Our Par 71 Course Overlooks Guelph Lake
Spread across 146 acres of rolling terrain, Guelph Lakes offers an exceptional golfing experience that seamlessly blends environmentally sensitive areas with playful challenges. Boasting a rating of 70.1, with a slope rating of 131, this magnificent course features well-manicured greens and lush fairways that are perfectly seeded with Bentgrass. The rough, comprising a blend of Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass, adds an extra layer of excitement to the game.
The Front Nine
Par 4 ◆ Black: 338 ◆ Blue: 321 ◆ White: 303 ◆ Red: 303 ◆ Yellow: 272
This par 4 opening hole requires a tee shot placed to the corner of the dogleg (100 yard marker). From here, you face a slightly downhill approach that plays about a half club less. Short approaches will not kick on to this well protected green. A very fair opening hole that can get your round kick started.
Par 3 ◆ Black: 121 ◆ Blue: 110 ◆ White: 102 ◆ Red: 102 ◆ Yellow: 87
A short iron is all that is required to this par 3. However, the two-tiered green puts a premium on accuracy. A tee shot to the proper section sets up a great birdie opportunity. Hit in the wrong direction and a three putt is likely.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 382 ◆ Blue: 366 ◆ White: 339 ◆ Red: 316 ◆ Yellow: 316
Love it or hate it, this hole makes you think. Long hitters can try to cut the corner of the left pond, leaving them with a short approach. However, the results of a missed shot are severe. Most players will lay up between the ponds (favour the right) and be left with a mid- to long-approach to a bunkered green. Par is a great score here.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 352 ◆ Blue: 332 ◆ White: 281 ◆ Red: 281 ◆ Yellow: 263
Par 5 ◆ Black: 494 ◆ Blue: 481 ◆ White: 467 ◆ Red: 467 ◆ Yellow: 419
The mid length par 5 allows for a great birdie opportunity. Out of bounds protects the entire right side of this hole and an undulating green can cause some putting woes, but you will want to take advantage of this hole.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 395 ◆ Blue: 379 ◆ White: 368 ◆ Red: 254 ◆ Yellow: 254
A dogleg right par 4 with a pond on the right side. The tee shot should be aimed at the left side of the fairway, as the land slopes towards the pond. This will leave a slight downhill approach to a tiered green. Be careful putting here; downhill putts can be very fast.
Par 3 ◆ Black: 173 ◆ Blue: 144 ◆ White: 101 ◆ Red: 101 ◆ Yellow: 82
A beautiful par 3 over environmental area. Short is not an option on this hole which features a narrow green with two distinct sections separated by a deep swale. There is room to miss long, but a delicate chip will be required to save par.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 444 ◆ Blue: 423 ◆ White: 381 ◆ Red: 319 ◆ Yellow: 319
This long par 4 is one of the most difficult holes on the course. Two great shots are required to reach this hole in regulation. This green slopes from front to back on the left side, making it a difficult pin to get close to. You can run the ball onto the green on the right side, but be careful—there is a hazard over the back.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 332 ◆ Blue: 323 ◆ White: 308 ◆ Red: 308 ◆ Yellow: 280
An uphill par 4 that requires an accurate tee shot with mounds on the right and hazards on the left. The approach shot must finish in the proper section of this multi-tiered green or three putts will be common. The Toronto Star Bogey Man called this one of his favourite greens.
The Back Nine
Par 3 ◆ Black: 174 ◆ Blue: 157 ◆ White: 140 ◆ Red: 140 ◆ Yellow: 119
This downhill par 3 plays one club shorter than the yardage. A bunker protecting the right side of the green makes pin placements on this side difficult. The left side is very accessible. A hill on the left helps errant shots kick back toward the green. Hazard behind the green means long is not an option.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 393 ◆ Blue: 383 ◆ White: 343 ◆ Red: 343 ◆ Yellow: 310
An uphill tee shot with trouble on the left. From the crest of the hill, you will be left with a mid-length approach to an open green. Hazard over the back of the green makes club selection crucial. Pay attention to the slope of the green. Aggressive putts can get away from you.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 391 ◆ Blue: 370 ◆ White: 348 ◆ Red: 348 ◆ Yellow: 328
A narrow tee shot with mounds right and hazard left. Driver is not always the best option here. Once you find the fairway, you will face a second shot over an environmental area to a receptive green. With the ball in the proper section you have a good chance to make a putt on this green.
