King's Forest Golf Course

4.2197235294 4.2 stars from 5 (210)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7150 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7150 yards 74.3 129
Blue 72 6765 yards 72.7 124
White 72 6322 yards 70.4 120
Red 72 5580 yards 67.3 111

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 210 Reviews
5 stars:
69
4 stars:
100
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

181 out of 208 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes plays long narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Almost dried out"


CARLOSMFJ's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A perfect weather day made for a crowded course. Course conditions are nearly perfect after the crazy wet spring. Was paired up with a couple of young members and had a great time. Always a treat to play here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


myousafzai's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful course with meandering fairways. Challenging lies.

Easy to navigate


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Peter8082127's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Soggy...like everywhere this spring"


Eugene6339896's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Still one of the best Municipal courses around...tough at any time but with very long rough and wet conditions, even tougher.

Nit much can be done about that with the cool rainy weather this spring but I was surprised that carts were being driven everywhere...still conditions were mostly very good. Very busy day but round was relatively quick, just over 4 hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very close now"


CARLOSMFJ's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is drying out well. Still a few very wet areas, but I had dry shoes at the end of the round for the first time this year. Keep it in the fairway, the rough is still very punishing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



lenwise's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in the shape as to be expected from all of the rain ,Hope to play again when weather improves .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace if play was brutal"


u5852363's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2 threesomes ahead of combined to form a 6some. Grounds keeper drove by and said nothing. Eventually I approached them and said it was ridiculous. They were so slow...no Marshall anywhere to be seen....we left after 9 holes....I need to join a private club and get away from the cement head low brow golfers that infect the public space


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"A bog frolic, swalllowed all our balls and is too!"


u3714639's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course should be closed. I arrived and due to weather power carts were not allowed. I prepaid for power carts. Then they told me it would be $6 each for pull carts to which I objected. They provided them.

The course was in terrible shape. Every ball not in the fairway or on the green was a lost ball. Walking was so wet it was like walking on a loose sand beach it was so boggy.

We left after 7 holes and 16 lost balls. I’m not kidding 16. I rarely finish a round without the same ball I tee up on #1.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Kings Forest - A municipal course like no other"


u000004687866's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2019
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Reviewed on

If you are in Hamilton area living or visiting this golf course is a must play..

One of the finest municipal tracks in the country.

Greens rolling great and overall conditions despite being wet today are excellent.

Play it. You won’t regret it.

Enough said.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Grear Hamilton landmark"


u000005979481's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
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Reviewed on

Beautiful nature with golf course like walking track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wet"


u000007352073's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Given the weather we’ve been having it was expected that the course would be wet. However, it was saturated, rough extremely long and thick, standing water throughout the front 9.(back 9 was a little better). This is really a hidden gem of a golf course. Would recommend holding off to play it when we get some dryer conditions. Some things to consider for the people who run the course. Desperately need to upgrade, pull carts (carts are from the 90’s, rusty and dusty) upgrade power carts, improve drainage of the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No power cart"


u000004858675's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2018
First time playing Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are no power cart is available when we got there. After we negotiation, they given us pull carts


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fall at Kings Forest"


billmurray's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A day where it finally decided not to rain over the last 2 weeks. Such a beautiful course in the autumn. I certainly prefer to golf this hidden gem in the fall because of the scenery. When we golf here you forget that you are inside the city. Excellent job by the city to keep this course in the shape it was in the first week of November with all the rain we have been having. Goes to show the improvements that were made back in 2012 to the drainage and the realignment of the red hill creek. If you haven't gotten out to Kings Forest and you live in the area. Do yourself a favour and get out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005599203's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout & friendly"


James4637080's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course setup very challenging, enjoyed round even though did not play well.staff very friendly will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



usunny61's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice views, good wether during the 18 holes playing. Overall conditions of fairways, greens and bunkers are good considering seasonality.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



coolgolfer19's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005599203's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uPXNL6261PX's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u4084106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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