Sally Creek unrolls a professionally designed nine-hole golf course that challenges club swingers with par 3, par 4, and par 5 play. The tree-lined borders and interweaving Sally Creek impart a park-like atmosphere, and golfers muster the poise needed to navigate the ponds, bunkers, and herds of buffalo. Call ahead to schedule a tee time, or reserve online.
Rated and measured by the Golf Association of Ontario, the course at The Fox Golf Club brings together 18 pleasantly challenging holes on one well-groomed, links-style turf. In order to make a play for the par of 72, players will need to adapt to long par 3s—all more than 200 yards from the back tees, save one—and a preponderance of dogleg fairways that lie within the course’s 6,409 yards. A 350-yard driving range and two practice greens await players near the clubhouse, where athletes can refuel after their games with hot dogs, beer, and golf balls infused with foie gras.
Max’s Golf Centre’s cavernous dome proffers year-round club-swinging and puck-slapping pleasure with its indoor driving range, mini-golf course, and newly acquired RapidShot hockey-training system. Duffers pulverize dimpled orbs from the two-tiered, 36-stall indoor driving range, where targets both on the floor and suspended in the air beckon seductively to golfers and lonely 3-woods. Large boulders add a rugged vibe to the centre's 18-hole, indoor mini-golf course, which flummoxes formidable greensmen with faux-grass corridors traversable with the help of a complementary putter. Guests who prefer their sports served on ice can opt to hone stick-wielding savvy with an hour in the RapidShot hockey-training system. Upon entering a glass cage, shooters find themselves amid a crossfire of fast-flung pucks, catching them with their crooked sticks and immediately firing them into targets on the other end. Players can customize eight settings that include puck speed and passing frequency to establish a training rigour that suits their hockey experience and genealogical proximity to the Gretzky bloodline.
Trying to refine your golf game at the driving range alone is often difficult, especially for those who can't resist the urge to blast through an entire bucket of balls with nothing but their driver. At Kitchener Golf Academy/Ryall Golf's Doon Valley location, golfers encounter a variety of training venues to address all elements of the game.
The facility encompasses an 18-hole, championship-length course and a full-length 9-hole course, where golfers can test their mettle against a variety of holes sculpted through wetlands and along the banks of the Grand River. Doon Valley also features a 9-hole, pitch-and-putt course, where a series of short holes helps players zero in on the most critical aspect of golf—the short game—and ignore the sweet siren song crooned by their driver. However, when it is time to test their power off the tee, Doon Valley offers a full-size driving range—the main feature of a practice facility that also includes a putting green and a practice bunker. The grounds at Kitchener Golf also host the 18-hole Rockway course. Built in 1935, the par-70 course measures 5,520 yards from the farthest tees and challenges golfers with trees that line the fairways like spectators at a golf cart drag racing event.
Kitchener Golf Academy/Ryall Golf's staff of PGA of Canada pros make use of all of Doon Valley's facilities in lessons and clinics offered to golfers of all ages and abilities.
Wedges 'N Woods Golf Academy helps players of all experience levels build their skills at its comprehensive practice facility, complete with driving, chipping, and putting greens. A fully irrigated tee deck allow guests to practice landing on the 10 target greens using every club, and practice bunkers challenge golfers to get out of the sand before the tide washes away their castle. CPGA professionals offer various levels of instruction, combining modern teaching techniques and video analysis to correct golfers' swings and mental approach to the game. The academy also maintains an 18-hole miniature course surrounded by natural landscaping and sand traps, providing mini golfers their first step toward their quest to attain the Mini Masters' coveted green sweater vest.
After channeling the insight passed down from a lineage of golf-course architects, Englishman Dr. Martin Hawtree designed Tarandowah Golfers Club as an authentic links course that has been praised by publications including ScoreGolf and Ontario Golf Magazine. The par 70 course circles a body of water and tight-knit grouping of trees, exchanging typical course hazards for an abundance of trajectory altering winds. Sod-faced bunkers and wispy fescue grasses border the course's greens, which are spread out over 7,067 yards from the tips. Tarandowah Golfers Club also houses a clubhouse with food and beverages and a driving range where golfers can calibrate their swings or showcase new post-putt struts.
The aboutGolf simulators inside Golf Without Limits' indoor swing studio accurately track and display drives hit across 30 virtual PGA courses. Club wielders enter private rooms and hit full-power shots over St. Andrew's Links, eschew perishing in Pebble Beach's bunkers, and pause to marvel at herds of golf carts galloping across Harbour Town Golf Links' fairways. Tees, hazards, and verdant greens all appear as they do in real life on the simulator screen. Radars monitor each ball's flight, tectonic weight-transfer plates take note of weight shifts, and a tag team of wireless kinetic motion and high-speed video round out the tracking system. The hundreds of captured data points on the body send golf balls on the screen dropping down with one-foot accuracy. Before hitting the course, golfers can warm up on a virtual driving range and receive instant feedback on their swings. Knowledgeable staff members beam out of the simulator screen to demonstrate the system's touch screen interface, so no level of previous familiarity with the equipment is required to enjoy an hour on the links.