BogoGolf gets golfers out of the house and swinging among the greens with buy-one-get-one-free greens fees and other golf-related discounts that offer savings of up to and more than $1,000 in a regular golf season. With courses in Barrie, Midland, Wasaga Beach, and other surrounding towns, BogoGolf's list of golf gardens currently boasts 13 public courses and continues to grow.
Members can hit drives through the rolling terrain of Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club or putt on the challenging greens of Duntroon Highlands Golf Club. Customers can also request the addition of their favourite course to the list, and BogoGolf will make the efforts to partner with those courses by continuously sending them love sonnets.
Putting Edge's phosphorescent indoor mini-golf course challenges putters with a network of greens hindered by glow-in-the-dark obstacles. Eighteen holes twist and turn throughout a darkened space populated by painted neon trees and glowing statues. A steady stream of upbeat music sets the pace for players as they navigate their way through the incandescent labyrinth to prove to competitors that their putting skills—like the bottom of Lake Michigan and Celine Dion's hair—are untouchable.
Located on Hammer St. behind Toys R Us, Barrie Sports Dome spans 350 feet in length and contains facilities for exercising golf swings, kicking soccer balls, and annihilating frenemies in paint ball. The setup of the professional paint ball field changes weekly, and players employ the aid of reballs, a soft, lightweight rubber ball that feels like a regular paint ball without the cost or influence of messy, inconsiderate paint. Choose the driving range option to take advantage of one hour of indoor golf under the glow of Barrie Sports Dome’s 4 million BTU furnace.
Borden Golf Club has been a golfers’ sanctuary since its nine-hole course was sculpted into the rolling countryside in 1917, an emerald landscape that has expanded into a 27-hole golf complex. The original, nine-hole layout, known as Anderson Park Golf Course, presents a 3,209-yard Scottish links-style design, allowing clubbers to get in touch with the game’s roots without having to play a whole round with nothing but a mashie niblick and Loch Ness egg.
Built alongside its smaller predecessor in 1954, Circled Pine Golf Course ambles over 6,488 yards of contoured fairways and small greens. The course’s most difficult hole, the 448-yard, par 4 15th, will test even scratch golfers as they must bend shots around a dogleg left and find driftwood on which to float their bag across a creek stationed 60 yards in front of the green. After rounds, Borden Golf Club’s Players Lounge offers refuelling fare for golfers in the form of chicken pot pie, steak, and a variety of burgers and sandwiches.
Chirping birds and the wind in the trees are the only sounds that break the silence in Bruce's Mill Conservation Area. Until a human flies screaming through the canopy, that is. Treetop Trekking six aerial-rope courses wind through the forest canopies, challenging visitors with levels of difficulty increasing from beginner to advanced. Guides begin each adventure with a brief equipment-and-technique orientation, and gradually clear visitors for more difficult runs based on their performance.
Once they're cleared for climbing, participants scramble across bridges made of swinging, suspended logs. They crawl across webs of cargo netting, and swing through monkey cables. Treetop Trekking Stouffville also includes the giant 650' long Monarch zip line. Guides help adventure-seekers navigate these treetop courses during regular day tours.
When Kempenfelt Bay freezes over, Ice Fish Simcoe equips anglers with the gear and shelter needed to conquer the Great White North and reel in the tenants of its icy waters. Groups both big and small can rent out the company?s deluxe cabins, which come stocked with poles, pre-drilled holes, and wood-burning stoves. Before heading out, groups can also amass extra supplies, including extra firewood and live minnows so they don?t have to bait their hooks with C$20 bills.