Thursday, 19 June 2014

Checking out the Humber River Golf Club in Deer Lake, Newfoundland

by Keith and Heather Nicol
      In mid June, 2014 we had a chance to play the Humber River Golf Course which is located just outside of Deer Lake next to the airport. They have 9 holes, a driving range, and practice green as well as a club house. The course is located adjacent to the Humber River and you get good views of the river on holes 3 and 4 in particular. The course is relatively flat and short and so is a good course for people who like to walk (the course is 2810 yards for men and 2400 yards for women).  The Humber River Golf Course demands straight shots off the tee since it is fairly narrow and the forest on either side means that any shot hit into the trees will likely stay there. There is not much water to be concerned with but there are sand traps that will definitely catch a poorly hit ball. We know since we were in a couple of them.   
The par 5 fourth hole parallels the Humber River
 There are 2 par fives, 2 par threes and the remainder are par 4 many of which are fairly short. We had a sunny day with light winds and it was a perfect day for golf. My favourite holes are the par 5 fourth hole which parallels the Humber River and the final hole which is also a par 5 and has the club house as a backdrop. This course will also be of interest for anyone interested in playing the nearby courses in Corner Brook, Stephenville and at Humber Valley Resort since they are all within 1.5 hours of each other. The Humber River Golf Club welcomes visitors for a round of golf and for more information or to book a tee time phone: 709-635-5955.  We plan to check out some of other golf courses in Western Newfoundland and will post information on those as we play them.

Teeing off on the 9th hole


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