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Friendliness
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Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6572 yards
Slope 134
Rating 71.1

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Boyd Barr (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

3.8
54 Reviews (54)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 26
Forced Carries 18
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
Advanced Golfers 16
A Weekend Splurge 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
At a Resort 12
Near Local Attractions 12

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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Needs attention

Foursome last saturday. Tee boxes unacceptable and bunkers unacceptable. I have paid half that amount with overall conditions better than last week. Will not return until these issues are addressed.Sod or immediate seed tee boxes and silica in bunkers is necessary for the price charged!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Needs attention

Played a foursome last Saturday and was not impressed with both the tee boxes and bunkers.
tee boxes are uneven and require sod or fast grow seed last week! Bunkers are poor, not one has any silica which should be expected at $103 a round.
Probably will not return unless they charge a lot less (Haha) or repair these issues immediately.
Fairways and greens were 4/5 star

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Ontario Advisor
Previously Played

Another great day

Day three. I cant get enough. Course conditions stay the same. Very consistent green speed three days in a row. Very seldom do i play the same course three times in a row. The course changed the pin positions and the tee blocks around nicely each day so the course played a little differently. I wish i was playing a fourth day. Good breeze each day. Some directional change but generally from the same direction. I realise that all golfers have course styles that they enjoy. For me. This style of course with no houses and mature trees separating most holes is what I like. If its what you like then Smugglers is a place.to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Eastern Ontario's Finest

Absolutely fantastic in all respects.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Ontario Advisor
Previously Played
Average weather
Walked

Fun course in the Thousand Islands

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cups at least 3 days old

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.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
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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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great!

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great view and design

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course, great shape.

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,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing experience

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great course, great vistas

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.

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

Good value

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff are accommodating, professional and easy going.

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not fun

No Rangers. Groups in front stuffed up every green near cup. Bunkers had many rocks in them and few were raked.
It took 5 hrs to play which is not acceptable.
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

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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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.
Jason Boyce
Director of Golf Operations

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

awesome course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Spectacular senery

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Experience

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Every hole is pretty

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course in the area

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 :-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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