Glen Abbey Golf Club

4.1359882353 4.1 stars from 5 (85)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 7273 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.7
  • Layout

  • 1333 Dorval Dr, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4G2
  • (905) 844-1800
  • (905) 844-2035
  • glenabbey.clublink.ca

Year built: 1976
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (1976), Rick Robbins, Brian Lussier, Jay Morrish (1976)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: May 1 to Nov 1

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 73 7273 yards 74.7 132
Gold 73 6622 yards 72.2 127
Blue 73 6224 yards 70.6 123
Blue (W) 73 6224 yards 75.3 135
Green (W) 73 5747 yards 73.6 132
Red (W) 73 5346 yards 70.4 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 85 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

73 out of 85 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include undulating greens water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Father's day golf !"


u584853713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had the most amazing golf day with my son , coarse was in great shape and the staff were all very friendly and polite. Best Father's day ever !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




saadismail's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Below average conditions"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Driving in, I noticed a temporary green on #1. The range was soaked, balls plugging every time. The course was very wet and cart path only. Many greens were in rough shape. Lots of plugged balls on the course as well. Disappointing........pretty good weather and great company.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Hi Peter8082127. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience.

Unfortunately us, like many clubs experienced a very harsh winter with some impacts to early season-conditions as a result. With the cold over-night temperatures and high rain it took a little longer to get back into our expected shape this spring. We hope you will come back for another visit in June when we are in full-season conditions to get the full experience.

We hope to see you again soon.



derek8365565's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the green and a few hole's layout . Will definitely come back again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

HI Derek8365565. Thanks so much for the positive review.

We are glad to hear of the enjoyment and hope to see you back again for that next round!


"Really wet but"


ac061316's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had 4 temp greens. Why are you charged full rate for 1/4 of course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thanks for your review, upon your visit we were on reduced fee to account for the temporary greens and shoulder season conditions.

We hope to see you back again in June for our full-season conditions we all have come to enjoy.


"Spring Round"


u140843155's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always love The Abbey but when you charge $100+ the Range better be open. It was closed this morning and I did not get a chance to warm up. The staff was aware that the range was closed and they still accept a full greens fee knowing that fee was based on use of ALL the facilities (I.e the range. Practice greens, etc).

Other than that the course was in good shape for the first week of May. Greens not so true, but that’s to be expected In spring and 1,2 and 4 had problems with drainage so greens were offline. They put oversized cups about 20 yards off the front of each green which was a bit gimmicky but also fun putting into a cup that even Rory couldn’t miss.

Good round. Fairways were in great shape but don’t charge me $100+ and advertise the range facility when it was out of service.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thanks for your review, and we apologize the range was not open for your tee time.

We have attempted to keep the range open as often as possible, but due to the heavy rains in the early Spring it caused some amendments to our range schedule to ensure the longevity of the range all season.

The range is always included as a complimentary gesture but can from time-to-time be unavailable. Never hesitate to contact us in advance to confirm and will certainly be available for another visit this summer.


"Whats better than “the shot”"


u478693061's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course, my bud chad smith jessica albatrossed 18 to cap it off. Amazing time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Amazing! So glad to hear of your enjoyment of the course, and even better to hear of the awesome score on 18 for your playing partner.

Come back often! See you soon.



michael6900074's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fall colours were in full bloom. Course was in great condition. Hope it stays regardless if they loose the Open. Great company I played with, both first timers and they loved every swing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Terrible pace"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrible pace of play. Not very organized. Supposed to be club link course. It’s not it’s a very bad line up of carts and people at every hole. Especially when you get to back nine 4 cars deep of a delay. I golf grey stone 4 hours this course 6 hours if lucky


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Wonderful experience"


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

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

Reviewed on

Our round at Glen Abbey was fabulous. Took my son (his first time there) and we had a blast. Course conditions were excellent and staff were outstanding! Don’t miss an opportunity to play here - plenty challenging but it offers something for golfers of all levels


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Too Bad"


Peter8082127's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is always fun to play the Abbey but the course was the wettest I have ever seen. The greens were fine, the bunkers were flattened down by all the rain and people ahead of us didn't rake the bunkers. There was NO sun as forecasted and the fog started to roll in on the back 9. I know the course can't control the rain but it still wasn't worth the price...........................Sorry.....................


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jtmoffatt's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5.5 hours to play is ridiculous. The group in front of us looked like they had never hit a golf ball before.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course But"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great, but the management for the pace of play was horrible. Ended up playing for 6 hours. At on point, there were 6 groups on one hole, 4 groups waiting to tee of, one in the fairway and one on the green. No one came to offer a solution or compensation. Ended up playing 3 holes in the dark. This was a very bad experience for is. We have never ever ran in to this kind of situation anywhere else we have played, across Canada and the States.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Finally played the Abbey"


u2506369's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I’m glad I was able to play this course especially a few weeks after the Canadian Open. Course is very well maintained. Unfortunately a storm came through making the course virtually unplayable. It’s not cheap but worth the experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"TOo many people"


u000007961570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Now ... don’t get me wrong... I like people

People are good

But even the best people need time on the golf course .

Today however, we were jammed up right from hole # 2

Five hours and we could only finish 14 holes properly.

Too many groups going off

Nine minutes apart is a recipe for disaster here

The course was in phenomenal shape.. the open here last week so I can imagine everyone wants on ..

Just too many groups


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A gem worth playing and saving."


David7923200's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time at glen abbey. And wow it is more beautiful to play than just watching on tv. Very thick rough amazing bunkers and perfect greens (though tough. ). Apparently this course is set to be demolished and turned into a housing development. That would truly be sad. Let’s try to keep this gem open and find another space to develop.

Cheers David.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Glen Abbey is still grand"


u000003779242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course due to the ongoing discussions to shut it down. Played it in the past prior to it being a Clublink course. Still a great track. A Canadian icon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very slow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many golfers jammed in. Very slow pace over 5 hours


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"A must play!"


John2940356's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played just three days after DJ won Canadian Open here. A great course, very fair to play (played from blue tees), with interesting green complexes to challenge you. Rough around the greens was very long and lush, perhaps still not cut back from tournament. Course was a little busy and loud with deconstruction of spectator stands and such, but this had no impact on play. It was a treat to play a course that you just spent hours watching on tv.

One negative was pace of play. Course used split tees for afternoon tee times, which was no issue.

We teed off on number 10. Starter there was friendly and welcoming. Group immediately in front of us was painfully slow, leaving a large gap between them and groups ahead. My specific complaint was that there was never an on course marshal to help move play along at a respectable pace. Even if the starter at number one had still been in place as groups made the turn, some of this could have been mitigated.

Overall round took well over 5 hours to play. (Unacceptable anywhere) So word to the wise for booking late afternoon times, there would be a great chance of not completing your round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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