Since the opening in 1965, the Laurentide staff has continually made changes to the estimated 150 acre golf course. Up until 1989, Laurentide was only a 9 hole golf course but since then the back 9 has flourished in leaps and bounds. The addition of new ponds, trees, mounds, and the elongating of holes make this par 70 course more challenging and exciting each year.
There are 3 different tee-off boxes for each desired level of play:
Blue - 5,920 yards
White - 5,562 yards
Yellow - 4,617 yards
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First Hole is all about ball placement. The fairway is lined with two sand traps on the left with tall fescue grass on the right, Green is protected with a pond in the front and lateral hazard on the left. Green is a double decker
Second Hole requires a good drive here. Fairway is lined with pines trees on the right and on the left side with lateral hazard and pine forest trees. Rolling hills in front of the green. Approach carefully as this long par 4 can be tricky.
Third Hole is known as the window hole. A tricky tee shot over a chasm with a bunch of spruce trees on the right, and along the backside a sand trap and another ravine. This picturesque hole will leave you happy with a par.
Fourth Hole is newly renovated and is our hardest hole on the course. Provides a beautiful view of the Sturgeon River. Requires 2 well placed shots because of the narrow landing zones and hazards which tend to spell trouble.
Fifth hole features a beautiful tee shot over a pond and is surrounded by forest. If you miss the green on either side or long it will challenge your chipping skills. Remember it's always better to putt up hill on this green
Sixth Hole a tee shot hugging the left side will reward the player with a short approach shot to the green. Don't hit it long because a gully comes into play. You'll need 200 yards to pass the corner. A forest of trees surround this hole on both sides and a bunker on the right front.
Seventh Hole is a straight forward hole. The green is wrapped around with cedar and spruce trees. Plenty of green to work with.
Eighth hole requires a good tee shot. Fairway has a pond that runs on the right side with a forest down the left side. The green is protected with two sand traps that sit out in the front about 50 yards, sand trap on the left and one behind. Keeping the ball in play is crucial here!
Ninth hole gently follows the forest on the left. Bunkers and fescue protect the landing area as trees protect the green from your approach shot. Large green gives you lots of room to land the ball on the green.
The Tenth hole is a short par 4. Some will try to go for the green, but with a pond, out of bounds and a trap protecting the green from this approach, the reward might not be the best course of action. A drive around the 100 yard marker will yield a safe shot into the green. This green has a slope that rolls towards the pond.
The Eleventh hole makes for challenging tee shot. The green is protected with two sand traps and a pond on the right.
Pay attention to wind, it's better to be short than wide on this one.
The Twelfth hole has a green that is protected by three bunkers and hills that surround the entire green. The green has a serious slope and a second tier in the back right corner. It's better to aim for the middle. Missing the green on either side will require a very good chip shot to get up and down.
The Thirteenth hole is a picturesque par 4 and is all about shot makers game. A large pond cuts through the middle of the fairway 60 yards before the green. A forest hazard follows the hole on the left and a forest of birch trees on the right. The green is narrow and has several contours to challenge your putting.
The Fourteenth hole is our longest par 4 on the back side. It allows for players to unleash the driver.
There can be trouble on the right with the grouping of birch trees. The hole typically plays longer due to the wind. The green has several contours in it, and is protected with two sand traps in front of it.
The Fifteenth hole is our first par 5 on the back side. Straight away hole that is reachable in two with a good drive. However there two sand traps up along the fairway, and a pond on the right.
The green has several contours in it that make it interesting to putt on.
The Sixteenth hole is our longest par 3. A bunker wraps around the backside with a cluster of wild northern pine trees narrowing the fairway. The green has a major slope back to front. Missing the green either side will test your skills as a chipper. It's better to play this hole from the front. A 3 here is like a birdie.
The Seventeenth hole is one of the toughest holes on the course. A precise tee shot is needed as a forest hazard follows on the left side and a pine tree grove is blossoming on the right side. Two ponds protect the green, with a sand trap behind the green. It's better to aim to the right side of the green on the approach.
The Eighteenth hole is the second par 5 on the backside. A slight dog leg to start off the tee box will open up to a bunker and wide open fairway. The green itself is protected by a bunker in front and pond to the right, left and long. Choose your approach carefully.