Whatever your reasons may be for visiting the Niagara Falls area, if you are a golfer, you will definitely want to get some green time in. Niagara Falls is famous for several good reasons, but among avid golfers, it is famous for the top-notch golf courses. www.travelrows.com
You may want to start your Niagara Falls golfing tour with the Eagle Valley Golf Course, located on the Canadian side of the falls. This is a semi-private, nine hold course, with both weekend and weekday rates. Links of Niagara, also on the Canadian side, offers eighteen holes at the semi-private course. The fees are slightly higher, but well worth it.
Other Canadian golf courses near Niagara Falls include Niagara Falls Golf Club, Oak Hall Par 3, Oaklands Golf Course, and Rolling Meadows Golf & Country Club. Of these, Oaklands is a public course, with the others being semi-private. It is an 18 hole course.
One of the newer courses in the area, Thundering Waters, opened in 2005 on the Canadian side. Here you will enjoy challenging bunkers, numerous creeks, and some of the best fairways in the world. In fact, Thundering Waves features the longest 7th hole in all of Canada, at 661 yards. It is a par 72 course, and is suitable for all skill levels.
The Rolling Meadows course has 18 holes, Oak Hall has 9 holes, and the Niagara Falls Gold Club has 18. Once you’ve golfed the Canadian courses, and seen the Canadian Niagara Falls attractions, make sure that you have your passport in hand, and jump across to the American side for more golfing. While most golfers will agree that the courses on the Canadian side have more to offer, you will still want to golf on the American side as well.
There are numerous course on the American side including the Willo-Dell Golf Club (18 holes, private), Whirlpool Golf Course (18 holes, municipal), Hyde Park Municipal Golf Course (18 holes, municipal), and numerous others. Many of the courses feature water hazards, which is quite appropriate considering the surroundings.
If you are an avid golfer, you might want to consider a golf vacation package in the Niagara Falls area. For instance, Niagara Falls Golf Adventures offers numerous packages, at various hotels or resorts, which include the rental of equipment, transportation to the courses, accommodations, meals, and green fees. Many of the higher end hotels and resorts also offer their own golf vacation packages.
If you want a golf vacation, and the rest of the family wants a non-golf vacation, this shouldn’t be a problem. The entire Niagara Falls area has something to offer everyone. Take time out from golf to take the tours, such as the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, and visit the Cave of the Winds and other amazing spots in the area. While the rest of the family shops and explores Clifton Hill, you can be golfing.
Make sure that you reserve your accommodations, as well as your tee time. Inquire about equipment rental when you make your reservations, and reserve equipment as necessary as well.