Humber Valley: Worth the Drive to Western Newfoundland
At Humber Valley’s River Course, near Corner Brook, Canadian architect Doug Carrick has designed a gem that SCOREGolf magazine named Best New Course in Canada in 2007. Tucked into the Appalachian Mountain range, on the northern bank of the Humber River and Deer Lake, Carrick’s layout affords dramatic views at every turn. But the real showstopper is the magnificent par-four tenth hole. Typically played into the teeth of the wind, this 458-yarder plunges 180 feet into a valley below, followed by a long approach shot across a large swale, past bunkers and up to a tricky contoured green.
Where else but on The Rock can you play award-winning golf at rock-bottom prices, probably spot a moose, an iceberg or a whale and enjoy the unparalleled welcome and hospitality of Newfoundlanders?
It’s no joke b’y. Pack your clubs!
When you Go:
The Newfoundland golf season typically runs from late May until the end of October.
By Anita Draycott