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Especially unforgettable is the 18th, a 175-yard par three played through the mist rising above a waterfall to a small green nestled in the forest.Carrick is also the designer of the province’s other marquee layout, Humber Valley Resort’s River Course, blessed with an almost equally rugged setting near the town of Deer Lake.Most memorable of all is the par-five ninth hole (formerly the 18th), a dogleg offering a breathtaking view from the elevated tee of the city’s downtown, the North Shipping Channel and northern Michigan.Just as gorgeous is Silver Creek Golf Course, a demanding Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates design opened two years ago by the Garden River First Nation on land just east of the city.Sculpted into a desert mountainside, the two courses at the Osoyoos Golf and Country Club afford panoramic views of Lake Osoyoos and hillsides blanketed by vineyards and ripening fruit trees.
Nine superb new holes were added, several of them affording commanding views of the St.
Canadian Shield outcroppings, pristine lakes, verdant Laurentian valleys and evergreen forests define Charlevoix’s astonishingly diverse landscape, which is at its most beautiful in autumn.
The region is also a renowned culinary destination, with farms, restaurants and hotels focused on serving local food.
The valley’s top draw is Predator Ridge Resort, which sprawls across a 1,200-acre landscape of clear lakes, fast-rushing mountain streams and wheatgrass meadows.
There are two championship courses, including The Ridge, a Doug Carrick design that launched to rave reviews in 2010.