O’Tools Rent or Buy » Fairway Ninjas

Get your daily 10,000 steps by walking 9 holes of golf! Walk 18 holes and you could walk between 5 to 7 km. Do that three times a week and you’ve got a heart-healthy, all ages, all abilities, fun, outdoor, stress-reducing, social pastime or competitive activity. Cart-pull your clubs or carry them and you’ll burn even more calories.

The Huron coastline corridor offers incredible golf courses, each one just minutes away from the next. It’s the perfect destination for anyone wanting to pack a lot of golf into a trip and experience the individuality and uniqueness each course provides.

List of Local Golf Courses

O’Tools Rent or Buy

Contact: Don Brooks & Christa Kraft
Website: otools.ca
Location 7977 Rawlings Rd (Hwy 21) Forest ON N0N 1J0 CanadaPhone: 519-786-5902

More Details

O’tools Cart & Parts is a certified Club Car dealer, specializing in new, used & custom golf carts and golf cart parts We are located in Forest Ontario Canada, which is between Grand Bend and Sarnia in the heart of South Western Ontario’s vacationland. With a summer staff of ten, the busy location on Highway 21 sells, repairs and rents golf carts for non-golf recreational and commercial uses to both the local market and distant customers.
O’tools maintains a large new, used & custom golf cart and varied vehicle and accessory inventory, has a large indoor showroom, a busy service, repair and fabrication facility, and a large rental fleet for transportation or special events with convenient pickup & delivery options.

Designer Golf Cars

Being an Authorized Dealer for Club Car provides current technical assistance and direct parts shipments from their factory in Augusta, GA plus access to the most recent late-model trade-ins received by Club Car from Ontario golf courses. These provide the basis for satisfying the small vehicle transportation needs of gated community residents, factories, colleges, and hunters, etc.
Each of these user groups has their own requirements and thus provide opportunity for varied product designs – whether moving people, supplies or a combination of both. Security firms certainly have far different needs than hunters certainly, and O’tools successfully tailors ‘needs to budget’ in providing suitable vehicles for each.
Having a very large accessory inventory provides a myriad of choice for these varied customer groups and enables fast installation for final delivery of completed vehicles.
Maintenance and repair of both gas and battery-powered golf carts is a passion that requires expertise and experience, both of which are deep-rooted in the technicians at O’tools and in the resources available to them. Respecting customer requirements of minimal down-time and effective communication as to their needs and solutions are the hallmark of the Parts & Service staff.

The Founder

Donald Brooks, Owner & General Manager
Formerly a resident of London ON, Brooks purchased a cottage in Port Franks in 1986, renovated it and became a permanent resident in 1988. A graduate of Ivey Business School at Western University, his prior career history spans Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution and Retailing in the Automotive, Motorcycle and Snowmobile industries and he has been very involved in many aspects of Motorsports including his role as co-owner and initial General Manager of the current Grand Bend Motorplex. Brooks has been active in the Lambton Shores community as a member of the municipal Committee of Adjustments and is also President of a family land development project in the Bruce Peninsula.
In 2005, Donald Brooks purchased the assets of Proof Line Rent-All, intending to fuel his early retirement passions by continuing their 12-year tradition of serving the local community with tool and equipment daily rentals. The new company became O’tools Rent or Buy and the existing facility was leased.
However, his immediate recognition of the abundant and underserved needs within the recreational golf cart community created a whole new direction for the Company and a complete change of focus. Tool rental is now dwarfed by golf cart activities.
The Rent or Buy mandate survived that transition and although the business model has taken several years to develop, it is now solid and proven.

His Vision

Our Company will be most sustainable and best equipped for the future by enabling Staff with the tools they require to ensure every transaction is profitable and Exceeds Customer Expectations, and, by providing Staff and Customers with an exciting environment and workplace lifestyle that will foster those opportunities.



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7977 Rawlings Rd (Hwy 21) Forest ON N0N 1J0 Canada

Business Notes

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Family Owned & Operated
  • Open Year-Round

Business Hours

We are currently open.

