Northumberland County has 11 gorgeous golf courses that offer challenging and picturesque landscapes for both beginner and skilled players.
For those players wanting to test their skills, Dalewood Golf Club offers a tricky course as it was designed by Robbie Robinson, a well-known Canadian golf course architect, opened as a par 71, championship style course with many natural and man-made hazards built on a very scenic setting. Dalewood also features paved cart paths, improved irrigation, and a bunker renovation in their beautifully designed course.
Trent Hills is also well known for their golf courses. The Warkworth Golf Club and Pine Ridge Golf and Country Club are among favourites for locals. These 18-hole courses offer challenging rolling hills, manicured with mature trees, sand traps, water hazards and large sculptured greens. The hamlet of Warkworth also includes Salt Creek Golf Links, which is a par 65 course with beautiful natural topography and a relaxed atmosphere.
If you're heading to the western end of the county, Port Hope offers a breathtaking course overlooking Lake Ontario. Port Hope Golf and Country Club is one of the most historic courses in the county, as it was originally open as a 9-hole Scottish links in the 1900's. It has now matured into a challenging 18-hole facility with 6 par threes, 9 par fours, and three par fives. Design features also include the target styled layout with huge elevation changes, and unique bluffs and rolling hills. Ash Brook Golf Course is another popular destination north of Port Hope which hosts a par 72 course with a large practice green, a raised driving range and mini putt.
Ash Brook Golf Course
Port Hope 1-800-668-7773; 905-885-8546,
18 holes; par 72; 6255 yardage; slope rate 116
Cobourg Creek Golf Course
9 holes; par 34; 2173 yardage; slope rate 95
Dalewood Golf & Country Club
Dale Road, between Port Hope and Cobourg 905-885-8409
18 holes; par 71; 6592 yardage; slope rate 127
Roxburgh Glen Golf Club
9 holes; par 33; 2005 yardage
Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club
Warkworth 1-800-465-3040; 705-924-2687
18 holes; par 71; 6046 yardage; slope rate 112
Port Hope Golf & Country Club
Port Hope 1-800-346-5361; 905-885-6487
18 holes; par 66; 4766 yardage; slope rate 106
Salt Creek Golf Links
Warkworth 1-866-924-1521; 705-924-1521
18 holes; par 65; 4100 yardage
Shelter Valley Creek Golf Course
Grafton, Corner of Cty Rd 2 / Shelter Valley Rd, 905-349-3003
9 holes; par 29; yardage 1585; practice green; driving net
Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club
Grafton, 1806 Shelter Valley Rd 1-888-460-0829 or 905 349-3427
18 holes; par 68; yardage 5281; putting green, fully licensed, restaurant
Timber Ridge Golf Course
Brighton 1-866-228-4653; 613-475-1022
18 holes; par 71; 5160-6600 yardages; slope rate 125-146; rated one of top 100 courses in Canada by 'Golf Digest'
Warkworth Golf Club
18 holes; par 72; 6300 yardage; slope rate 115