Whether you’re a novice (hello, it’s me) or a pro, the allure of a game of golf on a beautiful Ontario summer day is tough to beat. Picture it: the sun is shining, you’re spending time out in nature getting some exercise, and whether you’re playing nine holes or the full eighteen, there’s a well-earned frosty beverage or two waiting for you at the end of your game. It’s the ultimate escapism. Your round of golf can become a total getaway at a resort that’s just over two hours from Toronto and just around the corner from so much more – including all that Prince Edward County has to offer, at Black Bear Ridge.
An idyllic golfing retreat
Black Bear Ridge is the award-winning public golf course in Quinte West that boasts incredible natural beauty. Its total of twenty-seven holes and practice facilities are set on 900 acres, including a portion that runs along the Moira River. It was an absolute treat to visit as someone new to the sport. We were in very good hands starting out with lessons from resident golf pro Ben, to then testing out our new skills at BBR’s beautiful mature trees.
Looking for a challenge? Try the Championship Golf Course at Black Bear Ridge
For the seasoned golfer, or anyone with time for 18 holes, the Magee Championship Course at Black Bear Ridge is a fantastic challenge. Featuring sweeping vistas, natural water features and superior conditioning, it’s the perfect setting for those that are looking for a little more competition in their golf game, though it is appropriate for all skill levels.
Stylish accommodations for a total getaway near Prince Edward County
After a full day out on the fairway, the great thing about Black Bear Ridge is that you can rest in style at their newly renovated and reimagined accommodations. With options ranging from cozy for couples to housing up to twenty guests, the Wallace, Carter and Jones houses showcase designer Carlo Collaci’s take on laidback luxury. Featuring vintage art and furnishings, modern kitchens and bathrooms and the latest audio technology from Sonos – there’s a comfortable coolness here to enjoy before or after your game.
Beyond golf: So much to do at Black Bear Ridge near PEC
While golf may be the main attraction, Black Bear Ridge offers a range of activities to enjoy when you’re not perfecting your swing. Start your day with a delicious breakfast sammie and locally roasted coffee, and end it by toasting s’mores at your personal fire pit under the stars. Explore the unique sport of Bocce Golf (it’s a thing and it’s fun!), or book a rejuvenating yoga session. Additionally, the resort’s ideal location allows you to explore the charming restaurants and wineries of Prince Edward County. Even in winter, the fun continues with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
For golf enthusiasts and those seeking a memorable Ontario staycation, Black Bear Ridge offers a fun escape that’s an easy distance from the GTA. Whether you’re savouring the thrill of the game, relishing the stylish accommodations, or just want to relax, this golf resort promises an experience that’s easy to love.
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