Age:  55-64

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course...if you're right handed."


amckenna's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is undergoing some changes (construction) however overall it plays well if you're right handed. Most courses are designed for the right handed players however this course heavily discriminates against a south paw. Even to the extent that any holes that are not dog legs (ALL dog legs on this course go left to right) will have a tree or some other obstruction or the right side of the fairway just off the tee to block the left handed golfer. Also, the day we played every single set of blue tee deck markers were situated on the far right hand side of the tee boxes. Not enjoyable! As a left handed golfer (of which there are many in Canada) I will never pay to play the course again!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice"


u000004772520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course, good price. Pretty cheep.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


dlhook's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather was windy and cold but we persevered!! Consruction going on so Pro Shop? was in the ski area.We asked where to get a coffee and lady behind the counter did not know.Took about 20 min to get hot dog and fries($8).Course is very good and will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Brilliant Fall Day Golfing"


111754's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Definitely one of the best fall days, crisp sunny & dry in central Ontario. I got one of the best rates from the Hot Deals & enjoyed my monies worth. The course is in great shape considering all the rain we have been getting this past week. It plays quite long & has several demanding holes that requires accurate shot making. Long drives are the normal requirement in order to reach greens in regulation. Most greens were aerated but some were still smooth & challenging. I will be playing again soon before the winter weather arrives. My hat goes off to all running the course, well done.<br/> M. Meyer<br/> Barrie, Ontario


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Loved the course"


Aa045500's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would play this course again, no question.

Beautiful course.

Course was in great shape despite the rain.

Greens were smooth and very fast - challenging.

Layout is tight, a good test of your golf skills. Had a great time despite the cool weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Scenery and Challenging"


gmperdue's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely views from several holes. Tight fairways make this relatively short course fairly challenging. Staff very friendly. Golfnow rates give good value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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