We’re not experts, so we decided to polish our clubs, throw on a Polo shirt and look the part on our Muskoka golf vacation – even though our cover will be blown after our first drive! And as Ontario’s #1 Golf Course, you definitely won’t want to miss out on Taboo’s beautiful challenge!
Four sets of tees on 7,400 yards of incredible terrain make Taboo playable for beginners, challenging for experts and memorable for everyone. You’ll play in and out of granite rock overlays, towering pine forests and water and sand hazards, all framed by the scenic waters of Lake Muskoka. Play to your full potential after a lesson at the state-of-the-art Taboo Golf Academy. Or take in a quick nine at The Sands course! The best way to maximize your stay at Taboo Resort is by taking advantage of one of the many golf packages – your Ontario golf vacation has never been so cost-effective! After a long day on the links, there’s no better way to relax than in your private cottage chalet. Enjoy a beautiful Muskoka sunset from your screened porch. And the dining at Taboo is known as “culinary couture,” the perfect way to indulge on Lake Muskoka!
Food takes center stage at the one-of-a-kind 18-seat theatre that is at the core of the entire dining area. Entertainment is the order of the day as the Chef de Cuisine prepares his famous tasting menus in the theatre. See all the action unfold, interact with the chefs and experience a totally new kind of culinary adventure. The Culinary Theatre can accommodate groups of six guests every half hour. Groups up to 18 people can be serviced at one time when they are all dining on the same menu.
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You’re invited to experience some well deserved "Indulgence". The new spa is based upon European traditions, and unique services will assist you on the path to overall health, happiness and well-being.
The adjacent parklands contain beaver ponds, forests of old pine and ancient oaks, and spectacular open rock ridges. Wildlife is abundant as this is where the northern and southern ranges of many Ontario species overlap. Deer, moose, fox, owls, chipmunks, turtles and songbirds also call Taboo home.
Rocky Crest Golf Resort
Rocky Crest Golf Club is equal parts artful craftsmanship and recreation. And when you see the 18 holes winding in and out of towering forests, thoughtful outcroppings of natural granite and careful course placement between several of Muskoka’s most beautiful lakes, you’ll definitely agree!
The beauty of Muskoka’s natural scenery is best experienced with a day on the links – but there are plenty of other ways to take in your incredible surroundings! Rocky Crest Golf Resort is located directly on the shores of sparkling Lake Joseph, putting swimming, water sports, fishing and more mere steps away from your door. Go kayaking, mountain biking, hiking or just play on the water trampoline! Outside is where you’ll want to be at this Muskoka family resort. But the time will eventually come to settle down for the night. And you can choose accommodations ranging from traditional guest rooms to luxurious three-bedroom villas and anywhere in between. This means you’re sure to find something to suit your vacation – whether you’re here for golf, family, romance or all three! The term full-service is redefined at this Ontario golf resort.
Simplicity meets culinary creativity in the kitchens at Rocky Crest Golf Resort. Here, ingredients are allowed to express their natural flavours, albeit with somewhat exotic accents. A plate of fresh shrimp, for instance, might arrive at your table with a kick of spicy sambal and chili-spiked dark chocolate cream. And that traditional rack of lamb may surprise you with its mint chutney fortified with Chablis. Hungry yet?
From the airport, take Highway 401 E to highway 400 N to Barrie , and follow Highway 400 N towards Parry Sound to Exit #189 to Highway 69. Travel north on Highway 69 to Hamer Bay road. Exit right on Hamer Bay road. Travel 3 km down Hamer Bay road. The resort is on the right hand side.
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You can enjoy a variety of value-adding packages at Rocky Crest Golf Resort. Each one includes accommodation in a suite, breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children, Lake Joseph pontoon boat cruise (must be booked in advance through recreation department) and more!
The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort and Spa
Unfortunately, our straight, long drives usually turn into crooked slices and shanks. But the inspiring scenery at The Rock Golf Club made us forget about our poor golf game. Just think how much it might inspire you if you’re not a beginner! Muskoka golf will rouse your spirit on your vacation.
The course is just a short drive away from luxury at The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort and Spa. And several golf packages make this championship course an affordable option for activity on your Muskoka vacation! But it’s definitely not the only option – a private beach on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau means you’ll definitely want to hit the water! Go fishing, take a relaxing lake cruise or try your hand at water sports like waterskiing and wakeboarding. This resort is full-service. Four restaurants onsite provide an array of unique dining experiences, meaning you’ll never have to leave the resort grounds. That is, unless you dine at The Rock Golf Club’s Fairways Grille. Either way, you’re in for the meal of a lifetime, on the vacation of a lifetime in beautiful Muskoka! This is the Ontario getaway your family’s been craving.
Don’t forget to pamper yourself at the new Spa Rosseau. Opened in March of 2009, this spa offers treatments like body scrubs, facial treatments, manicures/pedicures, massages, plunge pools, steam room, therapy baths and more.
