Fall Golf at the Algonquin
Recently we had the great pleasure of hosting Lorne Rubenstein to play our newly renovated Algonquin Golf Course. Lorne is a well-known Canadian golf journalist and author and the first editor of SCOREGolf Magazine where he continues to write columns and features. The Algonquin Golf Course had the honour of being featured on the SCOREGolf blog following his stay with us.
For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure to play our beautiful newly renovated course, here is a taste of what you can expect from the view of Lorne himself:
Then came the 10th hole, 220 yards of new Whitman eye candy – and formidable golf-looking directly at the shimmering waters of the bay. What a hole, playing to what looked like almost an infinity green. I hit my trusty hybrid 40 yards short of the green and hoped it would run on, but the ball hit a bump en route, trickled sideways and halted. Oh well, another opportunity to let the view of the water distract me.
I played what I thought was a nicely controlled runner, and run it did, right through the green, the ball tumbling away into rough. Grrr.
Not the 11th, ah, the 11th. My fellow SCOREGolf panellist Andrew Harvie, a student of design who will drive hundreds of miles if he has a few hours off from his role as an assistant pro at St. George's, tweeted that this might be the best par 5 in Canada. More on this hole in part two of this account. For now, I quote maestro Rick, who, as we walked along the fairway toward the green above the bay, remarked, "Between Rod, Keith, McBroom and Ross, they've given you the freedom to play golf."
Freedom at the Gonk. I was feeling it and loving it. A golf swoon.
To view part one of the blog post available on SCOREGolf.com please visit: https://scoregolf.com/blog/lorne-rubenstein/the-algonquin-diary-part-i
With a course as remarkable as ours, Lorne Rubenstein of course needed a follow up to the first installment of his Algonquin golf diary. Here he details the completion of his 18-hole round.
Now to the par-4 13th hole, 494 yards from the rear tee that sits above the bay. I didn't play from there, but had a look. The story was told of the line of trees that ran along the right side from there. Next stop, Passamaquoddy Bay. Whitman wanted to see how things would look if the trees weren't there.
So what did he do? What any course architect would do, right? Well, maybe not. He climbed into the trees to check out a potential new tee from there, and what the hole would look like without woodland down the side. He liked what he saw and took out the trees. Presto, a hole that rocks and rolls down a typically friendly, wide Algonquin fairway toward a big green that also rocks and rolls. The hole is a beauty.
To view the second installment of Lorne's Algonquin diary please visit: https://scoregolf.com/blog/lorne-rubenstein/the-algonquin-diary-part-ii/
As another spectacular golf season slowly comes to a close, we want to thank all those who visited us this season, and for those of you that haven't yet there is still time! The weather can be unpredictable in the Maritimes but when the sun shines, you can expect exceptional fall golf at the Algonquin.
With our Stay and Play package available to book, there is still plenty of time to get in a round (or multiple!) before you put away your clubs for another winter. Our Stay and Play package includes one night accommodation in a queen room and one round of golf for two adults with a shared power cart. For more information or to book this package today visit: https://www.algonquinresort.com/packages/stay-and-play