Oct 13, 2016

Golf Course Review: Le Diable - Waste Bunkers With Bite

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  10/13/2016 09:18:00 PM   No comments

If your heading up to Mont Tremblant to play Le Geant you pretty much have to make time to play it's sister course Le Diable. Designed by the course is noted for its many waste bunkers.

 

As good as the weather was for my round at Le Géant Sunday's weather for Le Diable called for wet conditions and the the 2-4mm of rain ended up being probably more like 10-15mm plus. Although the rain started out light as the round progressed it got worse with a few heavier down pours. It was more difficult to stay dry and have dry hands so basically it wasn't optimum conditions for golf. So obviously that will impact my review.

 

The par 3s are beautiful at Le Diable especially #6.

 

Le Diable was located just a few more minutes up from Le Geant so that was nice again just a short drive from the village.

 

There's a driving range at Le Diable for those that need to warm up before there round.

 

Started on the back 9 first, Hole #10. As you can see waste bunkers as far as the eye can see and this continues for the whole course as the designer used these features in his design.

 

 

 

#15 Hole A fun downhill par 5 where with right placement of shots can net you a birdie on this narrow long fairway.

 

16th Hole Another downhill par 3 with bunkers on both sides. Green is bigger than it looks but has many subtle undulations like most of the greens at Le Diable.

 

 

Holes 17 and 18 are fairly flat holes but with plenty of waste bunkers to keep you honest. With the wet conditions I found it harder to hit out of the waste bunkers, even though you can improve your lie still found it very punishing ( more caused by weather conditions imho)

 

Hole #1 par 4

 

Hole #3 Par 4

Hole #6 Par 3

Hole #8 Par 3

 

Hole #7 Par 4

 

 

The strengths of Le Diable are with most courses in the Mont Tremblant area, scenery especially on the beautiful par 3s. Although it's got wider landing areas and less slope to its fairways then it's sister, Le Géant. It still has some bite, with the challenge of waste bunkers. Placed in areas where most golfers will miss with errand shots, they are quite penalizing. So if you're a bit off it can be a frustrating day.

 

The course when I played was in good condition. Greens rolled true and were just in good condition and fairways the same. With the heavier rains there were some areas with pooled water but they didn't infringe on play.

 

Again like Le Géant the round was slow, although there were marshalls patrolling the course. I suspect this was caused by individuals playing from the wrong tees, conditions( ie. rain) and not playing ready golf.

 

If your playing Le Géant, Le Diable is a must play. A perfect book end to golfing in Mont Tremblant.

 

About Sean Crogie

Father of 3, #golf writer, full-time mail carrier, part-time @RideauViewGolf Turf Team #PJ20 fan, golfing nomad.
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