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May 7, 2013 Nine Unsung—But Must-Play—Canadian Courses - Whitewater

Whitewater Golf Club is routed through and around dramatic plateaus, ravines and wetlands.

Architect Tom McBroom’sWhitewater Golf Club perfectly captures the wild beauty of a Northern Ontario river valley with its rough-and-tumble routing through and around dramatic plateaus, steep cliffs, ravines and wetlands.

McBroom makes strategic use of the Kaministiquia River throughout the 7,293-yard layout just west of Thunder Bay’s city limits. Golfers get their first look at the river from the elevated tee of the par-four fourth hole, which doglegs sharply before a tricky approach to a green carved into the side of a ridge. But by far the most dramatic river hole — and surely one of Ontario’s prettiest par threes — is the 13th, a nerve-rattling 176-yard shot from an elevated tee to a green set at the river’s edge.

Moose, bear, deer and lynx are frequent visitors to a property whose impressive clubhouse is furnished with beaver pelts, paddles and other antiques recalling the area’s fur-trading past.

Canadian Golf Traveller - April 17 2013 - By Brain Kendall

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