As the winner of six Major Championships, Nick Faldo is the world’s most successful non-American golfer of the modern era, and deservedly takes his place amongst the game’s elite as a golfing icon. The Rock Golf Club was expertly designed by this incredible European golf icon!
Northridge Inn & Resort
The No. 4 pick in our list, Northridge Inn & Resort, has partnered with The Ridge Golf Club to offer travelers a fantastic golf experience during any Ontario getaway.
This wide-open, nine-hole executive length golf course offers amateur players the opportunities to test their game, while giving the top players in your group the chance to go low. The course offers a number of tournaments throughout the summer in which you can participate during your stay. Northridge Inn is always happy to help you arrange a tee time with one of their "Partners in Crime" so starting planning your Muskoka golf getaway today!
Golf truly is a game of leisure. A game where people casually enjoy beautiful scenery, good exercise and great company. At the Windermere Golf and Country Club the leisurely spirit of old-school golf shines through to this day. Swing, chip and putt through history at this Muskoka golf resort!
The course was established in 1919, making it one of the oldest golf courses in Canada. And the historical charm and atmosphere is apparent from the tees to the greens to the clubhouse and everywhere in between. This is also true at Windermere House resort. Legendary Lake Rosseau lodging at Windermere House combines historical charm with lavish, modern touches to create the ultimate Muskoka vacation. Where else will you find Victorian lakefront architecture and a modern gourmet sushi restaurant in the same resort? The Terraces suites are incredible for romance, while the Windermere Cottage, complete with four bedrooms is perfect for a family vacation. The resort’s location makes spending your morning on the links, your afternoon on the lake and your evening in a gourmet restaurant a breeze. This is your next Muskoka vacation.
Soft jazz and chic canapés. What’s your pleasure? You’ll discover it at PJ’s Lobby Bar, a sparkling “place to meet and greet”, conveniently located near the Rosseau Grill and offering divine lakeside views. Cheers!
From Toronto: North on Highway 400 until Barrie then north on Highway 11. Exit 207 to Highway 141. Follow Highway 141 (turning right at the stop sign, at the intersection of Highway 141 and Muskoka Road 35) continue on Highway 141 for 15km to Muskoka Road 24. Turn left on Muskoka Road 24 and continue until the stop sign at the intersection with Muskoka Road 4 (Windermere Road). Turn right onto Muskoka Road 4 (Windermere Road) 3km to Windermere House.
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Don’t forget to check out the onsite amenities including a fitness center, complete with sauna, steam rooms, rowing machines, treadmills, stationary bikes, Stairmaster and universal/free weights. And you’ll love the safe, sandy beach and heated outdoor pool. They also offer outdoor tennis, basketball and shuffleboard!
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort
Lake of Bays Dwight, Ontario
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort offers a golf getaway to remember! Tee it up at the Bigwin Island Golf Club for an experience like no other. Sweeping lake views, tranquil surroundings, and challenging pin locations welcome frequenters of the fairway to this championship course.
You're in for a hole-in-one experience when you swing by Bigwin Island Golf Club. This par-72 course covers 7,166 yards from the championship tees and 5,346 yards from the red tees, offering an enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels. Designed by renowned golf architect Doug Carrick, this course is surrounding by towering hardwoods, undulating island terrain, and 75 strategically placed bunkers. After sinking that last putt, return to the resort and unwind. Campfires, tennis, and shuffleboard offer onsite entertainment while nature's untainted splendor can be discovered on a hike through Algonquin Park or on the sparkling waters of Lake of Bays. Cottages and chalets feature balconies with lake views, Jacuzzi tubs, and fireplaces. Breathtaking natural scenery and a sublime golf course make Port Cunnington a tranquil golf retreat!
1679 Port Cunnington Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0, Canada
Within 30 minutes, you'll find a plethora of outstanding courses like Deerhurst Lakeside Golf Course, Huntsville Downs Golf Club, Whispering Pines Golfing, Bracebridge Golf Club, Muskoka Highlands Links, Deerhurst Highlands Golf Club, South Muskoka Golf Club, and Diamond in the Ruff Golf Club.
After playing 18, savor a world-class meal at the Marine Dining Room.
Muskoka Bay Club
This newly-designed Muskoka golf course was constructed especially to show off the natural wonders of Ontario scenery. This means beaver ponds, rock outcroppings and towering forests replace traditional bunkers and water hazards. The exclusive Muskoka Bay Club combines nature and luxury flawlessly.
