Kawartha Golf and Country Club

4.4118000000 4.4 stars from 5 (17)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6464 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $21
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6464 yards 71.9 133
Blue/White 71 6332 yards 71.2 131
White (W) 73 6245 yards 76.2 139
White 71 6245 yards 70.6 130
White/Red (W) 73 6000 yards 74.8 136
White/Red 71 6000 yards 69.4 126
Red (W) 73 5705 yards 73.2 132
Red 71 5705 yards 68.1 122
Red/Yellow 71 5467 yards 66.8 119
Red/Yellow (W) 73 5467 yards 71.9 130
Yellow (W) 73 5301 yards 70.9 128
Yellow 71 5301 yards 65.8 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 17 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

15 out of 16 reviews


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"Top 30 in Canada in my books!"


u00000783248's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played the National, St. Geroges, Islington, Essex, Coppinwood etc...This course should be in the top 30 in Canada. Its conditions and greens are impeccable. It is one of the few courses where technology can't overpower it. You have to think your way through it, and god luck finding a nice flat lie anywhere. I have absolutely no idea why it isn't ranked higher...maybe it is because of a lack of a new modern clubhouse...last time I checked, I play golf on the golf course and this course is stunning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top 100 Course in Canada without a doubt."


emailingjay's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

With adequate attention from accomplished golf writers and reviewers, Kawartha Golf and Country Club would be a perennial Top 100 course in Canada. Maturity and pristine conditions make it a must play for both the professional and weekend warrior. An all-time favourite.


I recommend this course


"Classic course in great shape"


uxbridgegolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kawartha Golf Course proves a course does not have to be 7000 yards to provide a fair and tough challenge. The mature trees and the outstanding bunker design help make Kawartha a stiff challenge for all levels. The proshop advice was to keep the ball below the hole and it is advice that should be heeded by all golfers, as the greens while small are very quick.. The service was very friendly and there were numerous cart girls making the rounds. This course was enjoyed by both the long and short hitters of the group. If you are in the area be sure to enjoy a day on a grand old golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best greens in the area!"


dugferg's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/7/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thank you for a wonderful golf experience . We have played here before, but this was the best condition yet.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring your best putting stroke."


Kurt8174737's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/6/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been fortunate to have played on some world class courses and now I have found another one. Fairways are pristine and challenging, soft with good roll. The greens will test every fibre of your body and brain, receptive on the approach shot, fast and hard to read, just they way you want them. If your within two hours of this course it is worth the drive. Even if you are having a Ho hum game the scenery will offset your disappointment. I must mention the staff are friendly and courteous. A Stanley Thompson masterpiece.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lacks variety of holes"


Bray28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/27/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a parkland style course so many of the holes look the same, not many hazards(1 pond, a couple creeks). Most holes are slightly uphill and have elevated greens so it plays a bit longer than it actually is. Very wide open holes with very little forest, however the rough is thick and tough to play out of so its best to stay on the fairway. The greens are in very good condition and have subtle challenging breaks. The fairways are decent however not cut as short as I expected (for a course ranked as "one of the best in Ontario"). The bunkers are very good, they are deep and challenging, but do have very soft sand. Overall I would say the course is decent and would play again if the price was right, but definitely not at full price. There are better, cheaper courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"best around!!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/22/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a great course. But very tough!!! Greens are very nice


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A beautiful classic design golf course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/12/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

KGCC is a Stanley Thompson gem of a course. My only complaint is that not all of the players are showing it the respect it (and all courses!!) deserve. In far too many places, ball marks are not addressed, divots are not replaced, cigarette butts and garbage are tossed carelessly. Come on people, you can do better!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"a stanley Thompson course is always well laid out and has challenging greens."


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/1/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

by all means take this course in. the course design and old school charm and friendly staff as well as been centred right in Peterborough make it a very pleasant experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Nice"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course friendly staff would play again course was fair tough perfect fast greens


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Stanley Thompson Gem!"


jrosedds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice mix of long and short holes tested every club in the bag. Options are available off the tee. Fast, challenging greens that are difficult to read the first time out. Classic, well bunkered and raised green complexes on shorter holes and larger more open ones on longer holes. We took a power cart for the second round of the day and it was a little expensive at $38 - more than the green fee. A really enjoyable course to play and not to be missed if you're in the Peterborough area. Located right off the main drag. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden jewl"


0000005111415's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were like carpet, the greens were fast, but the rough was deep enough to punish.an errant shot.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Be Careful of the Sand"


Pmitchell2020's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times and always found it to be a good course but to make sure you play the tees that fit your capabilities of it will 'bite" you big time. I usually play around 6000yrs but played with three members from the white tee box at 6250 yrds. Some shots to the green required me to use metal woods to reach and the sand traps posed a real problem for my game.<br/> I was told by members that the traps are usually watered most days and couldn't figure out why a course would do that. Other than the sand i did enjoy the course and would play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


"Really nice, challenging course in great shape for fall conditions"


uICXO3863IC's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2012
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Reviewed on

Course has an excellent layout and is quite challenging. Greens are consistent and fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Underwhelming experience - will not return"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/6/2012

Reviewed on

Upon arriving at the course unwelcoming staff tried to force my girlfriend and I to pair up with a couple of guys we didn't know because we booked through Golfnow. It was a cool windy day and the course obviously wasn't busy, but for some reason two staff members insisted that we have to be paired up. It wasn't until I made it clear that we were either golfing alone or not golfing at all that they relented.

As for the course, the fairways were well maintained and the greens were perfect. The course is laid out nicely for play however, in terms of scenery it's kind of an ugly course.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/13/2013

Any efficent course would try to pair up twosomes. I don't have a problem with that.<br/> My course would bid you farewell if you made it clear you did not want to be paired up. It's golf standard etiquette.


"Well kept greens and gardens."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2012
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Reviewed on

Good value to golf now members. Quite pricey for walk on rates.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course has quick greens."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2012
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Reviewed on

Championship course, always a challenge. Always pristine.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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