Royal Niagara Golf Club - Old Canal Course
|Black M: 74.4/140||382||521||413||426||218||576||171||443||301||3451||6984|
|Blue M: 71.5/137 W: 77.1/142||363||505||385||400||177||538||148||415||280||3211||6515|
|White M: 69.4/133 W: 74.5/137||340||482||356||374||154||519||127||390||270||3012||6080|
|Red M: 66.6/121 W: 70.3/131||312||439||292||334||133||432||107||364||265||2678||5407|
|Green M: 66.1/105 W: 66.2/119||235||360||225||275||133||385||107||290||265||2275||4450|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
GOING DOWNHILL FAST
I played all 3 nines with local members here for the second time this year as a visiting Kanaff member and encounted detoriating conditions due to lack of course maintenance. Course design is great, pace, staff proshop, are all very good. However, bunkers were flooded with more clay than sand, tee markers were mostly missing (fortunately the locals knew where to play from). Crabgrass was covering most white tee boxes. Uneven lies on tee boxes as a result of uneven seeding while trying to fix the crabgrass problems. Washrooms are in need of cleaning as wet floors and so much litter!
I understand that Covid may affect staffing, but this is difficult to accept.
Really used to be a great course, but current experiences are NOT TO BE RECOMMENDED!
This course's potential to be outstanding is very good, but we were disappointed again. About 5 years ago we played this course, expecting it to be in its previously excellent form. We were very disappointed because we loved the course when is was properly taken care of. So last week, after 5 years, we thought we play it hoping it would be as good as it was long ago. Unfortunately, were were disappointed again and I will not play it any more. The greens were in poor condition and very, very slow, the first cut off the fairway was US Open-like. A few of us even lost balls in this unusual long rough. The course needs a major uplift!
What a disappointment
Here’s what it’s all about - Kaneff is trying to save money and the corners they’re cutting are showing definitely. We played this course today and finished the first nine in 3 hours. The course was severely overbooked and understaffed. We probably would have left after 4 holes but our cart ran out of power - we managed to crawl back to the clubhouse and crab a new cart and then headed back to our hole - no problem, the 15 minutes that took didn’t matter, we were still waiting for the foursome in front of us to tee off. After we got the new cart we played another 9 holes and then our second cart ran out of power as well. What a joke - but some new batteries you cheap .............
No Value here - Course conditions absolutely the worst
I was in a hurry to book at the last minute. Had not played here for years but was looking forward to the round. If I had read the last three reviews I certainly would have chosen one of the Niagara Parks courses instead. I agree with all their statements regarding the conditions of the course.
There has not been any upkeep from the tee boxes, to the bunkers and green with so many ball marks they are almost unplayable. Where are the maintenance staff as these conditions have existed for some time??
If you are a real golfer spend your money at another course.
Tough comments, thanks for the feedback. We will send this to Ivaylo our Superintendent!
Not bad for the price
I enjoyed my round. The courses have some great character! Really too bad that all the greens were streaked up because of improper sprayer application. I am a superintendent and it is sad to see that. I can understand on one green...but on all of them. Visually they look awful.
Thanks, we will pass on to Ivaylo!
Going downhill fast
Played here for years, and it’s not what it used to be. Nice layout, some challenging holes, but it’s not being maintained (weeds in fairways and on greens, unplayable bunkers, terrible tee boxes). The Golf Now deal and the fact that no one was playing were the only positives. Too bad. Kaneff seems to be getting out of the golf business.
I have never commented about a course before.
I booked by phone about three weeks ago. We play a yearly foursome, mini- tournament here. The gentleman offered me a $45 league rate. Wonderful!
When I showed up Sunday, June 28th-2020, I had to pay $67, because the person booking had not entered the lower rate in the computer. As I did not remember the name of the person I spoke with, too bad; so sad!
The course had only white tee blocks and yellow???!
Two of us are senior golfers and the white tee blocks are too long and the yellow are too short,. Why advertise 5 sets of blocks if they are not available?
The bunkers are unplayable; water and concrete like sand. They hadn’t been raked in a long time.
The greens were generally slow but inconsistent.
This used to be a great course!
We are staying in the golf business!
Course has been neglected, bunkers awful, greens in rough shape, carts worn etc.
Will send to our Superintendent.
WHAT A MESS
The owners of this course should both be embarrassed and apologetic for the condition of this golf course. Very poor maintenance all over the course from little or no sand in the bunkers to very slow, uncut greens and most of the holes on the greens look like they haven't been changed for several days.. WHAT A MESS !
For the same money you can play a course that earns the right for you to play it like Legends or Thundering waters or Whirlpool.
This course doesn't cut grass like it should or rake the bunkers or cut the greens. I don't recommend this course and save your money and time and go play a decent course
We will work hard to fix!