Smuggler's Glen Golf Course

4.6667000000 4.7 stars from 5 (51)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6572 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

  • 409, 1000 Islands Parkway, Gananoque, Ontario, K7G 2T6
  • (613) 659-4999
  • (613) 659-4965
  • www.smugglersglen.com

Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Boyd Barr (2005)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6572 yards 71.1 134
White 71 6174 yards 69.5 126
White (W) 72 6174 yards 75.6 136
Gold 71 5700 yards 66.8 121
Gold (W) 72 5700 yards 72.4 133
Red 71 5181 yards 64.9 117
Red (W) 72 5181 yards 70.0 129
Green 71 4741 yards 63.2 109
Green (W) 72 4741 yards 66.3 124

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 51 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

49 out of 51 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Eastern Ontario's Finest"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Absolutely fantastic in all respects.


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


"Fun course in the Thousand Islands"


WDM1980's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Ontario Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I played this course on a frost delayed morning after Thanksgiving (Canadian). The staff were great at keeping us informed of the starting times and the free coffee helped keep me warm on the range, though did little to help my mediocre play.

Smuggler's is a lot of fun. Weaving its way around the Canadian shield, you get quite a Muskoka golf feel without the long drive up north and crazy prices. The rock and wetlands make for an interesting round as you have to play carefully to avoid bounces off the rocks and into the woods. The opening hole is a great example of the risk/reward of the course - hit it <210 off the tee to stay short of the rocks or try to carry it >235 to give yourself a short iron into the green on a par 5. Other great risk / reward holes include the par 5 4th, par 4 12th, and par 4 17th.

Conditioning was great - even late in the season. The range is ok - nothing special. The clubhouse is small, not grand, but provides a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. It's a walkable course - I did it without problem. There are some hills, but if you're used to walking, it won't be a problem - and it's far better than being stuck on cart path only.

This course belongs in the top 100 in Canada.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cups at least 3 days old"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't expect to pay over $80 and have cups that are at least 3 days old. Greens were okay except for damage caused by not changing hole locations often enough. This was once a well maintained course. There are too many well maintained courses in the area to have to put up with these conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2016

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. I am not sure I can comment on the holes not being changed for three days. The issue may have been we topdressed that day and the lips were damaged. Staff is sent out to move holes the same day to correct this. Unfortunately we may have not caught up to you. Please feel free to email me at jason@smugglersglen.com to see if there is something I can do for you.


"Great!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! Love playing there. Definitely be back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great view and design"


mn3434's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you want to golf a course with great views, an excellent design and great staff don't look any further. The first hole says it all with a great view of the St. Lawrence river as you are about to hit over a gorge that separates the tee blocks from the fairway. It is a challenging course but all abilities can enjoy this gem. The grounds crew keeps it in phenomenal condition and the staff are very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this course if you are in the gananoque area or are willing to travel. I don't think you will be disappointed.


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


"Excellent course, great shape."


Randy4759448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We loved this course but when we arrived at the 11th tee we found there was a 4 some and 2 2-somes ahead of us and people coming up behind us. We chose this time to quit. All well and good we had a great hot deal

Will definitely go back,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing experience"


Leslie7889522's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is by far the best course I've ever played. The course is challenging yet fun to play. Each hole is visually pleasing. The staff is very helpful and friendly. A must play!


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


"Great course, great vistas"


GeoffVincent's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time at Smuggler's and loved the course. Almost every hole was a delight to just look at and calculate your shot options, target etc, Opportunities for lay ups and going for it. In general, it is a target shot golf course but I did not find the fairways punishing narrow. Actually, many holes are quite open. Lots of exposed rock to see. I will play again for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u00000181899's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape ..we teed off at 720 in a twosome and we're done at 1030!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Staff are accommodating, professional and easy going."


golfingpjk's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the 1st time for my friend, but I played here a couple times. I only get out a couple times a year. The course was in great condition for October. Staff are super cool, marshall's nice and friendly. Atmosphere provides the ultimate experience for the average golfer, to the seasoned golfer. Thank you Smuggler Glen for a fun day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not fun"


Larry821's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No Rangers. Groups in front stuffed up every green near cup. Bunkers had many rocks in them and few were raked.<br/> It took 5 hrs to play which is not acceptable.<br/> Checked with starter before teeing off he said it was running at 4 hrs. We caught 4 groups of ladies on the third hole who should not have been out there. Best shot seen would have been less than 50 yes


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/30/2015

Hi Larry,

Sorry I am so late getting back to you. We do our best to keep pace of play moving however it was a very busy day as were sold out until your 1:20 Tee time. If you recall what traps you had issues with please email directly at jason@smugglersglen.com and we will do our best to correct the issue. Your feedback is appreciated and we can not correct any issues if we are not aware of them.

Thank you.<br/> Jason Boyce<br/> Director of Golf Operations


"awesome course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very impressed with course been a while since ive played there but has improved a lot since last time I played


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Spectacular senery"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course meanders through the hills of bananaquit. Tight fairways require a straight shot off the tee. Greens rolled true not too undulating for straight putts. All in all an excellent experience. My only complaint was that I paid for a full cart even though I was a single rider. I defininetly will return.


Pace of Play: 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"


Warren5203241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very nice course. Worth playing. You must drive the ball pretty straight off the tee. Lots of trouble all around. Not a walkable course. Too much up and down with elevated tees. Depending on where you are from it can be a long drive for one day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


hymanbraiter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience. Worth the drive from Ottawa. We will go back.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Every hole is pretty"


u000007601237's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My favourite course in eastern ontario, well worth the drive fro ottawa


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in the area"


u037262906's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course - the setting and conditions are always amazing. Playing here just makes you feel good about life. One of the best features is the range of tee boxes - I am a 20 handicap player and played with my 12 year old son and we could both find suitable tee boxes. The course has enough challenges but if you can hit it straight then you can score well for sure. And if you can't, just enjoy the beauty of it and don't keep score :-)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stunning"


uOSGW5792OS's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

perfect in almost every way. I cannot think of a flaw. Perhaps a tad too difficult, but then again if played from the correct tee blocks, not too bad.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not a walking course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would not walk this course unless you are extremely fit! Lots of hills!<br/> A very picturesque course.<br/> A couple of tee boxes could have better direction and some paint to signify the Different tee boxes would help.<br/> Otherwise the course is fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This Course is in great shape"


Kevin5360996's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were like carpets. Greens also in great condition - rolled true with good quick speed. Challenging rough and great sand. Overall, as good as I've seen it in the last several years. Played as a twosome on a "Hot Deal" - arrived early for our 4:10 tee-time and starter had no problems letting us off early. This course has a great layout and is a must play in the region.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed