Win tee times at some of the world's premier courses.

Chateau Montebello

Montebello, Québec
Montebello, Québec
Rankings
  • Address392 Rue Notre Dame, Montebello, QC J0V 1L0, Canada

Owned by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, the 65,000-acre resort complex at Château Montebello lies within a heavily wooded estate on the shores of the Ottawa River. The resort’s course was once the preserve of the Seigniory Club, an exclusive organisation with a membership that included heads of state, captains of industry and even royalty.

The Canadian Golfer magazine – as quoted in James Barclay’s book, The Toronto Terror – describes its construction in 1931 by Stanley Thompson thus: “He was commissioned to build the course at an expense of some $150,000 and he built well. Out of a wilderness of rock and tree and shrub, he carved out undulating fairways and emerald-like greens… traversing ravines and valley.”

When the property was sold to Canadian Pacific Hotels in 1970, the private 18-hole layout – which is accessed from the Château by shuttlebus – became available for play to the general golfing public for the first time.

The panoramic views from the elevated tee at the par five 4th hole are a highlight on the front nine whilst, on the inward half, one of the more memorable holes is played at the par four 14th, where a tributary of the Ottawa River protects the front of the green.

Connoisseurs of old-fashioned golf architecture will admire the short par fours on the card (at holes 1, 8, 10 & 12) and they will positively revel in the delights of Montebello’s five short holes, three on the outward half and two on the inward nine.

Owned by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, the 65,000-acre resort complex at Château Montebello lies within a heavily wooded estate on the shores of the Ottawa River. The resort’s course was once the preserve of the Seigniory Club, an exclusive organisation with a membership that included heads of state, captains of industry and even royalty.

The Canadian Golfer magazine – as quoted in James Barclay’s book, The Toronto Terror – describes its construction in 1931 by Stanley Thompson thus: “He was commissioned to build the course at an expense of some $150,000 and he built well. Out of a wilderness of rock and tree and shrub, he carved out undulating fairways and emerald-like greens… traversing ravines and valley.”

Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
Carousel
1 / 9
Map

Course Reviews

Leave a Review

* Required
  • 5 images maximum
  • Images must be a jpg file type and no more than 5mb
Sort By:

This course has not been reviewed.

If you have played this course, consider .

Thanks for the review

Your review has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed for approval.

Course Reviewed

You’ve already submitted a review for this course.

Please Sign In

Please sign in before submitting a review.

Sign In

Course Architect

View All
Stanley Thompson

Becoming a golf course architect after the First World War was perfect timing for Stanley Thompson. Canada’s golf courses numbered around 130 in 1918, rising to more than 350 seven years later.

Explore More Courses

L'Ile de Montreal (Ireland)

L'Ile de Montreal (Ireland)

Thank you

You've been subscribed.

Already Subscribed

You are already subscribed to our newsletter. Thank you for subscribing.

We've made some changes

Top 100 Golf Courses has a new look and feel. If you have comments or questions about the changes, please let us know.

Submit Feedback