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4.1
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
96.5%
Recommend this course
161 out of 172 reviews
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.1
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 32 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 67
Length 4909 yards
Slope 107
Rating 63.8
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Cardinal Lakes - Sparrow
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Course Details

Year Built 0
Golf Season Apr 1 to Nov 1

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
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

Reviews

4.1
172 Reviews (172)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 9
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 18
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 22
Walkers 21
Beginners 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 10

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, great value!

We had a wonderful outing today at Cardinal. Great greens and apron. Likewise the the fairways. The bunkers were poor but, with no rakes, we assume they will be ship-shape in the near future. The shorter yardage is a boon to those who love to walk, especially seniors. Lots of challenges though for the golfer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

very playable

course is in good condition especially since grounds keeper has had very little time to prepare for play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

My only complaint would be the rough on the sides of the fairways should be shorter as balls just disappear.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Track

Staff are always great and the course is fun to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day

This was our first time playing this course, we had a foursome. The weather was perfect. We got a Hot Deal from Golf Now for $25 each for 18 with a cart. The course is a little challenging but the greens even more so!! We had a great day and finished it off with lunch at the clubhouse which was delicious...Will definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Grass cutter stole my ball

I was off to a great round I was paired with a wonderful twosome who were great golfers too boot. I enjoy this course and would highly recommend it to anyone but upon writing the review I was reminded of the one incident that spoiled my round I had a good front nine and was teeing off on the 11th when I pushed my drive right of the fairway I was playing a Callaway bold yellow ball so I can track and find it easier and a grass cutter picked up my ball let me walk up and down the rough four times before I made eye contact stared him down and asked him if he had picked up my ball as we had seen his tractor stop and sure enough he had my ball in his jacket pocket he gave it back and said you were by the second bunker and we were like what and looked at each other completely astounded. I was playing a very great round and enjoying the company and it’s spoiled that hole and the next two as we were all kind of sour as we could not believe that someone employed a golf course would pick up someone’s ball no knowing that that’s a major faux pas!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A great course but dont let the par 67 fool you. It has a lot of challenges ponds bunkers lots of tree trouble. Greens were nice and well kept but very fast and challenging but that's good right? All around this is a great course and I will definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Lovely Day

The course was in great shape. The pro shop staff and starter were very nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course however

Love playing here and have played many other courses but I seem to come back here because I love the course however some of the staff are miserable. We will now go back and play riverview pay a little more but you are treated with friendly staff!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

September Golf in Canada

Sparrow is one of our favourite small courses. Quite a lot of rain in the past while and the course was very wet. Under the circumstances the course was in great shape and we thoroughly enjoyed our round. We try to play Sparrow a few times a season and based on our last experience we plan on playing there again next year

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

nice layout

looking for a shorter course to play which is challenging,you found it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of Play...

I really enjoy this golf course, but, on this day, everyone was teeing off on the 'back 9', and we were waiting on every hole due to the backup. I was told by an employee that they did this to 'mix it up' for the older golfers that usually only play the front 9 holes... we were playing 18 holes, and could have had a more enjoyable round had it been faster.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

nice course nice day

We played here for the first time, and thoroughly enjoyed the course, very short but in pristine condition, the only kick was that we had a ton of rain between 6 and 8am that morning, and the course was very wet.I talked to a friend at work who lives in Welland and ha told me they have always had drainage issues there so that is something to keep in mind, otherwise fairways are beautiful, greens are beautiful, a very nice day indeed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A fun and challenging shorter course that lends itself well to walking.

This course has nice features, challenging holes for the mid to high handicap player, is scenic and well maintained. A very pleasant round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad for the price

The course is decent but there’s no map so dogleg holes were a bit difficult to to tee off on. Also difficult to identify where water hazards were. Conditions were pretty good - some wet areas. Course is mostly flat and shorter than many. Made for a good round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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