2018 In Review – Courses Played – #2

By Mike Johnny | Misc

Dec 29

Granite Hills

https://www.granitehills.ca/

https://36aday.net/2018/08/17/granite-hills-manitobas-lakeside-golf-wonder/

The factors that converged to allow for this trip – 3 of Manitoba’s best public courses in 2 days, with a good friend from the area – may never align again (though I hope it can).  This was a truly special golf experience.  The course itself, like seemingly many Manitoba courses, is wildly underrated.  The lakeside golf holes are spectacular.  And when the course cuts inland there is some enjoyable and really well designed golf holes.  The experience playing Granite Hills was fun and unpretentious.  While people joke about the short golfing season in parts of Canada (especially Manitoba) this is a course people should make an effort to experience.

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The approach on the third hole, the signature hole at Granite Hills, is stunning.

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The start of a closing stretch which runs along the lake, the par 5 15th presents a generous landing area but a demanding and tight second shot. Beautiful!

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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.