If you are looking for some golf courses near the Bruce Coast try the
Golf Club - found on Bruce Road 3 as you
approach Southampton. Made up of three 9 hole courses, one of which is
designed by Stanley Thompson this is a popular course that books up
fast in the summer months.
Pipers Glen - This is a links
style course that is relatively new in Port Elgin. Although it might
feel a bit like playing in a farmers field, it is relatively easy to
get a tee time.
My kids took lessons at this course when they were tweens. It is across
the river on the North Shore of Southampton and is a great family
course but expert golfers might find it a big un-challenging.
Cobble Beach - This Owen Sound
golf course has a beautiful Georgian Bay setting and has already made
quite the reputation for itself. Voted one of the top 10 best new
courses in the world by Travel & Leisure among other accolades.
Sound Golf Course - This course is a historic
gem. Dating back to the 1920s and designed by Stanley Thompson this is
another beauty that offers a challenge to the avid golfer.
If you are a Club Link member and want to golf while you are at the
cottage you will have to head over to Lake Simcoe & Muskoka,
both of which have a multitude of other courses to choose from as well.
- There are 3 Club Link courses in the Muskokas, of which Lake Joseph
is a full resort. Rocky Crest and Lakeview Golf CLub round out the Club
Link selection in this area, but there are 15 plus courses in the
Huntsville area and another 20 plus courses surrounding Lake Muskoka
and Lake Joseph. This is definitely a golf concentrated area!
- Although better known for skiing in the Winter, Collingwood doubles
as a golf destination in the summer. Two of the better known courses
are Monterra and Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club, but there
are no fewer than 15 courses between Meaford and Wasaga Beach.
- Because of its close proximity to Toronto on the southern side of
Lake Simcoe it boasts no fewer than 10 Club Link courses within close
driving distance. But of course there are many other courses that range
in difficulty surrounding the whole of Lake Simcoe.
Your best bet in finding a course around where you are heading to the
cottage this summer is to ask around when you find other golfers. If
you like to plan ahead you could check out your cottage country golf
area through an Ontario Golf Directory.