If you’re serious about Golf, then the South Georgian Bay Region is a destination to consider for your next fairway bound vacation. Use Blue Mountain and Monterra golf as your home base, while you take in courses around the area. Throw in some local tours of wineries, cider houses and breweries in between rounds and the result is a getaway worthy of sacrificing your handicap.

Where to Stay

Whether travelling as a duo or a group, these rooms have the views.

Day 1: Welcome to Greensville

A golfer in a blue shirt swings a club on a sunny golf course, with a golf cart nearby and a backdrop of lush trees and hills.
Located between Devil's Glen and Collingwood and just a short drive from the Resort, Batteaux Creek boasts escarpment views designed by architect Steve Young. With teeing areas between 5309 and 7003 yards, this 250 acres course features manicured bent grass fairways, oversized true rolling greens, and numerous bunkers, natural areas, lakes, and ponds. 
A luxurious outdoor poolscape with waterfalls, surrounded by lush greenery and lit buildings at twilight.
After your round, relax your muscles with a trip to Scandinave Spa, just minutes down the road from the Resort. Enjoy the outdoor hot pools, cold plunges, waterfalls, saunas, and steam room, or book a Swedish or therapeutic massage treatment.
Three friends toast with beer at an outdoor table by a lake, with a backdrop of houses and green hills. Three friends toast with beer at an outdoor table by a lake, with a backdrop of houses and green hills.
When it's time to eat, the Blue Mountain Village offers a diverse selection of International cuisines, classic bar fare, wings, pizza, burgers, and more. For a crew pleasing favourite and local craft brews, take a seat on the Northwinds Brew House patio overlooking the Mill Pond.

Day 2: The Monterra Mounds

Two people golfing on a lush, green course with rolling hills, near a row of modern houses at the base of a forested mountain.
Monterra is a traditional links course of immaculate rolling bent grass fairways with loads of dramatic elevated tees accompanied by several tight tree lined fairways for a parkland setting. A Thomas McBroom championship design, with tee decks ranging from 6581 to 5139 yards, razorback mounding, 86 sand bunkers, 7 lakes and ponds, and numerous ravines and creeks, Monterra is a thinkers course.
A diverse group of friends enjoying a meal and toasting with drinks at an outdoor patio table.
Pick up a hot dog and a tall boy at Leaderboard right next to the pro shop in the Clubhouse or order on the course directly from your cart to pick up at Sanctuary after the 4th, 9th, and 14th holes.
A strong breeze is common on this course so play accordingly. The 301-yard 5th (a par four) is the number one handicapped hole with an elevated tee, a tight approach with water in play short right and forest to the left. However, the 10th, "Stagefright", is the real signature. The 134-yard par three starts from an elevated tee deck over a yawning chasm onto a long thin green, surrounded by pot bunkers, and slanting downhill and sideways.

A man playing mini-golf focuses on his putt, while a woman watches, on a green surrounded by rocks and autumn foliage.
For those looking to work on their short game, Cascade Putting Course in the Adventure Park provides a challenge. This 18 hole, par-67 putting course offers a scaled-down version of bunkers and water hazards. Conveniently located next to the Open-Air Gondola, be sure to sneak in a round before dinner.
A person eating shrimp pasta at a restaurant table, with a glass and bottle of red wine nearby.
If you're in the mood for Italian, Magnone’s serves up classic fare including stone-baked and wood-fired thin crust pizzas, saucy, protein-loaded pastas, and delicious salads and starters. Pair with a European beer or grab an after dinner drink at Twist Kitchen & Cocktail around the corner.
A skillet with sautéed vegetables and two fried eggs, served on a wooden table beside a grilled half tomato. A skillet with sautéed vegetables and two fried eggs, served on a wooden table beside a grilled half tomato.

The Best Brunch

The Pottery Alpine Restaurant, located at the Blue Mountain Inn, hosts a delicious brunch with locally sourced ingredients, a Ceasar and mimosa menu, and special selection of alpine favourites. While you can get a great Farmer's Breakfast or Eggs Benedicts, we recommend the Schnitzel and Waffles or Tyrolean Skillet loaded with prime rib, eggs, and fried potato hash. Not only is The Pottery and excellent brunch, returning for a dinner visit is equally delicious.

Day 3: Thornbury's Best Bunkers

Option 1
At the 5th hole, avoid the large fairway bunker on the left for a chance to make birdie. On the 14th (328 yards), be wary of the three sand traps for the same opportunity.

Aerial view of a coastal golf course with green fairways, sand bunkers, and forested areas adjacent to a calm blue sea.
Just 20 minutes drive west of the Resort in Thornbury, don't miss Lora Bay's lush fairways, designed by architect Thomas McBroom in collaboration with 1996 Open Champion, Tom Lehman. With tee decks ranging from 5,100 to 7,100 yards, dramatic bunkers and bold greens, the signature 15th hole (par 3) boasts a more than 200ft. drop with panoramic Bay views.
A man selecting a golf club from his bag on a course.
Before you head out of Thornbury, take in a glass of local cider or premium craft beer at Thornbury Craft Co. Drawing from more than 7,500 acres of apple orchards surrounding Georgian Bay, the small batch, traditional dry ciders, European Pilsners and Lagers are a local favourite. No time to sit? Pick up a selection from the bottle shop including some exclusive brews only available at the Cider House.
Looking for a coffee before hitting the road? Good Grief's iconic pink cup lids and house-made pastries are local legend. If you're lucky enough, get your hands on a box of doughnuts to go.

Day 3: Into the Highlands

Option 2

From the highland greens to the Tasting Green, a day in Duntroon,

Golf carts parked on grass by a clubhouse with vibrant green trees and a clear path leading through a sunny golf course.
Just 20 minutes south of the Resort, Duntroon Highlands is famous for its challenging terrain and Ontario’s highest driving range and tees. The course has 12 holes with water play and variable undulating greens with lowland forests on the back 9. At just under 6,000 yards, this course is well suited for golfers looking for a shorter playing time.
A picturesque rural landscape featuring a red-roofed house, surrounding greenery, and a small pond, under a clear blue sky.
Follow up your round with an organic farm cider tasting or tour at Duntroon Cyder House. Sit back and enjoy live music and farm fresh flights on the Tasting Green. While the ciders are made with Ontario heritage hand-picked apples with no added sugar or preservatives, this small business farm and market also stocks locally sources organic produce, honey, jams, meats and cheeses. If you were hoping to take home a taste of the region, this is one of the best places to stock up.
Did you catch the giant garlic clove on the sign out front? Dunridge Farms (the makers of Duntroon Cyder) are also a top local producer of colossal organic garlic. Be sure to pick some up at the Farm Store.

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