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3.5
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.7
59.3%
Recommend this course
63 out of 83 reviews
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2.8
22 Reviews (22)
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2 Stars
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Conditions
2.0
Value
2.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
1.8
StaffFriendliness
3.2
27.3%
Recommend this course
6 out of 22 reviews
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2.9
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
2.3
Value
2.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
1.8
StaffFriendliness
3.2
32.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6445 yards
Slope 133
Rating 71.0
Book a Tee Time at
Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season May - October
Architect Rene Muylaert (1999) Doug Carrick (2006) Ian Andrew

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $17
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Lockers

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.5
83 Reviews (83)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 13
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 9
A Weekend Splurge 8
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

sawmill creek golf resort Camlachie

The course is very much improved from earlier in the year and great to play. Fairways and greens were good. The sand traps are not. Restaurant, is under new management and just opened. Looks great. The rooms also looked very welcoming and extremely clean. I only played the front 9 but was impressed with the improvement.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Golf

The cart rental was expensive. Could not play out of bunkers as no sand and full of weeds. Tee blocks in poor condition. Staff was not friendly but foremost none of the staff where wearing masks and no plexiglass barrier. Also no hand sanitizer. Their computer was not working so had to prove that we had payed ahead of time. I should have reported them to health Canada. I will not go back there again as the coarse looks like it going under and run down. It looks like the bank has taken it over and has put someone it there until the end of this season.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition $40 to rent a cart, $20 each person.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Could be so great

So much potential. Course was clearly gorgeous not long ago but has definitely been let go. GolfNow also screwed us on pricing charging more for our round than a normal round with a cart at the course. Be sure to call the course before booking on GolfNow

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall from grace

Sawmill used to be one of the premier courses in the Sarnia area. The greens rolled true and the course was in immaculate condition. Now it’s a shell of its former self. The fairways were poorly managed and parts of the greens were brown. (25% of the 17th.) Despite a desperate need for mowing, the grounds crew were sadly more concerned with drudgung for balls. There was no cart person. Then to top it all off the manager chased us down in the parking lot and accused us of not paying. Do not pay more than $25 to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Great Potential-needs water

Friends and I have played Sawmill in the past and the course was unbelievable. The course is difficult enough for the good players yet, friendly to the lesser skilled..
Today, I drove an hour and twenty just to play this gem and I was very disappointed with the conditions.
The fairways were burned and hard while the greens were long and shaggy. I understand the weather is hot but, you have to dump some water on the course to make it playable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

Course layout is great and the course is interesting and tough enough to play. The greens are in rough shape , slow, and undulated. Not good enough.

The fairways need irrigation. Half the course is on the verge of dieing. Expected a better conditioned course for the money

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

New ownership

Overall good place. New owner so give it some time. The greens need some work they were a bit rough. Employees said a new owner took over and it was their first day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The layout of this course is Great.

The course conditions are coming around after the COVID shutdown. They will be having some great deals coming soon. Recommend golfing here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Sub-Par Experience

Having played Sawmill Creek numerous times I was disappointed to see it in such rough shape this season. It used to be one of my favourite courses but it’s very unlikely I’ll be back anytime soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

S.O.S.!

It’s sad to see this once proud community/spa resort course fallen to this level. It is truly on life support and unless someone steps in with badly needed TLC (GolfNorth is the only viable suitor I would think) this little gem will go the way of the dinosaur. The fun and great - Carrick touched up - once Muylaert layout is still there, but the evidence of neglect is also abundant... from grassed-in bunkers to damaged tee boxes and greens that I’m sure have either been cut with substandard equipment or poorly trained greens keepers.
You’re just as likely to run into a disgruntled property owner from the housing community at Sawmill as you are another golfer theses days. I may try another visit later in the summer to see if anything positive has taken place but for the time being this has the eerie feel of a ghost town minus the tumbleweeds, although plenty of other weeds are currently taking root.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

OK but expensive

WE did a Golf now greenfees but when they added on their cart fee it was more than their standard 18 + Cart.
So careful booking via Golfnow if you also want carts.
Course needs some work.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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