Glen Arbour Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course and private members club. The challenging design is set within densely forested terrain, hence the name Glen Arbour, which means “vale of trees” in Scottish. There are many elevation changes throughout the course, along with streams and ponds, and it’s sandwiched between three lakes, Sandy Lake, Bottle Lake and Beaver Lake, which appear many times throughout the course. The course was designed by golf architect Graham Cooke who created this parkland-style layout to be accessible for varying skill levels. The length of the course is around 6800 yards, supporting a comfortable gameplay that’s definitely walkable. Because of the wooded terrain, each hole feels isolated from the last, with beautiful vistas featured on each of the 18 holes.
As this is a private golf club, you get access to top-tier facilities and a country club feel, including a clubhouse with a balcony that looks out over Sandy Lake. The Deerfield Pub, their onsite restaurant, has been modelled after a Scottish pub and features classic, hearty dishes like steak & ale pie, fish and chicken and spiced lamb shanks. Beyond the 18-hole, par 72 championship course, Glen Arbour also has a public, 9-hole executive course with short holes and slow greens for new players to practice and hone their skills.