The Golf Club at Lora Bay is architect Thomas McBroom's third completed project for Intrawest, one of North America's foremost resort developers, and it was designed in collaboration with the 1996 Open Champion Tom Lehman.
Fairways have been set around a residential estate that’s located next to the Nippissing Ridge, just west of the village of Thornbury, where several of the holes are routed along the escarpment, offering golfers fantastic views of Georgian Bay.
Amongst the feature holes here, there’s a couple of short par fours, one on each nine. Avoiding the large fairway bunker on the left of the fairway at the 5th hole allows a good chance of making birdie whilst steering clear of the three intimidating sand traps on the 328-yard 14th gives every chance of a similar score.
The signature hole arrives at the par three 15th, which is reckoned to be one of Ontario’s most memorable. Played from an elevated position that offers fantastic panoramic views of Georgian Bay, the tee shot drops more than two hundred feet down to a green nestling in the woods below.