Golf at Humber Valley Resort – River Course

Golf Course Overview

Humber Valley Golf Humber Valley is a Championship Golf Course and open from May to November. Voted best new course in Canada! Rates vary during the season and packages are available. The course offers up some stunning views over Deer Lake and the mountains beyond and is ideal for walking or playing with the aid of a buggy. Golf trolleys and buggies are available for hire at reasonable prices.

Humber Valley Resort’s River Course, voted “Canada’s Best New Course 2007” by ScoreGolf Magazine and “Best New International Course in 2007” by Golf Magazine, is an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course measuring 7,199 yards. Humber Valley Resort is an all-season international resort which commenced operations in December of 2004 with the River Course opening in June 2006. The Resort is located in western Newfoundland, 20 minutes from Deer Lake Airport which is serviced by nonstop flights from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s and a seasonal charter from London Gatwick.

Humber Valley GolfThe course, which affords dramatic views across the Humber Valley, including Deer Lake and the Humber River, was designed by distinguished Canadian golf course architect Doug Carrick, who is known for creating courses of great character and beauty. Its layout, with gently rolling terrain, generous fairways and undulating greens, gives experienced golfers a welcome challenge yet also provides an enjoyable round for novices. Several holes are played alongside the tranquil Humber River or the shores of Deer Lake and a number of natural ponds and streams meander through the course. Breathtaking views can be enjoyed from most of holes culminating in the 18th, where the backdrop rises to an elevation of 400 feet. This is the spectacular setting for the Eagle’s Perch Clubhouse comprising golf reception, changing facilities, pros shop, bars and a banquet room which enjoys stunning views of the panoramic scenery.

Several holes are played alongside the tranquil Humber River or the shore of Deer Lake and a number of natural ponds and streams meander through the course. Breathtaking views can be enjoyed from most of the holes culminating in the 18th where the backdrop rises to 400 feet in elevation up to the Eagle's Perch, housing golf reception, changing facilities, bars and a banquet room where the spectacular scenery can be enjoyed after your round.

Golf Season

Usually the golf season in Newfoundland runs from late May until the end of October, possibly into November.

Course Description Hole-by-Hole


The First

The perfect opening hole. A confidence-building fairway with the prevailing wind behind you, this par five undulates eastwards, gently downward to a green which is reachable in two for moderately big hitters. No real danger beyond a cleverly placed deep bunker 80 yards from the green, designed to catch the ambitious but unskilled! Par is a must here.


The Second

As you approach the tee you are confronted with a breathtaking panorama, encompassing Deer Lake and the surrounding hills. The green on this short par three, is well below you but be careful! The prevailing wind is still behind you but any misguided tee shot will be caught in the greenside bunkers that run from two to six o'clock. Par is expected here.


The Third

A shortish, slight dog leg par four with the same panoramic views of Deer lake from the tee. The drive is significantly elevated, with an opportunity to cut a little off the dog leg by flying a pair of ball-gobbling bunkers in the inner elbow. The landing area is flat and the approach to a reasonably flat green is quite short. Birdie opportunity here.


The Fourth

A long par four along the edge of the lake. Birch-lined fairways and a tight landing area make this tee shot challenging, coupled with a long second into a raised platform green. Again, the prevailing wind is helping but a picturesque and difficult hole. Par would be a very good score here.


The Fifth

Par three played across a small inlet in the lake. Again, prevailing wind assisted, which is needed as this hole plays its distance off the back tees. You need to fly it the whole way, first over the lake and then the waste bunker (which is just an extension of the lakeshore beach!). A long tough tee shot into a gently undulating green. Par is an excellent score here.

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