|Course Architect||Dick Wilson|
|Course Length||7,136 Yards / 6,525 Metres|
Situated on the outskirts of Canada’s Montreal city, the Royal Montreal Golf Club is the oldest club in North America, founded in 1873. The Golf Club is one of 66 in the world which has been granted ‘Royal’ status, which was established on July 7, 1884. Home to two 18-hole golf courses known as the ‘Red’ and ‘Blue,’ Royal Montreal offers a sensational golf experience in a laid-back parkland layout. The host of the 2024 Presidents Cup, the Royal Montreal Golf Club is home to 45-holes, with the addition of the 9-hole ‘Dixie’ course by Dick Wilson. With so much history and a vast range of facilities on hand, the Royal Montreal Golf Club is one of Canada’s best experiences with close access to a major city; it is located on Bizard Island.
The Blue Course at Royal Montreal Golf Club is one of Canada’s best golf courses. It sits well above its sibling the Red Course. Designed by Dick Wilson, the Blue Course has hosted no less than ten Canadian Opens and the Presidents Cup in 2007. The Blue Course will be the second international golf course to host multiple Presidents Cups after Royal Melbourne. The 18-hole parkland layout features enormous greens where three-putting is a common sight. The challenges presented by the Blue Course are numerous, though beginners and those wanting a lighter load can always play the Red Course or warm-up on the Dixie Course.
Expect to find water features, large bunkers, dog-legs through wooded avenues, and cunning green complexes. Rees Jones was employed to update the design of the Blue Course. The modern requirements for golfers to score well is a combination of power and control off the tees, and precision on the greens. The championship Blue Course at Royal Montreal features square tee boxes that remind golfers that many champions have walked the Canadian golf course before.
Visiting golfers and members alike will enjoy a double-ended driving range. The west end is near the golf shop and serves as a warm-up range with premium turf hitting areas. The east end offers grass hitting bays dedicated to practice and swing instruction. There is also a large putting green designed with a gentle slope that is located between the first tees of the Blue and Red Courses. The short-game area consists of three greens, with practice bunkers and different grass cuts to provide a world-class chipping and pitching area.
The Royal Montreal Clubhouse is a whopping 80,000-square-feet in size. The old-fashioned Clubhouse exudes old-world golf vibes akin to Pinehurst Resort. Inside, golfers will find various function rooms as well as a bar and restaurant that serves fantastic cuisine. The Dixie Verandah provides a beautiful spot to observe the surrounds while enjoying a beverage or meal. Golfers will also find lockers and changing facilities inside the Royal Montreal Clubhouse. The Pro Shop features a wide range of golf brands and a good range of equipment, apparel and merchandise.
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