 Open Close
Monday9:00 am5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am5:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am2:00 pm
SundayClosed Today

Overview of Golf Courses by Joey Burnley

Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa

On the south end of the golf trail, Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa (3790 Lakeshore Rd., Camlachie, 519-899-4653, sawmill-creek.com) will allow you to loosen up, sharpen up, and eat up, before hitting the links. This facility offers a spa retreat that will help you relax at the hands of trained Registered Massage Therapists and estheticians. Sawmill has practice facilities that include a driving range, target greens and more. The course itself is well maintained and offers plenty of rolling terrain, well-placed hazards, and fast greens that will surely test your skill and accuracy. Don’t forget to polish off your Sawmill experience by refuelling with a chef-prepared meal.

Forest Golf Club & Inn*

Bearing north you’ll find Forest Golf Club & Inn (102 Main St. S., Forest, 1-800-265-0214, golfnorth.ca/forest). You can really get a workout at this 27-hole course. It’s walkable with many par 3 holes complemented by some longer holes to keep your driver from getting rusty. A resort style course, nestled into a quaint town, it offers a place to stay, an indoor pool and a restaurant.

Indian Hills Golf Club*

Heading north west, you’ll hit Indian Hills Golf Club (6991 Lakeshore Rd., Lambton Shores, 519-786-5505, indianhillsgolf.ca). If your inner fairway ninja is up for a challenge, this is it! This course is interesting, naturally stunning and well kept. With lots of elevation changes, walking this course sends you on an adventure that will keep your heart rate up. Indian Hills friendly staff will soon be working in an exciting new clubhouse.

Sandhills Golf Club

Only minutes away, neighbouring some massively impressive sand dunes, is Sandhills Golf Club (9767 Port Franks Rd., Thedord, 519-243-1800, golfnorth.ca/sandhills). This course is modest in length, but offers the ideal layout to sharpen your short game. It includes the challenges and hazards of a championship course, yet is perfect for a novice golfer. Bring the family, hit the beach, climb the dunes and enjoy some golf!

Widder Station Golf, Grill & Taphouse*

Just around the corner you’ll find Widder Station Golf, Grill & Taphouse (8395 Decker Rd., Thedford, 519-296-4653, widderstation.com), an all-around beautiful course that’s visually enchanting and offers an engaging golf challenge too. Beyond the beauty and stimulation of the course, you’ll be delighted by the excellent hospitality and selection of craft beer, including Widder Station’s own craft beer, “Train Wreck”. The course offers challenges off the back tees, but is also family friendly. If you love cardio, Widder is a walker’s wonder.

Arkona Fairways Golf Club*

Barely a tee shot away from Widder Station is Arkona Fairways Golf Club (8562 Townsend Line, Arkona, 519-333-6446, arkonafairways.com). The maturity of this course provides irresistible natural beauty. Lush, mature tree-lined fairways and fast, well manicured greens are just a taste of what golfers can expect. Speaking of taste, don’t miss out on Mulligans Bar & Grill. This eat-in or take-out on-site restaurant will have you returning to Arkona for more than just the golf!

Oakwood Resort

In the heart of Grand Bend you will find Oakwood Resort (70671 Bluewater Hwy., Grand Bend, 519-238-2324, oakwoodresort.ca). Much more than a gorgeous golf course, it boasts beach access, suites and cottages, a main dining room and Dave’s Pub & Grill, kids’ area, spa and indoor pool. The course offers a unique layout that means you’re never far from the resort and is a perfect balance for avid golfers, families or conference attendees. Mature coniferous and oak trees provide enchanting scenery, yet also come into play narrowing the fairways and approaches to the greens, offering enough challenge to keep your golf skills in check. Golf professional available for coaching and lessons for all ages.

White Squirrel Golf Club*

A short drive just north of Grand Bend is the White Squirrel Golf Club (72538 Bluewater Hwy., St. Joseph, 519-236-4030, whitesquirrelgolfclub.com). Enjoy a newly constructed pro shop with huge outdoor patio (with a lovely view of the water feature) and year-round restaurant before or after your game for drinks, snacks or full gourmet meals. White Squirrel offers quality greens, a pleasing mix of distances between holes and lots of exciting water hazards.

