North Granite Ridge
While southern Ontario gets teased with some stretches of mild winter weather, in the Muskokas any dreams of golf are snowed under and frozen well into early spring. North Granite Ridge was a mid-summer play for me and within a region of the country I regrettably don’t have much experience playing. This course, looking back, is a nice sweet spot between value and beauty. Sure there are nicer courses and one can comb for better value in the area, but marrying quality and affordability and providing a tranquil, enjoyable yet challenging course, NGR is a place I’d to visit more often.
Iconic Muskoka chairs located on holes throughout the course accentuate the feel of this cottage country course. And with a spacious clubhouse which feels like a log cabin cottage I really didn’t want to leave! There are many holes which could be considered as signature, but the par 4 3rd is rightfully named. Located in Port Sydney, and minutes off Highway 11, it is easy to access. I know I’ll be back.
Mildly addicted to the game of golf. Fiercely loyal. A planner, a dreamer, reflective and a proud and passionate Canadian. A father. A fiancé. A tree planter. A Trent graduate. A dog owner. Falling in love with my putter after many failed relationships. A scratch golfer stuck in a 10 handicap body. Love, love, love golf value. Fade on a good day. One ace (and seeking a second). A golf writer/blogger focused on public golf in Canada. Chipping away at my own Bucket List of Canadian golf courses.