Terra Nova (Twin Rivers) - Newfoundland and Labrador - Canada

Terra Nova Golf Resort,
Port Blandford,
Newfoundland,
A0C 2G0,
Canada


  • +1 (0) 709 543 2525

  • Scott Hatchard

  • Robbie Robinson & Doug Carrick

  • Craig Vokey

Twin Rivers sits in a wild and woolly setting with two white-water salmon rivers defining a dramatic layout that skirts the Atlantic before winding through a coniferous forest teeming with moose and bald eagles. 
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Description: Twin Rivers sits in a wild and woolly setting with two white-water salmon rivers defining a dramatic layout that skirts the Atlantic before winding through a coniferous forest teeming with moose and bald eagles. Rating: 5 out of 6 Reviews: 1

This is a "must-play" with "some very challenging holes." I loved the "great par 3s" and the "views of the Twin Rivers and Atlantic Ocean are worth the drive." Just remember to "keep it on the short grass."
5 / 6
Terra Nova (Twin Rivers)
March 11, 2008


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Jeff
April 29, 2015
Twin Rivers, one of two courses that make up the Terra Nova Golf Resort, is 6,546 yards of stunning beauty. Situated at the southern end of Terra Nova National Park, 223 kilometres west of St. John's, Newfoundland, Twin Rivers boasts a wild and woolly setting rivalled by only a handful of Canadian courses. Two white-water salmon rivers define a dramatic layout that skirts the Atlantic Ocean before winding through a coniferous forest teeming with moose and bald eagles. Carved up by the Salmon and Northwest Rivers and set against the watery finger of Clode Sound, the fairways melt seamlessly into the exquisite scenery and it's not unusual to see anglers trying their luck between holes. The course opened in 1984 as nine-hole designed by noted Canadian golf architect Robbie Robinson and Doug Carrick added the second nine in 1991.

Twin Rivers presents golfers with one idyllic vista after another. The 1st tee stares out onto the Atlantic just beyond the green and the placid waters of the sound haunt the par five 2nd hole as well, salt water is never far from your right along the fairway. The two rivers dominate after that, the waters bubbling over rocks that invariably stand between you and the green. It makes for some magnificent par threes in particular, with the 8th hole requiring unerring accuracy to clear the river without finding the bunkers to one side of, or the rocks behind, the green. The 18th presents another gorgeous but intimidating shot, a 175-yard par three played through the mist rising above a waterfall and cascading down onto jagged rapids before opening onto a small bowl of green, fringed with bunkers and oblivion beyond. The menacing waters aren't the only danger either, as there's a wealth of wicked-looking sand traps, including a trio of high-walled dungeons on the 16th the locals have dubbed Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

The Twin Rivers Golf Course has been given the rank of Platinum by the Canadian Golf Course Ranking Magazine for the past three years, ranking the course as one of the top 30 courses in Canada and one of the top six in Atlantic Canada. This seaside course that plays along the Atlantic coast and criss-crosses two salmon rivers, has been often referred to as "Canada's Pebble Beach."