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4.1
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
92.7%
Recommend this course
48 out of 54 reviews
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4.1
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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4.2
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5531 yards
Slope 112
Rating 66.5
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Rockway Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1935
Golf Season Apr 1 to Nov 15
Architect Stanley Thompson (1935)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
54 Reviews (54)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Walkers 7
Junior Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10

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Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Distances on Score card are wrong

The course was good. however a few holes had their distances marked wrong. it was like 400 yards for hole # 18 however the score card said 350 from white TEE. Also on one of the par 5 hole said 477 yards are so but it was only around 400 yards.

but dont get me wrong. I loved the course. its layout and standard are too good for a municipal maintained course. And my full appreciation for the staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Always enjoy this course with the tee times being more spread out for covid it’s much faster and more enjoyable

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging mid-length course

Challenging mid-length course with some twists & turns. Layout of holes is great for match play. Hole # 12 is fun challenge.
There was a range of scores in our foursome on every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good match play course

Challenging mid-length course. Plenty of little twists & turns. Good par 3s.
Hole #12 is a wonderful match play hole.
Our foursome had a range of scores on every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Clubhouse

Unfortunatley due to covid 19 the clubhouse was closed still. At most cpurses in Guelph they are open. Was hoping to enjoy more of the off course amenities especially the Moe Norman room. Still a good cpurse though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Great Value for a round. Very forgiving

Paid $25 for walking twilight rate. Didnt realize they didnt allow carts for out after 3. Still a fair price in my opinion. This course isnt exceptionnally long, but when walking it can be a good workout as there is some distance between some of the holes. The rough was fairly burnt but thats not unexpected as theres been very little rain lately. All in all for the price it was a good value round

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Stanley Thompson Design

I am a member at Rocway, and I love this course. The value is incredible for both members and non members (25 bucks after 4pm. The course is pretty well maintained, the greens are in great condition. Proshop staff are super friendly, and it has some decent amenities are large practice putting green that is closed and chipping green that is closed (covid).

The one problem that Rocway has always had an issue with is pace of play. It gets very slow at times and the marshalls either don't want conflict or just are oblivious to it and do not encourage some groups to play a scramble. Which would help everyone.

Overall Rocway is a gem in the city and hopefully you will give it a whirl!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good little course for the price

Rockway is a short track. Not super long. Not super difficult. Has its ups and downs. It's a city course but it's well maintained especially given the break from golf through COVID19. However, there's little in the way of ammeneties. No range. Small putting green. Food is meh. Price to play is average. Pace of play is average to slow if you get caught behind the wrong people.

All in all for 30 40 bucks it's hard to pass up. Fun to play once in a while. Worth it to go at least once for sure. Just don't expect the best thing you've ever seen. It's worth the price of entry though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Rockway being called a "golf course" demeans the term. Course layout? Not good at all: there's a 10-15 minute commute across an intersection between 2 of the holes, which was poorly marked and not brought to our attention ahead of time. Course conditions? Even worse: the rough was severely unkept, and every green was covered with debris, making each putt a guess. The other golfers? The worst of the three: some players were wearing t-shirts, a group ahead of us was playing as an 8-some, and some players were seen driving their golf carts on top of the green. If you think you've got this course as a value pick, do yourself a favour and just move along.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Management problems

I Understand Covid-19 rules, I booked for 2 golfers, got to the course and they added 2 singles to our group. I mentioned that during Covid-19 they should not be pairing total strangers together, pro shop manager rudely said they had too, due to spacing out the tee times further apart, so to make their money they have no choice but to put 4 golfers on every hole wether you know each other or not. Very rude manager even the Marshall was surprised that we did not know each other. Typical management always about the money not the safety of people.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great

Been in this city for 30 years. Never knew course was this big. Coming back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall golf

Very good condition, several Tees are chewed up and unlevel. Beautiful autumn colors. Very slow group ahead of us today.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My favourite course

I played Rockway over 20 times last season. It is, by far my favourite course to play. I have only played there once this season. Between 2018 & 2019, the price for a round increased by $20, making it one of the more expensive courses in the area. I have been playing at Conestoga this year for $45.20 including cart on Sunday mornings. Rockway is around $80. By booking later in the day and using Golf Now, I was able to book this one round for a price I could afford.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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