Did you know that the Bay of Quinte has been a golf destination for quite some time. In fact, the first nine holes of the Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club opened almost one hundred years ago. It’s popularity a guarantee really, since Howard Watson, one of the most popular and well-recognized Canadian golf course architects of the time was commissioned to build the course. And so, its appreciation as a first rate facility rose quickly and the affluent, making the trip across Lake Ontario by yacht, not an uncommon occurrence.
That was 1921. Fast forward thirty years and in comes yet another notable course architect Robbie Robinson to reinforce the viability of the Bay of Quinte as a first rate golf destination. Now a full eighteen holes, the course of began to evolve into a par-72 championship course and over the years, the course has hosted numerous Provincial and National championships.
During 2010, the course was fully renovated; new bunkers were added and changes were made to their design, including placement and type of sand. All of the tee decks were rebuilt and some hole changes were instrumented. Several of the holes have been redesigned to provide additional distance and challenges for low handicappers, but still welcome a pleasurable learning experience for the novice golfer.
In July of 2016 the club added a unique dining experience to the Bay of Quinte region. Using locally sourced ingredients in most of their dishes, Nineteen (XIX) provides both indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views from the patio and surrounding veranda overlooking the 18th hole of the club.
If you like what you see here, there is more to behold in the realm of golf here in the Bay of Quinte. With courses like Black Bear Ridge which was rated in the top 30 public courses in Canada by ScoreGolf and Trillium Wood ranked in the top 3 by Golf Advisor the caliber of courses here in the region is nothing to scoff at.
Visit here to keep up to date with each of the twelve courses in the Bay of Quinte Region.