The 6313 (white tees), par 72 course, minutes from Pugwash, overlooking the Northumberland Strait, is one of Atlantic Canada’s most picturesque and challenging layouts. Don’t let its length fool you…prevailing winds, rolling fairways, well placed bunkers and lightning fast greens make it a true test and enjoyable experience.
The facility is within easy reach for residents of Cumberland and Colchester County and only two hours from the Halifax-Dartmouth area. The course is one of contrast, ranging from the link type holes directly on the Northumberland Strait to majestic tree framed fairways and almost tranquil meadow like settings, most with a spectacular view of the strait.
Golf Hole 4 on Northumberland Links CourseThe four par-threes are noteworthy, with three of them having elevated greens, including the spectacular 195 yard No.4 – the course’s signature hole, along the steep shoreline of the strait. This tricky par three sits on the Northumberland strait with a steep embankment on one side giving way to the Atlantic Ocean. A successful shot has to be hit over the embankment and more than one golfer has sacrificed his ball to the sea.
The sea scenery combines with the beautiful landscaping of the grounds to create an atmosphere perfect for a round of golf. The greens are made from thin cross creeping bluegrass, and are designed to challenge even the most serious players, while the fairways are made from an annual bluegrass, common to most courses in the province.
In addition to providing an unparalleled experience for golfers, the Northumberland Links also plays an important role in the communities along the north shore.
As well as providing employment and economic spin-offs to area business, the course plays an important recreational role for young people in the area. Northumberland Golf Club has always given lots of attention to its Junior Golfers and Junior programs, something that is scheduled to continue in the years to come. Additionally, the Club provides two junior memberships each year to the Pugwash Regional High School for presentation at the school’s annual commencement ceremonies.
First time visitors venturing to Northumberland are likely to return time and time again. It is no longer the province’s best kept secret and the course continually sees many returning guests year after year.