1217 North Muldrew Lake Rd,
Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1T9
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland with many natural rock outcroppings.
2 km SW of Gravenhurst / 18 km SW of Bracebridge.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted, but some long green-to-tee walks and climbs.
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.
Canada's 22nd best course (SCOREGolf, 2022) and 7th best public access course (SCOREGolf, 2023).
1217 North Muldrew Lake Rd, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1T9.
+1 (705) 687 7900Visit website
A variety of villas and lofts are available for rental, creating a luxury Stay&Play opportunity at this renowned Muskoka golf club.
285 Steamship Bay Rd, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9.
+1 (705) 687 6600Visit website
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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