The Rock is often called the hidden gem of Muskoka, set in the water-bordered village of Minett, Ontario. This area is a low-traffic and incredibly scenic area of the Muskoka region that has retained its natural beauty. Sandwiched right between Lake Rosseau and Bruce Lake, The Rock is one of the most stunning golf courses you’ll find in Muskoka. This 18-hole, par 71 course was designed in 2004 by Nick Faldo, the professional English golfer and PGA champion who was even awarded knighthood in 2009 for his services to golf. He brought decades of experience in his professional career to create a course design with tight fairways, sloping greens and no shortage of natural rock hazards. This is no surprise, as his nickname is “the shot maker,” and this design definitely demands accuracy.
The Rock has been recently ranked #17 on the list of top hidden gem golf courses in Canada, and the views from the course are unrivalled, with beautiful (but hazardous) ponds appearing on over half of the holes. The clubhouse at The Rock overlooks the 14th and 18th holes, and serves classic pub grub, sandwiches/wraps and appetizers that you can enjoy from the patio before or after your game. There’s also a golf academy and a pro shop on-site.