Tuesday, 22 March 2011 13:37
Written by Admin
The hole truth
We asked a number of pros about their favourite golf holes in the province. Here are ten of their top picks, in no particular order.
12th hole at Niakwa Country Club
“A picturesque par three that presents a perfect challenge. You must hit a great mid/long iron to hit the green. Miss it and you will test all aspects of your short game in order to save your par.”
18th hole at Bridges Golf Course
“With this hole, there is both risk and reward.”
9th hole on the Donald Ross course at St. Charles Country Club
“It is a wonderful, challenging golf hole in a great setting.”
9th hole at Falcon Lake Golf Course
“From the championship tee, this is possibly the best par three in Manitoba. Play it five different times and it will be a new and exciting adventure each time.”
3rd hole at Quarry Oaks on the Quarry Nine
“This one is a little bit of a gamble.”
7th hole at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club
“A well-designed hole that demands two solid shots to hit the green. Once there, cinch up your belt because the green is no picnic.”
10th hole at Hecla Golf Course
“It’s a difficult but beautiful hole. It tempts you to take a risk.”
18th hole at Niakwa Country Club
“The best finishing hole in Manitoba. Make a mistake and kiss your par goodbye—make a birdie and you’ll be talking about it all season.”
5th hole at Pine Ridge Golf Club
“There are lots of options for the player off the tee, setting up a challenging shot into a well-guarded green.”
2nd hole on the MacKenzie course at St. Charles Country Club
“It’s a great par four with the most well-designed green in the city.”
Did we miss your fave?
It’s a well-known fact that comedian Bob Hope played his first game of golf in Winnipeg, but he’s not the only celeb who’s putted in the ‘Peg.
According to the St. Charles Country Club website, the Duke of Windsor once played there when he was the much-loved Prince of Wales. The club has also seen the likes of celebrities like actors Rob Lowe, Luke Wilson, Thomas Gibson and Jane Seymour, as well as sportscaster Ron MacLean, to name just a few.
Local golf courses have also seen their fair share of musicians on the green. Singer Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace fame has been spotted getting his golf on at courses around the city. Music legends The Guess Who, Neil Young and Engelbert Humperdinck have hit Niakwa Country Club, while the members of ZZ Top paid a visit to Bridges Golf Course when they played in Winnipeg last June.
Have you seen a celebrity playing a Winnipeg golf course?