King's Forest Golf Course

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4.2
192
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
93
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
91.4%
Recommend this course
166 out of 190 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
51
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
Recommend this course
48 out of 51 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
52
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.2%
Recommend this course
49 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7150
Slope 129
Rating 74.3
Type Public/Municipal
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King's Forest Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7150 yards 74.3 129
Blue 72 6765 yards 72.7 124
White 72 6322 yards 70.4 120
Red 72 5580 yards 67.3 111
Scorecard for King's Forest
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.7/124 436 389 411 480 224 504 171 378 398 3391 426 371 385 436 165 468 404 185 534 3374 6765
White M: 70.4/120 432 369 346 460 203 473 150 358 376 3167 398 361 364 411 145 425 387 168 496 3155 6322
Red W: 71.8/117 414 358 331 390 191 451 136 347 312 2930 308 256 311 367 125 413 273 157 440 2650 5580
Handicap 3 1 5 17 11 9 13 15 7 6 12 10 2 18 14 4 16 8
Par 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 1 9 11 7 5 15 3 13 2 8 10 4 18 14 16 6 12

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season Year round
Architect Graham Cooke

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.2
192

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Plays Long 19
Narrow Fairways 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
Locals 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 22
Worth the Drive 12
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Previously Played

Great course , great staff

Course is truly a great course . The greens , fairways are in great shape. Layout is good.

No dumb holes like some courses .

This course is a gem for the Hamilton area.

Staff are very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course!

Kings Forrest is always a treat to play. From check-in, that staff were friendly. We putted around for a little bit before our tee time. Large putting area---didn't notice a place to chip.

Tee boxes were a little banged up, but it is the near the end of the season so it's understandable. I did manage to slip twice when teeing off (wearing golf shoes).

Greens were slow and a little long which is rare--again, I attribute this to nearing the end of the season.

I love the challenge of this course and bunkers protecting some of the greens--great opportunity to get out the 60.

The beer cart came around often, a nice touch!

Overall fairways were in good condition---it's a great course and extremely scenic.

Pace of play was a little slow, but when you're hitting the ball well--sometimes you have to wait for others.

I look forward to playing here again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good condition late in season

Enjoyable course in good condition for end of season. Slower pace of play today - kinda backed up. Challenging layout. Recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Day Well Spent

Played with 3 relatives and friends.We loved the layout and the pace of play. Our only complaint were the shaggy greens which hadn't been cut or the holes moved in a day or two. That was evident. It was a little pricey for the time of year,but that said,, a day that otherwise was great.

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

Hidden Gem

A wonderful golf course. Very pretty. Lots of elevation changes. Very challenging but very fair.. Can’t beat it for value. I could be a member there and never be bored.

Pro Shop Staff were fabulous, super friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. If I were looking for customer service employees I would go out of myway to hire the young man and lady that looked after us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course was our playground as kids.

Kings Forest lower part of Albion Falls! Picturesque and fun layout! Took full 4 hrs to play but was a great day for it!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

The only downside would be the greens i felt were aerated a little to early but it early didn't have much effect the rolling . But may have played with my head. Over aĺl a very positive experience

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

Great course!!

Loved this course was challanging but fun. The elevated tees were great to hit from. The course was well maintained from fairways to bunkers and greens. Will definitely go back again before the season is over.

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

Didn’t meet expectations

Was really looking forward to playing this course. We started ten minutes late. Saw two groups of two go off ahead of us. The one group of two was so slow that we were standing on the tee box for 5 minutes and the group behind us joined us. Watched the golfer top 5 shots and not pick up to keep page of play. There was also no marshall’s on the course to keep pace of play up. The drink cart went in as we were going out (4:20 pm on a Friday). The staff was friendly and the course shape wasn’t ok but we only got 15 holes in before it went dark due to the aforementioned. Will likely seek to play elsewhere next time unfortunately.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Very scenic and challenging. Greens were on the slow side however.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

First time playing this course. Heard lots of great things, and it’s all true. Great layout, well maintained, friendly staff. Will definitely play this course again. A really great day.

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

This course is challenging but fun to play.

It's been awhile since we played here, I remember how challenging it was. The pace was good, course was in great shape. Too two of the foursome didn't enjoyed the course but I would want to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Gem in the Hammer!!

Living in the Hamilton area for years I'm so disappointed this was my first time playing Kings Forest!! Reason being, it's a touch pricy. Ended up getting a morning tee time for $60 cart and taxes included and it was worth every penny!! All cart paths are paved, course lay out and condition are phenomenal! Beautiful intermediate cuts on the fairways and around all greens, which too are in great shape! Four separate tee boxes on all holes, course has beautiful elevated tee shots looking over the escarpment on a few holes, beautiful mature tree lined fairways and the pace of play was great, didn't wait for one shot until the 18th tee box! I've played approximately 30 courses in the southern Ontario region and all things considered, this track takes the cake! Keep up the good work City of Hamilton!!

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

Great calue

Good course I’d absolutely recommend it to someone else. Very scenic and very challenging

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

You have to use all your clubs on this course, which is good, especially on the tees

There seemed to be a fair amount of moisture on the course...probably due to storms in the area prior to playing...greens seemed very fast at first than seemed to be much slower than they looked and putting came up short many times...course was in great shape and always a challenge...better layout and quality than some private courses that I have played on. Great track and a nice pace of play...not rushed at all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

friendly staff pace of play perfect

would play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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