There’s great golfing in Glengarry
Whether you’re an Adam Scott wannabe, or simply a run-of-the-mill duffer, Glengarry offers a quintet of courses – all within short distance of Highway 401– that are sure to meet your golfing needs.
Starting in the west, just north of the 401 is Summer Heights Golf Links, a fullservice club featuring two courses to challenge all level of golfers.
Book your tee time online at www.summerheightsgolf.com
A little farther east is the Cornwall Golf & Country Club, located on the outskirts of Cornwall, along SDG 2 in Glen Walter.
Established in 1896, it is one of Canada’s oldest golf clubs, boasting plush fairways; small, speedy greens and a variety of indigenous, mature trees. Check out www.cornwallgolf.com for further details.
Continuing eastward along SDG 2, you’ll find Club de Golf Héritage Golf Club, a family affair established by Mike Hurtubise and his father, Emile, in 1987, and run, since 2009, by one of Mike’s four children, Helen Hurtubise and her husband, Pat DeBlois.
The 27-hole facility features a driving range, putting green, and a fully-stocked pro shop as well as a fully-licensed bar, canteen and dining room.
For more information, visit www.golfheritage.ca.
At the end of the line (SDG 2) – literally – is Border Par 3 Golf, located just east of Bainsville, and about half a kilometre from the Ontario/Quebec border.
Owner Bill McKenzie, who runs the course along with his wife, Joan, took over the business in 2001, and has spent the past decade-plus rejuvenating the property – improving and maintaining its greens and trimming its trees.
The nine-hole course, located on a 32- acre property a couple kilometres east of the 401 Curry Hill exit, offers very reasonable rates and an amenity-filled clubhouse.
For more information, call 613-347-3254.
The final stop on our course tour takes us about 30 km northwest of the 401 to the Glengarry Golf & Country Club in Alexandria.
Centrally located within an hour’s drive of both Ottawa and Montreal, the course was established more than 50 years ago – the brainchild of seven charter board directors, including Eugene Macdonald, former editor of The Glengarry News.
Its first nine holes were opened for play in 1962, and since then, the facility has expanded into an 18hole, semi-private course that includes rolling hills, stands of both young and mature trees, and segments of the Delisle and Garry Rivers – both of which come into play on many holes.
Find out more about “Alexandria’s Hidden Gem” at www.glengarrygolf.ca.