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Grand Niagara Resort
8547 Grassy Brook Road, Niagara Falls, ON  L0S1K0
Tee Times: 905-384-4653 Toll Free: 866-607-4653 Fax: 905-354-9223
Email: jt@grandniagararesort.com

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    Welcome to Grand Niagara Golf Club. Designed by world-renowned golf architect Rees Jones, Grand Niagara is ranked as the best public golf course in the Niagara region. The course captivates and challenges players of all levels. It’s a gentle 5,737 yards from the forward tees and a daunting 7,425 yards from the championship tees. Bordered by the picturesque Welland River, Grand Niagara echoes the ambience of the world’s classic courses. When you’re ready to step up to a new calibre of golf, step up your game here.
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Ratings: 4   Score: 8.50
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Date: 2007-May-27 Review by Dan P
    Top notch greens, although not as slick as one would expect. We were told that they would be cut shorter in a few weeks so the speed should be there by mid-June. Large with very well designed contours making for some difficult pin placements.
    Fairways were as nice and lush as one can expect on a golf course. If only my yard could be so nice.
    Four sets of tee boxes ranging from 5700 yards to just over 7400. The back tees would be quite a challenge. We played the Silver at 6407 yards. Good size and condition.
    Excellent design for the track of land the course is built on. The distance between green and tee can be quite a hike so walking certainly isn't recommended (I'm not even sure whether you're allowed). Rees Jones did a superb job of strategically placing the bunkers.
    This course produced my worst round of the Golf in Canada tour of Niagara Falls. I'm embarrassed to say what it was.
    Course is links style and meanders through a huge piece of land. Very difficult to end up on another fairway even with the worst of tee shots.
    A great trek but pricey. We were informed the course cost $14.5 million to build.
    Every one should give one kick of the can at a top notch course just for a reality check.
    I'd go back just to prove my poor score was a fluke.
    Difficult for a number of reasons including; large contoured greens, well positioned bunkers, and (not long but) dense rough.
    Although the course is beautiful to look at there isn't much else around. No mountains, hills, buildings, or anything to speak of. At present, you're here to golf.
    Staff was courteous and helpful although there didn't appear to be a lot of them. We didn't see a beverage cart throughout our round.
    Expensive! Had a Gatorade for $3.25. My partner bought a chocolate bar for $2. A little too pricey for my pocket book.
    Although neat and clean, the Clubhouse isn't designed for a large group of people.
    A nice touch; after hole #1 a girl stopped and took our picture and email addresses and said the picture would be available on the Grand Niagara Resort site. I was sent an email informing me that our picture was posted. When I went to view the photos it was of some other cigar smoking foursome. I know we're not that pretty but this photo certainly wasn't of us. The photos is a nice touch, when it works.
    Stay on the paths and you can't go wrong. Hole #10 starts a long way from the Clubhouse.
    Golf carts have a plus and minus yardage posting for each hole of where the pin placement is with respect to the centre of the green. This is the first time I've seen this feature used. Effective and easy to deploy. Why don't more course do this?
    A Greg Norman designed course is planned for opening in 2010. At its completion the resort will include a 350-room hotel, fine dining, a winery, a full service spa, fitness centre and vacation ownership properties.
    Grand Niagara Resort will probably be the place to stay in the near future.
   
Date: 2007-May-27 Review by Andre M
    Greens in excellent condition. Many multi level platforms with many varied contours that make putting on this course an interesting challenge.
    Excellent fairways that you can virtually eat off. The width of fairways was very generous and fair typical of links course. Lots of bunkers made it challenging of the tees.
    Tees were well groomed and angled to challenge us on first shots.
    Very well designed links type course that is pleasing to the eye.
    Excellent course but quite pricey. Average value.
    The large bunkers, fescue on the sides and water on many holes make this a very challenging and difficult course. We played on a blistering windy day which made this course very difficult and close to impossible to score well on.
    This links course was pleasant to a golfer's eye.
    The staff were friendly, courteous and informative. All our interactions with the staff from our arrival at the bag drop to our departure from the clubhouse were first rate.
    The clubhouse is nice but its still a work in progress but the pro shop was well stocked with quality golfing goods.
    Very well groomed course, excellent paved paths, excellent score cards and carts.
    A very good links course that is very challenging but fair. You better bring your A+ game if its windy.
   
Date: 2007-May-27 Review by Greg J
    These greens were beautiful, large, bent-grass greens. Putting was really smooth and quite quick. Several greens were contoured to channel balls into roll-off areas.
    The fairways were reasonably wide on most holes and all were in excellent condition. There were numerous sprinkler heads with yardage markings, although it was sometimes difficult to see fairway markers other than those at 100 and 150 yards out.
    There were four separate teeing areas on most holes with four sets of blocks. The tees were usually level and all were well maintained. All tees had clear yardage markings.
    This was a nice links-style course with wide fairways and fescue in much of the rough. There were not many large elevation changes but mounding was used effectively throughout the course. There were many well-placed bunkers to keep you honest and overall a good mix of different types of holes.
    This course would be a little too pricey for many golfers, but is a very enjoyable course for those willing to pay that little extra.
    Grand Niagara would be a good challenge for many levels of golfers. The mounding, fescue and hazards force you to place your ball well in order to score well.
    The overall setting of this course was nice and the underbrush was well trimmed in most areas. This was a nice looking course that was obviously well maintained.
    The staff was very friendly and took time to talk to us about the course and about our rating process. Staff was around frequently, although we didn't notice a beverage cart that often.
    The pro shop was nice, although it was a little dark inside. The clubhouse was nice inside but not overly attractive from the outside. There was plenty of paved parking, well away from any danger of being hit by golf balls.
    We played on a very windy day that made for tough playing conditions on a links style-course like this. The scorecard was very helpful with numerous yardage markings on the individual hole maps (e.g. showing distances to bunkers). Directions to the next hole were good with only a couple of minor exceptions. The paved cart paths were very good.
    I very much enjoyed this course and would play it again if given the chance.
   
Date: 2007-May-27 Review by Dan L
    Wow! What an adventure. Greens are pretty tough and lots of fun. It's not that hard to roll off the edge if you stroke the hole with a little too much speed. Play them smart and it will pay off. Lag your putts.
    For a links style course these fairways were in amazing shape. Well marked, well groomed, and well designed. Try to keep your ball in the fairway if you can.
    Four tee choices to choose from. There's almost 2,000 yards difference from front to back. Great shape, nice and level, with excellent yardage signs.
    I'm not a big fan of the links style courses but this one was surprisingly tough to play. They use bunkers and mounds to increase the difficulty from hole to hole with many different variations throughout.
    Keep in mind it is Niagara Falls so the green fees are a little high. Still worth playing none the less. I truly enjoyed myself. Shot a decent score, and would definetly play here again.
    Well, what's your handicap? This will factor in to how you enjoy this course. I'm a 12 and this was fairly tough to play. It's the putting that got me, not the fairways or bunkers.
    A nice variation from hole to hole but still fairly flat and open. A very well maintained course with lots of water and fescue.
    Friendly, polite, well dressed, and helpful staff. What more can you ask for?
    Excellent looking clubhouse from outside, but a little dark inside. Nothing some proper lighting couldn't fix. From what I'm told, it's only going to get better.
    Links-style remember. Expect the wind to play havoc on your tee shots. Everything was in place for what you need; ball washers, scorecard, cart paths, and directions to the next hole.
    Enjoy yourself. I know I did. Overall, I had a great time and I know you would too. Great for all levels of golfers.
Photos: 2007-May-27


















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