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Oviinbyrd Golf Club (MacTier, Ontario)

Oviinbyrd Golf Club logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  One of Ontario’s most private clubs, Oviinbyrd focuses on service above all else. The remote location offers an escape to cottage country with a McBroom golf course where the back nine bests the front.  Grade B

Quick Facts

Designer:  Thomas McBroom 2005

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  705-375-0555

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Oviinbyrd Golf Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 4805 Muskoka District Road 169, MacTier, Ontario  P0C 1H0 – CANADA

Photos:  See additional photos of Oviinbyrd Golf Club

What to Expect:  Located in cottage country in Muskoka 2.5 hours north of downtown Toronto, Oviinbyrd is an ultra-private club with a course designed by Thomas McBroom. The area is heavily forested so it should be no surprise that the course features fairways framed by trees while also having some pond areas to contend with. The opening holes feature mild terrain and are fairly forgettable other than introducing players to the stone outcrops that are prolific throughout the design. Starting with the 4th hole the elevation changes in the property kick in and the first water hazard comes into play. The 8th hole and reachable par five 9th hole are the highlights of the front nine before embarking on the back which features much more dramatic holes including the downhill par three 14th and the long 15th which features an insane carry from the back box. As a whole though, there are only a handful of forced carries to contend with. Oviinbyrd's greatest features are the condition the course is kept in and its isolated setting that truly feels like you are taking a break from civilization and rejuvenating. The service is second to none as a member or guest's experience for the day is the staff's top priority; and it shows. While architecturally Ontario has more compelling designs, the overall experience at Oviinbyrd is a memorable one.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7118 74.6 136
Gold 72 6644 72.4 132
Blue 72 6198 70.3 122
Orange 72 5816 68.2 122
Green (Ladies) 72 4973 69.2 118

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  14th Hole – 229 Yard Par 3 –

14th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (229 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (229 Yard Par 3)

14th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (229 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (229 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  8th Hole – 191 Yards –

8th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (191 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (191 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  15th Hole – 441 Yards –

15th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (441 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (441 Yard Par 4)

15th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (441 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (441 Yard Par 4)

15th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (441 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (441 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  18th Hole – 542 Yards –

18th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (542 Yard Par 5)
18th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (542 Yard Par 5)

18th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (542 Yard Par 5)
18th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (542 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  10th Hole – 322 Yard Par 4 –

10th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (322 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (322 Yard Par 4)

10th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (322 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (322 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  7th Hole – 480 Yard Par 4 –

7th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (480 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (480 Yard Par 4)

7th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (480 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Oviinbyrd Golf Club (480 Yard Par 4)

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