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3.9
353 Reviews (353)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
168
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
76.5%
Recommend this course
283 out of 353 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.0
1 Reviews (1)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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3.9
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
72.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7074 yards
Slope 146
Rating 75.0

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Golf Season Apr 1 to Nov 30
Architect Ted Baker (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Showers, Lockers

Reviews

3.9
353 Reviews (353)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 24
19th Hole Scenic Views 20
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 59
Bunkers 42
Narrow Fairways 42
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 47
Locals 33
Entertaining Clients 27
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 46
Worth the Drive 35
In the 'Burbs 17

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Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Tough course. Nice Layout.

Lots of narrow fairways with tree lines and thick fescue.

Price is a little steep for just walking.

A few picturesque holes to be sure.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played

Silly layout

Royal Ontario takes great pride in being one of the highest slope ratings in Ontario. One would think that that would translate into a memorable course but instead it means a bunch of blind shots and quirky holes (225 par 4 90 degree dogleg). Definitely a course you need to play this course a couple of times to know how to play it.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

the day was perfect and so was my score, I had fun with my friends

The day we had was excellent had not been golfing in a while it was such a nice time with my friends and family a real treat ,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could use some TLC

The course has a nice layout , with many holes having tight landing areas off the tee. Easy to donate balls if you’re not accurate from the tee. Greens were both thick and also filled with unrepaired ball marks. Very frustrating to see a good layout not respected by the staff and players.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 09/20/2019

We are on it each day, divots and ball marks. Thanks!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 09/20/2019

Thanks

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad design that isn't worth it

I had expected a course with a "Royal" designation in its name to be a top notch place but, don't let the name fool you. I thought that it was a really badly designed track with a lot of water features that couple be presented better instead the overgrowth around all the ponds. If I was the owner of this course I would not be too proud of how this course has been taken care of. Its not the superintendents fault its just that the surrounding forest and bush has been allowed to grow over and consequently covers a lot of the natural features that this course has. Because of this overgrowth its not a particularly attractive course to play. A couple of suggestions I would have is to clean up the overgrowth along the ponds and other water features, divot the fairways better and take the large stones that can be found out of the bunkers. I expect a lot from a course with the Kaneff brand on it and this one definitely was a disappointment. Might be a while before I come play this track again?

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/20/2019

In response to the Kaneff Golf comments on my past comments. This is just a deflection of blame when it comes to my comments about the course conditions. I'm sorry but, I'm not interested in coming back to play this track again because of what I commented on previously. I'm sure that the conservation authorities aren't that strict about the areas mentioned previously?

4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 09/20/2019

Many areas around the ponds are now protected areas by conservation authorities. Being able to cut and trim everything is not possible due to various enviro restrictions. Along with spraying chemicals to help with this are now heavily regulated.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Difficult Course

You'd better him them straight or this course is not for you. Put the driver away on a number of holes and you will be happier.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 09/04/2019

Shot makers course! Thanks for the comment

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Rotal ontario

Course was in excellent shape. Much much better than when i played here a couple of years ago.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 09/04/2019

We will pass this on to Tony our new Superintendent!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 09/04/2019

Thanks

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good times

Course was in great shape, play was a little slow. This a challenging course, and some tight fairways. Ton of fun was had, only downside was we paid more than what the booking on GolfNow indicated.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 09/04/2019

Very strange, we will look into this. Thanks for the feedback

Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 09/04/2019

Thanks

Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 08/21/2019

We will work on the Friendlness!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tee boxes, greens and sand traps all in pretty bad shape

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 08/21/2019

We will work on this, thanks!

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Leo

Not worth the money because of the name....way better courses on HOT DEALS
I have played all the other Kaneff courses...first time here....
Too many dog leg holes...
We were a foursome and had to let 3 twosomes through by the 12 hole....starters dont know their job????
We finally had a good pace and flow 13-18....
Anyways....move on to Niagara and Legends which is always the best

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 08/21/2019

Great feedback, will send to the proshop and the starters.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Slowwwwwwww

Usually a good day at RO. Today there were 4 groups waiting on the tenth tee. It's pretty painful to wait 23 minutes to tee off. It rained fairly hard the night before and the course showed it in spots. Overall RO has a really nice layout, save for one hole. Probably better deals out there for the money but the proximity to the city adds value.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
Commented on 08/21/2019

Thanks for the feedback, typically we don't have waits on the 10th. Something out of the ordinary must of happened.

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