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Reviewer

Name: Birdie Man
From: Brampton, Ontario Canada

Handicap: 13
Date: June 2002

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Harbour View G. & C.C.

Gilford,
Ontario Canada
(416) 283-2018

Public Course
18 Holes available
CDN $42 excluding cart - weekend
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Course

Greens: Poor
Fairways: Average
Tees: Average
Sand Traps: Garbage
Scenery: Good
Layout: Awful
Comments: Sand traps were like mud and none were raked. Signage between holes was poor and the overall layout of the holes and the course in general really did take away from the game of golf.
 

Club and Facilities

Pro Shop : Weak
Pro Shop Service : Poor
Practice facility : Poor
Food and beverage: Awful
F&B service: Good
Food value: Poor
Bev Cart : Yes
Bev Cart Rating: Good
Comments:  Although the driving range was lacking it was really nice to have both a putting and a chipping green available to practice.
 
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General Comments:

Overall this a definitely a lower quality course located well outside of Toronto. Few if any of the holes were straight and most had pretty serious doglegs right or left. The rough was very thick requiring at least one if not two additional clubs most of the time. The layout of the course really took away from our overall experience as the the individual holes themselves were not well thought out and the overall layout often left us wondering where the next hole was. Once or twice it seemed as though the design and not left enough room for all the holes and an additional hole had to be added at the last minute in whatever space could be found.

A really irritating feature was the cart signs that indicate where the carts were to go around the greens. While, unfortunately these signs are required, Harbour View G.C.'s signs are rather large and when combined with the 2x4 posts with rope strung between them around the greens act as an effective man made "wall" protecting the green. On two occasions during our round these signs came into play when they prevented an approach shot from bouncing up onto the front of the green!

The sand traps were the worst I have ever seen! None were raked and an errant shot unlucky enough to find one could have legitimately been ruled an unplayable lie.

The food at the clubhouse was pretty average although the 'hot Italian sausage' that I ordered for lunch prior to the round was a very unappealing colour to the point that I honestly wondered if it were cooked at all. This being said, the poppy seed hot-dog bun was really quite good by contrast. In light of the questionable quality of the food the staff (clubhouse and beverage cart) were really very pleasant.

Best Hole: 10 (par 4)
Why: Slight dogleg left with large mature trees ensuring that you don't cheat the corner too much. The approach shot is over a creek to a large kidney shaped green. One of the few holes with sand traps providing good protection for the green.

Overall rating : Awful

Overall value: Poor

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