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 Sixteenth

Par four. This long narrow hole prevails downwind. Framed by a large fescue-quilted hillside down the left hand side of the fairway and thick spruce forest on the right, accuracy and length off the tee are at a premium here. The approach shot is long to a raised bowl-shaped green which feeds balls into the centre. Don't miss short or right as this green is well guarded with bunkers! Par is a good score downwind and an excellent score into the wind.


The Seventeenth

Par three reminiscent of the 12th at Augusta National. A short, innocuous looking hole requiring only a short to mid iron. The very narrow green runs from short left to long right with deep bunkers in front of the green and shallow ones behind. Distance and direction are critical here and club selection is made difficult by swirling winds that blow off the left and feed mishit shots into the traps below. Hitting the green makes a birdie possible, but missing the green means that a bogey is highly likely. It is often a match-deciding hole.


The Eighteenth

A delightful par five played against the backdrop of the clubhouse which towers 250 feet above. The landing area for shorter tee shot is generous, with bunkers right and left to catch the ambitious but inaccurate longer hitters. With the prevailing wind behind, the longer hitter has an opportunity to reach the green in two, challenging the large pond that lines the right hand side of the fairway and the front of this split level green. For the more conservative golfer, the second second is tight with a steep fescue grass bank on the left and water on the right. Provided the second shot has “threaded the needle”, however, the green opens up and a short iron could see the third shot nestled close to the flag, provided that the approach shot is not allowed to drift right into the valley of sin which will make two-putting very difficult. A definite birdie or double bogey hole, five is easily achievable for those not wanting to risk it all! A perfect finishing hole with a range of possible outcomes!

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