It’s a way to spend that perfect Saturday afternoon. The ideal way to connect with your prospective or existing clients. A level of stress relief you can’t find anywhere else. When the course is right, the feel of near perfection is at hand. The wrong course can result in a sense of unsettling frustration. Every area has great golf courses – some leave you wanting something a little more. Kitchener-Waterloo is a little different in that regard. We have golf courses for every skill and enjoyment level. Are you searching for the course that will leave you with a feeling of elation that lasts for days? We have compiled a list of the more popular ones you may want to try.
Although a much smaller option, Brookfield remains one of the most gorgeous golf courses in Waterloo Region. With nine holes available, there are a number of different options if you’re looking to play a full round of 18 holes. You may think this would prove to be a drawback for some golfers, but there is real appeal for this course. With the beautiful rolling terrain, each hole offers some real challenges. Add in the wide, tree-lined fairways to the mix, and throw in twenty-three possible water hazards, and you have the ideal spot for both novice and advanced golfers alike. Brookfield golf course was established in 1965 and is suitable for golfers of all skill levels.
As you search for a course that can challenge golfers at a variety of skill levels simultaneously, you may want to try Deer Ridge. Thomas McBroom designed this golf course as a par 72 course with 72 strategically-placed bunkers and generous greens. A private club, members here enjoy guaranteed walk-on times and the challenge of a well-maintained course. It’s an exclusive atmosphere few other clubs in Waterloo Region can match.
One of the oldest courses in Waterloo Region, the Rockway Golf Course was established and designed in 1935 by architect Stan Sharpe. A now mature course, Rockway proves a challenge to golfers at almost any level. This golf course is fully public; the only trouble you’ll have here on any given day is getting a tee-time. Almost always there are large numbers of golf enthusiasts who want to play on this course.
This course was established more than four decades ago by architect Tony Matlock and remains more challenging than ever. A beautiful setting with a total yardage of 6,357 yards, Dundee is a championship- level course. Large and beautiful trees dot the course, and a number of ponds throughout the course raise the level of play up a bit. Like Rockway, it too is a public golf club designed for golfers at all levels, but just a little more challenging, making it just right for advanced players.
Located in Waterloo, Grey Silo is a scenic beauty that is long and challenging, making for the perfect full-day golf outing. With the Grand River in the background and serious play in front of you, it’s a circuit you won’t soon forget. Established in 2001 and crafted by architect Steve Young, the view from any spot on the course is absolutely stunning, and amenities and service abound back at the clubhouse. This is an exceptionally long course, so a cart is probably essential unless you’re also there for the hike. Endlessly well-manicured, the course at Grey Silo is smooth and gorgeous.
If executive length golf is your style, this is the ideal spot to meet your needs. A 27-hole course surrounded by the quiet of the countryside, this is a great course that has proven popular since it opened in 1967. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a great place to take clients, the Merry Hill course maintenance here is outstanding and the setting is beautiful.
According to their management, Mystic Golf Course in Ancaster is different from the rest in Waterloo Region and they brag that it is also quite special. Mystic offers a unique experience for the more serious and passionate golfer. According to their website, “The par-3s and par-5s at Mystic offer contrasting risks and rewards. And while nearly every par-4 is a dogleg and most involve elevation changes, no two holes are even remotely similar in distance or design, offering an unlimited assortment of shot-making decisions. There are no blind tee shots, no tricked-up holes. A lot of dirt was moved to make sure the layout was straight-forward, 3-thousand tons of Pro-Angle bunker sand was brought in from Ohio, and an expansive drainage and irrigation system ensures an extremely challenging round whenever you’re ready to be tested.” If that’s not enough to entice you then maybe the fact that Mystic presents 18 individual trials of ball striking and strategy will stir your curiosity.
With a #12 ranking in the SCOREGolf Top 100 list of courses in the country, expectations have to be high walking into this course. Fortunately, it will go well beyond meeting your expectations. Designed by Stanley Thompson, championship level play combined with beauty and a higher level of maintenance shapes Westmount, which is one of the best private courses in Waterloo Region. A trial golf membership is available for those interested in the facilities for dining and socializing.
For golfers wishing to improve their golfing skills, we recommend checking out Golf Without Limits in Waterloo. At this practice facility, which is open each year from November to April, you can improve your golf game by playing on the Simulator (a big projector screen with a variety of courses played online). The simulation system at Golf Without Limits allows you to adjust external forces that occur in real life such as how fast/strong the wind is blowing. All of your games are registered electronically so that each time you return to play, you will know how your performance compares and improves over time.
Golfing opportunities in the Kitchener-Waterloo area are robust and extensive. With nearly a hundred courses throughout the Western Ontario region in both public and private settings, there are few places in Canada where so many choices are this widely available.
Whether you’re simply visiting Waterloo Region or home shopping and you want to make sure the best golfing amenities are nearby, we’ve got you covered!
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