Sparrow Lakes Golf Club
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105 South Pelham Rd
Welland, ON L3B 5N8, Canada
Sparrow Lakes is a spectacular, well-groomed 36 hole facility that provides a fair challenge for players of all ages and playing abilities. Designed by Rene Muylaert, the HERON 18 is our championship course at a par of 72. The SPARROW is our original 18 and at a par of 67, it is considerably shorter in length but no less challenging.
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e_c_poirier - 7/28/13
Lets start with the highlights, the staff was exceptionally accommodating - they alone are the reason I'd return without hesitation. Secondly, the value. The price can't be beat for a course in this condition.
I played from the whites and shot one of my best rounds, not because the course isn't challenging, because the fairway bunkers and narrowing of fairways force you to make accurate drives, but the rough isn't deadly, and I played everyone of my approach shots from within 100 yds and stuck most of them.
On the other hand, the one area that I experienced that would need to be addressed is the driving range. It's a grass hitting surface, but the area that was "open" was devastated with previous golfers divots and by the look of them, they were using shovels and not irons. The range was in rough shape, and the recommended hitting area should have been moved to a different section of the range (since there was ample space). As with most ranges, the price is a bit high, and I assume that this is the course's largest profit margin.
If you're looking for scenery, this isn't the place. The course is flat, with several water hazards and has a fair number of tree lined fairways. Considering the area that the course is located in, you can't expect more.
To conclude, I can't wait to return, so I can see if my low score was a fluke, if the slope/rating is inflated, or if I'm just getting better.
stevechel - 6/15/12
this course was packed. they seem to have a huge loyal following. the people running it are extremely nice.
boring!!!!it sure is...but, well maintained, rough could have been shorter. played the heron,worst game ever for me. not from the difficulty of the course but a combination of playing 9 times in 11 days and sheer boredom.
its definately a seniors course.
long and straight, no character. the carts are old electric ones that take forever. if you like something with an edge this isnt for you, if you like laid back, no dog legs then you may love it.
shame its up for sale.
dave_sisson - 8/28/09
Actually played the Sparrow course which isn't on oobgolf yet. I played from the white tees. The course was in great shape and the price is very cheap. $34 for 18 if you walk. I would recommend it.
Best Score: 70
Heron / White