Ironwood Golf Club

Just a jaunt to the east you’ll find Ironwood Golf Club (70969 Morrison Line, Exeter, 519-235-1521, golfnorth.ca/ironwood). This is a pretty course with a pleasing layout. If your golf game needs a challenge, Ironwood will provide. Fast greens and a variety of well-placed hazards will test your technique, all while delighting you with the appeal of a well-maintained space.

Exeter Golf Club

Only moments away, Exeter Golf Club’s (40374 Kirkton Rd., Centralia, 519-235-1517, golfnorth.ca/exeter) clubhouse called The Barn, literally converted from an antique barn, offers spectacular views out to the golf course in a facility oozing character and charm. The 9-hole course offers a gently rolling landscape with wide, forgiving fairways. The challenge lies in their strategically placed bunkers; but not to worry because you can always prepare yourself at the driving range and practice facility that the course includes.

Bluewater Golf Course*

Beyond the fairy-tale-like village of Bayfield is another collection of unique and exciting courses. Just north of Bayfield’s marina is the Bluewater Golf Course and Campground (77416 Bluewater Hwy., Bayfield, 519-482-7197, bluewatergolfandcamp.ca) is a manicured 9-hole course dating back to the 1920s. Its quality reflects a century’s worth of perfecting. The delight in this course is doubled by its attached family friendly campground.

Woodlands Links Golf Course

Nearby is Woodlands Links Golf Course (37858 Huron Rd./Hwy. 8, Clinton, 519-482-7144, woodlandslinks.com). This scenic course is perfect for the average golfer who not only has a love for the game, but also for nature. It’s known to be an interesting course with a blend of forgiving holes and fun challenges.

Seaforth Golf Club

Just east of Woodlands is Seaforth Golf Club (42990 Front Rd., / 1-A Doig Dr., Seaforth, 519-522-0985, seaforthgolf.com). Here you’ll find a mature and well cared for course that calls to any golfer up for a challenge! The course offers interesting and different holes, with lots of challenges for different shot making. The small details of this course make it special, each hole comes with a name and a story. Seaforth is ranked 18th on the Golf Advisors list of top 20 courses in Canada. Golf opportunities for moms and kids are offered, as well as practice facilities and lessons.

Goderich Sunset Golf Club*

Back along Lake Huron’s shoreline is Goderich Sunset Golf Club (33937 Golf Course Rd., Goderich, 519-524-8047, sunsetgolfclub.com) which has not one, but two courses. Their Baby Boomer par 3 course is 9-holes of fun for everyone. It’s designed to accommodate families, youngsters, parties, seniors, beginners and more. It’s also a low-pressure place to try out any and all of your clubs. Sunset’s main 18-hole course is full of challenge and excitement. Water, bunkers and narrow tree-lined fairways create an exhilarating golf experience. Need to practice up? This course provides lessons, camps and programs provided by a golf professional.

* indicates a Tee-On Network course (tee-on.com)

Mini Putt Locations

  • Gold Coast 18-Hole Mini Putt, 75526 Bluewater Hwy. in Bayfield, gcl.ca/18-hole-mini-putt, 519-565-9154.
  • Grand Bend Mini Golf, 72 Main Street West, Grand Bend, grandbendminigolf.com, 519-317-2781
  • Jurassic Park Mini Put, Main Street West, Grand Bend

 TypeHolesYardageParDriving RangePutting GreenPower Cart RentalsPull Cart RentalsClub RentalsPro ShopCPGA on Staff; Lessons availableTeaching ProGolf School
Arkona FairwaysPublic185,72570? ? ? ? ? ?
Bluewater Golf CoursePublic96,122? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Exeter Golf ClubPublic9? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Forest Golf ClubPublic184,61266? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Goderich Sunset Golf ClubPublic185,90070? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Indian Hills Golf ClubPublic186,17971? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ironwood Golf ClubPublic186,17971? ? ? ? ?
Oakwood Resort Golf ClubPublic / Resort185,35670? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Sand Hills Golf ClubPublic185,53671? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Sawmill Creek Golf ResortSemi-Private / Resort186,44571? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Seaforth Golf ClubSemi-Private186,02771? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
White Squirrel Golf ClubPublic186,35972? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Widder Station Golf ClubPublic186,27172? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Woodlands LinksPublic186,61772? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?