Upper Canada Golf Course is a championship 18-hole course known for it’s spectacular layout and pristine greens. Award winning and consistently recognized as a top public course in Eastern Ontario, this 6922 yard course will challenge both beginners and skilled golfers alike.
This straight away 358 yard par 4 is a fair test for a starting hole with water located short and to the right of the green. However, your immediate concern is to clear the tree that stands in the middle of the fairway 185 yards from the teeing ground. Bunkers are positioned at both sides of this deep and undulating green making your second shot interesting.
This 493 yard slight dog-leg left hole is the shortest par 5 on the golf course. Trees line both sides of the fairway requiring a precise tee shot. Short hitters must favour the right side of the fairway on their tee shot. The second shot is a mid to short iron which sets up a third to this very deep green. For the long hitters, you must successfully draw your tee shot around the corner if you are to hit your second shot to the green.
Note: Keep your tee shot under the tree line so the wind doesn't influence your shot.
This 120 yard par three is the second easiest hole on the course. The green however is well mounded and bunkered demanding an accurate short iron tee shot.
Note: A safe tee shot to the middle of the green usually guarantees par.
Prepare yourself! This 445 yard par 4 is easily the hardest hole on the course. The ideal shot is a long draw around the dog-leg, avoiding the trap in the middle of the fairway. A drive hit to the right will find a sloping fairway that will leave you a blind second shot, or trees. A huge hump in the middle of the only trapless green makes the run up shot a good alternative.
Note: Leave the driver in the bag for this hole. Go for accuracy not distance.
Note: Use one more club for your approach to the green.
Number 6 is a straight away 388 yard par 4 which usually plays into a prevailing left to right crosswind. The hole is designed for players to execute a precise approach to the largest green on the course. The key is the club selection on your second shot. You must carry the bunkers on the right side of the green or you will surely find trouble. Playing to the open side is the best and safest alternative.
Note: Practice your putting. You will need it for this green!
Note: Don't get fancy, par is a great score on this hole.
Here is your chance to score! Number 8 is a 503 yard dog-leg right par 5 with a generous fairway. This is a classic risk/reward hole. A sand trap is placed on the right side of the fairway 230 yards from the tee with a water hazard just beyond to the right. If you carry the centre of the bunker on the fly, you are left with an excellent chance of getting home in two shots. If your ball drifts to the right of the sand, you will either find yourself in the water hazard or the trees. Another hazard runs along the left side of the hole. The entrance to this multilevel green is open and allows the player many options for scoring.
Note: Playing a slight draw over the sand trap will give you extra roll on your tee shot.
Note: Tee it high and let it fly. This hole has the largest landing area for your tee shot of any hole on the golf course so give her a rip.
This 430 yard par 4, ranked #2 in difficulty will test your game early as you head to the outward nine. This hold is long from the back tee area and plays into a prevailing west wind. An accurate tee shot is needed to maneuver between two sets of traps and a large oak tree on the left. A long second shot is needed to reach the two tiered green.
Note: Make sure you take an extra club for your approach to the green.
Note: Play a fairway wood from the tee to avoid the hazard long and to the right of the hole.
The 350 yard 12th hole is the first of four holes that follow the scenic and ever present Aultsville Creek. The safe play is a 200 yard tee shot leaving you 150 yards mid to short iron shot to a small rolling green.
Note: Leave the woods in the bag for this hole.
Note: Stay alert! This hole can play as an easy birdie or a hard double bogey.
The crowning jewel of Upper Canada is the 547 yard par 5 fourteenth affectionately known as "The Monster". It is by far the most picturesque hole on the course. The trees to the right side stretch the entire length of the hole. The lovely Aultsville Creek guards the left side all the way to the green. The best alternative is to use a fairway wood or long iron from the tee to lay up short of the water inlet. The second shot is the key to determining your success or failure. Using the same fairway wood or long iron, you must avoid the tree which stands on the right side of the fairway at the 200 yard mark from the green. If you are successful, you are left with a mid iron approach to the smallest green on the course. All things considered, this is a terrifying hole.
Note: Good luck.
Note: The hole plays shorter than you think.
On the surface, this 377 yard hole appears to be mundane. However, her bite is worse than her bark. This hole is surrounded by trees, and a hazard that cuts diagonally across the fairway 140 yards from the green. An accurate tee shot is required to land short of the 150 yard markers leaving a slightly uphill second shot to this two tiered green.
Note: Like #10, this hole always plays into the wind. You may have to use two extra clubs for this approach shot.
Note: Try not to cut off too much of the dog-leg or you will find yourself in the trees to the right.
The 18th hole is a pretty finishing hole measuring 353 yards that plays uphill to the green. This hole is framed by sand traps on either side, a pond to the right, and a large old Willow tree just beyond the tee leaving the golfer with a classic memory of an old parkland golf course. After a successful tee shot, you are left with an uphill mid to short iron second shot into this well bunkered, back to front sloping green.
Note: Once you walk off of this course, you will remember it forever!