25 South Ridge,
Ile Bizard, Québec H9E 1B3
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Blue, Red and 9-hole Dixie courses all designed by Dick Wilson (1959). Blue course renovated by Rees Jones (2004).
Above distances are for the Blue course. Also at Royal Montreal are the 18-hole Red course (par-71, 6817 yds from back tees) and the 9-hole Dixie course (par-36, 3163 yds from back tees). Alongside and to the northeast of Royal Montreal GC is the 36-hole semi-private Golf Saint-Raphaël.
1 km NW of L'Île-Bizard / 34 km W of downtown Montreal.
Royal Montreal Golf Club: RMGC is the oldest golf club in North America, founded in 1873, and given 'Royal' status by Queen Victoria in 1884. It is home not just to the fabulous Blue course, but also the enjoyable Red course and 9-hole Dixie course.
Occupying a wonderfully quiet woodland location on the Ile Bizard just west of Montreal city, there are few finer examples of classical parkland golf in Canada than RMCG's Blue course. Dick Wilson's original layout, revamped and sharpened by Rees Jones, is certainly a contender for Canada's most elegant parkland design.
The front-nine here is "dry", but water hazards come roaring in at the par-4 10th. Water threatens again on the par-4 14th, and on the closing stretch. From the par-4 15th green and 16th tee you are treated to one of the most beautiful parkland views in golf. As you look forward down the 16th, onto the par-3 17th and towards the gently climbing par-4 18th, good-size ponds dominate the view, conferring an unparalleled charm and elegance on this corner of the course.
The Blue course contains plenty to challenge golfers of all abilities. Stylish but not exaggerated bunkering flanks the generally good-width fairways. Sand traps are also much in play around the tiered and at times dramatically undulating greens. If you are a fan of superbly crafted big dimension parkland layouts, here you'll find one of Canada's best examples.
Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.
Private club; visitors/guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Royal Montreal was formed in 1873 and is recognised as the oldest golf club in North America. In that year, a small group of eight golfers sat in a dockside office and formed the Montreal Golf Club. The Club moved to its current location, building 45-holes in the process, in 1959.
Royal Montreal is one of six golf clubs in Canada honoured by exercise of the Sovereign's royal prerogative. The six are: Royal Montreal (prefix conferred in 1884 by Queen Victoria); Royal Ottawa (1912, George V); Royal Colwood, BC (1931, George V); Royal Quebec (1934, George V); Royal Regina, Sask. (1999, Elizabeth II); Royal Mayfair, Alb. (2005, Elizabeth II).
Royal Montreal has hosted many top level tournaments, including several Candian Open Championships and, in 2007, the Presidents Cup. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at The Royal Montreal Golf Club.
Canada's 35th best course (SCOREGolf, 2022).
World's former 92nd best course (GOLF Magazine, 1995; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
Canada's 89th best course (SCOREGolf, 2022).
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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