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4.9
30 Reviews (30)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.9
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Amenities
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About

Holes 9
Type Private
Par 34
Length 2610 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1895
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stanley Thompson (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Showers, Lockers

Available Sports

Tennis, Squash

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ontario (2014 #15)

Reviews

4.9
30 Reviews (30)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 9
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 19
Undulating Greens 9
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 14
Locals 11
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13
Worth the Drive 8

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great hidden gem in the Town of Simcoe

Wow....what a beautiful course...dates back to 1895...a Stanley Thompson design....best golf course in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Very nice course

It is a nine hole course which we played twice . It was very pretty to look at and nice to play . The hills did make some second shots tough but wen joyed that just the same . I would recommend this to anyone and will definitely return to play .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Deal

Fairly challenging course with a lot of elevation changes and tree lined holes. Would be even better if it was 18 holes since the extra tee boxes are not much different from the original ones on some holes. Great value and not very busy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

We practically had the course to ourselves

This course is laid out well making excellent use of the hilly terrain. It's a gem located right in town but you would never know it while golfing. For a Sunday afternoon, we felt like we were the only ones there. It's a shame that's it's only nine holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the drive to Simcoe

The 9 hole Norfolk Golf and Racquets Club nestled in a quiet corner of beautiful Simcoe is a well-manicured hilly course featuring undulating strategically trapped greens that winds its way through majestic pines and oaks. It plays to par 34 with 4 challenging par 3s and a complimentary mix of 3 par 4s and 2 par 5s both of which feature blind fairway shots.

Although the 2 nines combined stretch to only 5200 yds, Norfolk is a moderately challenging layout which requires accuracy on approach shots and chips to avoid lengthy putts on the deceptively
fast greens some of which can require up to 3 different club selections on approach shots depending on pin locations. All holes feature well maintained greenside bunkers filled with fluffy golden sand which my playing partner and I visited all too frequently. Each tee box has a diagram of the hole and yardages are easily located on fairway placards and the plentiful sprinkler heads.

My sole criticism of the course is that it lacks a decent practise facility since there is only a smallish, flat practise putting green with a bunker situated some distance from the first tee. Oh yes, leave your tennis racket at home since the 3 courts are badly in need of re-surfacing.

The staff in both the pro shop and the stylish restaurant were most congenial and the food and beverage selections were excellent.

The Norfolk Golf and Racquets Club opened in 1895 was definitely worth the one hour drive from the Hamilton area for my playing companion and myself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

the course was in great shape

The course is really hilly so makes for some interesting shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

This course well laid out not too long great hallenge.

I would recommend will play again excellent price food reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Rolling/undulating course

Excellent course and condition. Needs more directional signs from greens to next tee and,at least, a minimum of distance markers

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great Course to Kill an Afternoon

I went with the President of my company and chatted strategy.

9-Holes was perfect for this. I'd recomenned to anyone. If i lived closer (not Hamilton) ... I'd be a regular Friday Golfer.

Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

These people are arrogant

If they are not gpoing particpayte correctly with golf Now then go away, do not publish so times only to have a turney there and no times are availbe.

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Interesting 9 hole layout

Very old style layout. Elevation changes and challenging par 3's make this difficult. Several blind shots hard unless you play here regularly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

excellent

loved it=would recommend it to everyone I know who is a golfer

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Interesting little romp

We greatly enjoyed the golf at Norfolk G&C. The course was a bit of a hybrid between a Championship course and an Executive course. The trees and hills make it more than challenging enough for the average golfer. It is probably a little short for the true long hitters.

We were reported to the groundskeeper by a "too big for this pond" member for a minor and accidental golf cart incursion too close to a green. The groundskeeper handled it with class and a quiet word to "be careful; these guys are watching you".

Difficulty Moderate
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

just nine hole course

employee is friendly and good, course is normal,
but too many kids play,
just normal 9 holes c/c

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not a Walker's Course

A great course with plenty of challenging holes. I will play it again and reccommend it to friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Tough greens

Great value using golfnow. Well maintained. For a short course hardly saw other golfers due to the layout. Need to play it more to figure out some of the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Lovely day, played 18 in less than 3 hours. Tricky greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful, hills. friendly

We played the first 9 holes to figure out where to go. There are some blind holes and one hockey stick as described by one of the nicest members I have ever played with. The staff where friendly and accommodating. I can't say enough about this course, but you have to play it. I am going back as often as I can. It is just beautiful. GO PLAY!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

First time

It was our first time on this golf course. Did not know it was 9 holes but it did not bother us as we did have a better understanding of the course on the back 9. There are a lot of blend spots and it is very hilly so we are glad we did ride.
Would go again. Green were pristine and not flat, which makes for challenging puts.....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course!

Since it was raining off and on we almost had the course to ourselves so the pace of play was fantastic.

The course is in great shape and since it was our first time playing there we weren't sure what to expect so we were very pleasantly surprised with the layout and conditions.

Staff in the pro shop and restaurant were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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