Thursday, 4 September 2014

Check out the Gros Morne Golf Course for fall great specials

By Keith and Heather Nicol  
     When we go to a play in Cow Head at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival we often like to head up early in the day to enjoy a hike or to Shallow Bay beach. But if you like to golf we suggest you also pack your clubs and test your skills against the Gros Morne Golf Course. The course was closed for a year a couple of years ago according to manager Lorne Warren but they have been working hard this year to get the course back in shape. “Business has really been picking up especially during August and we plan to be open until mid October this year “Lorne told us.  We had played the course a few years ago and really liked it so we were glad to see the course back in operation. If you do decide to play you will be pleased that it is easy to book a tee time. On our most recent round in early September we played 18 holes with a power cart in less than 3 hours.   The course is very scenic with the Long Range Mountains as a backdrop and some holes have views of St. Paul’s Inlet. 
Many of the holes have views of the Long Range Mountains and St. Paul's Inlet
 The 18 hole course measures 6264 yards off the white tees (5443 yards off the women’s tees) and has a typical mix of 4 par 5’s, 4 par 3’s and 10 par 4’s. There is water on several holes and numerous sand traps but the fairways are generally wide open which makes it forgiving for the average golfer.  Perhaps the most challenging hole is #13 where the green is surrounded by a moat! There are also lots of great specials which Lorne Warren told us have been very popular. For instance, on Tuesdays seniors can play 18 holes for just $30, Wednesdays are 2 for 1, and Thursdays are $30 for everyone.  The course also has a driving range and you can book a tee time by phoning 709-243-2606.   
Many of the fairways are wide like the par 5 6th hole

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