The Golf Club at Lora Bay in Thornbury, Ontario, Canada | GolfPass
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4.4
344 Reviews (344)
5 Stars
175
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
92.1%
Recommend this course
316 out of 344 reviews
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4.2
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.1%
Recommend this course
64 out of 71 reviews
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4.3
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.5%
Recommend this course
119 out of 130 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7105 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.4
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Dwarf Kentucky Bluegrass
Greens Creeping Bent Grass
Golf Season May - September
Architect Thomas McBroom (2006) Tom Lehman (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
344 Reviews (344)
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great,

My daughter and I played this course for the first time and it was fantastic! Loved the views and design of the course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Lovely Course

We played this course and found it very enjoyable. The fairways are wide open which is great for driving, and yet it is challenging when you get to the green. We would definitely recommend this course, and attend again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cart Path only

We loved the golf course and totally understand the cart path only which is why they have kept the course in such great shape. It made for a long day with some waiting due to slow groups ahead - ranger was very good trying to move everyone along. It would be a tough course to walk due to some steep climbs but don't let that scare you - it is a terrific golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Waste of a day

Where do I start? As a former club professional there are just ways you do things and ways that you don't. This place gets ir all wrong. From the waiver you must sign when you get in the pro shop to the 10,000 word rules and regulations that is an insult to anybody that has played the game it is just a pompous, overpriced, bad golfing experience.

I was notified by email that the course was cart path only. That is fine. However, I called before the 90 minute drive and asked if the range was open and if there were any other changes. I was informed all was good. After arriving the range was out of balls and we were told sorry. So now we had an hour to kill. Let's grab lunch. A $32 chicken Caesar salad and $22 order of 10 wings later we were off to the tee. We then met the starter who informed us that all traps were out of play. Some were unplayable but 80% were just fine with a simple early morning maintenance.

Once we started playing it didn't get better. Fairways had no distinction from the rough. No mow ines and about as long as a local muni. Greens were average. Play was slow (4 twosomes in 6 groups didn't help) and rangers who were ignorant and felt they were working at Augusta. I could go on about this issue but neither should be on a golf course. Absolutely no clue what their job entails.

For the record this is the first time I took the time to leave a negative review. It is not my style. However, it was that bad. I wouldn't pay here again if it was free.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The Importance of Warming Up

Lora Bay is a fine course, with excellent practice and warm up facilities.
However, I would like more time for warm up than the alotted 30 minutes, which must include getting to the first tee, putting and chipping warm up, so really only 20 minutes.
Of all the courses we have played in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and New Zealand. this is the only course that imposes that restriction. The management should reconsider, and put in adequate practice facilities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout but…

Tough day in the heavy wind. Some interesting and tough holes. Course condition was very inconsistent. Gravel in some bunkers not right on any level. Overall a nice layout but not worth $140 pp.

You need to put signs on the first and ninth tee advising that there is a creek XX yards from the green as the approach is blind. Unfair to first timers. On 14, my wife would have hit from up top as she thought her tee was probably part way down the hill. Disappointing to be only 100 yds out. Perhaps a sign indicating so women have a choice.

Time for some new carts. Seat ripped. Steering and braking lousy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stop Building Monster Homes and Reverse the Nines

Great course that hopefully won’t be wrecked as they try to squeeze more and more McMansions onto the property. Is it a golf course? Is it a housing development? And, switch the nines so that the course starts with a few manageable holes and not two visually intimidating brutes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty course

Course was nice, felt rushed with people behind us and the non friendly marshal. I feel when you pay that much money for the game hate being rushed. We ate dinner afterwards very small portions of food we left being hungry. Short staff but very friendly.. have ate their lots pre COVID but won’t go back to eat or golf..

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Well defined risk versus reward layout. Fairways in excellent condition and the greens are quick plus challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Rangers need to be more understanding of distraction

Rangers always parked there cart as if we were a bother to them. As far as I’m concerned I paid to play golf and they were always there to distract our group we were on time and always were concerned of the rules that were in place. I think they should rethink the way they watch the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Only thing I would like to see improvement on are the sand bunkers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Everything was fine...except the check in bag drop person....we arrived early hoping to hit some balls at the range when this person told us we could only get our cart and load up 1/2 hour before tee time.....well by the time we got the cart & loaded up our clubs...we only had 10 minutes or less at the range as we were told to be at the first tee 10 minutes before our tee time....who does this...who makes these rules....we arrived at least an hour early just so we could hit balls at the range...with the above rules...we had no time to warm up really....I was very disappointed and would certainly complain if it happened again....if I ever return to play your course...please let people go to the driving range at any time to warm up....this guy was crazy...no one does that.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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