Grey Silo Golf Course

4.2362764706 4.2 stars from 5 (173)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6532 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 2001 University Avenue , Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 4A8
  • (519) 880-8181, 1 (888) 833-8787
  • www.golfgreysilo.ca

Year built: 2002
Architect(s): Stephen Young
Type: Public
Style: Links
Golf Season: April - November

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6532 yards 71.2 131
Gold 71 6081 yards 69.4 128
Gold (W) 71 6081 yards 75.6 139
Silver 71 5653 yards 67.2 126
Silver (W) 71 5653 yards 72.9 136
Bronze 71 5197 yards 65.3 120
Bronze (W) 71 5197 yards 70.0 124

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 173 Reviews
5 stars:
75
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

158 out of 173 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Great day at Grey Silo"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Got a fairly good deal ($85 ?). Course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Grey Silo"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
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Reviewed on

One of my favourite courses to play in the Waterloo area. It has a great layout that is challenging and rewarding. The sand traps were under repair as they work to add additional sand. I hope they don't cheap out on the sand. Nothing worse than playing a sand-trap with no sand. :)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hot day needed more beverage carts"


yoshia00's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played 36C, humidex 46C. Teed off in the morning to avoid the worst of the heat. The coffee shop was not open before tee off so we couldn't buy drinks and the pro shop had a cooler but didn't advise that was the only place to get fluids for the front nine. We drank all the liquids we brought with us, and by 7th hole were a bit worried. The marshall radiod and reported the beverage cart had gone out on the back nine. He kindly got a bottle of water from the halfway house. We restocked there. Bring your own water from home.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Place to Play !"


cecill4's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Reviewed on

Very good challenge and well maintained. Pace of play is slow. It would be best to be a 20 handicap or less to enjoy your round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"a challenge"


u000001181972's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is a challenge if you are

more than 15 hdcp.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course in top shape"


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Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasure to play the Silo. Staff are super friendly and accommodating. The course in in great condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were true Course in great shape. Fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



786110's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Ginker10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf North"


Ryan8917328's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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Golf North is once again at it trying to lower there cost. Now they are doing with there bunkers. Lift rake and place how ever you desire. Come this is not golf bunkers are a huge play in the scoring in golf. I payed $90 dollars that is outrageous . Golf North should be ashamed to what they are doing to these golf courses. It's hard to believe the LPGA once held a tournament there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Spend elsewhere"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Viewed as Golfnorth Elite course, and priced accordingly.. Club house sucks and extremely expensive to eat there. Bad food high price. No sand in bunkers, you have to life rack bunkers and place clean lie as they don’t maintain them at all. They don’t spend any money and charge a lot. Go elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth the money!"


David7851609's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on

When I entered the pro shop I was not greeted. The employee said nothing to me while he processed the transaction. I then went to get my power cart. The seat was wet. I asked for a towel and the starter said all I have is a damp one. Great customer service. None of the staff smiled.

Enough of my service rating.

The course is nicely laid out. Bunkers and greens were in poor condition.

This course is NOT worth the money.

Yesterday I played Doon Valley. Paid half the price and received fantastic service and course in great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round of golf"


u000004018690's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was is great condition. Never waited on any hole. Speed of play was perfect.

Sad to hear golf north is not going to take care of there bunkers as a cost savings. To pay top dollar for this course and not have suitable conditions for the bunkers is a poor choice on there part. Lift Rack and place in the bunkers is ridiculous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great round of golf"


freddym1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, fast greens, interesting lay out, challenging for a duffer like me


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


uWCYD1247BS's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Joined up with a couple of the course marshal’s. I enjoyed the conversation, the course and the day overall. I highly recommend this course and look forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u510458415's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course bad Marshalls . Took 4 hours and 50 minutes.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Young, pretty, middle-of-the-road challenge"


u2345672's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Reviewed on

Beware water going out, narrower landing zones coming in. A handicap lowerer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"So much promise..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Reviewed on

Grey Silo, a Waterloo muni managed by Golf North, is a great design. All 18 holes are challenging, yet playable. Don’t let the relative shortness of the course (6500 yards from the tips) fool you. It’s a great track for players at all levels.

But the Golf North experience is always disappointing. The rangers and startersand greeters are great but the staff — another story. The young man in the Pro Shop was surly at best. He never even looked st me.

The tees and fairways at Silo are always trimmed beautifully. The greens had been recently VertiCut when I played so putts tended to bobble and bounce. The mostly po greens are always shaggy to my eye.

Also, grey silo wants you to lift, rake and place in their very inconsistent bunkers. They suggest it will speed up play. Instead, it slows play and many players rake to place their ball and then don’t rake again. Awful

Grey Silo is one of the best munis in Ontario. But its promise is never achieved and that is very frustrating. I was a member for a number of years until this year and that frustration is one of the reasons I left.

Yes, I recommend this golf course, but not without reservations.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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