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4.2
255 Reviews (255)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
89.5%
Recommend this course
222 out of 255 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
90.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7150 yards
Slope 129
Rating 74.3
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King's Forest Golf Course
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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

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
255 Reviews (255)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The greens are usually fast but because of the heat they were all watered down making them very slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice layout

Overall great course to play. Greens are a bit slow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Lovely course

Conditions are good. Greens a bit slow but not bad condition. Love the layout and the difficulty, will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape

I haven’t played here for a few years but I feel the course was in much better shape than I remember, it’s a challenging course great for practising your course management !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Had a great round. Course was in decent shape. Was really hot out there . Wish cart girl was out so you could buy drinks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly, but Rough

Lovely staff at this course, and the course has the potential to be beautiful, but COVId has forced some changes that are not great. They are relying on rain right now for watering, and the course in general looks rough and is very dry. The holes remain challenging, but fun!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still the best course in Hamilton

A beautiful day at King's forest despite Covid-19 safety measures and restrictions. Just need the beers !! ;)

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Scenic

Course is in great shape, pace of play was spot on. Greens slightly on slower side. A good tough test of golf with a beautiful layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice challenging course

Enjoyed the course, stay on the fairway or risk losing a ball in the rough. Greens are slow, but playable. Will return for sure

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A circus

Golf Now and King's clearly do not communicate about what you've purchased.

I showed up ready to golf for my 1 PM tee time at 12:50, and was given a hard time about being late by the staff at the parking lot entrance. During the booking, there was no instruction to show up 30 minutes earlier than normal. The staff were all agitated and I got the feeling I was inconveniencing them by golfing.

I did not have the option to get a power cart, and while the pro shop was trying to get me a pull cart our tee time was delayed 10 minutes. The two carts I was paired with were angry and left. I was left walking between two cart groups, the one behind hitting up on me multiple times.

Course is in great shape, weather was perfect, but the brutal attitude of all the staff put a damper on the day. We're all stressed, suck it up and be pleasant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

it was raining we we showed up at the course, the proshop said the course was still open, but there was n starter, no people on the course and the lady refused to give us a rain check. after two holes we were very wet, I asked the lady in th eproshop if the course was shut down she said no. our golf balls were leaving rooster tail wakes on the green. she still refused to shut the course down.
we had t call godnow who talked with the pro shop then issued us a refund after the pro shop admitted the course was not playable due t weather.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Frost delay

Round was delayed 1.5 hours because of frost.I thought the delay was too long.Then the tees were all moved way up to speed up play turning this fine course into a 5500 yard joke

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A challenging course

King's Forest is one of the best public courses you can play and it is always a challenge ,especially on a windy day. Course layout is superb, and the upgrades the City of Hamilton have done in the last few years are impressive.
Unfortunately pace of play was slow, and I've found this a continuing issue on this course..Marshals are needed to speed up the high handicappers and enforce etiquette effectively.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

A great challenge

This course is a great challenge, if playing this course it’s BEST NOT to check in until your tee time, the city worker STARTERS ARE HORRIBLE for sending you early when you’re not ready to play or still warming up.. they must have some hidden agenda or get a bonus for squeezing in groups
The tee boxes are in BAD shape and pretty hacked up
The greens are in very good shape tho and the fairways were just as good...
Change the city worker starters and it’s a decent course!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 130
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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