Grand Bend area golf courses: Ironwood Golf Club

70969 Morrison Line, 1-1/4 miles east of Exeter
(519) 235-1521

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

Gib Dow

Year established:

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.

Longest hole:
17. 488-yard, par 5

Shortest hole:
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.

Ironwood's 7th hole faces the new clubhouseBest time of day to golf here:
Mornings. We have leagues every night so mornings are a good time to get a round in. If you want leisure come in the afternoon.

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.

Other activities:
We have a pro named Rob Bannerman who comes from the city and lessons can be arranged with him.

Beer cart 'babe' Mary GregusWhat 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.