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  • Fall in the Humber Valley of Western Newfoundland means brilliant autumn colours and where better to enjoy these than on Newfoundland’s top rated golf course at Humber Valley Resort. When we walked into the pro shop on Tuesday, September 16 we met the Managing Director of Operations, Gary Oke who told us that despite the slow start to the season, that they had had a great season so far. “ One of our big new accolades is that Score Golf Magazine ranked us as number 16 in Canada up from number 32 last year. There is no other course in Newfoundland with that kind of ranking which suggests that we have a great product here” he told us before our round.


  • When we go to a play in Cow Head at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival we often like to head up early in the day to enjoy a hike or to Shallow Bay beach. But if you like to golf we suggest you also pack your clubs and test your skills against the Gros Morne Golf Course. The course was closed for a year a couple of years ago according to manager Lorne Warren but they have been working hard this year to get the course back in shape. “Business has really been picking up especially during August and we plan to be open until mid October this year “Lorne told us. We had played the course a few years ago and really liked it so we were glad to see the course back in operation.


  • We recently had a chance to check out the Harmon Seaside Links in Stephenville before we attended a Stephenville Theatre Festival performance that evening. It made a great combination – Golf by day, play by night. The course is an 18 hole –par 72 golf course right across the road from Bay St. George. This means that you often get a refreshing breeze which has been nice this summer with its record breaking heat. The course is flat so is great for walkers and we had a very enjoyable afternoon exploring this course.


  • In mid June, 2014 we had a chance to play the Humber River Golf Course which is located just outside of Deer Lake next to the airport. They have 9 holes, a driving range, and practice green as well as a club house. The course is located adjacent to the Humber River and you get good views of the river on holes 3 and 4 in particular. The course is relatively flat and short and so is a good course for people who like to walk (the course is 2810 yards for men and 2400 yards for women).


  • Fall in the Humber Valley of Western Newfoundland means brilliant autumn colours and where better to enjoy these than on Newfoundland’s top rated golf course at Humber Valley Resort. Heather Oke, the resort’s marketing and events manager, told us that the golf course has recently been ranked as the 10th best modern course in Canada by Golf Week. “This has been our busiest summer yet and we have had people from all over to play golf. The course continues to be a big draw for golfers from the St. John’s area but we also from Ontario and B.C. We hope to be open until the end of October so there is still lots of golf left “she added.


  • RVing back to St.John's from L'Anse Aux Meadows--all 1,000 kilometers of it. 


  • When our son Michael comes back to visit from Vancouver we usually like to get out for some golf. One of our favourite courses is the Harmon Seaside Links in Stephenville and so with a sunny weather forecast for Monday, July 22 we booked a tee time for noon. This is an 18 hole –par 72 golf course right across the road from Bay St. George. The course is very flat so is great for walkers and we had a very enjoyable day exploring this course which we don’t get a chance to play very often.


  • Fall in the Humber Valley means brilliant autumn colours and where better to enjoy these than on Newfoundland’s top rated golf course. The golf course at Humber Valley Resort is ranked as the second best course in Atlantic Canada and one of Canada’s top 20 courses according to manager Gary Oke. We recently got a chance to play the course and it was in very good shape, despite from recent heavy rains. This course will test all of your golfing skills from tee to green.


  • A few weeks ago we had an opportunity to try out 2 golf courses in Central Newfoundland and we recently had a chance to check out 2 others in Western Newfoundland. On Wednesday, August 22 we played  at the Blomidon Golf Club in Corner Brook. Although a few showers passed overhead in the morning by the time we hit the first tee at 12:40 pm the sun was out and fluffy white clouds drifted across the sky. The Blomidon Golf Course was the host of the 2012 Provincial Golf Championships and is a very scenic course, especially in the fall as the trees change colour. 


  • On our most recent trip to Central Newfoundland, we decided to bring our golf clubs to check out the golf courses in Grand Falls and Gander. Over the past few years we have begun to make more trips to Central Newfoundland since we have realized it has much more to offer than you might think. Our first stop was the Grand Falls golf course which is conveniently located right on the Trans Canada Highway just outside of town.


  • Some plays suit a location because they mimic what is happening in real life. Cow Head, at the northern tip of Gros Morne National Park, is pretty quiet during the winter but every spring and summer they get invaded by Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) who put on plays that are often about life in Newfoundland.