Cherry Downs Golf and Country Club - 18-hole Championship

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4.0
102
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
88.4%
Recommend this course
90 out of 102 reviews
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4.2
6
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.1
34
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.2%
Recommend this course
31 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6550 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.0
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Cherry Downs Golf & Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6550 yards 72.0 134
White 71 6003 yards 69.7 130
White (W) 72 6003 yards 75.2 140
Green (W) 72 5579 yards 72.9 137
Red (W) 72 5419 yards 71.6 127
Scorecard for Cherry Downs Golf & Count
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.3/136 405 521 413 186 485 170 485 436 238 3339 430 173 352 187 515 178 527 440 409 3211 6550
White/Blue M: 70.6/133 364 521 395 186 435 170 463 436 197 3167 430 160 352 158 515 148 527 390 409 3089 6256
White M: 69.8/127 W: 75.5/143 364 486 395 147 435 138 463 395 197 3020 415 160 341 158 487 148 499 390 385 2983 6003
Green M: 68.0/122 W: 72.7/139 356 439 395 147 403 119 426 354 167 2806 415 128 323 130 458 128 452 354 385 2773 5579
Red M: 67.1/119 W: 71.8/135 356 439 373 128 403 119 426 354 167 2765 404 128 307 130 458 128 452 354 293 2654 5419
Handicap 11 3 9 15 1 17 7 5 13 4 18 10 12 2 16 6 8 14
Par 4 5 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 36 4 3 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 9 3 7 15 1 17 5 11 13 4 18 12 8 2 16 10 6 14

Course Details

Year Built 1962
Golf Season Mar 15 to Nov 1
Architect Howard & John Watson (1962)

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
102

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 14
Narrow Fairways 11
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
Locals 8
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9
Convenient to the City 8
In the 'Burbs 8

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great round

Great day at Cherry Downs! Very challenging but fair layout. Course is in fantastic shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-09-28T21:32:42.000+00:00

Hi jblac1959. Thanks for the 5 star review!

We are glad to know you enjoyed your round, and hope to see you back again soon.

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1.0
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Great layout with greens that were designed to compare with the Augusta golf course.

Fairways were in poor condition as were the tee boxes. The greens were dried out and cut way too short which caused uphill putts to turn around and run off the greens on many of the holes. I played this course for many years going back to the mid 1980's and have never seen this course in such a poor condition. Also, the carts were terrible as the brakes when locked kept releasing and at one time started rolling down a hill, ran over my foot while I tried to stop it. Had to call the pro shop to replace it. I will never play this course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2018-09-28T21:35:17.000+00:00

Hi alfinsky356. We are disappointed to hear your expectation were not met.

Our greens are certainly some of the fastest around, and can appreciate that some don't like them cut as firm as ours but is one of the most sought feature of the course. I really apologize for the cart issue, we have shared your feedback with our Operations Team for better testing before being sent out daily. I know you mentioned you don't plan to return but really hope a poor cart experience isn't the culprit of that. We would love to host you again, don't hesitate to email playersclub@clublink.ca for any further feedback.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-09-28T21:31:27.000+00:00

Hi gagnonre. Thanks for the 5 star review!

We are happy to know you enjoyed your round, hope to see you back for many more.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not easy...

Have to admit this course really beat me up! Yes, the greens are tough (lots of undulations; probably faster if the humidity wasn't so high when we played), but the fairways are narrow, tree-lined and hilly. You'll be advised to club up on the par 3's because they're uphill. Would also help if you've played the course before - more strategic in picking out your targets and in your club selection. The total yardage is not long, but the par 4's are long, with the par 5's relatively short (but winding). Some of the fairways were chewed up. Very scenic however.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-08-31T19:28:53.000+00:00

Hi dlee7077497. Thanks for the positive review!

We are glad to enjoyed both the difficulties and beautiful aspect of our course. We look forward to having you back again, soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Always love playing “The Downs.” Course was in great shape again! Will be back again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-08-31T19:22:29.000+00:00

Hi Nickthekick67. Thanks for the 5 star review!

Glad to hear you enjoyed the course, and can't wait for your return visit.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Great, Clubhouse Crap

The Pro Shop staff were very friendly and courteous. So was the starter and everyone else.

The course is in great shape, greens were rolling well and fast. A lot of fun to play a course with ultra fast, tap the ball greens.

The Club House waitress was brutal. I very seldom lose my temper but she was that bad. Ignoring me for 15 minutes while she played on the computer. Never acknowledged that I sat down. Then I had to enter the kitchen to find her again because she was too busy laughing with the kitchen staff. A quick snack took over an hour. Another waitress took over because she knew I was mad. She ruined a good day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2018-08-27T20:09:02.000+00:00

Thanks for taking the time to review your round with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the golf course and conditioning of the course.

