The Golf Club at Lora Bay

4.4498000000 4.4 stars from 5 (56)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7105 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout

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  • 107 East Ridge Drive, Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0
  • (519) 599-7500
  • lorabaygolf.com
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Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Thomas McBroom (2006)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Creeping Bentgrass
Fairways: Dwarf Kentucky Bluegrass
Golf Season: May - September

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7105 yards 74.4 138
Silver 72 6664 yards 72.4 133
Cobalt 72 6213 yards 70.4 131
Cobalt (W) 72 6213 yards 76.0 136
White 72 5663 yards 67.7 122
White (W) 72 5663 yards 73.0 130
Gold 72 5096 yards 65.0 118
Gold (W) 72 5096 yards 70.1 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 56 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

53 out of 55 reviews


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u7463153's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"wonderful beginning at the clubhouse"


u000001891280's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pro shop staff was very helpful and welcoming and this was followed by an experience with excellent staff in the dining room for our lunch prior to golf. Then it extended to the golf staff and starter who were also great . A very positive feeling to start the round which was lovely despite being cold and rainy to start.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u000005450476's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

For very early in the year the course was in very good condition, good greens, thick rough so keep it on the fairways. Tough par 3's. All in all an enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Place together with buddy!!"


u037922102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a Great day and great meal in the club house . First rate golf course!!!!


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


"Fun, scenic course with great staff and amenities"


Rob3116991's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lora Bay is a must play in the Blue Mountains. Awesome views of Georgian Bay, although the wind coming off the bay can make a few holes a challenge!

Always in phenomenal shape and a great layout. Lots of fun holes, especially 15. The approach shot on 9 might is one of my fav shots on the Niagara Escarpment.

There’s a reason Gretzky has held his tournament here in the past. Check out this track if you’ve yet to make it here for a round.


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


"Beautiful Layout"


jackthorndike1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lora Bay has been on my radar to play for sometime. This course was in excellent condition for the 1st of May even thought the greens had been aerated and were a slow.

The staff were extremely friendly with the started being especially good in assisting with local knowledge and recommendations on the tees we should play from.

Due to the time of year we were restricted to cart path only that made VERY long walks at times, but it didn't deter from an excellent day.

Definitely come back to Lora Bay and will keep it on my list of locals to frequent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Must Play"


Pinhunter2's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I'm giving this course a 4.5 star. The greens are fast a pure. Well maintained. Very nice practice area. Some spectacular views. I actually stopped on the 9th hole because I needed to take a picture. Two negatives for this course, 1) it's pricey and 2) the bunkers are very inconsistent. All the staff were very friendly and the food in the clubhouse was delicious. I don't care for the tee shot on the par 5 16th, takes some local knowledge to know how far to hit you tee shot. A beautiful drive may be too much. Careful. Also, hole 2 got me, very difficult tee shot and approach. Overall the course is fabulous and I'd recommend you try it. It was a bit pricey for me but it was a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A 'must play' for anyone visiting the Collingwood area."


John2531081's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Depending upon which tees you pick, this course can be as fun or challenging as you like. I consider it a 'must play' whenever I am in the area. With a good variety of holes, including some very scenic ones, the course is a joy to play. The only negative, if it can be considered a negative, was that the greens were a bit slow and furry for my taste. However, I played late in the day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great views, challenging holes"


Swatty9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

9th hole dog left, when come around corner elevated green with Nottawasaga Bay background, 16th tee elevated to green in valley, 17th par3 requires accuracy, otherwise lost ball guaranteed. Excellent value with golfnow discount.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A top quality course in every way. Pro-shop staff got us out quickly."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived early and were allowed on course as soon as first tee was available. We really enjoyed this course. Will look forward to next game here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A lovely course in great condition."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lora Bay is a well laid out course in a beautiful setting. Holes are challenging but fair. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The course was in excellent shape when we played there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Many elevation changes, very beautiful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was fantastic. Rare to see other golfers from your fairway. The landscape was pristine and very challenging from the middle tee blocks. Greens were large and rolling. Only complaint was the bunker sand was hard. I played the course twice and regret not booking the same place the 3rd day. Don't miss this gem if visiting Collingwood area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great course and one of my favorites!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/9/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have always enjoyed Lora bay. Great variety of holes and wonderful architecture. Very well maintained, great vistas and excellent service!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"great"


u000006510301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time there, loved the first. sorry to be rained out the second.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course has spectacular view and in great condition"


actuary97's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the design of the course. Some holes are quite challenging with lots of sand traps - unless you play like a pro, not likely you will escape sand play. I played the Cobalt position throughout the game which is right for me. The Black will be a very challenging game for some. The views are spectacular and walking is not too difficult.

Definitely love to go back before the end of season.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course Needs Marshals"


u000004774160's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything course condition related was as previously reviewed. The course is in great condition, greens were without flaw. This is the second time I've been there to play Lora Bay this year. It was a 5 hr round the first time we went, and I thought maybe we just caught them on a busy day. However with a repeat the second time of slow course play, I realized that there is an absents of course marshals. The foursome in from of us were taking ridiculously long on every hole, and there was 4 unoccupied holes in front of them. We quit after 16 holes due to darkness as we were already 4.5hrs to this point. Following this group, we witnessed horseplay such as them squealing tires with hard breaking in the golf cart every hole on cart paths, and ignoring the cart signs and driving well within the boundaries to each green. But without proper supervision of all its patrons, even fine courses like Lora Bay are susceptible to poor behavior and golf etiquette.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course. Challenging and a pleasure to play."


uQQJL6565QQ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/13/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very enjoyable course to play. Lots of bunkers keep you challenged. Great course for both the long and short game. Will to play this course again. On my favorites list.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unbelievably spectacular golf course!"


Sergio7871941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Club selection was equalled by which picturesque vista to take photo of with Golflogix GPS feature. I've had the privilege to play a round in Maui. Lora Bay could very well be the most spectacular course I've ever played on. Too bad I can ONLY rate it a 5 out of 5! It is also the most challenging course I've played.<br/> Thank you Golf Now!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Laura Bay"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/4/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape and had lovely views of Georgian Bay. There was a number of tee boxes to allow for players of all abilities. The clubhouse was a first class layout with ecellent meal options There were lots of sand traps in the landing zones and approaching the greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"course need's more yardage marker's or gps on the cart."


u000004132376's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was basically unplayable because of the extreme rough.course clearly cutting cost's and not grass.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging



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