Nick’s Top 3 Golf Courses:
1. Le Diable
I play Le Diable at least 1 or 2 times a week. It’s become my favorite for two major reasons. Firstly the condition of the golf course, ie. speed of greens and the general course condition. Secondly the back 9 I find extremely peaceful; it’s got great panoramic views and no homes or developments. If I have to have a negative on the Diable though, I’d have to say the bunkers need a bit of work; there’s a lot of rocks in the bunkers.
Tip: Make sure you move the rocks before you hit or you’ll damage your club. This is a local rule so don’t worry, there’s no penalty to do so.
2. La Bete
La Bete to me has always been one of my personal favorites. It has lots of elevated tees, beautiful scenery, like many of the courses in Tremblant it follows the Diable river which is really nice. The back 9 is probably the toughest back 9 in Tremblant. It features three par 3 that are well beyond 200 yards. Of course you can choose different tee offs when playing. Probably my favorite Graham Cooke design. This course also reminds me of Owls Head Golf Club in the Eastern townships of Quebec which is where I play a lot with my dad so I like it.
Ok and now for the little negative point…. club house closes typically around 4pm. There goes the beer after the round!
3. Le Maitre
The only Club Link course in the region. (private….but not really). Probably the course I play the least being that it is $150-200 to play, that being said the course has a great layout and a beautiful clubhouse. The greens at this golf course will be the fastest in the region. Another plus is that this is one of only two courses that you can walk in the region.
And finally an honorable mention goes to Le Geant. It is a great golf course for the views but if you aren’t a regular golfer, you may find this course very frustrating. It’s a country course in the sense that there is no flat lies. My father in law calls it too ‘Rock and Roll’ for his liking. I find it the toughest course in Tremblant so it’s a great test of your skills ability. I challenge you all to try and beat my best 69 on this one.
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