Par 5 ◆ Black: 554 ◆ Blue: 526 ◆ White: 510 ◆ Red: 510 ◆ Yellow: 371
Par 4 ◆ Black: 395 ◆ Blue: 361 ◆ White: 353 ◆ Red: 353 ◆ Yellow: 314
The tee shot on this par 4 must be kept right, as there is hazard and bunkers down the left. The far bunker on the right is a good target. Your approach must be the right distance to this green featuring two distinct levels. Chipping and putting on this green can be tricky.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 333 ◆ Blue: 323 ◆ White: 294 ◆ Red: 294 ◆ Yellow: 262
A straightforward par 4 requiring a tee shot to the end of the fairway (100 yard marker) and a short approach to a flat putting surface. Try to take advantage of this hole before preparing for an exciting stretch of finishing holes.
Par 4 ◆ Black: 314 ◆ Blue: 289 ◆ White: 279 ◆ Red: 279 ◆ Yellow: 263
This par 4 presents you with two options: lay up to the flat of the hill (100 yards from the green) or gamble and try to drive it down to the flat in front of the green. If you go for it, aim left of the big tree at the top of the hill. The green is narrow and sloped, providing a challenge once you get there. This is a true risk-reward hole.
Par 3 ◆ Black: 203 ◆ Blue: 179 ◆ White: 155 ◆ Red: 132 ◆ Yellow: 132
A long par three requiring a tree-lined tee shot over an environmental area. Tee shots should favour the front right side of the green; even misses here allow for a simple chip shot. Attacking a back left pin is difficult with a bunker protecting shots with mid to long irons or even a wood.
Par 5 ◆ Black: 603 ◆ Blue: 537 ◆ White: 509 ◆ Red: 430 ◆ Yellow: 430
This monster par 5 (604 yards from the back tees) is a true three-shot hole. Both the tee shot and lay up must be carefully placed between the hazards, and your uphill approach plays longer than the yardage. A tiered green will present one more challenge to finish your round. A par here is a great finish!
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Before You Play
While we do encourage a relaxed atmosphere, golfers are asked to wear appropriate clothing while at the club, both on the course and driving range. Tank tops and halter tops are not allowed. Shorts and skirts should be an appropriate length.
No outside alcohol is allowed in accordance with the club’s liquor license. Any outside alcohol will be confiscated and golfers risk removal from the property.
On Course Beverage Service
We do not operate a beverage cart and our on course station is open during tournaments only. Drinks may be purchased at the clubhouse before and after your round and after 9 holes. We encourage golfers to bring their own water bottle with them.
Pace of Play
Pace of play should take a maximum of 4 hours and 15 minutes. This timing is based on a group of 4 walking golfers. Pace of play is strictly enforced; any groups falling behind this pace will be spoken to by a player assistant and are expected to make every effort to get back on pace. Pace of play is enforced to ensure all players have an enjoyable day on the course.
Our grounds crew works tirelessly to provide the best conditions possible. Please respect the work they do and help maintain the course. It is the golfer’s responsibility to repair ball marks, replace divots, rake bunkers, and drive carts responsibly and only in the areas allowed.
The course will make every effort to have 4 players in each tee time. Groups booked with less than 4 players should expect to be paired with additional golfers. If you would like to assure that you are not paired up, you are welcome to pay for all 4 spots in that tee time.
Rental clubs are not available for the golf course or driving range. Golfers are allowed to share clubs at the range; however, each golfer must have their own set of clubs to play the course.
The course will issue a full 18 hole rain check to any golfers that have completed less than 5 holes. A 9 hole rain check will be issued to golfers completing 5-14 holes. No rain check will be issued to golfers that have teed off the 15th hole.
The course does not have a weather warning in place, and we do not sound a horn for threatening weather. Golfers are to use their own discretion when threatening weather approaches and should cease play and head to a rain shelter or return to the clubhouse. If the course becomes unplayable due to weather conditions, golfers will be notified and asked to return to the clubhouse.
The driving range is closed from Tuesday at 5:00 PM until Wednesday at 11:00 AM each week for maintenance and grass cutting. Regular Range hours will be adjusted dependant on daylight.
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