Royal Ontario Golf Club

4.0730941176 4.1 stars from 5 (303)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7074 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 6378 Trafalgar Rd, Hornby, Ontario, Canada, L0P 1E0
  • (905) 693-9966
  • (905) 693-9832
  • royalontario.com

Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Ted Baker (2003)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Apr 1 to Nov 30

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 303 Reviews
5 stars:
70
4 stars:
153
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

245 out of 302 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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uQEFL6639QE's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004048166's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/18/2018

Thanks!!


"Great Early Season Round"


jeffreyknight's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/18/2018

We agree with you! Thanks!



u837437553's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Quick round by normal standards"


u097646756's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens were in terrible conditions"


u8908914's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Royal Ontario, harder than I remembered"


u00000842400's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u493032464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track"


Jeffrey2503321's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u755538794's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the course quite a bit. There were several holes that you could not hit the driver on as you would run out of fairway or by design you need to hit a lesser club. Lots of blind landing areas from the tee which is not ideal.

The marshal was annoying to say the least as he was on us for a good portion of the front nine even though there was no one behind us or on the tee. Totally inappropriate if you pay $250 plus for threesome with tax and you get bothered for no reason.

I certainly won't play this course again because of the marshal system.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"4 Stars"


merked16's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is great. It is kept in pretty good condition. Staff is friendly and helpful. Only complaint is that it gets overbooked and usually takes me 5 hours to play a round in the summers.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Tyandaga Golf Course on 05/03/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Tyandaga Golf Course, in the Burlington, Ontario area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the rangers so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.


u000007443710's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Leland8865508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u159264695's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Very well maintained course. Fairways, greens and bunkers were in great shape. Played early morning on a weekday so pace of play was great. Very reasonably priced for the quality.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/28/2017

Early morning is the best time to play! Thanks


"Play once or twice a year"


JohnGHall's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course with not too many easy holes. 9 and 18 are their signature holes and making par on either requires a careful approach. 7 is an easy drive with a approach into a narrow green virtually surrounded by water/hazards except for one side. The on course service is good as well and staff are friendly. Prices seem to have come down so you are getting good value for your money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not as easy as it looks."


eligioardizzi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I play this course a lot and always enjoy it. Looks fairly benign, but can be very hard on the score card if you do not hit your ball straight. The greens are sneaky quick and always in A-1 condition and consistent from start to end of season.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/17/2017

Thanks! It can be a shot makers course depending on the tees you choose.



merked16's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough course"


u000006446244's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course kept in great condition. Very tight not much room for error


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/26/2017

Thanks! It is a shot makers course!


"5.5 hours for a round of golf"


HGerlach's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course as I usually do, however 5.5 hours for a round is way to much for me. Avoid playing this course on weekends if you can unless you want a whole day experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2017

We will have to work on this. Will pass it along to Cal our Golf Pro.




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Marshal and restaurant staff very friendly. Tee off time was good and because of early bird time we could relax over lunch before the round

Check in was all done ahead of time and carts were already. pro shop seemed less enthusiastic- like we were getting a great deal that he wasn't sharing in. I expect a warm welcome or at least a hello when I enter a pro shop to start a round of golf

Wasn't impressed with paying for a small bucket of balls for the driving range-

But overall good value for the money and good course- more lke a club link than a public track


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2017

Thanks for the feedback. We will let Cal our pro know about your experience in the Proshop.



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