Hole #2


Deerhurst Resort-Lakeside Course:

Playable, Fun, Fast and Shot Making Required.

Posted by Alistair Orr

The Lakeside Course at Deerhurst Resort is the little sister to the resort’s Bob Cupp / Thomas McBroom Highlands routing. In contrast to the 7000+ yards of densely forested rugged terrain that is home to the championship side, the Lakeside track is laid out in a park like setting where the tree lines are sparser and wilderness a little more distant. Also designed by Cupp and McBroom, this par 64 course is routed around a cove belonging to Peninsula Lake and through the resort grounds adjacent to the main Lodge. 


At 2427 yards from the front tees the course is ideal for the novice golfer but is equally enjoyable for the low handicapper who will be challenged by the 4567 yards of tight fairways, undulating putting surfaces and deep greenside bunkers.  With four par 3’s playing over 200 yards, tight dogleg par 4’s and water coming in to play on nearly half the hole, this course requires your full attention. The Lakerside Course is fun to play, you'll use every club in the bag and a three hour round of golf is the norm.

On the opening three holes at Lakeside give you a sampling of what’s to come. Although the opening hole yardage is short an iron off the tee is the prudent play to avoid a bank of 5 left side bunkers in the driving area and a right side hazard also needs to be avoided. An attempt to overpower the hole and drive over the bunkers brings a Peninsula Lake inlet into play. The slightly elevated green slopes back to front and is protected by a deep faced bunker.


Stats: Par 4 Yardage: 157/255/284/313


At hole number 2 the low handicapper faces a 201 yard carry from an elevated teeing ground over water to a small target while the front tee plays 68 yards and the water is not as threatening. However, anything short or left will have you reaching for the ball scoop and the ball struck long or right will come to rest in one of the three bunkers that surrounds the back and right of the putting surface. Distance control is paramount here. The wise player will ignore any pin that is tucked left instead favouring the centre or right hand side of the green where the dance floor is wider.  A conservative play will see a 3 written on the score card while challenging a front or left hand pin will have you flirting with the water and an ugly 5 may be the unwanted posted result.


Stats: Par: 3 Yardage: 68/124/167/201


The third hole is a sharp dogleg left which stretches out to 367 from the tips. The tee ball must find the fairway near the 150 marker for anything shorter risks not making the corner resulting in a tree topped mound blocking your vision to the green while the dreaded straight ball may find a bunker at the far side if the corner. An extra club is needed for the approach to this elevated peanut shaped green which slopes severely to the front. Under club and you will find two deep bunkers right and one left waiting to swallow your ball.


Stats: Par: 4 Yardage: 220/307/336/367


The balance of the course is similar in nature to the first three holes where placing the tee ball in the correct location is the key to scoring and a brainy approach to navigating the course will likely win out over a brawny strategy.


Lakeside Course Stats:

Par 64
62.2 / 112
66.6 / 110
60.9 / 104
62.7 / 107
59.3 / 101
60.4 / 101


Access: Resort, Public


Deerhurst Resort

Deerhurst Lakeside Golf Course

1235 Deerhurst Drive
Huntsville, Ontario

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