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Sudbury area has fine golf courses

The great thing about golf is that it is a sport for life. name="valign" top > Scott Whalen, who plays at the Cedar Green Golf Course, is one of Sudbury?s best young players.
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The great thing about golf is that it is a sport for life.

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Scott Whalen, who plays at the Cedar Green Golf Course, is one of Sudbury?s best young players.
It can be enjoyed by men and women long after their hockey skates and tennis rackets are hung up.

The game can be played by people of all ages, all income brackets and all levels of ablility.

Golf as we know it today originated from a game played on the east coast of Scotland in the Kingdom of Fife during the 15th century. Players would hit a pebble around a natural course of sand dunes, rabbit runs and tracks using a stick or primitive club.

Some historians believe that Kolven from Holland and Chole from Belgium influenced the game. The latter was introduced into Scotland in 1421. However, these games did not have golf holes.

Golf?s status and popularity quickly spread throughout the 16th century due to its royal endorsement. King Charles I popularized the game in England and Mary Queen of Scots, introduced the game to France while she lived there. The term ?caddie? stems from the name given to her helpers who were the French Military, known as cadets.

The first reference to golf at the historic town of St Andrews was in 1552.

The Greater Sudbury area has many courses?more than most people realize, with several being established in recent years.

Cedar Green Golf Club (Garson)
Off Falconbridge Road
18 holes, par 70
(705) 560-1090

Timberwolf Golf Club (Nickel Centre)
Falconbridge Road turn left on to Maley Drive
18 holes, par 72
(705) 524-WOLF (9653)
Twin Stacks Golf Club (Nickel Centre)
Nine-hole course off Highway 17 E.,
84 Smelter Rd. Make right at lights in Coniston.
(705) 694-2131
Pine Grove Golf Course
Highway 69 S., Sudbury
18 holes, par 64
(705) 522-1622

Idylwylde Golf and Country Club (private)
400 Walford Rd., Sudbury
Off Paris Street
18 homes, par 71
(705) 522-8580

Sudbury Highlands Golf and Country Club
100 Silver Lake, R.R. #2
Highway 17 to Bypass off Long Lake Road
18 holes, par 69
(705) 523-2518

6th Avenue Golf and Country Club (Walden)
Lively, 320 6th Avenue
West of Sudbury on Highway 17
Nine hole executive course
Par 3 and par 4 holes
(705) 692-4203

Lively Golf & Country Club (Walden)
Highway 17 W., to Lively, up main road to 6th Avenue, follow the signs.
Par 71, 18 holes
(705) 692-5553

Penage Golf Course (Walden)
Penage Road in Whitefish
(705) 866-2793

Chelmsford Golf Course
Rayside Balfour
18 holes, par 72
Highway 144 turn on Errington Street. Go to Main Street turn left, pass bridge turn right on Montpellier Street over tracks, right on to Golf Course Road
(705) 855-0232

Forest Ridge Golf and Country Club
Rayside Balfour
On Highway 144 bypass between Chelmsford and Lively.
18 holes, par 70
(705) 855-8558

Clearview Golf Club
Val Caron
Located at 2516 Highway 69 N
18 holes, par 72
Located in a picturesque area at the top of a natural ridge
(705) 897-6419

Onaping Golf & Beach Club
Onaping Falls
Highway 144 North
Windy Lake Provincial Park Road
Nine holes, par 35
(705) 966-2077

The Whistling Winds
3231 Regional Road 15,
Blezard Valley
Par 30
Perfect for beginners and juniors to develop their skills this executive course was built four years ago and features nine holes.
(705) 897-7400

West Nipissing
Verner Golf Club
Corner of Highway 17 and 575
Club is a 3,060-yard, nine-hole public course.
(705) 594-2396

The Meadow Springs Golf Course
Highway 64, Monetville
18-hole course.
(705) 898-2569

Voyageurs Golf Course
Located on Golf Course Road
Box seven, in Alban, is near the Murdoch River. The nine-hole course has an increased level of challenge with over 8,000 trees in the area.
(705) 857-2452

Laurentide Golf Club
65 Goulard St.
Sturgeon Falls
Bordered on the north side of the Sturgeon River. The 18-hole course offers contoured and undulating greens.
(705) 753-0983

Alban
Holiday Golf and Country Club
Highway 69. S
Nine-hole public course.
(705) 857-3211

French River Golf and Country Club
Highway 69, south of French River Bridge. Nine-hole course. Accommodations are available.
(705) 857-2201

Espanola
Espanola Golf and Country Club has a challenging nine-hole golf course situated along the scenic Spanish River. The course offers a clubhouse with a lounge, restaurant, and pro shop.
Clubs and cart rentals are available.
(705) 869-4729

Manitoulin Island
Mindemoya?s Brookwood Brae course was established in 1964 and was the first course built on the Island. T
his family-owned course offers a challenging nine hole, par 36 course,
(705) 377-4979

Gore Bay?s Manitoulin Country Club is located in a pastoral setting just 1 km South of Gore Bay on Hwy 542
(705) 282-2282

M?inidoo Valley Golf Course is located mid-way between Manitowaning and Wikwemikong. It is an 18-hole championship course.
(705) 859-2888



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