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Published on May 10, 2023
Are you a golf enthusiast? Whether you’re a weekend golfer or a regular on the greens, the Eastern Townships’ Sherbrooke region offers some amazing experiences. Here are five golf courses where you can practise your swing in tranquil and magnificent environments, at only a stone’s throw from a vibrant urban centre.
Founded in 1897, the Old Lennox Golf Course is one of the oldest in Canada. This nine-hole course, bordered by mature trees and a bicycle path, offers a few good challenges on its fairway with its small hillocks. However, the course is still very accessible for novice golfers. The distance between holes being rather short, it can be played quickly. Perfect for those who have less time! Good to know, it’s also one of the most affordable courses in the region.
For your après-golf, head to the terrace of Le Lion d’Or pub, Québec’s oldest microbrewery, or to that of the Uplands Cultural Centre, which offers an English-style tea time.
Here’s an experience that can best be described as urban golf! Indeed, located in the heart of the city of Sherbrooke, this course is surrounded by private homes. Careful with your overenthusiastic swings! Its relatively flat terrain, a rarity in the region, makes it a pleasant course to walk and accessible to all. Bad weather? Take advantage of the indoor simulators to perfect your swing!
The game has left you thirsty? Head to the Siboire Jacques-Cartier for a pint (or two) of Sherbière or any of the other refreshing beers available at this microbrewery. Or sit on the beautiful terrace of OMG Resto and enjoy a summer cocktail. .
With its enchanting setting and large, undulating greens meticulously groomed, it’s no wonder that the Milby Golf Club has often been recognized by specialized magazines as one of the most beautiful golf courses in Québec. It also hosted the Canada Games in 2013 and the Québec Open in the 1990s. You’ll find several nice challenges, especially on the 8th hole where the green, located on an elevated plateau, will put you to the test in choosing your club!
For local heritage enthusiasts, stop by the Milby covered bridge near the campsite of the same name. Looking for local produce? You’ll find them at Domaine Ive Hills (a blackcurrant producer), Domaine de Courval (an artisanal cheese factory) or at the Marché de la Ferme Beaulieu.
Here’s a course that you’ll truly enjoy walking! Easy to access, this golf club also offers a beautiful driving range with real grass. You’ll find several small ponds on the 18-hole course as well as mature trees for playing a game of golf in a most beautiful setting.
Ten minutes from the golf course is La Halte des Pèlerins, Québec’s only urban vineyard, as well as downtown Sherbrooke, where a panoply of restaurants can be found, such as Restaurant Auguste, O’Chevreuil—Taverne Américaine, Bistro Tapageur, Buvette du Centro and Le Boq microbrewery.
Here you’ll find two 18-hole courses: the Sherbrooke and the Magog. The former is characterized by undulating, sometimes tricky greens and a peninsula on the 16th hole. The second offers a fine championship challenge with long tee-off mounds and vast greens with great views of Mount Orford. From the clubhouse’s elevated terrace, you’ll also have a beautiful view overlooking Lake Magog.
There are two vineyards next to the golf club: The Cep d’Argent and the Chemin de la Rivière. You’ll be able to stock up on some good bottles here.
Would you like to find out more about what to do in Sherbrooke? Where to stay? The best places to eat? Visit the Destination Sherbrooke website.
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