Flamborough Hills Golf Club (905-627-1743)
Ontario Golf Course Review
Established in 1961, with an additional 9 holes added in 1994, Flamborough Hills Golf Club in Copetown, Ontario is truely one of the area's hidden gems. Traversing over
winding hillsides, over ponds and through mature dense forest, this 27 hole championship course is a true test of skill for every level of golfer.
The staff at Flamborough Hills Golf Club is dedicated to provinding the best in service. A 10,000 square foot clubhouse houses banquet facilities for groups of 300+, a members
lounge, patio, and a licensed dining room with an expansive menu featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner. A large pro shop is adjacent to the clubhouse and is well-stocked with
clubs, shoes, clothing, balls and golf paraphernalia. A CPGA pro is on land for lessons and clinics.
A grass range is located on property as well as an expansive practice green. The practice area also features a chipping green with bunkers. Golf carts are nicely appointed and
provide bag covers.
Bunkering is sparse at Flamborough Hills and water comes into play on 7 holes. Four tee boxes offer a variety of choices with the forward tees being woman friendly (ball washers
and benches are even offered on many of these tee boxes) but still a fair challenge. Yardage blocks are located at 100, 150 and 200 yards. Color coded flags indicate front,
middle and back pin placements. Metal spikes are not allowed on this course.
The Hills and the Woods nines make up the original parkland style course. The real challenge of this tract is its layout. Long narrow fairways that climb or drop drastically, thick
forest-lined fairways and small target greens should cause even experienced golfers to understand the importance of accurate club selection here. The Woods nine features a
trio of progressively longer par threes all back to back. Hole 4 plays 445 from the blues and 412 from the reds, hole 5 plays 186 from the blues and 157 from the reds, and hole 6
plays 415 from the blues and 353 from the reds. The green on the 6th hole is no bigger than a postage stamp! There are approximately 24 bunkers and 3 water holes. The
championship tees play 6,486 yards while the whites play 6,232 yards, the golds play 5,608 and the reds are 5,513.
The Lakes nine is also constructed over rolling terrain but has a more open feel and newer, larger greens that are sometimes two-tiered and have severe undulations and slopes.
Elevated tee boxes offer beautiful views of rolling fairways where uneven lies can be the norm and tee shots can demand carries over natural areas and ponds. This tract is
absolutely stunning and fun to play. The blue tee box plays 3,242 yards, the white play 3,060 yards, the gold 2,592 and the red play 2,556 yards.
Whether you choose to play the original 18 holes or mix and match any of the three nines available at Flamborough Hills Golf Club, you are sure to find a combination that will
challenge you while still providing a fun and relaxing round. Located off Hwy 85 near Hwy. 403 just east of Hamilton, Flamborough is an easy drive from the Greater Toronto Area.
Reasonable rates, wonderful service and an a well-heeled, interesting layout make it worth the trip.
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