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“Where Old Golf Carts go To Die” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Niagara Golf Club

Royal Niagara Golf Club
Uxbridge, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Where Old Golf Carts go To Die”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

I would like to provide you with some feedback on my recent golf experience at your Royal Niagara property.

My wife and I are both golf enthusiasts and we made plans to travel to the Niagara area this past
weekend to enjoy the region and take in a round of golf. I'm sure you can appreciate that in the 200km drive from our house to Royal Niagara we must pass
in excess of 100 golf courses. In the Niagara area alone there are dozens of choices for the golfing dollar. My wife and I chose a golf course with a corporate
name that we believed represented quality, to quote your website "The Kaneff name has been synonymous with quality and a commitment to excellence for over 50 years"
I think its fair to say that the runt of the Kaneff litter is Royal Niagara. We should have taken notice of what was to come when we could barely read the weathered sign
on Glendale Rd directing you to the course. As we approach the entrance to the property it was nice from far, but far from nice. You proudly fly both the Canadian and USA flags
which would suggest that you cater to the American golfer. I would suggest that if this Kaneff property is their first exposure to your 6 golf facilities it would likely be their only visit.
Our experience at the course began with a golf cart that has to be at least 12 years old, according to the manufactures sticker under the seat. The top half of our windshield actually fell
off as we pulled away from our parking spot. The speed of the cart is barely above a walkers pace. At first we thought we would excuse the peripheral/cosmetic flaws and let
the actual golf course speak for itself. It spoke loud and clear. The dead and worn down to dirt area surrounding the fairways and greens, the weeds and dirt exposed greens and the
rotten smell coming from the ball washers spoke volumes. It is clear that Royal Niagara is NOT a priority for the Kaneff family yet you still feel justified charging $70.00 per round.
The other featured Niagara area golf courses are far superior to the Royal Niagara property and are priced in the same range. My wife and I thankfully booked our tee time on
"Golf Now" and at $49.00 we still feel we did not get our moneys worth.
My wife and I felt that it was only fair to direct our concerns to you and invite your response before we spread the word of our experience to others. I trust that if your
true to the mantra on your corporate website "The Kaneff name has been synonymous with quality and a commitment to excellence for over 50 years" you will be committed
to ensuring this is not our lasting impression of the Kaneff golf experience.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Promsises so much but delivers nothing!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

Liked the look of the course on the websites but unfortunately the course is terrible. Greens were more like fairways. The clubhouse is nice but it looks as though they have spent more time and effort on that than actually getting the course right. unfortunately I would say this is the worst course in the Niagara region, especially taking into account the cost of a round.
STAY AWAY!

Visited July 2011
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Canada
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154 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

Food, service and price are always very good here, with a lovely view of Lake Ontario, the Niagara river and the golf course.

Visited July 2011
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Thank readytobook
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Parksville, Canada
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124 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“lovely lakeside dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Our B&B hosts recommended this restaurant for its
good food and service, relaxed atmosphere and lovely view
of the lake from the dining room or outdoor patio.
Good value, prompting us to return a second time with
other visitors.

Visited August 2011
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Thank Shelley2707
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TORONTO
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful golf course!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

We went to Royal Niagara for the day to golf and had a great time! The staff is very helpful and the course if absolutely beautiful. Even if you play a lousy game of golf the scenery is breathtaking. Worth the drive!

Visited June 2011
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1 Thank Zsuzsi
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