Cardinal Lakes Golf Club - Heron Course

3.8813176471 3.9 stars from 5 (131)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6750 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times NO - jeans, short shorts, sweat pants or cut-offs NO - tank tops, T-shirts, or team jerseys

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6750 yards 71.6 133
White 72 6095 yards 69.6 125
White (W) 72 6095 yards 75.6 134
Gold 72 5650 yards 67.1 118
Gold (W) 72 5650 yards 72.9 127
Red (W) 72 5263 yards 70.7 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 131 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

120 out of 131 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Terrible groundskeeping"


sully0's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I knew there was trouble when this course came up so cheap but the rough was horrendous the dandelions were awful it's just looks ugly!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course



JBkim69's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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


"nice course"


trainrollon's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great mothers day Sunday ...the course was in very good shape, NICE to see potties on the course came in very handy for the Ladies ... ONLY issue i would say is no halfway house/ clubhouse after nine holes , for a snack or drink and NO beer cart on course ...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Doug7828667's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens in great shape for early May.

Can only get better as weather gets warmer.

Friendly staff in pro shop and clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent spring conditions"


Tom1710333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All in all, the course was pretty decent. Greens were outstanding for early season! Tees were fair at best, with alot of uneven teeing areas. Fairways were good. Nice mix of difficulty from hole to hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


Wayne5694479's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape, greens fast and fairways lush and green, I really enjoy this course !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



softail6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great day on the course only small complaint was no cart or half way to get something to eat or drink


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



uCTIG1575CT's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Just a Great course"


uYIQH9245YI's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cant beat the value

Great condition this year vs last year

Worth the drive from Burlington

Been a great fall there


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uYMBN9215YM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in good shape no aeration yet ,the wind made it tough for club choice,50 k.I spent $15 dollars for cart,over all for that low price it was a great deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Phenomenal conditions"


cosmos411's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

I can't stress enough how amazing the greens were. It was like putting on a carpet. Overall condition of the course was fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Heron"


uYIQH9245YI's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Had wind today which increases the challenge

Can not beat this course for the value x 2 players

Once again a hidden gem


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


uYIQH9245YI's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worth the drive to Welland

New owners have the course in great shape

Played on the hottest record day Sunday and loved it

Been coming here 8 years from Burlington

$60-$70 for 2 with a cart on Hot Deals can't be beat


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


"Play this course!"


bennettod's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extremely friendly staff and course in fantastic shape. Casual atmosphere, but private course feel. Absolutely recommend.


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


"This is a long course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golfed the Heron. It is long (from white tees), a very good layout and in good condition. However, it is expensive and is considerably more expensive than other comparable courses in the Niagara region.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course has some nice long open holes with good greens and is a great value on GolfNow. However, we were disappointed that the day we played there was no beverage cart, especially since the course doesn't connect back to the clubhouse until the 18th hole. Bathroom facilities are minimal with only two port-a-potties and no running water, so if you are walking, make sure you come equipped with lots of water and a hat as shade trees and places to sit are also minimal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The Heron at Cardinal Lakes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition and definitely worth the money. Quite a value. Challenging holes but easy to walk.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a deal"


u000005249708's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the Sparrow a week or so ago and liked it, but the Heron was in great shape, interesting layout lots of challenges. Greens were quick, fairways in good shape. For the money this is the best deal in South Eastern Ontario


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jake3514178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


Southpaw13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A more challenging experience than it's Sparrow course. Longer in length, more challenging in layout and on windy day's no protection from the wind. Course is in good condition and the staff were very friendly from the pro shop to the starter. Price point is a bit high for the region at $45 weekdays and $50 on weekends walking.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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