About GAL Golf
GAL Golf and how you fit in
GAL Golf Leagues for Women was established in 1996 as Ottawa’s first women-only golf league network. It has grown quickly to become the largest of its kind in the national capital region and we have expanded to the Kingston area!
A sense of belonging
GAL understands the kind of membership that women golfers are seeking. More than a way for you to improve your game and stay healthy, women golfers want a place with a sense of belonging where you can meet up with friends, make new ones and grow your network—all in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Making a difference
Time for you
More than just about golf, GAL is about making time for you. We make scheduling easy, helping you prioritize time for this great game and for fun social events that are all part of being a GAL member.
GAL’s appeal to women helped the organization grow from a simple, weekly foursome, round of golf to a network of more than 400 women of a variety of skills, playing at more than 26 golf courses in Ottawa and 7 in the Kingston area – and growing!
How it works
- Join GAL and choose your membership.
- Join us for our season “Tee-Off Dinner,” and meet GAL members in your league as well as your GAL Captain.
- Your GAL Captain will contact you to schedule your first tee-time of the season and ensure you are in a foursome on a weekly basis.
- Tee-off with your group in early May.
- Join us for après-golf at tables reserved exclusively for GAL members. Connect with other league members and your GAL captain.
- Sign up on-line for your tee-time for the following week.
- The following week, "just show up with your clubs!”
GAL runs leagues at a variety of golf clubs in the Ottawa area, including many private clubs. As a GAL Kingston member, you'll also have reciprocal access to leagues in Ottawa.
Here are the golf courses GAL will visit in the Kingston area for the 2020 season:
- Amherstview GC
- Camden Brase GC
- Collonade GC
- Garrison GC
- Loyalist G&CC
- Smugglers Glen GC
- The Landings GC
And here are just a few of the golf courses you will get to play in Ottawa as a GAL member:
- Amberwood GC
- Canadian GC
- Cedarhill GC
- Eagle Creek GC
- eQuinelle GC
- Grey Hawk GC
- Kanata GC
- Marshes GC
A complete list of courses here
GAL also provides travel leagues for members who want to play a variety of golf courses on a weekly basis:
- Monday Morning Travel 18 Hole – Pay 2 Play
- Tuesday morning Travel West & South – Express Pay & Pay 2 Play
- Tuesday morning Travel East – Pay 2 Play
- Tuesday evening Travel – Pay 2 Play
GAL extends special thanks to hosts at area golf courses and other partners who receive our members on a weekly basis and deliver great service, both on and off the course.
As a member of GAL you will receive many benefits beyond having your tee-times booked and games organized. Check out all the added benefits of membership!
I joined Gal 6 years ago to meet new people and to golf more on a regular basis. It is wonderful having a regular time to tee off every week with friendly like-minded golfers. Lots of laughs and a really good time each and every week. I’m looking forward to another great season of golf at Cedarhill Golf course.
I joined GAL 10 years ago because I had a difficulty getting someone to play and also suitable tee times. GAL solved all that and provided lessons to boot. In the league, I met women who supported me and my golf endeavors, built my confidence and became good friends. No matter what the age, we played, laughed and ate together while my golf got better and sometimes worse. Every year I look forward to seeing the same friendly faces and meeting others.
I joined GAL 6 years ago – someone from work suggested the organization – so after a little research and a little push from my hubby I joined. GAL provides a great opportunity for all levels of play you do not have to be a scratch golfer to play. You are there to have fun – and that’s what it’s all about. A little exercise, fresh air and chuckles is the ticket! I so look forward to ‘my’ night.
GAL is a wonderful way to ensure that you play golf once a week with companions of your skill level at the course of your choice. It is hassle free golf at its best your reasonable fees are paid up front, lessons are offered, your date and times are arranged for you, you have instant partners, there are activities and prizes arranged for each week, and a final tournament to wind up the season. GAL combines frequent golf with social networking in the most pleasurable way possible.
This year will be my third year with GAL. My involvement has been really fun and an opportunity to make new friends, while enjoying my favourite sport. Interesting social encounters sometime went well beyond the golf course and added nicely to my social life and professional network . As a woman working full time, the Pay as you Play League met my needs. Being able to pick a day of the week as well as a golf course closer to work, made a huge difference.