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
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