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Thunderbird Sports Centre – Ottawa’s ONLY LIT GOLF COURSE. Play when you want!

Thunderbird is operated with the philosophy that your time is valuable! Our nine-hole golf course is open until 10 p.m. most nights, so you can play under the lights at a time that fits your schedule (the ONLY golf course in Ontario to do so).

Five reasons to visit Thunderbird in 2016! 

  1. It’s fast – Our nine hole par-3 course is perfect for a quick round before work, on the weekend as a fun activity with kids, or even at night
  2. It’s convenient – In the heart of Kanata, and only 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Thunderbird is easily accessible
  3. It’s fun – Thunderbird was the first golf course in Ottawa to introduce FootGolf, and, is the only course in the province where you can play under the lights
  4. It’s affordable – Golf at Thunderbird can be played for as low as $1 per hole
  5. It’s the best place for recreation in Ottawa – Our Summer Sports camps, soccer partnership, and golf course make Thunderbird an idyllic place for recreation, no matter your age!
We also offer the City of Ottawa’s best summer sports camp, partner with the West Ottawa Soccer Club for indoor soccer, and offer so much more in terms of recreation!
Check us out today.

Thunderbird Golf Course 

Ottawa’s only fully lighted course, offering extended play beyond the regular hours of any other course in the city. An immaculately maintained course, the family-friendly lay out accommodates a full range of players. We are also the home of Foot Golf in Eastern Ontario!

Summer Camps


With a dedicated space, both indoors and out, and a golf course on site, our sports camps can offer an unparalleled experience for children, while never being rained out.

Thunderbird Management Services Inc. to manage the affairs of Amberwood Village Golf and Country Club in 2016

Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) is pleased to announce, effective immediately, it has partnered with the Amberwood Village Golf and Country Club (AVGCC) to manage the entire golf operations for the 2016 season.

TMSI will be working with the Amberwood Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic business plan to rejuvenate the golf, pool and tennis programs by bringing TMSI’s experience, expertise and proven formula for success to the beautiful nine-hole golf course, situated in the heart of Stittsville.

“We feel Amberwood has so much potential and we’re committed to putting the course back on the map,” explained Rob Knights, Vice President of Operations and Business Development at TMSI. “Amberwood is a scenic and challenging course, open to the public and provides golfers of all skill levels a great place to get in a quick nine holes of golf.”

While the perception of the golf industry is that it is struggling, TMSI has increased its presence in golf in the Ottawa area by 100% over the past 18 months and has seen steady growth at each of its facilities. Amberwood is a perfect addition to TMSI’s portfolio of courses.

“Amberwood has something to offer to everyone from golf, tennis and the pool to a great dining experience,” said Knights. “We will be changing the story at Amberwood as we have done at all the golf facilities we are involved with and are excited about the opportunity.”

TMSI is presently involved with the management of eQuinelle Golf Club, Perth Golf Course, Thunderbird Sports Centre, the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park, the Superdome Sports Centre, as well as the Tennis Centre West Ottawa.

The focal point of Amberwood Village, the Amberwood Golf and Country Club features a challenging layout for all skill levels, with water hazards on every hole, three tennis courts and a full-sized, outdoor, recreational pool.

“The AVGCC Board of Directors is pleased to be partnering with TMSI Sports Management to administer and manage the affairs of Amberwood Golf and Country Club in 2016,” said Ralph Milligan, President of the Amberwood Village Recreation Association, the group that owns the golf club. “We feel TMSI’s experience and expertise is exactly what the club needs to continue to improve our operations.”

Katharine Usher-Vollett, a 25-year employee of TMSI, will take on the position of full time, on-site General Manager for the club. Mrs. Usher-Vollett was the leader for TMSI at eQuinelle Golf Club in Kemptville since the club’s opening in 2009 and will bring her experience and expertise to Amberwood starting immediately.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge that Amberwood brings and I’m excited to be part of a great facility,” explained Mrs. Usher-Vollett.

Meanwhile, PGA of Canada professional Phil Rankin will take over as Director of Golf at eQuinelle, bringing his 23 years of experience in the golf industry to Ottawa’s premier golf facility. Rankin is familiar to the members and public players at eQuinelle, having been the teaching professional and involved in supporting member events and leagues since 2013.

Amberwood Village Golf and Country Club will be open for play once again in the spring, and will be featured at the Ottawa/Gatineau Golf Expo as part of the TMSI family.

eQuinelle Golf Club: Available now for special events! 

eQuinelle Golf Club is now available to book special events, business meetings, golf tournaments and weddings! It’s 21,000 square foot clubhouse (as seen on CTV Ottawa Morning Live) is a state-of-the-art facility featuring a number of amenities that are perfect for your special occasion.

Since opening in September 2015, the clubhouse has been earning rave reviews from golfers, residents of the community and the general public. With all the amenities you’d expect from a modern golf club – including a huge event space, charming bistro and exceptional food – the addition of the exquisite clubhouse completes the customer experience at eQuinelle!

Our team of professionals is waiting to provide you with an unparalleled experience by designing a golf tournament, meeting or event to fit your unique requirements for groups of up to 180 participants!

When you think of where to host a golf tournament, event or meeting, there’s no better place than the Home of Great Golf: eQuinelle Golf Club.

Contact James Paterson, the Food & Beverage Manager and Events Director, today: | 613-258-2105


Little Thunderbirds Golf Tour

In concert with the Kevin Haime Golf School, Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) and the Thunderbird Sports Centre are thrilled to announce the Little Thunderbirds Golf Tour, the first (and only) golf league with a focus on kids 5 to 8 years old.  Thunderbird’s collection of short holes make it a perfect place for children to learn the game. All of the information can be found here.

For quick and secure online registration – click here.



Book great golf, 24/7!

Thunderbird Sports Centre and our parent company, TMSI Sports Management, are excited to be one of the first courses in the Ottawa area to provide golfers the ability to book a tee-time 24 hours per day, seven days a week, all season long.

Thunderbird is always looking at new ways of innovating in terms of customer service. By implementing this new technology, it’s making it easier for you to gain access to tee-times at the course in 2016 – whenever you want!

Whether you like to book online or prefer to speak with someone in person when reserving a tee-time, you have that option to do either anytime you choose. It’s never been easier, or faster, to book a round of golf.

You can book online and choose the time and price that suits your needs, or, call our main line at 613-836-2256 to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer care representatives.

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Media Coverage

We were thrilled to welcome a variety of Ottawa media to Thunderbird in 2014. In case you missed it, here’s a fine feature about Thunderbird from Golf Business Canada magazine. And watch CTV Ottawa’s Terry Marcotte try Foot Golf, while CTV Ottawa Morning Live’s Sarah Freemark visited Thunderbird’s summer camps.