COBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS is set along spectacular bluffs on the rugged shoreline of Georgian Bay. The course was designed with the clubhouse and the finishing holes of each nine perched along the water's edge, with undulating terrain and dramatic elevation changes exposing spectacular views of Georgian Bay from every hole.
Cobble Beach has been sculpted to emulate the rugged hummocky terrain found on the great links courses of Scotland and Ireland. Small pot bunkers, closely mown chipping areas and hollows surrounding the greens provide the fast running, bump and run characteristics typical of the great links courses.
With Cobble Beach Golf Links, Doug Carrick has crafted a course that calls to mind the game's legendary seaside locations. Each nine winds its way through open meadow edged with mature woodlands, rising to provide commanding views of the course and Georgian Bay beyond and then returning to the shore for a memorable finish along the bluffs.
The generous rippling fairways call for strategic decisions influenced by the day's hole locations; the large and receptive greens are easy to find, but their undulations guarantee a challenging two-putt if your approach is too far from the flag. The links-like character is revealed in the run of the turf, the billowing fescue rough, the pot bunkers that lurk to catch the errant shot, the surrounding contours of the greens and the off -water breezes. Cobble Beach is a course you can play and where you can have a lot of fun as the views are extraordinary even if your golf isn't.
•Best New Canadian Course 2008 (third), Golf Digest
•Top 10 Best New Courses in the World 2007, Travel + Leisure Golf
•Ontario's Best New Course 2007, Ontario Golf
•Ontario's Best New Course 2007, Fairways
•Best New Course in Canada 2007 (third), SCOREGolf