Grand Bend area golf courses: Ironwood Golf Club
70969 Morrison Line, 1-1/4 miles east of Exeter
Information courtesy Kathy Pfaff
Daylight to dark; clubhouse 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
Number of holes:
Weekend – $37/18 holes; $22/9 holes. Weekday – $32/18 holes; $20/9 holes. Carts – $30/18 holes; $18/9 holes
Skill level of golfers:
Low to high handicappers. It’s a user-friendly course. It’s a challenge, but it doesn’t beat you up. The length and the layout don’t make you take 10-15 on a hole.
17. 488-yard, par 5
13. 118-yard, par 3
Most difficult hole:
For the women, #15. It’s long at 423 from the red tees. For the men, #3. It borders the river, the hole’s narrow, and the tees are close to the OB area. If you slice or pull, it’s difficult.
Most interesting hole:
12. Our signature hole. It’s just a pretty hole. Lined with trees and an elevated green. For the guys it’s narrow so a lot don’t use a driver off the tees or they end up in the trees.
Pro shop products:
Golf bags, balls, gloves. We have a new pro shop with clothing for men, women and children. Nike, Nancy Lopez, Antigua, Abacus. Sunglasses by Sundog and Paula Kramer.
Dining facilities and information:
Our dining area seats 150 for banquets and weddings, special events and meetings. Our clubhouse is a brand new $1 million facility, so it’s impressive.
We have a pro named Rob Bannerman who comes from the city and lessons can be arranged with him.
What people say:
It’s one of the best-manicured courses in southwestern Ontario. Tournament coordinators say the staff is friendly and suitable to corporate business. Our leagues are popular. New members say they feel at home and blend in quickly.