Muskoka Golf Trip


Muskoka - once discovered never forgotten. The Muskoka region is known for many things, the beautiful lakes, rivers and forests as well as one of the go to seasonal vacation destinations. This region is known to explode during the summer months with tourists and cottagers. That said, have you ever consider it a golf destination? As individuals who have been fortunate enough to play many of the courses the region has to offer we highly recommend planning a buddies, couples or even solo golf vacation. With the number of high quality courses available to you in many different price ranges there are course for everyone. Below we will highlight our favourites including a perfect long weekend golf extravaganza. Clean your clubs Thursday evening and get ready for a busy but extremely rewarding weekend. 
First stop Friday: Webers for fries, hamburger and milk shake. This how you start your weekend right. Their charcoal grilled burgers will leave your mouth watering, make sure you add your Lawry's seasoning salt to the fries, you may eat healthy Monday-Thursday but on this trip you need to throw that mindset away! 
Weekend Accommodation: Gravenhurst Residence Inn Marriott at Gravenhurst Wharf. The rooms are affordable and some come with great views of the lake. However the best part of this hotel is its walking distance to Boston Pizza, here is where the late night bets and regular debachury begins. Using Gravenhurst as your home base, you'll be within a short drive to many of the top courses in the area.
 Course #1 Saturday Morning: Quickly becoming one of my personal favourites in the area after a major renovation in 2020. Taboo Muskoka Resort and Golf is a beautiful well kept gem. Located a 5 minute drive from the hotel you will be amazed with how beautiful this course truly is. This is the practice facility that will get you and your group up in the morning and ready to play! Whether it be wedges, irons or woods/driver this practice facility has a devoted section to be able to hone in your shots. Once on the course you will travel back in time through the great Canadian Shield with holes running across backcountry rivers and lakes. With no two holes alike, you'll be swept up with the sheer beauty of nature. With a signature 19th hole located by the pro shop, any side bets & ties can be settled here usually with a crowd to boot.
Lunch Saturday: Since you are already at Taboo, head to their restaurant located on the water for a quick lunch to refuel. Keep the chirping alive and well and prepare your group for the next round. 
 Course #2 Saturday afternoon: A course that has been a second home over the years and located 5-7 minutes away is Muskoka Bay Resort. Similar to Taboo this course stretches across the Canadian Shield, designed by none other than Canada's Doug Carrick. This course is a masterpiece, with hills, rivers, lakes this course will immerse you in the beauty of Muskoka while keeping you laughing, smiling and pushing you to play your best. With picturesque signature holes #9 and #17, you'll have great memories for life. The beauty of Muskoka Bay goes beyond the landscape, the course itself is held to such a high standard.
Saturday Night Dinner: After your round, head to the clubhouse for dinner and enjoy a well earned meal. By now you have carted over 15,000 yards of south Muskoka scenery and you deserve to take a load off and watch the evening golfers tee off on hole #1. Located just a golf cart ride away you will be able to be shuttled if needed back to your hotel (please pre arrange with staff prior to arriving!). 
Sunday Round: Head north to south Parry Sound. Here you will find one of the best kept secrets in all of Canadian golf. Seguin Valley is a fun filled course at a heavily reduced price. With a bit of Taboo & Muskoka Bay mixed in this course is an extremely fun time. With a few short par 4's calling for the big stick to perform to some unique and challenging par 3's. Their signature hole #7 has you driving a golf cart across a 150+ yard bridge. The drop area for those like us who occasionally hit into a Water Hazard is located along the path. For a fun time (if time permits) play closet to the pin from this location. It is a hoot. 
Sunday Lunch: Head south on Highway 400, but don't worry the weekend isn't done yet! Stop in Honey Habour for a quick bite to eat before heading back to reality. 
Playing some of the best courses you will play in your lifetime, don't take it for granted, enjoy the rounds, scenery and the memories made.

You'll want to make this a ritual for years to come! 

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