Muskoka Bay Club

5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Muskoka Bay Club Est. 2006

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Muskoka Bay Club: This standard bearer for Ontario's immensely popular Muskoka golf region, offers a thrilling golf course as well as luxury overnight accommodation. The expansive roaming layout combines abundant natural features with dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking vistas. Ruggedly beautiful holes are characterised by prodigious rock ridges and outcroppings, as well as wetlands and ponds. All this surrounded by quiet pristine forest.

After much rock-blasting, tree-clearing, earth-moving and sand-topping, the pride of Muskoka emerged as a dramatic and challenging layout. Its two nine-hole loops are not for the faint-hearted, or for those who like to finish a round playing the ball they started with. Every hole is innately beautiful, but also intimidating. Whether looking tee-to-green, or the reverse, the interplay of pristine woodland and wetland, highlighted by rocky outcrops and stunning wavy-edged bunkering ensures each hole carries its own "wow" factor.

Amongst the dramatic and visually intimidating array of holes, the par-4 9th (Narrows) funnels up between rocks to a blind green. There's also a couple of blind drives to make, as at the par-5 12th (Alps). For most of the time you hit out from wonderfully elevated tees with a clear view of the hole ahead. Clear as the view might be, your nerves may still jangle as you size-up the attendant bunkering, rock features, water and wetland. A wonderfully varied collection of par-3s includes the upturned pudding-bowl 11th (Bad Baby) and seriously water defended 17th (Waterloo).

Muskoka Bay embraces just about everything you'll find on other Muskoka courses ... and then some. The immaculate playing surfaces are wonderful to behold, provided you can stay on them. Stray too far offline and dense unforgiving vegetation and woodland awaits. Whether you come away thinking "beauty" or "beast" may just depend on how straight you can keep things, especially from the tee.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Muskoka Bay Club
1217 North Muldrew Lake Rd,
Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1T9
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Office   +1 (866) 361 7529 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (705) 687 7900

  +1 (705) 687 0073

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Golf Pro
Kevin Hamill (CPGA, Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland with many natural rock outcroppings.
Designer: Doug Carrick
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7367 5703 4981
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 76.8 68.5 70.3
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How2Get There?

2 km SW of Gravenhurst / 18 km SW of Bracebridge.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season (mid-June thru' Sept): $179 (all days). Golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted, but some long green-to-tee walks and climbs.

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Did you know?

Muskoka Bay Club is the brainchild of Peter Freed, a Toronto-based condominium and real estate developer. The club is a member of the Golf Muskoka Trail, which showcases the best public access courses in the Muskoka area, one of Canada's best known golf destinations.

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Published Ranking
2016 ScoreGolf magazine rating: 19th best course and 6th best public course in Canada.
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Latitude: (44.904395)
Longitude: (-79.38254)
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Muskoka Bay Villas & Lofts 
1217 North Muldrew Lake Rd, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1T9.
+1 (705) 687 7900

A variety of villas and lofts are available for rental, creating a luxury Stay&Play opportunity at this renowned Muskoka golf club.

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Golf within 10 km Taboo
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Marriott Residence Inn, Gravenhurst 
285 Steamship Bay Rd, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9.
+1 (705) 687 6600

The Residence Inn Gravenhurst-Muskoka Wharf is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Muskoka, just 90 minutes north of Toronto. You can stroll down the Wharf's boardwalk and dine at one of Muskoka Wharf's lakeside restaurants. The highly-rated Muskoka Bay Club golf course is just one kilometre away.

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Golf within 10 km Muskoka Bay (1 km); Taboo.
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