July 29, 2014 – Bustling city or golfer’s getaway? Montréal is both, with beautiful courses right on the island and our vibrant metropolis in close range.
The island is home to a superlative selection of easy-to-reach courses (20 minutes from downtown), including two Pat Ruddy-designed courses at Club de Golf de l’île de Montréal. Close by is the Graham Cooke-designed Métropolitain Anjou Golf Club, whose 18-hole, par 72 Championship course is one of the longest public courses in Québec.
At the heart of an ecological sanctuary, Golf Île des Soeurs features a practice range and a 9-hole course. Added bonus: amazing views of the city while you swing!
On the northern tip of Montréal, Club de Golf St-Raphaël has two exquisite tree-lined courses; one open primarily for members but the other, equally challenging, is for visitors and the very realistic price includes a pull-cart and bottled water.
Off the island, Tremblant in the Laurentians offers an excellent choice, especially in autumn. Tee off in the brilliant fall foliage, then relax with some soothing spa time after. Or, in the bucolic Eastern Townships, follow up an afternoon on the fairways with a winery visit and a farm-fresh gourmet meal in the area’s many excellent countryside restaurants.