Years ago I made a promise to a local greens keeper to never, and I mean never, step foot on his golf course again. I am what golf enthusiasts refer to as a duffer or a hacker, but then again I am not sure my severe lack of patience and skill, warrant such flowery titles. Last summer I narrowly averted a booze filled golf outing that was a part of a bachelor party I was helping to organize, while our plans had to be changed at the last minute thanks to a torrential downpour. I suspect the aforementioned greens keeper may have cast a spell, calling on said rain to keep my crater-like divots at bay. In spite of the fact that I didn’t make it onto the links last year, or in the past decade for that matter, I am at least aware of Kingston’s finest fairways and greens, which leads to this week’s question:
Which golf course is the best Kingston has to offer?
- Glen Lawrence Golf Club (43%, 39 Votes)
- Cataraqui Golf and Country Club (26%, 24 Votes)
- Garrison Golf & Curling Club (13%, 12 Votes)
- Belle Park Fairways (10%, 9 Votes)
- Alston Moor Golf Links (4%, 4 Votes)
- The Landings (3%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 91
The fact that I don’t golf, and I don’t really enjoy it is kind of sad considering the notable courses in the Kingston area. Many of family members, both male and female, are scratch golfers who go out for weekly bonding experiences on the links, which I a stubbornly refuse to be a part of. Even so, I’ve listened to their heroic tales of making awesome chip shots on such-and-such a hole, randomly running across the beer cart just when they thought they’d polished off their last beverages, and generally which course is best. Whether you judge it by the cost of green fees, exclusivity, course upkeep, having to wait for players on the next hole, location, pro shop service, or the menu at the 19th hole, I’d love to hear which course our readers consider the best. Please drop off a comment or two and make your case.
Special thanks to Jeff the Trojan for today’s awesome accompanying photo.