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Course Profile

  • 18-hole championship design, semi-private golf course
  • Well-balanced design. 9 holes leading to club house and 9 holes leading out with a BBQ Express lunch stop at the Club House for take-out food and beverages on your way to the 10th hole
  • Par 72: 5 par threes, 5 par fives, 8 par fours
  • Five sets of tees allow golfers of various experience levels to enjoy the course
  • Slope and Rating - please see our scorecard section on the website
  • Course designed and built by Mr. Boyd Barr of Barr Designs
  • Bent grass greens and fairways
  • The course features a "target style" design, with dramatic elevation changes and a layout cut through timeless Canadian Shield rock outcroppings 
  • Our 7,000 square-foot Club House facility features an expansive covered porch with a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River and overlooks the 1st tee
  • Shuttle service from the Glen House dock is available for golfers arriving by boat

About the Course

Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course is a championship 18-hole facility that opened on July 21, 2005 for public and member play. The developers of Smuggler’s Glen, the Seal family, have owned and operated the Glen House Resort since 1962. The owners have over 50 years of experience in the hospitality industry and have invested a considerable amount of capital to create the area’s newest attraction, Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course. The Glen House is proud to offer yet another reason to visit the world-famous 1000 Islands, a region renowned for boating, fishing and vacationing amidst the St. Lawrence River's natural beauty.  

The course is an inspiring blend of nature and design. The generous fairways and gently contoured greens set in a pristine forest environment are inviting and enjoyable. Brilliant white sand bunkers, refreshing river breezes and dramatic elevation changes add excitement to every round. 

A Natural Setting

The designer, Boyd Barr of Barr Designs, has come up with an outstanding and unique golf course design, incorporating many natural features of our rugged Canadian Shield topography within the parameters of golf architecture. The golf course features fabulous vistas and interesting tee shots from several highly elevated tees. The course design takes full advantage of the natural terrain of mature mixed forests, tall white pines, high granite cliffs, rolling hills and valleys and unique flora, including wild fescue grasses, mosses and ferns. It is common to see deer, wild turkeys, hawks, foxes, turtles and other animals living in and around the property. The five-lined skink, the only lizard native to Ontario, is a remarkable resident listed as a species of "Special Concern" under the province's Endangered Species Act. Naturalists consider the skink significant and unique - we're committed to work within, and to exceed modern environmental practices!

The course was indeed a challenge to build; extra funds were required to blast and carve the course through the rugged Canadian Shield's pink Precambrian granite outcroppings. The course has a special feel and distinction defined by its natural park setting. In fact, three holes (#4, #5, and #6) were carefully built to preserve natural wetlands habitat that are located within the UNESCO-designated Frontenac Arch Biosphere (FAB) reserve. These three holes are located in what the Provincial Government has considered an A.N.S.I. (Designated Area of Natural and Scientific Interest). These environmental features have been included within our outstanding golf design that is in keeping with the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands. After all, this is our special home, and we'd love to share it with you!

Outstanding Test of Golf

Smuggler's Glen has an exciting balance of scenic beauty, challenge and playability for golfers of all abilities to enjoy. The course features a layout that requires a great deal of accuracy off the tee and risk/reward shot-making ability. With five sets of tees on each hole, the course will accommodate and challenge both the new golfer and the seasoned pro. Smuggler’s Glen has generous landing areas off the tee and sizeable greens, but when played from its full length, with longer rough and fast greens, the course will provide a true challenge. Recently, Smuggler's Glen has been voted "Favourite Public Golf Course" by Flagstick Magazine's Readers Choice Awards. We hope it's a must-play course for your next visit to the 1000 Islands! 

Smuggler's Glen Golf Course

418 1000 Islands Parkway Gananoque, Ontario

Hours of Operation ~ In season, from dawn to dusk

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Call (613) 659-4999 or 1-800-268-4536 ext. 649