News & Promos

We are celebrating our 26th 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.



We are operating under ORANGE level protocols.

RESERVATIONS: Tee times are now set to work on 15-minute intervals to help stagger the flow of players entering and exiting. We are allowing 30-minute gaps between groups to manage traffic control and allow for clean up and sanitizing of all sim touch points. To ensure social distancing, when necessary, we will have a communication system in place to control when customers enter our facility.

SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST be practiced at all applicable times.

MASKS will be required by “all” customers when walking through common areas. These include the entry and exit lanes, corridor to the simulators, corridor to the washrooms, and space in front of the bar service counter and check out the area. Except for during any modified stage 2 period, masks will not be required once players are seated at their sim tables, or when playing their shots.

Mask policy will have to be mandatory for “all” customers. Our indoor golf is not an essential service. We must protect all our customers and staff to the max. If a customer claims he or she can not wear a mask for the short intervals of time needed to walk through the common areas described above, for whatever reason, that is unfortunate for them. No mask = no entry.

Food & Beverage Service: Last call is 8:30 and Tables MUST be cleared by 9:30pm.

Prior News:


GOLFOMAX runs 2 operations. 1) An indoor golf facility, and 2) Ancillary food & beverage service. Both have separate City permits.

Under both categories, we are restricted to a capacity limit of 50 people.

Our golf operations will continue to run 7 days a week from 7am until past midnight.

Our F&B service will follow new bar and restaurant rules. Our policy is “last call” at 8:30 and all tables must be completely cleared by 9:30pm.


We are operating with a “new normal” to ensure all our customers and staff are safe as we all deal with the covid situation. 

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: Weekdays 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 one week 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.

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, has 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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