Enjoy the Beauty of Newfoundland While Playing a Round of Golf
When visiting the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, be sure to check out its scenic golf courses.
For golf lovers, a trip to Newfoundland would not be complete without playing a round of golf on one or more of the many courses the province has to offer. Each course has its own unique features and gives golfers an opportunity to soak up Newfoundland nature while teeing it up. The following is a description of some of Newfoundland’s most popular golf courses.
Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club
Bally Haly is a privately owned golf and curling club that marked its 100th anniversary in 2008. It is located in the east end of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city. With its rolling hills and often windy conditions, this par 70 golf course presents a challenging 18-hole round. While playing Bally Haly, golfers will enjoy spectacular views of Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean.
For a yearly membership fee, golfers can avail of several benefits at Bally Haly, including unlimited play on the golf course and driving range privileges. Non-members are permitted to play while accompanied by members or during designated times.
Terra Nova Golf Resort
Terra Nova Golf Resort is located in Port Blandford, Newfoundland, a two hour drive from St. John’s. It lies adjacent to Terra Nova National Park, one of the province’s most popular destinations for camping, hiking and various other activities. There are two golf courses at Terra Nova Golf Resort. Twin Rivers Golf Course is 18 holes of challenging play that takes golfers through forested landscape, rivers and ocean views. Par at Twin Rivers is 71. Eagle Creek is the resort’s 9-hole, par 35 course, perfect for those golfers looking for a shorter round.
Accommodations at the Terra Nova Golf Resort include guest rooms and suites at its lodge and two and three-bedroom chalets.
Other features of the resort include:
Dining room and pub
Blomidon Golf and Country Club
Blomidon Golf and Country Club is located in western Newfoundland in the City of Corner Brook. The par 69, 18-hole course challenges golfers with its numerous bunkers and tree-lined fairways. Players will be met with beautiful views of the city, Blomidon Mountains and the Bay of Islands. Blomidon Golf and Country Club is open to the public and also offers yearly membership. Nearby accommodations include the Glynmill Inn and the Comfort Inn.
The Wilds at Salmonier River
The Wilds is a par 72, championship golf course off the Trans Canada Highway about 40 minutes from St. John’s. The Wilds draws on the natural features of the Newfoundland wilderness to create 18 holes of challenging golf. After a day on the course, golfers can stay at the resort’s hotel or chalet.
Other services at The Wilds include:
The Molson Mixed Golf League, which allows golfers to play the course for a discounted rate on Tuesdays beginning in June 2010.
HEFF Teaching Academy, providing golf instruction to individuals and groups.
Set against a backdrop of ocean vistas, lush forests and grand mountains, a round of golf in Newfoundland is a truly amazing experience.