Perfectly set on wide open farmland at 15125 Putnam Road in Avon, Ontario, lives the venerable and sometimes vulnerable Tarandowah, one dandy links-style golf course. If you love golf the way it was invented, you will be thrilled to play this outstanding wide open design, just 45 minutes from Kitchener-Waterloo, 30 minutes from Brantford and 14 minutes from London.
The exceptional designer is the famous Dr. Martin Hawtree. Dr. Hawtree's grandfather Fredrick G. Hawtree started the business in 1912, associating himself with 4 time British Open Champion J.H. Taylor.
For many of you, the name Hawtree won't ring a bell until we tell you that the good doctor's work includes the course renovations at world famous courses like Lahinch, Royal Dublin, Portmarnock, Royal Birkdale and Carnoustie.
You won't soon forget his Tarandowah, but we need to also tell you that Martin is overseeing the Old Course at St. Andrews changes for the 2015 British Open, and is building a second course in Aberdeen Scotland for Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Links Scotland. Dr. Hawtree's very impressive credentials and pedigree go with his beloved Tarandowah as well.
What you can expect at Tarandowah is one fine links-style layout with professionally maintained deep Scottish style bunkers, elevated greens, and well placed strategic hazards.
The course measures 5416 yards from the red tees up to 7067 yards from the tips. From the most popular white tees you will find this course quite a challenge. Keeping the Scottish tradition alive is what Tarandowah is all about. There's nothing like it in this area of Canada.
Wonderful, well tended fescue and natural grasses, that look so attractive, have played a huge role in the enjoyment level at Tarandowah.
When the wind blows at Tarandowah, she really shows her teeth so be prepared. Tarandowah's rare combination of wind, special grasses, 107 sand bunkers and genuine links course scuplturing of the land, makes your experience like a trip to Scotland without the travel.
Tarandowah has been nominated by Score Managazine for "Best New Course in Canada" and "Best New Course In Ontario". In addition it has been awarded with the following awards: "one of the 10 best courses built in Canada since 2000", "best bang for the buck in Ontario", "top 50 public courses in Ontario" and "one of the top 100 courses in Canada"! We fully agree with these nominations. There will only ever be "One Tarandowah"!
To book your round at Tarandowah, call toll free 1-888-869-9656 or call 519-269-9656. You can also visit us online at www.puregolf.net to learn more. Stay and Play packages are also available through the Elmhurst Inn in Ingersoll and the Idlewyld Inn in London.
To book a golf tournament or a round with your buddies call 519-269-9656 or go on line at www.puregolf.net to learn more about this terrific layout.