Rockway Golf Club

3.8039117647 3.8 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5531 yards
  • Slope: 112
  • Rating: 66.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5531 yards 66.5 112
Blue (W) 71 5531 yards 71.1 122
White 70 5286 yards 65.0 109
White (W) 71 5286 yards 69.8 120
Red 70 4973 yards 63.5 106
Red (W) 71 4973 yards 67.9 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

28 out of 32 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers junior golfers   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Good conditions for April."


u5930093's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had only been open 3 days so I was pleasantly surprised at the conditions. Greens had not fully grown in from fall aeration but rolled reasonably well. Ball washers were fully serviced and had new towels. A great early spring round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



jamiesoncox's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rude Marshall"


bmyatt's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a tee off time and was told when we got to the starter that we would be pushed back 30 minutes, because of league play. League play starters were almost mad that we were interrupting their groups because we went off in between some. Told not to push them. Asked to play on the back instead, said it was too busy. After two hours and 5 holes later phoned the Pro shop and asked if the league was playing 9 or 18, said they were playing 9 only. Asked if we could then jump to 10 and come back later and play 6-9, Pro shop asked if they were letting us play through, said no, which is understandable they are in league play. Pro shop was hesitant with the idea, said i would call back after the next hole. Next hole the Marshall comes by, asked if we were the ones who called about playing 10, said yes, he then said that we cant bend the rules for you guys. I said what rules are we bending, the 10 groups in front of us are playing 9, therefore 10 and beyond would be open and clear. Upset with the overall Marshalls attitude, instead of trying to help find a solution to the slow play. Finally got done 9 after 2.5 hours. Got to 10 and surprise surprise, absolutely no one on the back. Played 10-14 in 25 minutes. Marshall came by, and asked how we got to 14, was accusing us of skipping holes? Not really sure why it mattered. Said no, then said I told you there would be no one on the back. Coming down 15, Marshall comes back, says were not going to get 18 holes in, Carts need to be in before dark. You have 30 minutes left. Said that's fine, its taken us 30 minutes to play 5 holes and we are flying by this time. Finish 18, had to wait on our approach shot on 18 for the first time on the back nine while a group was shaking hands on the green. Got up to the pro shop Marshall was there waiting for us, "Told you you wouldn't get 18 in". I said we got it in, and we still have 15 minutes left before you said come on in, should go play a couple more holes.

Overall experience left a very bad taste for this course. Especially with the Marshall being so rude and worrying about us skipping holes, or carts be in at a certain time, instead of trying to hurry the pace of play up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"excellent course for the money"


dtrochuk's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

-i'm 15 minutes from this course

-I can usually get a tee time at twilite which starts at 11am on Tuesdays and is 5hrs before dusk at other times

-sometimes the play is slow because it is a public course but most people will allow you to play through

-the course is picturesque and very well maintained

-the only issue I have is they charge way too much for a beer, $8


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rockway"


Dave9184505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a City run course it's in good condition. Pace of play is a little slow but it's very cheap to compensate. Overall I would definitely Golf there again. 4/5 stars


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"short course with great value"


uRYPQ6873RY's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been to this course several times before in past years, but it was in even better condition than I remembered. Highly recommended if you're looking for good value within the city.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great day"


Bobby4's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great day with my teenage son and a friend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


uEUDK2466EU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in really good share and staff are very friendly and efficient.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course just to slow"


Andrew5762182's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course last year, took over 5 hours, gave it another chance this year and was waiting on every hole about 5 minutes. The course itself is in great shape and has some fun holes. If it wasn't for the pace of play I would play this course all the time


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bonus November Golf Day"


AndyWright's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spectacular 20+ degree November day with cloudless blue sky was a great day to play this shorter but lovely Stanley Thompson layout. A thoroughly enjoyable day. I will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Power carts"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

19.50 per person on a cart is ridicoulous. Other than that very nice course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good old Rockway"


RalphBieber's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All members of our foursome grew up playing on this course. We haven't played here for a few years so we decided to come back for a round. Nothing much has changed, which was a good thing. We played in the mid afternoon on a Friday and the pace of play was excellent. We didn't have to wait to hit on any holes. The course is relatively short but the tree lined fairways make accuracy a must. Fairways and grees were in good shape and a couple of tees have been regraded and sodded.<br/> A good time was had by all. ( Beer prices from the beverage cart were high but not out of line from other area courses.)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course has nice greens"


garycurtain's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the golf experience. Staff was very friendly which helps make the day more enjoyable. Some holes were very challenging. Overall would recommend this golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too crowded"


chuck7396603's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too crowded, carts are old and slow....................................

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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Traditional Public cours"


aebrigham's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great little course 80+ years old in the heart of Kitchener. Very mature trees and very well maintained greens and tee areas. Great value in August/Sept. for twilight. It is a public course so all levels show up to play. It does result in a little bit slower play. I find they book a lot of tournaments at this course; sometimes it's hard to get a tee-time last minute because of this.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"18 holes in early May ..."



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition, greens were a little hairy but the season is early. I've played this course many times in past years & never disappointed.

Staff are always friendly and course is somewhat challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf in the city."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful 80 year old course tucked into residential kitchener. Good rates,fun to walk. very well maitained. Go Play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"slow going"


pglimited's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

excellent value, but for late September, we ended up playing the last 3 holes in the dark. Several groups in front of us were novices and pace of play was brutal.<br/> We would play this course again but weekday , daytime to avoid the weekend newbies.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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