Aug 30, 2008

Cedarhurst Golf Course Review -Beaverton, Ontario

Had the pleasure to play Cedarhurst Golf Course back in July on holidays with my father-in-law. I had played here previously with him so most of the holes I remember. Cedarhurst is located near Beaverton, Ontario on the east side of Lake Simcoe. We were camping at a Mara Provincial Park so it was only a short half hour drive to the course. The cost to play Cedarhurst is pretty reasonable at $42 during the week and $49.50 Friday/Sat./Sun./Holidays. My Father-in-law and I even got a better deal with a 2 for 1 w/ cart from So it was $75 for the two of us with cart plus tax. Pretty good deal so close to TO.

Just a few cedars beware of poison ivy

Lots of wildlife can be seen at Cedarhurst including rabbits and wild turkeys


Cedarhurst big claim is that it's a Stanley Thompson designed course (9 holes I believe) and it is but it was also designed by Bert Turcotte as well. Cedarhurst roots started back in 1922 and is aptly named as there are alot of trees and most holes will get you into trouble if you spray your ball. So be warned. We played it from the white tees which comes in at 5767 yards and a Par 70. You'll definitely recognize the older holes at Cedarhurst as the greens tend to be smaller and the fairways fairly uneven. The day we play during a bit of rain the greens were fairly adequate although some had been recently punched which made reading putts difficult (the machine used made long lines across the greens). One of the hardest holes at Cedarhurt is #3 a long par three at 238yds. It's straight away but the green is long and narrow so depending on where the pin is good luck with this hole.

One thing I liked about Cedarhurst is playing from the whites gave you a chance for a few birdies like the short par 5 4th and the short par4s, 7 and 9 which if you get a hold of a good drive you'll only have a half wedge in. These type of holes can be fun. On the back nine there's a few doglegs to test your iron play including #10 which plays even tougher if your drive doesn't get far enough into the bend of the dogleg good luck with your second shot because it will probably be a longer iron into this green.

Cedarhurst has a great little clubhouse we ended up having a few coffees and a danish when the rain came down harder at the turn. Cedarhurst is a nice little golf course if you keep it in the fairway you should be ok but with the many cedar trees, water and bunkers placed around the course if your a little wayward it could be a long day. the day we played it was pretty rainy but Cedarhurst seems to drain pretty good. The fairways were in nice shape definitely recommend if your in the area.

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