Royal Ontario Golf Club

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4.0
314
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
156
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
74.4%
Recommend this course
252 out of 314 reviews
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3.6
5
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.4
60.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 5 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
16
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
68.8%
Recommend this course
11 out of 16 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7074 yards
Slope 146
Rating 75.0
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Royal Ontario Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7074 yards 75.0 146
Gold 72 6785 yards 73.4 142
Blue 72 6385 yards 71.5 136
White 72 5958 yards 69.7 130
White (W) 72 5958 yards 74.7 137
Red (W) 72 5225 yards 70.8 124
Scorecard for Royal Ontario Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Pro M: 75.0/146 421 183 536 457 271 458 360 162 588 3436 543 165 434 360 436 441 430 220 609 3638 7074
Gold M: 73.4/142 412 177 522 446 262 435 344 157 564 3319 490 157 409 343 422 428 416 207 595 3467 6786
Blue M: 71.5/136 394 166 502 426 239 405 332 142 542 3148 452 139 384 332 407 373 390 189 571 3237 6385
White M: 69.7/130 W: 74.7/137 375 143 482 363 216 385 322 124 506 2916 434 116 359 319 386 347 371 171 539 3042 5958
Red W: 70.8/124 322 126 415 312 196 346 270 111 431 2529 374 100 329 290 355 305 334 148 461 2696 5225
Green W: 63.2/111 209 62 320 246 169 280 226 60 361 1933 288 90 231 232 244 245 257 90 334 2011 3944
Handicap 6 10 4 8 16 2 14 18 12 13 17 15 7 3 11 5 9 1
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 16 10 12 14 4 8 18 2 3 17 15 7 5 11 9 13 1

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

Reviews

4.0
314

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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Pace of play

Love this course and would play it more often but everytime we play the pace of play is incedibly slow. Too bad.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It was ok

The overall experience was ok...but just ok. Not sure if it's a $100 course. The staff was fantastic bit the course conditions weren't what they should be.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-10-03T13:09:54.000+00:00

Thanks, we will let our superintendent know.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is the first time I play here in 3 years.

The green is little bit beat up, otherwise the course is nice.

I always have a great time playing here.

Staff are always nice.

The foursome in front of us are slow, it give me more time to think about my shots.

I shot 79 on Monday, my best score on this course .

I am very happy

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-09-04T16:10:50.000+00:00

Thanks!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ball marks and divots everywhere

Not sure if it’s the caliber of golfer they attract or what the reason is but I have never seen so many unfixed ball marks on the green and unfilled divots in the fairway.

New this year...they are clearly in trouble financially because they didn’t bother to join the Golf Canada program, so you can’t actually enter your score for handicap purposes. I’ve been golfing in the GTA for 30+ years and have never encountered this. Won’t go back for that reason alone.

Spend $15 more and go down the road and play Piper’s Heath. Much better experience from start to finish.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-09-04T16:12:39.000+00:00

Thanks for the feedback. It is a challenge in todays golf world to educate the golfers in fixing ball marks and divots. One of the reasons we did not join Golf Canada. We have joined over 1 thousand courses across Canada who have not joined Golf Canada in hopes they will listen to public golf courses not just the private courses

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

You are not welcome

Some of the green Marshalls had very bad attitude as if questioning why we were there. Absolutely NOT friendly, nor helpful. For example, after the first nine holes on a very hot day, a green Marshall refused to let us (including my gest from overseas) to eat something and had a drink before starting the back nine. He did not even allow us to go to buy a beer or water to carry to the back nine. When a lady eventually showed up at the 6 hole selling refreshment. We purchased couple of beer and two cold towels. One of the towels was very dirty and smelly, and another one was smelly. The lady refused our request to exchange a clean towel for guest. What kind of services was that. A total Disappointment!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-09-04T16:13:37.000+00:00

Tough feedback, thank you. We are talking to all our Marshals that work at the golf course and giving them your feedback.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

COURSE IS NOT RATED, so you cannot post a score to Golf Canada

Golf Now shows this course as rated, Well, they didn't pay their subscription to Golf Ontario, so they are no longer rated and anyone with a handicap CANNOT POST THEIR SCORE

GolfNow should remove the following 'rating/slope' information, because it is no longer valid and is misleading to anyone who plays it based on this information, as it no longer shows as a course in Golf Canada or USGA listings.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope

Black 72 7074 yards 75 146

Gold 72 6785 yards 73.4 142

Blue 72 6385 yards 71.5 136

White 72 5958 yards 69.7 130

White (W) 72 5958 yards 74.7 137

Red (W) 72 5225 yards 70.8 124

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-07-24T11:49:53.000+00:00

Thanks for the feedback. Our course will always have ratings (par and slope) whether we have joined Golf Canada or not. We joined many courses across Canada and did not pay our membership. The golf industry is extremely challenged right now with increased costs, over supply and less golfers. As a public facility we made a decision not to join as an effort to keep people employed and maintain cost feasibility.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Tournament Layout

Superb golf course! Back Tee's play longer than the yardage. You must hit fairways here or you have no chance of playing well. All Par 3's are challenging. Awesome layout! Par 4's offer some birdie opportunities and a good mix of short target tee shot's and some require a 280-300 yard drive from the tips. Course conditions superb! Greens are comfortable speed and consistent. Got a $60 w cart hotdeal on golfnow. The course is worth $100. Highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-07-23T12:43:13.000+00:00

Great feedback, thanks!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Royal Treatment at Royal Ontario

Arrived for our 10:40am tee off about 15 minutes early. Had a great chat with the starter who was an Olympic Medalist and Rose Bowl Champ!

Teed off and it was like our private course. Group ahead kept a great pace and nobody behind us in view. It was hot so that kept the fair weather golfers away I guess. Great cart service, course was is top shape, my wife and I played 18 with carts in 3hours 40 and I shot 92; awesome day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-07-10T10:27:51.000+00:00

Thanks!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-06-15T15:23:57.000+00:00

Thanks!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-05-18T15:34:25.000+00:00

Thanks!!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Early Season Round

Royal Ontario is a great course, well manicured and very challenging, but fair. It is a course you need to play more than once unless you have a pro guide book or range finder with slope rating (there are just too many holes that play a club longer or shorter than one would think). Even with very little wind, this is a challenging, but fun layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 2018-05-18T15:35:00.000+00:00

We agree with you! Thanks!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quick round by normal standards

This was a 4 hour round, things kept moving along.

The greens were 'tined' and a lot of sand was on the green and not in the tined holes

Admittedly, the course did call to advise of the tining prior to going to the course

I wish they would learn a lesson from Scotland and Ireland, there they do one half of the green one week, placing the flag on the side not tined, then the following week, they do the other side, thereby allowing play to continue with enjoyment.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were in terrible conditions

Found a hot deal on golf now for Royal Ontario on Oct 12. We were told at the clubhouse that 9 of the holes were being aerated. 16 of the holes ended up being aerated and about 5 or 6 being totally unplayable with a layer of sand covering the green. It would have been nice knowing what the conditions were before booking, otherwise we would have not played here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Royal Ontario, harder than I remembered

Course was in excellent shape. There was some waiting at every hole. Pace was about 4:40, so it should have been half an hour faster. Greens were fast and undulating and some pin placements quite unfair, although most were ok. Course was very tight in spots. Overall, a very nice track...

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
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 Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track

This is a great course and will test good golfers. The greens are in great shape and lots of undulations make them tough to read.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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