Otter Creek Golf Club

4.3298823529 4.3 stars from 5 (199)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7124 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

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  • 275 James St, Otterville, Ontario, Canada, N0J 1R0
  • (519) 842-2718
  • ottercreekgolfclub.com
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Year built: 2009
Architect(s): Dick Kirkpatrick (2009)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Seasonal

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Not Permitted: T-shirts, muscle shirts, sports jerseys of any kind. Jeans, sweat pants, gym shorts or cut offs.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7124 yards 74.6 136
Blue 72 6705 yards 72.9 133
Blue/White 72 6406 yards 70.6 130
White 72 6019 yards 69.2 123
White/Red 72 5375 yards 66.3 117
Red 72 4785 yards 67.1 115

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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: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 199 Reviews
5 stars:
96
4 stars:
83
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

186 out of 199 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick locals   Challenges include forced carries bunkers elevation changes   Great for 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Winter was not kind to the greens"


Billbuzzie's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Ontario Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although this course is quite a ways to go it's always worth the drive. It's a challenging, fun course. Pretty much always in great shape. This year the greens are not in great shape. Must be the tough winter. I'm sure they will get them in shape soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uKYSW4501KY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Great course greens not good, good value for the price .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Retiree"


u117efur's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the course and the people are friendly, but not sure what happen to the greens over the winter, the fairways were in better shape than the greens


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Heard great things"


D7K8S's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Reviewed on

First time playing this course and as a mediocre to average golfer it was just enough of a challenge. The greens have been recently aerated and were not in good condition. Shots were fast and bounced all over the aeration holes. Other than that it was a wonderful day with a friend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"My new favourite course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a five-star course all around, but the greens definitely need work. Fantastic layout. Beautiful surroundings. Friendly staff. I played last fall and the greens were in rough shape then as well. I think the green aeration equipment that's slices rather than take plugs is far easier on the greens. whoever did the plugs on these greens didn't put enough sand down last year. I can hardly wait to play the course when the greens are in top condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uYMBN9215YM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course lay out is good,nice practice area no one came out with beverage cart, the greens are not in good shape (winter kill) lots of sand and no grass ,the fairways were in better shape .I will try later in year again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens were hurt"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
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Reviewed on

I love this course. It is a great test. Today however the greens have been hit hard by the ice storm in April and are in bad shape. Play it but the course should be providing a discount until the greens grow in and get back to their normal greatness.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"18 Holes"


jarvisguy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course likely 20-25 times on a pay-as- you-play basis and it never gets old. Subtle changes to the tee blocks and flag placements give you a whole different look at a hole-changing clubs,managing the terrain,etc. You learn how to play a hole but then you need to execute. ALWAYS a challenge. Great track;very friendly staff;always a pleasure to play and after 18 holes,regardless of score,for me it's been a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great cond."


Michael0123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

difficult but challenging, front nine very dry but back nine good condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Arbygolf31's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed"


u605672280's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Reviewed on

I've been to this course when it was in better shape. The greens still had airation holes from last year. ( very rough ). It's truly a beautiful course when kept better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Pure goodness"


Mike6167552's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on

This is one of finest golf course in ontario. I enjoyed everything including club house food.....I can't wait to play again in this beautiful course. I recommend this to anyone who plays golf. I can compare this one to Rocky Crest or Cobble Beach golf club....


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


"No Bad Rounds"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Regardless of the fact that the season is still early and the greens are aerated it's still a joy to play this course and challenge yourself against the layout.

The staff is unfailingly polite,both in the pro shop and from the staff out working the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A beautiful course to play!"


KDCHYC's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were very impressed with the course and the layout was excellent. The staff were pleasant and very accommodating.

The tee boxes and fairways are very well groomed. The greens were recently aerated but we know tjat it will ne a wonderful course to return to.

Thanks for a terrific afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



MattEveritt6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Otter never disappoints!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Layout.

The winds were angry this day my friends! Not what you need when playing Otter.

Fairways were mint & dry. Greens coming along.

Staff was friendly.

Love this course. Best value in South Western Ont!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Man vs.Nature"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Played Otter Creek on Wednesday. Wasan't aware that the wind was going to be howling. Changed the way I normally play to accommodate the wind.

Took a whole new thought process on each hole except 8 which is sheltered.

Helped on #4 though-played downwind so drive stopped on fringe-putted from fringe and lipped out for what would have been an eagle.

Pro shop staff very helpful and courteous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course and Staff are incredible."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on

Otter Creek is challenging, yet, enjoyable for various player levels. The tee boxes and greens had been aerated and dressed, so, they weren’t in perfect condition, but the fairways were great and the rough was very manageable. That won’t last! Once it fills in, it will penalize you for wayward swings. I have no doubt the course will be immaculate in a couple weeks.The course is one of my faves in the area and the staff in the pro shop and dining room always take care of you. If I lived in the area, I would be a member without hesitation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"nice course"


cobyknibbe's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We have played the course many times over the years and have enjoyed the

experience. This time the course was aerated with gravel used as a filler and

putting was very very unpleasant. Because of the green conditions we should

have been told about aeration and that the greens were wretched and given a discounted rate to play. There were no sand in the bottles to repair golf

shot divots and the course desperately needed sand to repair as we saw thousands

of divots needing work. The sand bunkers had staff cleaning out the weeds which is a

nice gesture but when done the job they left the 100 footprints without raking after themselves. We could see the imprints from the pails they used to clean up the weeds.

Overall for May 1 the experience sucked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/06/2018

Thanks for your comment, we are sorry you didn't have a good experience at Otter Creek. Mother Nature as I'm sure you are aware of has not been kind to anyone this spring. The aeration you speak of was from last November thus the fact the staff didn't warn you, it's not our intent to mislead any of our patrons. The so called gravel you speak of is actually a rock phosphate fertilizer and turkey compost .. unfortunately the weather conditions to date have not been conducive to fantastic growth thus we still see the aeration holes and the fertilizer is not being covered in the turf canopy. Not much we can do about that situation as we are at the mercy of the weather. As for your comment regarding the sand bottles and divots we are awaiting our spring load of compost to fill these bottles ... we agree with you that there are many divots that are in need of repair .. these are the remnants of last seasons play and cannot be blamed on anyone except your fellow golfers that fail to replace and repair as they play. Our student workforce has just arrived and we're in the process of preparing our bunkers for the season. We appreciate your comments but you must understand that we are very early in the golf season and as such the conditions are spring conditions and should not be used as any comparison to our normal in season conditions. We are sorry you perceive our conditions as "sucking" but our calendar here states spring and we are lucky to be open and playing golf. Lets keep things in perspective for the weather we've had to date. Our rates at the moment are reflective of the spring and are discounted as such. Thanks again for your comments and we trust you will return and enjoy the conditions you are used to at Otter Creek



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