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    River Course

Humber Valley Resort’s 18-Hole, par 72 championship River Course measures 7,199 yards and affords dramatic views over the Humber Valley, including Deer Lake and the Humber River. The course was designed by distinguished Canadian Golf architect Doug Carrick, who is known for creating courses of great character and beauty, The River Course is no exception. Its layout, with gently rolling terrain, generous fairways and undulating greens, gives experienced golfers a welcome challenge yet also provides an enjoyable round for novices. Several holes are played alongside the tranquil Humber River or the shores of Deer Lake and a number of natural ponds and streams meander through the course. Breath taking views can be enjoyed from most holes culminating in the 18th where the backdrop rises to 400 feet in elevation up to the Eagle’s Perch, housing golf reception, changing facilities, lounge and banquet room where the spectacular scenery can be enjoyed after your round.

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River Course Fact Sheet


Each hole consists of four tees:

Gold Tournaments 7,199 yards
Blue Competitions 6,858 yards
White Regular Play (Men) 6,441 yards
Red Regular Play (Women) 5,484 yards


The River Course has 105 uniquely designed bunkers, 49 on the front nine and another 56 on the back.

Grass Varieties

Three grass varieties have been used:

Creeping Bent Grass  Greens and Tees
Dwarf Kentucky Blue  Grass Fairways
Fescue Semi-Rough  and Rough

River Course Awards

  • Best New Golf Course in Canada by ScoreGolf Magazine
    Best New International Course by Golf Magazine
    Best New Canadian Course, 3rd place, by Golf Digest Magazine
    Best New Course in Canada ScoreGolf, 2007
    Worldwide Resort of the Year 2006 & 2007 by Golf Punk Magazine
    20th Best Course in Canada Golf Digest, May 2012
    10th Best Canadian Modern Course in Canada Golf Week, April 2013

  • River Course Architect

    Doug Carrick B.L.A., O.A.L.A., A.S.G.C.A.

    Since establishing his Toronto firm, Carrick Design, in 1985, Doug’s courses have won an array of awards from the golfing media and hosted some of Canada’s top professional tournaments. A member of the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, Doug never builds two similar courses. From his early work in the traditional Scottish links style at Osprey Valley Heathlands through to the grandeur of Magna Golf Club and the classic look of Bigwin Island, Doug consistently considers new ways of making the game of golf challenging for players of all abilities. Currently, Carrick Design is launching a new brand identity captured by the tagline ‘Soul of the Green’, following a very exciting year in 2007. In addition to opening its first golf course design in Scotland, The Carrick at Cameron House, three of its most recent golf course designs, including *The River Course at Humber Valley, received an unprecedented seven design awards plus three additional second or third place honourable mentions, all from some of the most well-regarded golf publications:

    Golf Digest

    Muskoka Bay Golf Club, Best New Course in Canada, 2007
    *Humber Valley Resort River Course, 3rd Best New Course in Canada 2007

    Golf Magazine

    *Humber Valley Resort River Course, Best New International Course 2007

    Score Magazine

    *Humber Valley Resort River Course, Best New Course in Canada 2007
    Muskoka Bay Golf Club, 2nd Best New Course in Canada 2007
    Cobble Beach Golf Links 3rd Best New Course in Canada 2007

    Golf Punk Magazine

    *Humber Valley River Course, Best International Golf Resort 2007

    Ontario Golf Magazine

    Cobble Beach Golf Links, Best New Course in Ontario 2007

    Fairways Magazine

    Cobble Beach Golf Links, Best New Course in Ontario 2007

    Golf Travel & Leisure Magazine

    Cobble Beach Golf Links, Top 10 New International Golf Destination 2007

    Website: www.carrickdesign.com

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