News & Promos

October 2021 will mark the start of our 27th season of great indoor golf in Ottawa.

Come on in and enjoy the same fun and comradery with your friends as you do outdoors. Explore the latest news & promos below.

Whatever happens “out there”, happens in here at GolfoMax.

Note. We are open limited hours over the 2021 summer, and open fully starting in October, subject to current COVID protocols. See hours of operation page.



Our COVID policy requires that all staff and all patrons be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination and photo ID are needed to enter our facility.

Masks are required in all common areas. Once seated at your golf simulator, masks may be removed. 

For our 2020-21 season, due to covid, we modified our facility to ensure all our customers and staff are as safe as possible.

GOLF SIMULATORS: We have built new wood partitions between the sims that extend out to 5.5 ft, and installed glass panels above them reaching up to a total of 6.5 ft. This has created a more enclosed area / bubble that restricts air flow from adjacent simulators.  We have installed touchless hand sanitizers in all the sims. All sim touch points are sanitized after each group completes their round.


MULTI GAME PASSES: Buy a 10 game pass and get 2 rounds FREE!!!
Note: our multi-game passes are not transferable.

HAPPY HOUR: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, between 4 and 7pm. Play or practice for one hour with a pint of domestic beer for $26. (If pop or coffee $23.) Reserve up to 5 days in advance only. Not available for groups of more than 6 people.

LATE NIGHT – BUCK A HOLE: Monday to Thursday: Tee off after 9:30. Minimum 9 hole charge.
Subject to availability – 48 hours advance booking only. Not applicable during May through September.

MONDAY NIGHTS: 4 for 2 green fees after 7pm, or 2 for 1 after 9pm.

Traffic jam at the Max.
Travelling in style. Limo designated driver. 
Group of golfers posing after their rounds on Dec 27, 2019 in our Trophy Lounge.
Celebrating life of good friend and brother Kevin Bowie, retired Ottawa Police officer who passed away Dec 13.
Kevin caddied for Owner Dru Lafave at some of his Provincial and Canadian Senior Championships.




Brooke Henderson, Canadian golf super star, joined on with Full Swing Golf. ” As my career has elevated, so has my need to have the best training technology available. Full Swing’s accuracy and reliability are second to none, and I know their products will help me as I prepare for golf’s biggest stages.” Brooke visited GOLFOMAX a few years back. After a visit she emailed us. “Enjoyed my time at Golf-O-Max tonight. Thanks again.  Brooke”. Maybe that experience led her to choose Full Swing.

Tiger Woods, who won his 15th Major Title at the Masters in April 2019, uses Full Swing Golf. Following his win of the Tour Championship in September 2018, he stated “Consistent practice on my Full Swing Pro Series simulator was important to my return”.

Jordan Speith, 3 time Major Champion, PGA Tour Player of the Year and FED EX CUP champ uses our simulators. “The Full Swing sim is the closest thing to being out on the course.” See video link here.

Jason Day,  10 time PGA tour winner. “The accuracy and reliability of the Full Swing simulator is unparalleled.”

Jim McLean, renowned golf instructor. “The Full Swing Golf Simulator is the most impressive indoor system I have ever seen for teaching, practicing or playing this great game.”

Golf Digest, 2016 Editor’s Choice Best Golf Simulator.

“Full Swing Golf utilizes the best tracking and camera technology to produce accurate measurements like ball spin and speed, launch angle and shot direction. More than 90 courses are available for play, illuminated in high-definition graphics.”

Free Golf Tips!

Want a Tip? Just Ask!

While you are in playing or practicing, if you have a question about your swing, or some other part of your game, our PGA Head Pro John (JR) Watson, or other members of the staff will be happy to help.


Ottawa’s Broadhead Brewery Amber Ale.  We call it “The Doc’s House Amber”.  Gotta try it!  PLUS: Keith’s IPA, Steam Whistle, Rolling Rock, Bud Light, Triple Bogey, Moosehead, Ridge Rock, Stella Artois.

GOLFOMAX hosts fundraisers for the Ottawa Heart Institute:

April 26, 2019, avid golfers played at the Max, and their efforts resulted in raising $50,000 for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

GOLFOMAX owner joins OVGA Board:

April 2019: Dru Lafave is the new Tournament Chairman of the Ottawa Valley Golf Association. “My primary focus will be to help grow the level of participation in all the OVGA tournaments in the region.” 


Our 25th anniversary Charity tournament scheduled for Eagle Creek in June 2020 had to be cancelled due to the covid pandemic. We celebrated our 20th anniversary Charity tournament in June 2015 at Kanata Golf Club. Many thanks to all our prize donors and sponsors, our volunteer staff, and all our 136 participants. Together we raised $14,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC).



With our 20th milestone season, we granted one of our longest playing patrons with an honorary lifetime membership. Mick, a former member at Hylands who is now 89 years young, has been playing at the Max twice weekly since we opened in 1995. He has probably played more rounds of golf and drank more coffee than anybody else. After his rounds, he enjoys his usual pint in the lounge with his buddies, telling tall stories about his golf game and past career in the Navy.

Mick joins Lloyd Swick, another long time patron who unfortunately past away recently at the age of 94. Lloyd was given an honorary membership in 2012, in part because he was a very sweet guy and always keen to work on improving his game. This was also in recognition of Lloyd being the driving force behind the War Animals Memorial unveiled at Confederation Park in November 2012.


GOLFOMAX owner Dru Lafave won the 2017 Kanata Senior Men’s Championship, along with the Match Play Championship, and the Senior Net Match Play Championship. Not a bad season for the old guy.

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1050 Baxter Rd. Unit #1
Ottawa, Canada



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