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The multi award winning River Course designed by Doug Carrick opened fully in September 2007. The course affords dramatic views over the Humber Valley and Deer Lake. Its layout, with gently rolling terrain, generous fairways and undulating greens gives experienced golfers a welcome challenge yet also provides an enjoyable round for novices. Several holes are played alongside the tranquil Humber River or the shores of Deer Lake. A number of natural ponds dot the course and natural streams meander through it. Breathtaking views can be enjoyed from most holes with the signature hole being the tenth where the tee is located 180 feet above the fairway and enjoys a long view down the valley.
Awards won by the course include:
- Best New Course in Canada 2007 by ScoreGolf Magazine
- Best New International Course 2007 by Golf Magazine
- Best New Canadian Course 2007, 3rd place by Golf Digest Magazine
- Worldwide Resort of the Year 2006 and 2007 by Golf Punk Magazine
- 4th Best course in Canada with green fees under $100, 2010ScoreGolf magazine
- 20th best Golf Course in Canada, Golf Digest, May 2012
Jason Logan, the Managing Editor of ScoreGolf magazine described the River Course in an interview with CBC Radio, Corner Brook in May 2009 in the following terms:
"the best course ever designed by Doug Carrick" and "in the face of stiff competition in Alberta and British Columbia, arguably the best course opened in Canada in the last 25 years"
12th Hole River Course
The golf season in Western Newfoundland is weather dependant. Typically it runs from late May until the end of October or possibly early November.
TeesEach Hole has 4 tees:
Gold tournaments 7,199 yards
Blue competitions 6,858 yards
White regular play (men) 6,441 yards
Blue regular play (women) 5,848 yards
BunkersThe River Course has 105 uniquely designed bunkers, 49 on the front nine and another 56 on the back.
Grass VarietiesThree grass varieties have been used:
Creeping bent grass Greens and tees
Dwarf Kentucky blue grass Fairways
Fescue Semi rough and rough
Cart PathsCart paths exist on the majority of the course. Cart riders are asked to remain on the cart paths during periods of inclement weather to protect the course.
Golf Rates 2012
3rd Hole River Course
Green fees for the 2012 season are as follows;
Early season (up to June 15th) - $80 (inc. HST and shared use of a cart)
Midweek (Mon-Thurs) - $80 (inc. HST and shared use of a cart)
Weekend (Fri-Sun) - $80 +HST (inc shared use of a cart)
The pro shop is located on the lower level of the Eagles Perch at the top of the Resort. This is the location for checking in at the commencement of your round, payment of Green fees and for booking Tee times.
In addition to being the center for management of golfing activities the pro shop offers for sale a range of golfing products, resort products and light refreshments.