Batteaux Creek Golf Club

A Georgian Bay Gem.

Posted by Alistair Orr

Batteaux Creek is situated in a parkland setting on the lowlands at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment just minutes south of Collingwood. The course was designed with risk/reward in mind, however, the five sets of tees ranging from 5300 to just over 7000 yards allows both the novice and skilled player an equally enjoyable experience. Always well conditioned, this easily walked course flows naturally over the gently rolling terrain with well positioned ponds, mounding, stands of trees and great use of meandering creeks creating a scenic but challenging routing. A must play if you find yourself in the Southern Georgian Bay area.

Course Stats:

Par 72, 5309 - 7035 yards; 65.6 - 74.1 rating; 119 - 136 slope


Nottawa, Ontario. The course is located 10 minutes south of Collingwood on County Road 124.


Editor's Shot Makers Picks:

Hole 4   Hole 8   Hole 15  
Par 4 HCP 1 Par 3 HCP 11 Par 4 HCP 6
Black 448 Black 199 Black 416
Blue 448 Blue 178 Blue 391
White 425 White 157 White 363
Yellow 401 Yellow 133 Yellow 335
Red 369 Red 109 Red 312


Feature Holes Descriptions:

There is no shortage of really solid holes on Batteaux Creek but holes 4, 8 and 15 must be singled out as a cut above and earn a nod for inclusion to our shot makers collection. Hole 4 is a beastly par 4 that plays in to a prevailing wind that generally blows to an extra club strength. A drive long down the right side, skirting a collection of three fairway bunkers, will set up a fairly straight forward approach to a green protected by a lone pot bunker right. However, a wayward drive either left or right may find a watery grave and a drive down the left side will leave a tricky approach that will flirt with a huge waist bunker that stretches from 125+ yards shy of the green and wraps around the left side of the green.


Perhaps my favourite hole on the golf course, number 8, is a superb par three whether played from the Reds at 109 yards or from the tips at 199. Water protects the left side from tee to green and the sloping two tiered green is guarded by two bunkers left and a seemingly endless wall of bunkers right. Proper club selection is a tricky proposition here when considering the pin location and the wind that usually blow into your face and a little from the right


The 15th hole is a straight-away par 4 featuring seven bunkers in the driving area –four long down the right side and three shorter on the left. A lone pot bunker protects the front of the green which has a spine running front to back. The key to success on this hole is to position your drive with the approach shot in mind. If the pin is on the right, a tee ball placed on the right side close to the bunkers is preferred. If the pin is on the left, the ideal drive is to take it down the left side over the bunkers as far as you can. Once positioned correctly off the tee, the challenge is to place your ball on the pin side of the spine. Par will gain a shot on the field more often than not.


Batteaux Creek Golf Club

7422 Sideroad 30-31
Nottawa, Ontario