Diamond In The Ruff Golf Club

4.3952823529 4.4 stars from 5 (40)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 34
  • Length: 2754 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 33.4

  • 1137 Old Parry Sound Road, Utterson, Ontario, P0B 1M0
  • (705) 385-2222, 1 (877) 385-3222
  • www.diamondintheruff.ca

Year built: 1993
Type: Private/Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Apr 1 to Dec 1 (closed on Mondays)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 34 2754 yards 33.4 123
White 34 2462 yards 31.8 115
Red (W) 34 2062 yards 32.1 104

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

38 out of 40 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for 9-hole rounds walkers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Pretty nine!"


u000007741980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lovely and picturesque nine holes with fine pines, fairway gardens and good greens. Good hole variety and challenging from the blue tees


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens were terrible"


u000004385672's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was good, but the greens were terrible. I have never played on a course were you had to really hit the ball on the green. Greens were way to slow

and made golf not fun. Not that the greens were difficult, but the ball when struck seems to have breaks on it. Greens had to much of a sand base.

I would not recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Truly a diamond"


u902997782's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing this course. What a lovely surprise. The course was so well cared for. We will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great experience for all levels"


Michael2943731's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would have given full 5 stars if they'd given us a heads up about the greens being air aided. Expected this time of season but nice to know ahead of time.

super friendly staff, best 9 hole course I've played, very pretty surroundings and over all great experience !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



smokey48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



smokey48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course conditions below average"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played the course in a couple of years and the overall conditions were not great. Tee boxes torn up and lots of bare patches. The rough was way too long and had not been cut in a while and the greens were full of ball marks. I don't know if it's just too much play due to very low cost rounds or simply neglect but I would not recommend this course to any real golfer.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Well conditioned course"


mk8q16ophx5794343's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape right up to the greens. The greens were amongst the best in the area and fast but very slow when we played. The condition of the greens were good other than the speed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bradleylclark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Great 9 hole gem"


u000007521396's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the picturesque layout with water and elevation change. Conditions are second to none. Needs an area for chipping.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u936023866's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u9667877's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Highly recommend"


Grace33's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a stunning course. And when we are in the area again. We will play it again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u522797389's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has become our local favourite due to the high quality of the grounds and overall positive experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pretty Course"


u000005065799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy this course for it's beauty and challenge.

My wife really likes it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful scenic course!"


Lisa6387017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is beautifully laid out and well-maintained with gardens and landscaping. The greens are deceptive though, and not very forgiving...makes for a great challenge. We had lunch afterwards, and the food was fantastic, as well, the staff was amazing. If you book online and would prefer to ride, make sure to call the Clubhouse and reserve a cart (online booking does not give you the option to select carts).

I definitely will be playing here again! :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really nice 9 holer"


andersmi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this with my wife and friends who aren't avid golfers. Not long but a really nice layout. Something here for all levels of ability.

Always in nice shape too.

If you play "dollar a hole" Mondays expect it to be slow.

Will come back for sure.


I recommend this course


"Like playing in a garden"


slicerdrew's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly and didn't charge for pull carts. Course was in great shape and there's lots of well kept flower beds along the way. The only disappointment was when we played last year we were told it was a dog friendly course and we planned to take our dog with us this time but I checked after booking and was told no dogs allowed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gen , beautiful 9 holes course having everything you love"


u00002227801's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great location, great value (unheard rate), well kept, very private, you take pace to enjoy the view and still be able to finish the round within 2 hours.

a good mix of par 5,4 and 3. not your typical par 3 9 holes.

A pleasant staff and friendly golfers ahead of you and those who were waiting for next round.

Overall, just like the weather, my experience playing here is excellent.

Will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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