Quebec – A Golf Vacation Hot Spot in Canada

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Written by Chris Smith posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011

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By Jacob Bradford
Senior Golf Writer/CanadaGolf.com

QUEBEC, CANADA – Take a golf vacation on the beautiful Quebec, Canada to discover shots you didn’t even know you could make in legendary, four-diamond resorts, tucked in the heart of Quebec’s best locations. Designed and built by some of the finest architects in the game, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts’ highly-rated golf offerings in Quebec owe much of their spectacular locales. The intriguing and historic Fairmont Tremblant, an architectural masterpiece stapled in the legends of Quebec, Canada gives accessibility to all the golf courses of Mont-Tremblant region.

QUEBEC, CANADA’S TOP-RATED FAIRMONT LE MANOIR RICHELIEU

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is the top golf course in Quebec – and it’s been called one of the finest golf resorts in Canada. Situated high over the spectacular St. Lawrence River, Quebec’s Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club follows the scenic lay of the land, to creat a fantastic, thinking golfer’s course.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is a rambling, rolling 18-hole golf course that offers a par-71 layout that will require a cart to cover the 6,225-yard Quebec course. The journey includes significant elevation changes on almost all the holes.

“Every tee features great landscape views of Quebec, Canada,” said Don Lemon, a Quebec golf expert.

FAIRMONT LE CHATEAU MONTEBELLO – BEST PUBLIC COURSE IN QUEBEC, CANADA

Tee off at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, one of the top public courses in all of Quebec, Canada. Built in 1931, Fairmont Le Château Montebello golf course is ranked No. 2 among all public courses in Quebec and Platinum by Canada Golf Course magazine. Fairmont Le Château Montebello is located on the scenic north shore of the Ottawa River, halfway between Ottawa and Montréal. Its impressive layout is carved from the granite slopes of the Canadian Shield. The hotel next to the golf course is one of the largest log buildings in Quebec, Canada.

FAIRMONT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH, NEAR MONTREAL, QUEBEC

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth presides over Montréal, Quebec’s lively cultural center.

According to Lemon, golfers can satisfy their golf cravings by booking a golf package that includes Les Quatre Domaines, a Graham Cooke-designed course that opened in 1999 with much fanfare from critics.

“This independent golf course located north of Montréal features elegant trees that line the generous fairways,” he said.

QUEBEC, CANADA’S POPULAR TREMBLANT RESORT REGION

Quebec, Canada’s Tremblant Resort Region is one of the most popular golf and ski resorts in North America, and the latest trend with hip golfers in search for a challenge out of the ordinary. At the foot of one of the highest peaks in the Laurentians (965 m/3,165 ft), Tremblant is next to Parc du Mont-Tremblant, a huge provincial nature park in Quebec.

LE DIABLE – A CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE IN QUEBEC

Quebec’s Le Diable’s long fairways meander through the center of a red pine forest, brightened by fiery red sand traps that guard the greens. It is easy to see why this gorgeous championship golf course is called “The Devil,” as the course architects implemented a ton of personality into the layout and hazards.

“Le Diable has startling views that will leave you breathless on your golf vacation. Particularly the views of the natural beauty that is Quebec, Canada from holes No.2, 6 and 15,” said Lemon. “The devil’s own hole is a long 600-yard par 5 on the 5th.”

LE GEANT – A GOLF DIGEST 4.5 STAR-RATED GOLF COURSE IN QUEBEC, CANADA

Le Géant is a prestigious 4.5 star-rated golf course according Golf Digest, which is an indication of the superb quality of the layout here in Quebec, Canada. With a Golf Canada ranking of Best New Golf Course in 1997, this well-groomed course boasts split-level plateaus built out of the mountainside and sweeping views from each hole.

QUEBEC, CANADA’S LE MAITRE

As the first Fred Couples Signature Design golf course in Canada, Quebec’s Le Maître is a popular addition to the resort courses of Tremblant. Le Maître is known for its mountain course. Its 105 hectares (260 acres) cross three different types of land: open and rolling, valley lands as well as marshes, and dense forests.

La Bête (the beast) lives up to its name as the centerpiece of Tremblant’s Gray Rocks Resort. This championship golf course winds along the Rivière La Diable and a series of plateaus with grand views of Quebec, Canada’s Laurentian Mountains.

“Water comes into play frequently, and golfers are challenged often,” said Lemon.

MANITOU GOLF COURSE – A POPULAR GOLF VACATION PLACE IN QUEBEC, CANADA

Manitou was built in Quebec amidst a wonderful Canadian setting along the Rivière La Diable, which features a pine forest, marshes and sand dunes. The par-58 Manitou is championship executive course. The 3,400-yard course design, inspired by Quebec’s natural variety of scenery, takes you to Arizona, Scotland, Pinehurst and South Carolina without ever leaving Canada.

ROAY LAURENTIEN – A TOP 10 GOLF COURSE IN QUEBEC, CANADA

Royal Laurentien is rated one of the top 10 golf courses in Quebec, and finds itself in the top 100 golf courses in Canada, which makes it a popular choice for tourists planning a golf vacation to Quebec. The Royal Laurentien is a tough course, with 80 sand traps and 15 water hazards across the well-maintained course. The views of the Laurentian Mountains from the 1st hole are unforgettable. Royal Laurentien’s five tee-off positions make it ideal to include in golf packages for players of all levels.

L’ESTEREL – A SILVER MEDAL AND TOP 25 GOLF COURSE IN QUEBEC, CANADA

L’Estérel received a silver medal as one of Canada’s Top 25 Golf Resorts by Golf Ranking Magazine. Play one round on this picturesque Quebec, Canada golf course and it is easy to figure out why it receives such accolades. A complete four-season resort, L’Estérel features 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of lakes, forests and mountains. The course is well groomed, with rolling fairways and water hazards on 10 holes.

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One response to “Quebec – A Golf Vacation Hot Spot in Canada”

  1. Great list. Thanks for the share. Golf vacations are ideal to take some time off from busy work schedules and mind off from life’s worries and pressures. There are many packages online that comes with good offerings. All you need is to find the best package that suits you.

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