We have shared your comment to our F&B manager. We always strive for better service than you experienced, and will ensure the team improved in that facet. We hope to see you back for another round to enjoy the course again.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Stay below the hole

I have always enjoyed playing cherry downs. It’s a great second shot golf course. Unless you are a single digit handicap - play the white tees rather than the blues. The white tees provide a solid enough test. Many greens have false fronts and slope back to front. The greens are very speedy so I suggest you always try to hit your approach shots to finish below the hole. I would suggest playing the longer par 5 holes as 3 shot hole rather than risk drivers to some of the more narrow fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-08-02T11:26:12.000+00:00

Hi tcaradonna. Thanks for the taking the time to review your round, and for the positive review.

You provided some great advice for others to follow. We hope to see you back again soon!

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

Great Course,

Great course for the price - nice practice facility. Course in great shape, but tough. Greens are super tricky!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-07-28T12:19:57.000+00:00

Hi Sacconem. Thanks for taking the time to review your round with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

We hope to see you back soon!

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

Good Value

Interesting and challenging course. Many narrow approaches. Plays longer than the yardage suggests.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-07-20T15:17:05.000+00:00

Hi u984057070. Thanks for the positive review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our course, and thanks for the good advice for others to follow.

Hope to see you back soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Check your ego at the door

This is a great course that rewards accuracy...with a slope rating of 134 from the Blues, it does not disappoint. Every shot must be carefully thought out.

Greens were lighting quick with a lot of undulation... don’t leave it in the high side or you will pay the price.

Staff was freindly and service was great. Free range balls was a plus.

I will definitely be back with the knowledge that I gained from a very enjoyable round.

Rent a cart if you don’t like a hilly walk.

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Commented On 2018-07-19T20:04:53.000+00:00

Hi Darren1796173. Thanks for the positive review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the quick greens and undulation of the course. We look forward to host you for an upcoming round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Slow Pace

Very hot day so was hoping for a quick round. We got behind a very slow foursome, nobody ahead of them, would have finished at least 30 minutes faster if not for them. Marshall said he would check it out but the pace never improved, over 4 1/2 hours!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-07-20T15:20:11.000+00:00

HI Golfgirl100. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us.

We are sorry to hear the pace of play was over the 4.5 hour mark. 4..5 hours is our pace of play, as many do see the course is difficult.

We hope you're able to return visit to try the course again for an enhanced experience.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-07-20T15:20:49.000+00:00

Hi charlesguan. Thanks for the 5 star review!

We hope to see you back again soon.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent value for money

Course is in great shape, very challenging. Long course for all. Have to be accurate. Lightning fast greens, which they they are known for. Tons of nesting Japanese beetles on the fairways, hope they keep under control.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-07-20T15:22:24.000+00:00

Hi LindaFee. Thanks for the 5 star review!

We are glad to hear of your comments, especially about our conditions and value for money. We hope to have you back again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-07-19T20:13:12.000+00:00

Hi u000004044786. Thanks for the positive review. If there is anything we can do to enhance your experience with us, please let us know. Hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-07-19T20:05:43.000+00:00

Hi u00000256403. Thanks for the positive review, don't hesitate to reach out with any further feedback. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Incredible layout

Cart # 76 breaks are failing, please fix ASAP. First time played this course, great architecture, course has a character if it's own, hopefully will score better in next outing, on par 3 15, keep the ball below hole, if putting from behind, know it's going to go lightning fast... Will certainly return....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-07-19T20:03:33.000+00:00

Hi Tali. Thanks for the positive review, we are happy to see you enjoyed your time with us, and this is the time when the greens are their fastest. We have reporting the cart issue to our maintenance team to review. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-06-21T02:57:54.000+00:00

Hi Grantforrest. Thanks for the 5 star review!

We are glad to see you enjoyed your round, we hope to see you back for another round, soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course has a great layout

I have played this course regularly before it became a clublink course. It always had the most difficult greens of any course I have played. The greens were designed to copy the Augusta golf course at the instruction of the original owners. It was always in excellent condition, however, this time the fairways were in terrible condition with large patches of dirt and uneven patches of grass. The greens had recently been drssed and we're very Sandy although they did roll smoothly. They also have let the vegetation on many holes to grow too high making it very difficult to hit over hazzards. I used to love this course having played it hundreds of times. I will never play this course again regardless of the price. Clublink should be ashamed the way they let his course go downhill.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-06-21T03:02:47.000+00:00

Hi alfinsky356. Thanks for taking the time to review your round with us.

We are disappointed to hear your round didn't live up to your expectations. We are very proud of the uniqueness of and difficulty of our greens so are glad to hear you enjoy the aspect of playing Cherry Downs.

We are constantly working on the course and that includes moving dirt throughout the course, you may have caught us in the midst of that. We hope that is the not the only reason to not return - we'd love to speak with you further to understand any further items we can do to enhance your experience in the future.

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

Great place to play

Had a great 13 holes, then I met Bill, one of their Marshalls. He made my day. Truly was interested in me having a good time. We had a great conversation, gave me sightlines and even drove me to my car when done. Unbelievable service at a superb golf course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-06-15T04:17:32.000+00:00

Hi u5595032. Thanks for the positive review! We are so glad to hear that Bill enhanced your day!

We will pass along the kind words, and look forward in welcoming you back for another round soon.

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