Tees are situated at the top of prominent rock ridges so you can survey the beauty, while strategizing your shot. That’s what makes this course perfect for experts and leisure players alike! And you’ll have 7,367 yards to savor on this gorgeous par 72 course. But the golf course is just the beginning of the upscale luxuries you’ll enjoy at Muskoka Bay Club. Fairway and Ravine Villas make your dream home a reality. Natural wood and stone touches mixed with modern furnishings, appliances and amenities mean pure comfort and lavish luxury on your Muskoka golf vacation. And besides having access to the incredible golf course, you can also take advantage of the incredible amenities at the Clifftop Clubhouse! Pools, tennis, a fitness center and a variety of dining options make you feel like part of the elite – this is the ultimate luxury for picky travelers in Muskoka.
Located near the southern tip of Lake Muskoka, Gravenhurst is Muskoka Bay's next door neighbor and the perfect gateway to Ontario’s favorite four season destination. Surrounded by natural beauty and just 90 minutes from Toronto, Gravenhurst is a thriving town offering a quality lifestyle for year-round and seasonal residents.
From the south, take Hwy 400 North to Hwy 11 North; Exit at 169 (Bethune Drive); continue on Bethune Drive to Brock Street/Hwy 169 (first traffic lights); turn left heading west on Brock Street and follow Hwy 169 signs past Muskoka Wharf and Waterfront; turn left at North Muldrew Lake Road. Watch for entrance to Muskoka Bay community, sales centre and golf course.
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The Clifftop Clubhouse includes amenities like a fully equipped fitness studio, spa rooms and private lockers with steam showers. Outside amenities include award-winning golf, tennis, infinity-edge swimming pool, cabana bar, fire pit, wraparound terrace and kids’ splash pool.
We can get kind of lazy sometimes. That’s why we love that a golf cart is included in the green fees at Deerhurst Resort’s Lakeside and Highland courses! But when the sun is shining on beautiful Muskoka, your golf vacation will be so enjoyable you won’t mind walking your round on these two courses.
In fact, walking is just the beginning of ways to be active at this Ontario family resort. Take a golf lesson so you can show off your newly-honed skills at two 18-hole championship golf courses. Then head to Muskoka Lake for a day of waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing – or just relaxing. The Splash Zone inflatable waterpark offers water trampolines, slides and more for a full day of family fun on the water! One- , two- and three-bedroom deluxe suites are perfect for families. Plenty of space and full kitchens make it easy to save time and money, preparing family-style meals in your own private space. But if you’re sick of cooking, head over to Eclipse Restaurant to splurge a little! Fresh ingredients team with an exotic flair to provide a completely unique culinary experience the whole family will love. Welcome to Muskoka – your family golf vacation paradise.
After a long day on the links, you’re invited to The Spa at Deerhurst where even more amazing treatments and exciting products in a freshly renovated, naturally inspired setting await you. Your Ontario spa vacation will help you restore your body and revitalize your sense of well-being.
For over 25 years audiences have been laughing and applauding for Deerhurst's fun, fabulous and ever-changing live stage shows, making them Canada's longest-running production. The same stage in Deerhurst's Lodge Showroom that launched Shania Twain to music superstardom has a cool new edge thanks to two shows directed by Dave Campbell, choreographer for Canadian Idol.
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You’ll enjoy access to an indoor pool, whirlpool and children’s wading pool, fitness room, tennis and squash courts and more!
Okay, we’ll admit that we’re beginners. Thankfully, Grandview Golf Club’s nine-hole Academy Golf Course is an easy introduction into a very challenging game. Slowly work your way up to pro status on the Mark O’Meara championship course – your Muskoka golf vacation starts at Muskoka Grandview.
The course was designed by its namesake, and since has been known as one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in Ontario. Hazards like natural granite rock outcroppings, elevation changes and rugged wilderness terrain make your round both demanding and rewarding. But wide fairways, shallow bunkers and gently sloping greens mean the course is playable at any level of experience! And the nine-hole Academy Golf Course is complimentary for guests at Muskoka Grandview Resort, so you can play all you want, at no extra cost. Now that’s value on your Canada golf vacation! Even when you’re not on the course, you’ll want to spend your time outside. All four seasons in Muskoka are filled with activity. Spend your day boating on Fairy Lake, skiing at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Club or relaxing in the indoor heated pool. Your family will thrive at this full-service Ontario resort.
Take your holiday to new heights with a unforgettable visit to the Echo Valley Observatory, an astronomical centre operated by Muskoka Grandview. Located on one of the highest points in Muskoka, the Echo Valley Observatory owns a powerful 40-centimetre telescope through which you can observe the night sky and see one million times farther into the distance than you can with the naked eye!
Guests of Muskoka Grandview also have the ability to play golf at nearby Rocky Crest and The Lake Joseph Club ClubLink private courses!
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From May to October, Muskoka Grandview runs a Kidzone program for children ranging in age from four to 12 years. With a focus on creativity, exploration, and just plain having, this supervised program is designed as a structured day camp environment with a variety of activities, including swimming, nature hikes, theme days, reading, and daily crafts.