118. Château Montebello

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Fairmont Le Château Montebello Golf Course

  • Montebello, Québec (84KM east from Ottawa)
  • 12th in the province
  • Stanley Thompson, John Watson
  • 1929
  • 103.3365 points

The term “good bones” is often tossed around, yet it perfectly summarizes Château Montebello, once considered Thompson’s sixth best course. Years of neglect have kneecapped this great course, and now, there is likely not a more exciting candidate for a proper restoration in Canada.

Even amidst all of the overgrown, deterioration and the out-of-place remnants of dreadful renovations, Thompson’s brilliance continues to shine. Among the standout holes, the unique 1st with two large rocky outcrops that shield most of the fairway from the tee is an exciting opening hole, the rugged par 4, 2nd with a wild quasi-hog’s back fairway and a devilish green set perilously against another rocky outcrop, the brilliantly deceptive par 4, 11th, and the par 4, 15th with a clever bunker complex along the inside of the dogleg all couch for why “The Toronto Terror” is Canada’s greatest architect.

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