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The Best Holes On 9 Top Courses To Play In Muskoka

There are many incredible holes to capture your imagination and challenge every area of your game on all the golf courses in Muskoka, but here are 9 that we think you should be on the look out for.

 

Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course – 10th hole.
Muskoka’s golf boom began while using the 1990 opening of Deerhurst Highlands Course, where the par-four dog leg 10th commences at a towering granite-slab tee box just before twisting right toward a multi-tiered green to challenge even the best of putters.

deerhurst highlands Muskoka golf 10th hole

 

The Ridge At Manitou Golf Club – 18th hole
Awaits you at the end of the fairway is a green at the par-five final hole that appears to be suspended by an emerald infinity pool above Manitous body of water. The Ridge at Manitou’s clubhouse as an additional backdrop provide a magical ending to every round.

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Bigwin Island Golf Club – 6th hole
The Affording panoramic vistas of the surrounding Lake of Bays, the par-four sixth at Bigwin Island Club has been renowned as one of the Canada’s best scenic holes and deservedly so.

bigwin island golf 6 hole

 

North Granite Ridge Golf Club – 6th hole
High-handicappers beware: the carry required from off the tee to just get over bedrock and water from your back tees at North Granite Ridge Golf Club’ s par-five 6th hole can be a drive too far unless you catch your driver well, with a knee-buckling 220 yards carry, it will test your resolve.

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Lake Joseph Golf Club – 8th hole
From the dizzying heights of the eighth tee at Lake Joseph Club, golfers ought to hit a precision iron shot to a valley green dwarfed by a big wall of pink granite.

Lake joseph 8 hole

The Rock Golf Club – 9th hole
A thrilling challenge that concludes to the roller-coaster-ride front nine, The Rock Golf Club’s dogleg par-five 9th hole challenges every golfers to attempt to bite away as much off the corner as they dare.

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Muskoka Bay Golf Club – 1st hole
The opening hole is strikingly beautiful, but it’s not crazily prolonged or overly hard, Muskoka Bay Golf Club’ s 441-yard first hole tee box is at a rocky perch high above the fairway is a great opener to every round to smash one down the fairway.

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South Muskoka Curling and Golf – 16th hole
Perhaps Muskoka’s most feared hole will be the 16th at South Muskoka Golf and Curling Club , a par four requiring you to perform a pinpoint approach on the ball-hungry gully to an undulating environment friendly green.

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Taboo Resort Golf and Spa– 7th hole
The par-three seventh at Taboo Course is chiseled from a craggy chute and long striated white and grey granite. Miss right or left and your ball move into orbit.

taboo golf resort 7th hole

There are dozens of other great golf courses in Muskoka all with memrable holes and views. Muskoka is a perfect destination for your golf vacation.

Muskoka Golf Courses; Best Destination Fore Golf in Canada

It’s summertime in Canada, where great golf abounds from coast-to-coast. Not sure where to start? We asked our travel experts which destination is ideal for your first golf trip up north:

Muskoka Golf Courses Stands Up and Stands Out in Canada

We find it very difficult to stand up and blow our own horn as we might be a bit biased when it comes to the Muskoka Region and the wonderful golf that it has to offer.  So we are pleased to bring you a variety of different sources that can truly express what we have know for quite a while.

The following testimonials are something we are truly proud of;

A Recent Article Published By the Golf Channel

Punch Shots: Favorite golf destination in Canada
By Brandon Tucker , Jason Deegan , Mike Bailey
Jul 22, 2013 5:34 PM ET

It’s summertime in Canada, where great golf abounds from coast-to-coast. Not sure where to start? We asked our travel experts which destination is ideal for your first golf trip up north:

While I love the ski villages, mountain views and golf courses of Mont-Tremblant and Whistler, no Canadian golf destination can compete with the sheer depth and quality of the Muskoka Lakes region.

A two-hour drive north of Toronto, Ontario’s “cottage country” is revered for its hundreds of lakes, but golf has become a major player as well. Deerhurst Resort, home to the Highlands and Lakeside courses, a spa, fine restaurants, plenty of excursions and live theater, isn’t as glitzy as Canada’s iconic Fairmont golf resorts, but the place would make a great home base for any trip.

Host of the G8 Economic Summit in 2010, Deerhurst continues to improve under new owners, Skyline Hotels & Resorts. Nearby, the Rocky Crest Golf Resort in Mactier offers another SCOREGolf Top 100 course.

The Muskoka Bay Club, designed by Doug Carrick, remains the best of the extreme layouts cut from exposed rock outcroppings of the Canadian Shield. That said, nearby Taboo might be tougher and more scenic.

The best time to visit Muskoka could be fall when the leaves change colors and all the tourists leave. In the shoulder season, private Bigwin Island Golf Club begins offering outside play. Set on an 800-acre island in the middle of the Lake of Bays, it’s a playable Carrick design that opened in 2002 on the site of an old Stanley Thompson course. The five-minute boat ride to reach the club feels like an escape to the days of yore when the rich and famous gathered on the island for parties and dances. Toronto’s corporate elite arrive by seaplane flying overhead.

Secondary courses around Muskoka such as the Ridge at Manitou Golf Club, Oak Bay Golf & Country Club and The Rock Golf Club all serve up memorable moments, too.