Updated: Jun 8, 2020
With Covid-19, things have been different here in NB. But we have one thing to look forward to now. Golf! That's right. Golf Courses are opening, in fact some are already open.
As an avid novice golfer, I look forward to hitting the golf course a few times. Now, with tourism being hit so hard by the Covid019 shut downs, I am eager to put some tourism dollars into my home province. I am excited by many of the New Brunswick courses choosing to open up. This has also given me a sense of excitement about summer!
I know many of you had to cancel trips due to the pandemic.
If you haven’t tried some of these wonderful courses, maybe now is the time to travel within your province and support local!
Here are my top 5!
1. Hillsborough Golf Club
For me in Moncton, this course is a quick 30 minutes away. The drive there is scenic, so you won’t get bored on the way. Green fees are around $30 per adult. They officially opened on May 15th.
2. Sackville Golf and Country Club
Another one less then 30 minutes away from me. With 9 beautiful and scenic holes this course will be a good challenge. It is also the oldest course in the province, dating back to 1910! Fun Fact: they named all their holes. Here are the names:
Spruce Up — Spruce trees line the fairway
Long Tom — Our longest hole
Ish Ka Bibble — Your guess is as good as ours!
San Souci — Without fear
Treesome — Don’t miss the green
Bay View — View the Bay of Fundy
The Dip (white) or Dipper (red) — Play over a deep dip
Hesitation (white) or Hesitate (red) — Think twice on how to play this hole
High Brow — Play to the high spot in the fairway
3. Stronehurst Golf Course
I go to this course usually every year! Not a country club, but fun!!
A narrow front 9 I personally find challenging. Lots of trees, and benches to wait on in between holes. Can’t wait to get back there. There is also a driving range so you can warm up your long shots.
4. Memramcook Valley Golf Club
Sitting in Memramcook, this city owned and operated golf course is a real treat. With rolling hills and soft breezes, great for any level golfer. And with a price point of $20 for 9 holes, this is one I will be heading to soon.
5. Algonquin Golf Course
With a higher price point the Algonquin Golf Course sits seaside on the Passamaquoddy Bay of the Atlantic ocean. It was redesigned by Rod Witman, Canadian Golf architect. The drive being about 3 hours from Moncton, an overnight or even a few nights stay at this beautiful resort would be a must!
For more New Brunswick courses check out the tourism New Brunswick website.