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In Huntsville

Grandview Golf Club

245 Grandview Dr N, Huntsville
705-788-9978 | Website

Co-designed by PGA Tour veteran Mark O’Meara (1998 Masters and British Open champion) and renowned course architect Brit Stenson, the Mark O’Meara Course at Grandview opened in 2001. The course is aptly named as it exudes grandness from the moment you arrive, from the immaculate greens to the world class banquet and restaurant facilities.

Deerhurst Lakeside & Deerhurst Highlands

1235 Deerhurst Dr, Huntsville
705-789-6411 | Email | Website

When it comes to Ontario golf, Deerhurst Resort has it all: two 18-hole golf courses, a golf academy for all ages, complete tournament planning and Muskoka’s best value membership packages. All within steps of everything that Ontario’s most complete vacation and conference retreat offers for golf getaways and group events.

Deerhurst Highlands takes full advantage of the dramatic landscape while capitalizing on elevation changes, rugged granite outcroppings and dense forests; Cupp and McBroom created a design that is a genuine representation of the region, while maintaining a highly playable, well-balanced course that has stood the test of time. Despite its pro-level challenges, this 7,011 yard course is rewarding for a variety of playing levels. With 6 different tee deck levels including ladies, juniors and seniors, Deerhurst Highlands provides a golfing experience that is inclusive to a wide range of golfers. With a full service Pro Shop, golfers’ lounge and on-course food and beverage service to round out your golf experience, Deerhurst Highlands is committed to providing you with ultimate Muskoka golf experience.

With sweeping views of the lake, a challenging layout, and meticulous grooming from tee to green, it is evident why Deerhurst Lakeside has gained a reputation as a fair, fun and challenging course for players of all skill levels. The front 9 sweeps around Sunset Bay before making its way to the back nine, which gives way to picturesque views of the surrounding countryside as well as Peninsula Lake. True to the Muskoka landscape, you will find yourself hitting from elevated tees, approaching slick undulating greens from deep valleys, while being challenged by strategic water hazards and deep bunkers. For a quick round or a chance to warm up before the big links, Deerhurst Lakeside lets you use every club in your bag. The driving range, practice green and well-equipped Pro Shop are great places to gear up and fine-tune your game.


Huntsville Downs Golf Course

182 Golf Course Rd, Huntsville
705-789-1000 | Email | Website

Situated on 200 acres of magnificent Muskoka trees, rocks and hills of the Canadian Shield, Huntsville Downs Golf Club continues to attract golfers year after year. Visitors and members are entertained and challenged by this 6,400 yard, par 72 course with a slope rating of 129 from the blues. With its numerous tree lined fairways, ponds, sand traps, and undulating greens, Huntsville Downs is designed to excite and challenge the most discerning golfer. There are 3 sets of tee boxes (blue, white, red), 10 water hazards and 63 sand traps. We also have a driving range, a putting green, and a 19th hope to practice on. If you want challenge, we have it; but if you just want to play golf we can accommodate that too.

In Dorset

Bigwin Island Golf Club

1137 Old Hwy 117, Bigwin Island, Baysville
705-635-2582 | Email | Website

The Bigwin Island Golf Club has been designed to capture and reflect the spirit and elegance of the original grand resort known as the “Bigwin Inn”. The sweeping fairways drape naturally over the rugged Muskoka terrain, exposing glorious lake vistas at every turn and creating a sense of timeless beauty and tranquility. The course itself is a par 72 championship layout measuring 7,166 yards from the championship tees. The course is designed by world renowned Golf Course Architect Doug Carrick, and his design provides challenge and enjoyment to golfers of all skill levels.

Every hole is surrounded by mature hardwoods, creating a sense of maturity and character typically found on the great classic courses built during the early 1900’s. The holes are routed in a variety of directions over the undulating island terrain, creating constantly changing shot values, wind directions and challenges. When playing with us, enjoy free parking, valet boat service to and from the island, full pro shop, two bent grass practice putting greens, a full length practice range, on course beverage cart & bbq, and world class dining in our Marine Dining Room.

 Further Afield

There are many premier golf courses in the area just minimally beyond our 30min radius.  Please refer to the Golf Ontario website or at Explorer’s Edge Website.


Posted on

June 12, 2015

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