What better way is there to spend a sunny day than on the golf course, taking in a round of golf? When in the 1000 Islands, it’s one of the best things you can do (on land at least!) Brockville has some great golf courses available, so check them out and book your tee-off time early!
Brockville Country Club
Founded in 1914, the Brockville Country Club is an 18-hole course that spans 6343 yards. While this might not be considered long by today’s standards, the course is deceptively challenging. It has considerable elevation changes, narrow and treed fairways, challenging par 3’s and ample sand traps and water hazards. However, there are four tee blocks for the course, so people of all levels can enjoy golfing at the Brockville Country Club! There is also a large practice putting green and driving range, and a short-game practice facility for members and guests to use. For the club’s 100th anniversary, the practice facility was upgraded to become one of the best in Eastern Ontario.
Sunnidell Golf opened in 1992, and has something for everyone on this 18-hole course. The holes range from 87 yards to 222 yards, and averages at about 135 yards per hole throughout the course. According to Sunnidell, it takes good chipping and pitching to have a successful game at their course. To practice, be sure to visit Sunnidell throughout the winter. Their patio is converted into two golf simulators, which see a lot of action during the snowy season! Also be sure to check out the driving range and their top-level mini putt course.
Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course is a championship 18-hole course that opened in 2005. This semi-private golf course is known for its well-balanced design. It is a par 72 course, with 5 par three holes, 5 par-five holes and 8 par four holes. The course features a layout that requires a great deal of accuracy off the tee. With five sets of tees on each hole, this course accommodates and challenges both the new and pro golfer.
eQuinelle Golf can be found in Kemptville, a short drive from Brockville on Highway 416. It is the most awarded public golf course in the Ottawa area, and has won awards for its layout, conditioning, greens and customer service. The course includes five tees on each hole, and is designed with strategically sculpted fairways, large greens and natural hazards that create a wonderful golf experience.
Tincap Golf Club
Tincap Golf Club is a 9-hole course that can be found just north of Brockville. It is a semi-private course, with four tees on each hole for varying levels of golfer. The course opened in 2000 and is known for its reasonable prices and friendly staff.
Cedar Valley Golf And Country Club
Established back in 1968 as Sherwood Golf and Country Club, Cedar Valley Golf and Country Club changed to its current name in 1997. This family-run business is a 13-hole course (soon to be 18) is a full regulation golf course, with a driving range and practise facility. There is a full service licensed clubhouse, restaurant and banquet facility, as well as many different ways to participate, including golf leagues, tournaments and memberships.
Prescott Golf Club
Established in 1939, Prescott Golf Club sits just east of Fort Wellington in Prescott. This 18-hole course has excellent views of the St Lawrence River. With their full-service clubhouse, you find everything you need, from the restaurant to the club shop. Their website even has a virtual tour of the course, hole by hole, so you can see for yourself how great this location is.
Crooked Creek Golf Course
An 18-hole facility, Crooked Creek Golf Course is just a short drive from Brockville, in Athens, ON. Built on rolling terrain, there’s an exciting mix of challenges throughout the course. The original farmhouse on the property has been converted into the clubhouse, adding to the charm of the course.
Just west of Brockville, on the Thousand Islands Parkway, is Skywood Eco Adventures. If you have a sense of adventure, Skywood is the place for you - it’s Canada’s largest aerial adventure and zipline park! You can choose from the three-hour adventure course or the two-hour zipline course. There are children areas as well, including the discovery course and the treewalk village. Be sure that you make your reservations early, as this park gets busy, especially on the weekends!
Winter in Brockville is a magical time. Bundle up - the wind off the river can be chilly! But if you dress appropriately, the winter is a great time to get outside in the city. One of the highlights of winter life in Brockville is our outdoor skating rink at the Rotary Park. Maintained regularly and constantly being updated by the community, the skating rink at Rotary Park is unlike anything you’ve seen. It’s covered so you can skate even when it’s snowing, and the brand new P&G Pavilion houses a zamboni garage. It also contains a skate changing room, washrooms and covered picnic space.
Maybe you’re less of a skater and more of a skier - no problem! Brockville has the Triangle Cross Country Ski Club. The ski trails are located on the west and east side of Leeds County Road 5. They consist of a mix of Crown land (Ministry of Natural Resources) and various landowners’ property who generously allow the club access. Day users are welcome on the club’s ski trails. It is requested that non-members of the club deposit a $10 contribution towards the cost of maintaining the trail systems in the box located beside the sign at the entrance to the West trail system. The club maintains 35 km of picturesque trails for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers, with 17 km of groomed, track-set trails. There are also 6 km of independent snowshoe trails for beginner, intermediate, and expert snowshoers.