Monday, July 23, 2007

The Ridge at Manitou

The Ridge at Manitou Hole #18 503 yard Par 5

It's all about the view. I had the opportunity to play Golf Digest's Best New Course in Canada 2006 and it was worth the drive. The course was in perfect shape and even though it was a wet and soggy day it was a joy to play. We were also lucky in that the sun came out for our last few holes to let us appreciate the view on #18. Not a tough par 5 but the green looks to be set in the bay of Manitouwabing Lake.

What they have to say:
What a treat it is to reach the fairway, from where the clubhouse and lake are visible. They're in view all the way in to the green, but you'll have to cross a tranquil stream before you get home. The green is 40 yards long and has plenty of subtle movement in it. Most golfers who have hit a good drive to the right side of the fairway will want to have a go at the green. It's just too difficult to decline the pleasure of watching one's ball sail away toward the lake and on to the green. And if you miss the green, well, there's ample pleasure in the nature of food, drink and views to be had in the clubhouse only a few steps away.

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