Golfing with the City


Do you like to golf? Does your partner? Golfing is a great way to get active during the warmer months. It’s a great sport to play when you want to hang out and catch up with friends, but also feel like you got a little exercise in when it’s all said and done. With all of the walking, the swinging and the laughing, you’ll be relaxed and ready for a nap when you’re all done ;)

The City of London has three great, affordable golf courses spread out in the west, east and southeast. They have membership options, unlimited (one-time fee and unlimited golf through the season) and regular (membership fee, plus reduced rates for each round all season), as well as non-member options.


FANSHAWE GOLF COURSE is located in northeast London, 2835 Sunningdale Road East. This is the first golf course in Canada to be fully accessible and is great for families. They have two 18-hole courses.

RIVER ROAD GOLF COURSE is located in southeast London, 2115 River Road. River Road is known for it’s scenic views and more challenging 18-hole course.

THAMES VALLEY GOLF COURSE is located in west London off of Riverside Drive, 850 Sunninghill Ave. Featuring both an 18-hole and a 9-hole course, the latter is ideal for families and kids just learning how to play.


First tee time is at 7:00am from Monday through Friday, 6:30am on weekends, beginning this Saturday, May 23.

They are open seven days a week.

Power carts are available and must be reserved in advance. See HERE for more information.


Green fees vary based on time of day, course, age, and membership, from $20-42 for guests and $10-21 for members.

For full fee information see HERE.

If you (or your partner or your kid!) play more than 15 rounds of golf per season, getting a membership is an economical choice. For rates and information, see HERE.

London Golf Show & Sale 2015


The London Golf Show and Sale is happening this weekend! While golfing may seem like a far off fantasy, this snow IS going to melt away eventually and when that happens, you’ll want to be all ready with your clubs. The Golf Show will have all you need to make sure that happens.


Saturday, February 14 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday, February 15 from 10:00am to 5:00pm


Western Fair District, 316 Rectory Street


Golf clubs, golf resorts, golf vacations, retirement services, chiropractic services, golf stores, golf equipment – if it’s related to golfing, it will be there!

There will be presentations on stage for Golf Tips, Pro Tips, and Junior Golf. There will also be free 30-minute golf lessons for children 4-12 years old (sign up early, limited spaces).


Children 4 and under: FREE

Children 5-10: $5

Children/Adults 11+: $8

Summer Jobs with the City


It may be snowy and cold out right now, but if you have a teen or older child thinking about getting a job this summer or even if you are thinking about finding a new job yourself, then now is the time to apply! The City of London is hiring for many of their summer programs and are currently accepting applications.


The City of London Aquatics department is a fantastic summer employment opportunity. The City is currently hiring for building attendants to clean and maintain the pools, cashiers for the pools, wading pool lifeguard, and instructor/lifeguards for the indoor and outdoor city pools. All aquatic staff must have a current Emergency First Aid and CPR, as well as a Vulnerable Persons police screening. Please see individual listings for the specific qualifications, especially for lifeguarding.


If playing with children all day sounds like the ideal job, then one of the positions within Day Camps and Playgrounds are where you should look. This would be a great place to get experience working with kids with special needs and disabilities, kids in diverse social situations, organizing groups and leading groups through activities. They are hiring positions such as Playleader, Camp Counsellor, and Tennis Instructor.


The City of London runs three golf course in town and they are hiring for their summer staff. They are looking for people for their food service crew staff and supervisors, golf course starter/ranger, and pro shop cashier.


Storybook Gardens is the place to be in the summer! If you love kids and love being outside, have a look at some of the positions available inside the castle this summer. Concessions, building and ground attendants, Play Leaders, Day Camp and Mini Camp Counsellors are just a few of the exciting ways to spend the summer months.

Don’t delay with your applications! Each posting has it’s own closing dates – some are this Friday, January 23, some are mid-February.