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Perth Golf Course (Links O'Tay)
141 Peter Street, Perth, ON  K7H3E4
Tee Times: 613-267-4504 Fax: 613-267-5181

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    The Perth Golf Course began its trek through golfing history in 1890. Over the years the course grew and matured. Today Perth Golf Course is an 18 hole premium golf facility, with the original holes still in play.
    The Perth Golf Course is nestled beside the beautiful Tay River and offers 18 scenic holes of challenging golf as well as a fully functional clubhouse including a pro shop, spike lounge and dining facilities.
    There is always something going on the Perth Golf Course whether its recreational golf with friends and family, twilight leagues, charity tournaments or competitive golf. Check out the Leagues tab at the top of the page to find a league that suits what your looking for.
    The course is located within strolling distance of the historic Town of Perth. Perth's heritage shops are an historical venue for celebrating your annual golf tournament, wedding, business meeting, anniversary or other special event. Experience the beauty and tranquility of Canada's Oldest Golf Course and have your special event become a part of its history.
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Ratings: 2   Score: 7.50


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Date: 2008-Jun-15 Review by Dan P
    Greens varied in size from medium to large. The newer (back) nine tended to be larger.
    Green #7 was particularly tough to hit and stick as the contours and slope would almost always see a ball roll off to the right. A very tough pitch and run.
    Condition of greens was very good.
    Yardage markers were small pins in the fairway located at the standard 200, 150, and 100 yard distances.
    Quite a bit of clover about on the back nine which can cause a problem if straying of the fairway on some holes.
    A few holes (mainly on the front) can see golf balls appear from other fairways. Also, the front nine has some fairways that have small undulations the entire fairway making a flat lie next to impossible.
    Four tee blocks to chose from.
    Hole #3 has questionable yardage as everyone in our foursome thought the distance was less than specified. We all hit lesser clubs and were correct in doing so.
    Yardage signs were readily available at all holes.
    The Perth Golf Course does not have a lot of elevation so walking is my desired option. There are crests in some fairways that can make finding the green difficult.
    Bunkers contain nice white sand and can sometime blend in with the cart paths.
    The #6 hole has a beautiful green located past a pond and is backed by two large sand bunkers followed by a mound. A beautiful backdrop.
    The back nine at 10 years old blends in surprisingly well with the 100 year old front.
    Quality of course matches the cost to play.
    This is one course that you'll play better the second time round. Many flags on the back nine are hidden from the tee.
    The first time playing the 10th hole you may play in the wrong direction as the fairway looks to follow straight ahead.
    I count 10 small ponds on the scorecard. The Tay River also borders a few holes and you cross it playing hole #3.
    The Perth Golf Course has that country atmosphere and a relaxed feel about it. We played a quiet (and busy) Sunday afternoon at a steady pace.
    A really bad shot can see you lose a ball but a minor, off the fairway into rough is quite playable. Treed areas can be well cleared underneath and other areas are not worth the venture. It's easy to see which is which.
    Beverage cart was active and driver was very patient.
    Staff was courteous and professional.
    The clubhouse offered a good looking morning breakfast.
    The pro shop was adequately stocked.
    The Perth Golf Course is easy to navigate. You may have to look ahead over mounds to judge your distances.
    Make good use of the scorecard as it points out many hazards.
    Perth toutes itself as being Canada's oldest permanent site golf course dating back to 1890. I played Niagara-on-the-Lake last year which also makes the same claim and dates back to 1875. It appears many courses built pre-1900 make the "oldest" claim. I'm not about to argue with any of these courses but it would seem to make sense that only one course is the oldest.
Photos: 2008-Jun-15

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