Grand Bend area golf courses: Oakwood Resort

Highway 21 north of Grand Bend
(800) 387-2324 or (519) 238-2324
Pro shop (519) 238-8060

Information from Colin Scatcherd

7 a.m. to dark

Number of holes:

Weekend – $37.50/18 holes. Weekday – $32.50/18 holes. Carts – $32.50. Specials – $10 Tuesdays (after 1 p.m.). Monday to Thursday -$34 per person including shared cart, based on two people

Dave and Valorie Scatcherd

Golf pro’s name:
Colin Scatcherd – Class A CPGA professional

Year established:

Skill level of golfers:
It ranges. Some of the top golfers in Ontario have played here. The course plays much tougher for women. But anyone can have fun.

Longest hole:
14. 600-yard, par 5

Shortest hole:
9. 90-yard, difficult par 3. If you miss it you’re done.

Most difficult hole:
13. The layout makes it difficult. It’s a nice looking hole too. Number 7 is hard, too.

Oakwood's #8 has a hole lower than the hill, so longer pins were needed for golfers to see itMost interesting hole:
8. It’s a hidden hole. I bought long pins so you could see the pin. The green is lower than the hillside.

Best time of day to golf here:
Just before dusk. The rates are lower, there are less people and the sunset is gorgeous. Not too many bugs either.
Pro shop products: We carry a variety of clothing from Antigua Second Skin, Titleist, PING, Full pro shop. Rental clubs, head covers, hats, t-shirts, tees, beverages, ladies and men’s clothing. Fitting cart – helps get people properly fit for PING clubs.

Dining facilities and information:
Full menu restaurant and bar. Barbecue for people on the run. Conference facilities for 300 people; breakout rooms and Terrace room for weddings.

Other activities:
Tennis pro on site, golf lessons, spa, indoor pool, sauna, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Diners at the Oakwood pub can watch golfers tee off at the 1st and 10th holesWhat people say:
One of the best things is the pub. You can watch the first and tenth holes from inside or on the patio. You can watch the greens all day if you want. They enjoy the whole atmoshere and the friendly people. The new clubhouse, games room upstairs and conference facilities upstairs are great for locals and guests. People like the natural setting compared to the city courses.