Destination: Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls area usually evokes images of honeymoons and daredevils in barrels, but this twin city tourist attraction on the border of Ontario and the state of New York offers plenty of other worthwhile diversions such as fishing, swimming, hiking and plenty of golf.

Of course, the biggest tourist attraction on both sides of the border is Niagara Falls, which also serves as major source for electrical power. Nearly 30 million people visit the Falls each year. On the Canadian side, Horseshoe Falls towers 173 feet and is nearly a half mile wide, while the height of the American Falls varies between 70 and 100 feet and is more than 1,000 feet wide. Lit up by floodlights after sunset, Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular sites in North America.

There are plenty of vantage points on both sides to view the Falls, including from the decks of boats, the Prospect Point observation tower in Niagara Falls State Park, Goat Island and the Seneca Indian Niagara Casino Hotel on the American side. From the Canadian side, visitors can get great views of the Falls from Queen Victoria Park, from underground walkways or the observation decks of the Skylon and Minolta towers.

Summers are mild in Niagara Falls, and late spring and fall are cool, providing a welcome respite for golfers looking to escape the heat in other parts of the country. There are dozens of golf courses on both sides of the Niagara River, many concentrated between Buffalo, N.Y., and the border, as well as roads going North to Toronto.

The green fees at Niagara golf courses are usually more than reasonable, and there's a course for every budget and skill level. There is everything from resort courses, like the Rees Jones Course at Grand Niagara, to layouts on historic sites, such as the three Canadian courses at The Legends on the Niagara, which pays homage to a battle fought during the War of 1812.

Niagara Falls is a little out of the way, but not too difficult to reach. Although Niagara Falls (N.Y) International Airport offers some commercial service, the most convenient and economical way to get to Niagara Falls is either through Buffalo, N.Y., on the U.S. side, or Toronto on the Canadian side. By car, it's less than 90 minutes from Toronto, while the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is less than 30 miles. Both sides offer plenty of hotels (the honeymoon business still thrives) with the Canadian side (83,000) having more rooms with its slightly larger population.

See also


Special Deals

Custom Quote


Courses


Featured Courses

Course Location Rates from
Course Location Rates from
Cazenovia Golf Course
Tee Times | Website
Buffalo 27.88
Pelham Hills Golf & Country Club
Tee Times | Website
Pelham 22.12
Thundering Waters Golf Club
Tee Times | Website
Niagara Falls 49.95
Royal Niagara Golf Club - Old Canal Course
Tee Times | Website
Niagara-on-the-Lake $62.50
Hunters Pointe Golf Course
Tee Times | Website
Welland 39.95
Delaware Park Course
Tee Times | Website
Buffalo 27.88
Royal Niagara Golf Club - Iron Bridge Course
Tee Times | Website
Niagara-on-the-Lake 37.95
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course
Tee Times | Website
Lewiston 29
South Park Golf Course
Tee Times | Website
Buffalo 20.53
Royal Niagara Golf Club - Escarpment Course
Tee Times | Website
Niagara-on-the-Lake $62.50
Holland Hills Country Club
Tee Times | Website
Colden 15
Legends on the Niagara Golf Course - Chippawa
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 7.99
Sparrow Lakes Golf Club - Sparrow Course
Tee Times
Welland 11.99
Legends on the Niagara Golf Course - Ussher's Creek
Tee Times
Niagara Falls $50 - $75
Sparrow Lakes Golf Club - Heron Course
Tee Times
Welland 15
Riverview Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Fenwick 22
International Country Club of Niagara - Red Course
Tee Times
Stevensville $15
Beechwood Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 40
Water Park Golf Club
Tee Times
Welland $19 - $25
Port Colborne Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Port Colborne 30
Legends on the Niagara Golf Course - Battlefield
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 40
Bridgewater Country Club
Tee Times
Fort Erie 44.25
International Country Club of Niagara - Blue Course
Tee Times
Stevensville $15
Rolling Meadows Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 30
Oaklands Golf Club
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 12
Niagara Falls Golf Club
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 10
International Country Club of Niagara - White Course
Tee Times
Stevensville $15
Rio Vista Golf Course
Tee Times
Fort Erie $13
Whirlpool Golf Course
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 33
Deerwood Golf Course - Fawn Course
Tee Times
North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Greens at Brock
Tee Times
St. Catharines $24
Deerwood Golf Course - Buck Course
Tee Times
North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Twenty Valley Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Vineland 30.97
Niagara Frontier Country Club
Tee Times | Website
Youngstown $55
Peninsula Lakes Golf Club - Quarry
Tee Times
Fenwick $60
Rose Brook Golf Course
Tee Times
Silver Creek $10 - $20
Peninsula Lakes Golf Club - Hillside
Tee Times
Fenwick $60
Peninsula Lakes Golf Club - Orchard
Tee Times
Fenwick $42
Grand Niagara Golf Club - The Rees Jones Course
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 23
Sawmill Golf Course
Tee Times
Fenwick $26 - $39
Rockway Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
St. Catharines 24
Willodell Golf Club of Niagara
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 35.4
Oak Hall Golf Course
Tee Times
Niagara Falls 5
Deerwood Golf Course - Doe Course
Tee Times
North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
First page Previous page Next page Last page


Area Map

loading local map...

Area Tee Times

Related Articles