The Rock Golf Club

4.3476352941 4.3 stars from 5 (114)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6649 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

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  • 1185 Juddhaven Road, Minett, Ontario, Canada, POB 1GO
  • (866) 765-7625, (705) 765-7625
  • (705) 765-0282
  • therockgolf.com
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Year built: 2004
Architect(s): Nick Faldo (2004)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Regular golf attire is required, which excludes denim garments, cut off shorts, work boots, or high heels.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6649 yards 72.0 144
Gold 71 6140 yards 69.6 134
Gold (W) 71 6140 yards 75.8 150
Green 71 5560 yards 67.4 125
Green (W) 71 5560 yards 72.8 145
White 71 4786 yards 64.2 113
White (W) 71 4786 yards 68.1 129

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 114 Reviews
5 stars:
64
4 stars:
38
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

102 out of 113 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Gender

biglogs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I typically play this course 3 to 5 times s year and although it can punish you the the layout and views are second to none. Greens are always fast and true. Par 3s are short no matter what tee you play. Great place


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good looking course, tough layout, smaller green, too much up and downs. Very tough to score. Par is a good score.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoy"


Mctroy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Super nice course greens r fast want to play it again too see of i can do better really enjoyed the round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Rock has lost its lustre"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played yesterday and what should have been a pleasant day - became a day of frustration. Highlights include;

There was no starter - when we drove up to the 1st tee there were 5 carts before us. Eachgroup played as soon the preceding team was out of reach

There was no course marshall - Pace of play extremely slow.

Our round was 6 hours.

Course is in poor condition - greens fair.

It appears that course management has determined the season is nearing end and have stopped maintaining the course and are managing operations on minimal staff.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Golf Now"


u188912702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course but only play because golf now makes it affordable


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bad weather"


slicerdrew's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We've played this course before and it's beautiful unfortunately this time we got rained out after only six holes there was standing water on all the fairways and the course should have been closed before we started due to lightning in the area I felt we were treated kind of like second-class citizens in the Pro Shop due to the fact that we were on a golf now hot deal


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Chopper1966's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A course you love to hate"


u000004189550's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't know why I like this course. Very very tough, with some holes unfair. But I keep coming back. Beautiful scenery and something about it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Carman6167's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course



smokey48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


roberthawley's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Second time in 10 days - MUCH more manageable with prior knowledge. Score improved by ten strokes just knowing where to aim - especially on the "blind" holes.

Great value at the "hot deals" price. Slope is 125 from the white tees - 5600 yds


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



roberthawley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
First time playing 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: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



JFSilva2731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course."


Fdenomme's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging but fun. Saw a family of deer and a turtle on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Track"


davidcolwell19's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Sometimes when you use a Hot Deal, the golf course people can be obnoxious about your using of Golf Now. For such a high end course, in an affluent area; the people at the Rock were very accommodating and friendly. We just happened to stumble upon a phenomenal deal, and the course was well worth the hour drive to get there. The course was in great shape, greens rolled true and quick (but not crazy on the stimpmeter). Be warned though, that it is a tough track that requires good shots and playing from the right set of tees. A couple of holes are a bit quirky, but overall it is very fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"No Services"


u00000616578's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I expected so much more because I got hardly anything. This was the first and probably only visit to The Rock.

Arriving in the bag area, No one there. Checking in the pro shop, no one there. A first class golf club would have someone always around to greet their guests. But not at The Rock.

Driving in from Toronto and the restaurant does not serve breakfast? They only had THE worst previously frozen muffins that were tasteless and soggy. Disgusting. Strike three and we haven't even teed off yet.

The golf was good. Thankfully! The course was in good condition. The greens were annoying. The ball rolls off even though you hit the green.

The next and last mistake was staying for a drink and meal before heading back. The food at The Rock is terrible. We should have left and eaten at McDonalds in Gravenhurst. That is how bad the restaurant is. The crispy wings were soggy (again) and drowning in a awful BBQ sauce. The Rock poutine was apparently the worst thing my buddy has ever tasted.

Grandview, Taboo, Rocky Crest or Lake Joseph is a lot better and you get some service too.

Taboo is at least closer too. Save the extra drive and go there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



sean15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



9269's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Scenic and well maintained course"


mottskingsforest's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a real treat to play Nick Faldo's design.

Beautifull layout carved around our Canadian shield.

A must play when vacationing in the Muskokas.


Pace of Play: Good

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



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