Kawartha - Ontario - Canada

Kawartha Golf & Country Club,
777 Clonsilla Avenue,
Ontario K9J 6Z6,

  • +1 705 743 3737

  • Martin Piché

  • Stanley Thompson

  • Mark Ahrens

Laid out on farmland that was originally leased from the Canadian General Electric Company, the inaugural Kawartha course was a 9-hole affair that served the membership for almost a decade before it was expanded to a full 18-hole layout in 1938.

Kawartha Golf & Country Club is a Stanley Thompson design with, as one might expect from its eminent designer, an excellent set of par threes, the first of which is a beast of a 221-yard uphill hole at the 6th. Actually, there are five short holes on the card and, unusually, the final par three is played as the closing hole at the 18th.

Respected architect Ian Andrew was tasked with restoring all the bunkers in 2006, the year before the club celebrated its 75th anniversary by hosting the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship. Ian also rebuilt the 5th green and oversaw the removal of 450 trees from the property.
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Description: Kawartha Golf & Country Club is a Stanley Thompson design with, as one might expect from its eminent designer, an excellent set of par threes... Rating: 4.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

This historic gem is one of only 178 golf courses that iconic Canadian Architect Stanley Thompson designed or remodeled from 1913 to 1953. His work has certainly stood the test of time as five of his projects still hold title in our Top 10 Golf Courses in Canada. Currently ranked at #63 Best in Canada, Kawartha Golf & Country Club in Peterborough Ontario is another national monument that can only be described as majestic. Even though the fairways are generous and only stretches Karwartha Golf Course - Photo by reviewerout to 6464 yards, this mature parkland course cannot be overpowered. The tree-lined fairways and irregular shaped mounded bunkers are intimidating so ball positioning is the key to scoring well here. As well the greens are deceivingly fast and break more than they look. The first hole sets the pace. Even though it is only 363 yards this uphill par 4 will punish you if you miss your tee shot left or right and the green is the size of a postage stamp so your approach shot is critical. They are a number of signature holes here but I would narrow it down to the three shot par 5 – 7th hole from an elevated tee with a river running in front or the reachable but narrow par 5 11th protected by water and bunkers guarding either side of the green. This is a semi-private golf course that is in impeccable condition and not to be missed when you visit our beautiful Kawartha Lakes Cottage Region. To read more about golf in Canada please visit http://golftravelandleisure.com/category/canada/
5 / 6
June 25, 2015

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A fantastic course, and one of the smartest designs in Canada. Stanley Thompson magically works you through the rolling hills creating some great vistas and some very difficult holes, for the example the 240 yard par 3 6th plays extremely uphill. Thus making the hole play around 270, 260 yards.
4 / 6
September 01, 2013

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