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The Diamond in the Ruff Golf Club
1137 Old Parry Sound Road, Utterson, ON  P0B1M0
Tee Times: 705-385-2222

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    The Diamond 'in the Ruff' is a Muskoka Lakes golf course that is among the most beloved by the entire Ontario golf community. This facility expertly blends beautiful scenery with challenging golf. On these grounds, players will also find a friendly staff, top-tier maintenance and some of the best values in the game. But don't just take our word for it. The Diamond has some famous fans.
    Sandra Post is an eight-time winner and lifetime member of the LPGA, and with her credentials she could choose any course she wants to set up a golf school. She has chosen The Diamond 'in the Ruff.' Post discovered the course several years ago and fell in love with the superb play, great beauty and relaxed, family feel.
    "Diamond 'in the Ruff' is one of the great walks of Muskoka," Post says. "It's unhurried, inclusive of all levels of play and the staff is so friendly."
    This course is truly gorgeous, with scenery that at times looks like a botanical garden, but this facility also features a high level of golf. This is a course that accommodates all players, from the rookie to the veteran. It is both a pleasure to stroll through and a great place to test your golf skills. Players that discover The Diamond often return again and again.
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Date: 2009-Jul-28 Review by Dan P
    Greens in great shape! Greens don't get much better than this. Some nice undulations but nothing drastic.
    #8 green is a bit on the smallish side compared to the rest of the course.
    Pin position was identified but small flag on pin but not all flags had this.
    Short cut fairways. If you're not used to fairways of this length then you may have a tough time getting your ball in the air.
    150 marker was a white stake in the fairway and the 100 marker was a plate.
    Fairways were a decent width.
    The tees aren't overly big but they're in great shape, and flat.
    Three tee boxes to choose from and all positioned with the golfer's skill level in mind. The red (ladies) tees take away a major portion of the closer hazards and eliminate long carries.
    Yardage signs were well marked but lacked the hole layout.
    Not a long course, but a nice course. A full 18 would play just over 5500 yards from the tips.
    The course has some elevation but nothing too severe to make it unwalkable. I'd recommend a cart if playing a full 18 holes.
    Bunkers are well maintained and are well positioned.
    A high end 9 hole course but fairly priced considering what else is offered in the area.
    Playing a full 18 greatly reduces the price of play.
    Diamond in the Ruff is a must play if you're in the neighborhood.
    Long hitters beware. You may have to hold back on some holes to stay out of trouble or stay on the fairway. The rough is short, but thick. Using a wood from the rough is not recommended.
    Knowing the course will go a long way to scoring well.
    The course itself is gorgeous! Some nice decorative touches have been added with gardens sporting blossoming flowers throughout. A few sitting areas with Muskoka chairs are seen on holes where possible waits could occur.
    The underbrush was clear in the couple of areas I strayed into.
    We had a nice chat in the pro shop with the attendant. Some history of the club and information on the available cottage units was provided to us.
    Staff about the course were always courteous.
    If you happen to look at an aerial view of Diamond in the Ruff you can easily spot the red clubhouse roof.
    The pro shop carries some stock of golf supplies and wares.
    The clubhouse is neat and tidy and offers a decent meal.
    I didn't see any course rating on the scorecard yet I know there is one available.
    It would be nice to have the course layout on the scorecard or the hole layout at the tee boxes. First time golfers to this course can easily get in to trouble by not knowing the layout.
    An easy course to navigate.
    This is the best 9 hole course I have ever played and the only one to ever crack the Golf in Canada Top 50 courses in Canada.
    I highly recommend "Diamond in the Ruff".
Photos: 2009-Jul-28

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