Situated thirty-seven miles northwest of downtown Montreal, the course at Club de Golf Val des Lacs is a Howard Watson design that first opened for play in 1959. Playing to a par of 71, the course now extends to 6,621 yards.
Howard Watson designed both courses at Hillsdale Golf and Country Club and the premier Laurentien layout hosted the Canadian Women’s Open in 2011 and the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1998.
The Royal Quebec Golf Club was originally founded in 1874, but the club moved twice before settling on its current location at Boischatel in 1925. This 36-hole facility boasts two courses, Royal and Quebec.
Singer Celine Dion, an avid golfer, took her love for the game quite a step further at the end of the 1990s when she purchased Club de Golf Le Mirage.
Opened in 2001, the Graham Cooke-designed course at Falcon Golf is a fine public facility located in the commuter town of Hudson.
Roy Dye, brother of Pete, remodelled the tree-lined fairways at the Country Club of Montreal in 1974. Founded in 1910, this is one of the oldest clubs in the Montreal region.
Graham Cooke laid out both the 18-hole courses at Le Blainvillier, where the fairways of The Heritage and The Royal are routed through mature woodland.
Laid out on the southern shores of Lac Carling, the course at Club de Golf Carling Lake was originally laid out in 1925. Configured with only three par threes and three par fives, the layout measures 6,710 yards from the back markers.
Located half an hour’s drive northwest of downtown Montreal, the fairways of the Club de golf Le Fontainbleu are set out on a rolling, wooded landscape where the final three water-laden holes provide a thrilling finish to the round.
The Island course at L'Ile de Montreal is not as unique as the Ireland course, but it is by no means a more common playground.