Glen Mar Golf and Country Club

3.5075000000 3.5 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6339 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6339 yards 70.2 121
White 72 6088 yards 69.1 118
Yellow 72 5609 yards 66.4 114
Yellow (W) 72 5609 yards 73.3 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

53 out of 66 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for walkers locals seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"Good value"


sundale's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played glen mar this past Sunday course was in very good shape it was an enjoyable round for all of us though pace was a bit slow but not a problem<br/> Nice walkable course with some interesting challenges<br/> You need solid drives with accuracy and a good day of putting to score well a nice challenge for the average golfer


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Second time"


Christophe3117469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wanted to go back after the first time and enjoyed very much. Great course for an occasional player. Challenging but not to the point of wanting to give up trying. The 18th is not the most friendly green with a bunker in the middle but all in all a fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Interesting coirse"


u464262828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in good condition, fairways are very narrow with multiple dog legs. This results in much less driver play, anyone driving over 220 yds is continuously over driving fairways. Good course, if you can play at a promotional price it is worthwhile.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lovely course..............good value"


buffycasper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Back ups on Par 3's were x3 groups, and really spoiled the flow and concentration of one's game. It would help if people allowed people to "play up", before they went to putt..........................not with the purpose of playing through, but just to keep one in the focus of playing..........not grumbling!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Staff and Course Conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is well maintained and staff is very courteous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad service"


Greg6318865's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had an 11am tee time. The computer wasn't showing us as being booked with Golf Now, but got that figured out. The lady at the lady the clubhouse was very nice. Standing at first tee at 10:55 starter proceeds to tell me he's going to send my friend and I off after the Twosome just teeing off, then a group of three and a group of four.<br/> I pointed out that my time was 11 and that would put us well behind our scheduled time and that it made more sense to send a group of 2 out first. He didn't agree with my logic. I protested in at the clubhouse but the lady said the starter has the last word.<br/> After teeing off more than 20 mins behind schedule the pace of play had us waiting on every shot. Had to walk off the course after 13 holes at 3pm due to other commitments.<br/> Very unhappy with this course. My friend and I have no plans to golf here again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course"


therev72's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the golf round. Nice course, friendly staff. Very difficult to find balls off the fairway to the amount of clover in the rough. Stay on the short grass if you can!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value for money"


Archie01's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Because it is under half the price of the top courses in the area it is an absolute gem. For a beginner/intermediate golfer it is challenging but also forgiving. The rough is well maintained and easy to hit out of if you're like me and never see the fairway. Very well maintained. Its not Equinelle or Loch March but that is to be expected when the cost is so much less. You get above and beyond what you pay for. Barbecue going outside and good beer makes a break after 9th great. Best value in the city in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too Long a wait"


Jazzman2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second time this year we had to wait before teeing off. The Folks in the clubhouse blamed Golf Now For multiple bookings at the same tee time. This has happened before. I think the systems do not talk to each other well and it is probably the Glen Mar system as we have only had this problem with this course. This time we were a full 30 minutes late getting to the first tee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great track for price"


Andy1720731's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track for price, not overly difficult but hard enough to keep you honest. Good conditiond considering it is still early in the season. Excellent vslue for money. Staff are very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has a great layout and is very picturesque."


techman2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a few holes that could be changed to make it fairer. Tee boxes for women should be moved up on almost every hole.


I recommend this course


"Great Walk on a Beautiful Day"


John1537538's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very enjoyable day on a course that begs to be walked. The greens were quite decent for this time of year and although there is some damage to the fairways they were also fine for the early part of the season.

Maybe the nicest folks in the business work at Glen Mar starting when you walk in to the Pro-Shop door right through the starter to the staff at the nineteenth hole.

While this course will never be confused with Eagle Creek, it is a naturally appealing place without a single house or condo-block anywhere to be found, plenty of wildlife and some well defined tree-lined holes that give the course some character and charm.

Great value for the money and the only hitch being they might be too nice to some of the patrons who can be slower than needed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"this course is long for women. ..positional play required"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in early spring so the course is not in ideal shape yet. One fairway very chewed up by skunks!! Played with a nice couple and overall enjoyed the challenge...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Glen-Mar - great experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Glen- Mar is located just 15 mins from the heart of Kanata and this makes it quick and simple to get to. We were pleasantly surprised that the course was very dry and clearly has good drainage. The front 9 had some minor damage in the fairways however the back 9 was fantastic for the time of year and the greens were a 8/10. With a little rain and growth it will be back to its mid- season challenge and form! Thanks!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Autumn golf at Glen Mar"


bernieng0404's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had an enjoyable round of golf with friends from out of town despite of the cool weather condition. The course was still in good shape for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Laidback course"


greeneronmyside's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are many doglegs that test your accuracy. It is not a must to drive long, but good positioning is rewarded.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bumber-to-bumber golf -- don't waste your time there!"


Ramco's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

The starter can't keep people on schedule, we were 10-15 min late starting off, then they send groups back-to-back with no space on a demanding hole # 1 par 4 (handicap 1) that plays more like a par 5 for seniors, and you can imagine the rest...a front nine that takes over 2.5 hours. We abondoned after the front 9 since it took 40 min from dowtown Ottawa to reach the course. The greens were so-so and the fairways and tee-boxes are not well maintained. Even the GolfNow discount could not not make up for these shortcomings. We have now faced the same scenario twice in a few weeks, once in the morning and this time in the afternoon. I know they're trying to make up for a difficult season but this way of conducting their business will jeopordize any repeat business potential.


Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not for us"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were the "meat in a sandwich" in our round. The course had an early morning tournament and an afternoon tourney. The course paired us with another twosome and our tee time was pushed back about 10 minutes (originally 11:30). Play was extremely slow. We waited 5-10 minutes at every tee and we left after 5 hours after playing only 16 holes.

Course itself was only in OK shape (greens pretty patchy plus long and slow). All in all, not an enjoyable round of golf.

We would be very leery of going back to Glen Mar again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"fairways where in great condition. Had just airaided the greens, therefore no comment."


hankster68's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Workers were very friendly, will return. Considering membership for next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Some challenging holes"


Mazda4444's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape. Many challenging holes with narrow fairways. Also some wide open fairways to let you swing away.

You start on time, which is important.

Location very convenient to city. Would recommend course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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