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3.6
360 Reviews (360)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
171
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
74.9%
Recommend this course
278 out of 360 reviews
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4.0
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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3.4
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
70.6%
Recommend this course
24 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Par 36
Length 3563 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Royal Niagara Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3563 yards
Blue 36 3307 yards
White 36 3099 yards
Red 36 2739 yards
Green 36 2240 yards
Scorecard for Old Canal/Escarpment
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 74.9/131 382 521 413 426 218 576 171 443 413 3563 7096
Blue M: 73.1/123 363 505 385 400 177 538 148 415 376 3307 6611
White M: 70.7/121 340 482 356 374 154 519 127 390 357 3099 6167
Red W: 67.1/113 312 439 292 334 133 432 107 364 326 2739 5468
Green W: 66.1/105 235 360 225 275 133 385 107 290 230 2240 4415
Handicap 12 10 4 6 18 8 2 14 16
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 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
360 Reviews (360)

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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Skill Beginner
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5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still pretty wet

This will be a great course once it has a chance to dry out a little more. Tough for all Southern Ontario tracks this Spring with an abundance of rainfall in April and May. We still really enjoyed the day.

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

Considering all the rain we had course held up quite nice

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
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
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
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
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
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
4382533e-a9b1-53ef-835d-b0521419d123
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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