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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6566 yards
Slope 135
Rating 71.3
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6566 yards 71.3 135
Blue (W) 72 6566 yards 77.5 139
White 72 5800 yards 68.7 124
White (W) 72 5800 yards 73.6 132
Red 72 5217 yards 65.8 117
Red (W) 72 5217 yards 70.5 125
Scorecard for Huntsville Downs Golf Course
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: 71.3/135 W: 77.5/139 430 220 430 510 178 339 415 420 510 3452 500 333 173 349 336 430 188 473 332 3114 6566
White M: 68.7/124 W: 73.6/132 377 168 391 456 130 313 395 357 449 3036 479 310 143 312 315 283 156 445 321 2764 5800
Red M: 65.8/117 W: 70.5/125 350 141 361 427 114 287 305 289 427 2701 452 288 118 274 287 249 125 412 311 2516 5217
Handicap 3 7 11 1 17 15 5 13 9 2 6 18 4 12 16 14 8 10
Par 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1925
Golf Season Jan 1 to Oct 30
Architect Stanley Thompson (1925) John F. Robinson (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.0
40 Reviews (40)
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Enjoyable course

There were rough patches on some of the fairways but overall very Weill maintained.
Beautiful view from the 17th tee boxes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
4.0
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Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Barry's 2 cents

Very good overall. Nice course with good topographic features.

Conditions Good
Value 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

Beautiful holes

Pretty tough playing this course for the first time but my lasting memory will be how beautiful some the holes were. Great value for a very good golf course.

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

Huntsville Downs

A straight forward course with a lot of par 4's and 5's. The course is kept in nice condition. The staff are super friendly. It's good value for the course as well. It was my first time going but I would definitely return. It would a good walking course as we'll. the paths can get pretty steep at times. I would definitely recommend this course. -H

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Good add-on to a vacation in Muskoka

Enjoyable. All kinds of golfers would enjoy this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

rundown

Huntsville Downs is an older run down facility, Club house is old with no charm, looks like a small town family restaurant, badly needs updating. Change rooms smell like there are in an old arena after a weekend hockey tournament. Course is good, use to be much better, each time I go back its more run down with less people there, I wonder why! A company should not be aloud to post regular rate green fees on Golf Now. Are they to cheap to buy regular advertisement.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Day of Golf with a friend

Loved the day golfing at Huntsville Downs - very picturesque and challenging - in a good way.

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

Very friendly staff here.

Enjoyed our game but unfortunately got rained out after 9.
Staff willingly provided rain checks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Service needs some help

No beverage cart. Shack mid course with drinks cash only- we didn't carry any cash and no attempt made to accommodate us.
Booked golf for 2 on GolfNow and we got automatically paired with another couple we didn't know one of which had never golfed before. Just wanted a round as a couple but had to wait for them and became a very long tedious day. Asked to hurry up when we checked in because men's night was starting and we would be in the way.
Fairways and greens in good shape but peripheral grounds long thick grass not cut very often.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great day

Great course great value lovely views. Can't wait to get out again

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

Great Public Course

This course is nice layout with the greens in excellent condition. The back 9 are definitly more to the standards of other Muskoka high end courses.
The value is definetly the consideration as other Resort courses in the area can be pricey. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course for fall golf.

The course is in excellent shape. With the fall colours it is worth the price to walk around it and enjoy the view. The course is not overly long but is certainly challenging enough. The pace of play is always good and marshals make sure that things keep moving. Comparing it to other nearby courses, Huntsville Downs presents a good challenge with just as spectacular views at a much more reasonable price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic fall colours

I have played here many times and always feel that i get a great deal. This time the starter permitted 5 players in a a group. This backed up the 2 nd nine. Greens are in excellent condition. There are no flat lies as the course is 1925 vintage. Beautiful fairways

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course design takes full advantage of Muskoka scenery

A fair test of golf with some holes you will remember.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day with my son. This course is very good and you can see wildlife(deer). It is well laidout.

People walking really hold up play. When a group are playing they should be required to all have carts.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best little gem around Huntsville...

Great value for money...excellent conditions and good variety of holes and terrain. Might suggest extending Whites to 6,000+ to discourage high handicappers from choosing Blues' 6,500 instead of the current Whites at 5800 (a bit short).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Short but challenging . Lots of great holes and great views

Great bang for your buck, a well maintained and challenging course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not very long from the whites, but challenging for sure!

Lots of elevation changes, as is expected in the Muskoka area. Found the greens had a few bare spots, other than that in good shape. The bunkers were playable too, which I find rare on low to mid priced courses.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent

Huntsville Downs is a great course , excellent value for the money , great shape , challenging greens, super staff & great food , nice pace of play.

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

Greens in best shape I have seen them.

I have played this course a few times in the last couple of years and this is the nicest I have ever seen the greens. Views at course are almost as good as Deerhurst and conditions comparable (I would even say the greens here were better than Deerhurst the last time I played there in 2012). For the money, I would always play HD over Deerhurst. We played in 3.5 hours teeing off just after 8 am on a Sunday morning. The starter told us to keep pace with the group ahead of us because they were busy, but no one teed off behind us until we were on the 5th hole. There were groups on most holes when we were finishing our round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent

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