Royal Niagara Golf Club - Escarpment Course

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3.6
353
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
166
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
74.4%
Recommend this course
272 out of 350 reviews
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3.3
29
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.8
69.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 29 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
31
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
68.8%
Recommend this course
22 out of 31 reviews
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Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3533
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
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Royal Niagara Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3533 yards
Blue 36 3304 yards
White 36 3068 yards
Red 36 2729 yards
Green 36 2175 yards
Scorecard for Escarpment/Iron Bridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 74.9/131 403 400 456 541 193 413 209 575 343 3533 7052
Blue M: 74.2/127 371 380 429 515 162 398 187 538 324 3304 6535
White M: 73.5/123 W: 73.8/127 343 352 405 492 134 372 160 513 297 3068 6094
Red M: 72.8/119 W: 73.1/123 309 278 344 442 125 348 142 472 269 2729 5358
Green M: 72.1/115 W: 72.4/119 255 185 300 360 100 260 90 400 225 2175 4363
Handicap 2 6 12 10 18 4 8 14 16
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 0
Golf Season Apr 1 to Nov 30
Architect Ted Baker

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn on the golf course, driving range, and practice areas at all times (no tee shirts, tank tops, jeans, cut-offs, etc.).

Reviews

3.6
353

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 37
Brunch 12
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 57
Forced Carries 53
Undulating Greens 50
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 45
Locals 38
Playing Multiple Courses 33
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 50
Near Local Attractions 46
Convenient to the City 45
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

don't play

greens were air rated and sandy

greens were not cut or rolled

greens were full of divots

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Wide fairways allow you to miss however the approach then becomes difficult. Very nice layout, almost all holes are approaching the flag uphill. Beautifully manicured fairways and roughs.

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

Great day

We had two foursomes so the starter sent both groups off playing iron bridge and escarpment. Overall the course was in good, not great, shape. They might have a drainage issue as it rained the night before leaving certain parts of the course quite spongy and wet. The greens were in excellent shape, rolling quick and true. Several tee boxes were not level. Two of the four electric power carts died on us about midway through our round. The staff quickly exchanged our carts. At the turn, there was a random single who teed off between us and the group ahead. Then a random foursome came behind us separating us from our friends behind.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 10/03/2018

Great feedback, we will send over to the proshop so they can check the tee sheets.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Not bad, but better option close by

We were some what disappointed with the condition. Lots of pitch marks not repaired, bunkers not raked and fairways cut quite long. Overall not bad, but better courses in the area for similar price

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 10/03/2018

Thanks, it is tough educating the golfers to fix ball marks and divots in todays golf world. Great feedback, thanks for letting us know.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice track

Have played the courses several times and it is a good track. Challenging and usually in good shape. The greens were not so great to-day.

Staff is genrally not so friendly. Food and beer WAY to $$$$$$$$$$$

No cart girl.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 10/03/2018

Will let the team know, thanks

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 10/03/2018

Thanks!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time out with friends!

Aside from the cold weather we had it was a great round of golf. The fairways where great and the greens even better. This is the second time here and enjoyed playing the course yet again. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun challenging course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 10/03/2018

Glad you enjoyed, thanks!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still a good value.

Always like the value here. Just wish course was prepped better. Greens were slow and uncut, tees need top dressing. Could be a five star course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 09/04/2018

Thanks, will send to our Superintendent. Good feedback.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Difficult course but an interesting layout

Royal Niagara is not for the faint of heart. The bent grass greens are very slick, but you can stop high lofted approach shots on them. The course plays harder than the yardage. There are several forced carries, pinched fairways at typical landing zones, many elevated greens and visually intimidating holes. It's and interesting layout though for a relatively flat course and I enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 09/04/2018

Thanks!!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the hassle or money

We booked on golf now. Apparently Wednesday’s and Thursdays are league days so we were given the choice of playing old Canal twice or waiting an hour and a half after our first nine to play 9 on a different course. Our cart broke down and we had to push it uphill twice until we finallly flagged down someone to swap it out for us. We had a group of 5 in front of us and it was ridiculously slow, and then a log jam of people behind us. The greens are in terrible shape. Will not be returning again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 09/04/2018

Thanks for the feedback, we will have to change our booking block offs on GolfNow so this does not happen again.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value

Course was very reasonably priced and quite challenging. Pace of play was a little slow ( just over 4 hours for a twosome on a weekend). Enjoyed the round!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 09/04/2018

Thanks!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 09/04/2018

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hurting course; overpriced

Overpriced, greens were being aerated and noone said a word or no reduction in the price. Never coming here again... Not worth your $60. Maybe they're going out of business.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 09/04/2018

Thanks, not going out of business, we want to keep our families employ'd in Niagara. Will send your feedback to our Superintendent.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great spot in Niagara Region

Wonderful course. Great pace of play, great golf challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 09/04/2018

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible value

Played here several times before. Always played for $45 on GolfNow, now it's $60, which is not a deal for this course.

Not many people were there at all, which lent to good pace of play, but there is a reason it wasn't busy. Too expensive for what it is, Gatorade are $4, the round was $60 before taxes, no cash allowed. No notes on GolfNow regarding course conditions - many greens were being aerated, but there was no mention while purchasing my Tee times. One green looked like a bunker, it was completely covered with sand, the cup and pin weren't even in! Obviously, noone there cares, otherwise the starter, pro shop attendant or GolfNow would have warned us. Stay away from this place for the remainder of the season. The

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 09/04/2018

With the increase in minimum wage we are forced to increase our prices. We want to keep the students and families employ'd!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

An afternoon well-spent

We played the Canal and Escarpment 9's.

Canal has become overgrown and tighter than what is acceptable for average golfers. Escarpment was superb. Big walks from greens to tees but worth it.

Overall great design but maintenance feelsa little neglected.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 07/24/2018

Thanks for the feedback. We are challenged right now in the golf industry as it is being hit hard with increased costs and less people playing. Our staff is working hard with the resources they are given to make sure the course is in good condition. Thanks for playing.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways Dry and hard, greens very slow

Course has watering ponds everywhere but its brown and dried out. Greens are over watered and very slow, there like walking on peat-moss and ball marks everywhere. Beer cart showed up at 4th hole and 17th hole

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
KaneffGolf
Commented On 07/23/2018

Thanks for the feedback. We find the wind challenges our watering techniques as when applying through sprinklers the wind pushes the water to areas not intended to be watered. We then have to hand water many areas. With the lack of rain over the past few months it has been difficult. We will address the overwatering of greens.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Maybe not Grand but a Royal treasure

I had played Grand Niagara before this course.

This one is not revered as much as Grand Niagara, and that may have something to do with the tees. However, the staff was very good and the grounds staff were diligently working to improve parts of the well-designed course. It is worth a second look; I did!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is playing really nice.

First time playing the cours this year and the conditions are great. The fairways are well cut and very green, considering the hot dry weather we’ve had. Will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 07/12/2018

Thanks for the feedback!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conservative play on Old Canal pays off.

I played the white tees (age 72 w/15-18 handicap). Chose to lay up on several holes and it paid off. Shot 42 for the nine. Had 2 pars and the rest bogey or double bogey. Greens are small (or long and narrow) and often elevated. Good roll and very few ball marks. Bunker sand could be better though (only ended up in one though).

Post card views, a fair test, and in good condition. I'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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KaneffGolf
Commented On 07/10/2018

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