10 Perfect Golf Courses in Ontario Cottage Country

Vacationing in Ontario Cottage Country? Fill up your itinerary with local pastimes like golfing to experience the region’s most prized golf courses. Venture from your cottage to the Haliburton Highlands for courses with scenic lakefront views. Play on championship courses in Kawarthas. Challenge yourself with par signature shots on favorite golf courses near the Parry Sound. Once you’re done on the course, enjoy a drink on these clubs’ patio’s while soaking up the summer sun or enjoying the Fall colours.

These golf courses exhibit thoughtful design for a pleasant round of golf accompanied by visitor facilities like clubhouses, shops, and more, with many located near scenic towns and sights. So, whether you’re a bogey- or birdie-type golfer, these are the top golf courses in Ontario Cottage Country that are always on par.

Kawarthas

1. Lindsay Golf and Country Club

Tee off on the championship Lindsay Golf and Country Club, one of the top golf courses in Kawarthas. Landscapes greens cover this architect-designed golf course with challenges at each hole to keep the game competitive.

Since 1961, the Lindsay Golf and Country Club has welcomed golfers for leisure and spot games. It provides 18-holes of natural scenery surrounded by lush trees that change colors with the seasons.

Breakfast or lunch at the Clubhouse’s restaurant is always an excellent choice to dine before or after your round of golf.

2. The Links at Monck’s Landing

With its 18-hole golf course spread across the 103-acres of rolling hills, the Links at Monck’s Landing is reminiscent of golf courses in the British Isles. It brings the traditional appeal into the modern day to create a course for golf fanatics who enjoy all aspects of the game—from the play to the history.

Swing confidently as the treeless course provides high visibility to the hole. Downhill par holes and smooth grass on the putting surface make it a pleasant experience for golfing in Ontario Cottage Country.

3. Black Diamond Golf Club

Depart from the picturesque views at Hole 1 as you wind your way through the immaculate golf course at Black Diamond Golf Club. Whether a beginner golfer or skilled enough for championship level, this golf course is always a great play in Ontario Cottage Country.

Verdant rolling terrain in the Kawartha Oakridge Moraine foothills hosts 18 holes of strategically arranged holes to challenge golfers to achieve the course’s par 72. The woodlands clear out to narrow fairways and bunkers filled with light brown sand creating unique experiences at each hole.

With so much to see and do around the Kawarthas, you will no doubt want to make a trip out of it. CottageLINK offers many great cottage rentals around the Kawarthas and in Ontario. Looking for a pint or some good food around the Kawartha Lakes? There are several great craft breweries in the area! You can see our craft brewery recommendations HERE.  

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Parry Sound

4. Parry Sound Golf & Country Club

Nearly a swing away from the harbor at Parry Sound, this local golf club brings a professional golf course experience to Ontario. It’s withstood the test of time after opening in 1929 and remains a go-to course almost a century later.

Hilly slopes on the Parry Sound Golf Course provide excellent overlook views of the course, meticulously designed by Thomas McBroom. Three tee options at each of the 18 holes level the playing field for all players on the course to match their skills. The friendly staff can even share a tip or two to elevate your game.

5. Deer Run Golf Course

Set your GPS from your cottage to southern Ontario to experience one of the region’s destination golf courses—Deer Run Golf Course. When the course is clear from its golf leagues, leisure golfers can tee up and hit a round on the greens.

Deer Run Golf Course has 12 holes, making hours of play feel like a breeze. But within that time, you’ll make your way around the course’s 3,045 yards, hitting your ball past the rushing Mariposa River and deep bunkers, motivating you to aim each shot perfectly.

6. Seguin Valley Golf Club

Amidst the wetlands and rugged ridges of the wilderness in Central Ontario, Sequin Valley Golf Club carves out a golfer’s haven. Water is the defining feature of this 400-acre golf course.

As the weather warms, it’s time for golf season at the Sequin Valley Golf Club. The course’s 18 holes await you as you navigate the course dotted with small lakes, trickling streams, and even a signature water shot over a lake on the 7th hole.

With so much to see and do in Parry Sound, you will want to set aside a few days to enjoy everything the area has to offer. Go for a hike at one of the many Provincial Parks in Parry Sound or enjoy a drink at a local brewery. At CottageLINK, we offer many cottage rentals in and around Parry Sound, available for both summer and winter visits!  

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Haliburton

7. Haliburton Highlands Golf Club

On this 9-hole golf course, Haliburton Highlands Golf Club didn’t save the best for last. In fact, it happens on the 8th hole, where its signature views of Lake Kashagawigamog reveal themselves to golfers nearing the end of their round.

Haliburton Highlands Golf Club opened its course in 1931 as one of the oldest in the Haliburton Highlands region. Since, it’s been a destination for golfers visiting Ontario Cottage Country, frequent locals, and golf tournaments.

After your game, enjoy the lush scenery while dining on the clubhouse patio. Be sure to stop by the onsite golf shop for equipment, clothing, and other merchandise.

8. Lakeside Golf Club

Aromas of fresh-cut grass fill the air as you tee up for the first hole at the Lakeside Golf Club. Every shot counts on this 9-hole, par 36 course. However, admittedly sometimes it’s hard to keep your eye on the ball with views as spectacular as these.

The surrounding landscape perfectly reflects in the calm waters of Green Lake, as seen from the Lakeside Golf Club course. The landscaped grounds are as immaculate as the views, offering a challenging round of golf for any skill level.

9. Blairhampton Golf Club

“Clack!” The sound of hitting your golf ball followed by the whispering breeze carrying it across the grassy fairways are the only thing you’ll hear on the serene course at the Blairhampton Golf Club. Venture into the Canadian Shield to discover this course thank makes you feel like you’re in a private game.

Ride a golf cart around the course, where views of the forest-covered landscape of the Haliburton Highlands greet you at each of the 18 holes. In addition, Blairhampton Golf Club provides services like club rentals in case you forgot your nine iron or wedge.

10. Pinestone Resort Golf Course

Pinestone Resort Golf Course is designed for golfers who want the convenience of staying and playing in the same place. However, the golf course is open to the public for vacationers in cottage rentals and other alternative accommodations to indulge in a favorite pastime.

Sign markers at each hole challenge you with par. Everyone from first-time putters to casual golfers to pro-level experts can enjoy a round on the 18-hole golf course. A setting of grassy fields decorated with features like water-spouting fountains accompanies you as you attempt to achieve the course’s par 71.

The Haliburton Highlands combines incredible hiking, fall colours and the great outdoors with beautifully scenic towns, including Minden, Haliburton, Bancroft and Dorset. With so much to see and do, make sure you book a cottage rental to relax at and make great family memories. We also have many winter rentals available in Haliburton for those looking to enjoy the Haliburton Highlands’ winter beauty, many great hiking and snowmobile trails, and great art galleries.   

With so much to see and do in Parry Sound, you will want to set aside a few days to enjoy everything the area has to offer. Go for a hike at one of the many Provincial Parks in Parry Sound or enjoy a drink at a local brewery. At CottageLINK, we offer many cottage rentals in and around Parry Sound, available for both summer and winter visits! 

Plan Your Visit to Haliburton

There’s never been a better time to plan your next trip to Haliburton Highlands! Contact CLRM today to learn more & book your stay!

If you are looking for some great golf courses in the Muskoka region, you can also see our recommendations HERE.