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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6639 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.6

Situated in the heart of Alberta, Ponoka Golf Club is nestled in the scenic valley of the Battle River on the southeast side of Ponoka. The beautiful site provides more than just an ideal setting for a round of golf, it also serves as home to an abundance of wildlife. It's not uncommon to be joined by deer during a round at Ponoka. The golf course is a local favorite that has gained popularity thanks to the diverse layout. The holes range from links style to tree lined, testing players with a variety of different shots. Strategically placed bunkers come into play along the contoured greens, which are often either elevated or double tiered. Water only makes an appearance on Ponoka's final hole where going over it isn't recommended for the weak of heart! This par 4 plays right into the wind too, making it all the more challenging.

Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Apr 1 to Oct 15
Architect Bill Robinson (1987) Robert Kains (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.4
22 Reviews (22)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Water Hazards 9
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10

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Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for beginners to advanced

Had another great round at this course which keeps investing in itself to improve the experience for those who golf there on a regular basis.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

An old muni worth the money.

The golf course was in good shape and well thought out with moderate elevation changes, some bunkers with soft sand, a few water hazards and large fast tricky greens. It was a real mix of tight and open holes. The price was very cheap considering what Alberta golf with a cart goes for!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Lush and Beautiful

First time here at the this course and I was not disappointed. The only thing that could have been better is that I booked as a single and a couple was booked with me but they chose to go out without me. Therefore I ended up playing alone and golf by oneself is lonely -- much prefer golfing with others -- even strangers. However, the course and the scenery were wonderful. Many unique holes and not boring at all. Range balls were included with the price so the Golf Now price could not be beat even though I did drive 75 minutes to golf here.
At the end I saw two mother deer and their babies. Beautiful scenery, and interesting holes. No cart girl though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Day for 18

Highly recommended! We booked online and glad we did!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Alberta Advisor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Best find of the year

This course has the feel of a beautiful rural setting (although it is in town). with great golf to boot. The course is in great shape. We loved the variety of holes and challenge of the greens. The greens ran a little slower than expected but are large and contoured.. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
British Columbia Advisor
Previously Played
Fair weather
Walked

Excellent golf facility

A fun track for beginners and experts. Ponoka is well designed and keeps you on your toes. The greens are in excellent shape while also providing a good challenge.
The course does play shorter for most but there is tons of trouble to get into if you are not hitting the ball straight. It is a a tough walk if you are not used to it but does make for a good one if you try. Riding in a cart is also not a bad thing here.
Lots of strategically placed hazards that make for more of a thinking golfers track rather than grip it and rip it. It is a fun course for golfers of all levels and the price is very affordable for everyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

amazing conditions

the fairways are in amazing condition, green are soft and true

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ponoka golf course

Overall a very nice course. Greens were in great shape but a little spotty on some of the fairways. The 7th hole was closed but was replaced by a fun short par 3 'nineteenth' hole. The pace of play was a little slow with waits on most tee boxes and the following group close behind but I think that was due to a slow elderly group ahead. The staff was friendly and although there wasn't a beverage cart on the course the snack shack would provide coolers with ice if needed. I plan on returning and would recommend this fun challenging course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Needs some rain

Course is fairly difficult, have played it many times. Dissappointed in the fairways, very patchy, greens in beautiful condition though. Friendly staff. Would play again once the fairways have all greened up & filled in.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Not a good day

Ponoka is generally a good course, however on this day they were punching greens on back nine and had just done front nine and had not top dressed so greens were of course horrible and back nine out of play. Should not have been available for golfnow promotion. Disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Soggy day, still a great time.

Course has a great layout, some awesomely large greens and is a moderate challenge.
Played on a drizzly day though and the course played INCREDIBLY soft. No run on greens at all. Not sure if that's normal, but something to keep in mind.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Gggrrreeeaaatt Day

This was our 8th course in five days and it was well worth taking the time to play on our way home. Pace of play was excellent as another family let us go ahead on the 10th. Staff were very friendly and professional. We would come back!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Challenging course

Excellent greens and fairways. Slow pace on the first three holes but speeds up after that.
I could easily make this my home course. I am looking forward to my next round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Ponoka has more than a great rodeo.

A very nice course to play in a country setting. Played after 4pm and got around quickly. Excellent practice area, balls included with green fee. The 18 hole course is in very good shape and fun to play for all levels of players thanks to challenging greens and 4 tee box options. Food services staff were friendly with some great food choices. Golf shop staff went out of their way to find a hat that was lost by one of our foursome.... much appreciated and above and beyond the normal service.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Fast, fun & friendly

Only 2 of us playing so went around quickly until we ran into a foursome on hole 13 and thats also when the rain came but were still able to get done in under 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

great value for the money!

Played this course yesterday. Great value for the money. Fun playing. We never had to wait at a tee box. Nice flow, but not too easy or hard. I will definitely play it again. It was worth the 1 hour drive from Sherwood Park!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Golf

Excellent course lots of trees beautiful lay out very clean, pro shop very nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Ponoka Community Golf Course

Lovely setting,
Some fairways in less than great condition, probably due to winter's damage.
Course was still a delight to play.
Rough is rough.
Don't stray there.
Hit it straight and enjoy.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

course has good character amongst trees,water, and open spaces.

the course was being prepared for winter with aeration on the greens and some construction in preparation of a new hole,however,it was very playable and enjoyable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful Golf Course

Wonderful Golf Course staff was friendly and attentive. The greens were very tricky to read.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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