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The River Course

What to expect...

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.


7199 yards


6858 yards


6441 yards


6059 yards


5484 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

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Virtual Course Tour


Eagles Perch Pro Shop

Housed in the Eagle’s Perch, between the 1st and 10th tees, the Pro Shop provides all the golfing essentials and accessories. The Eagle’s Perch Pro Shop manages all aspects of golf retail: books tee times, offers golf club rental and sells a range of snacks. In addition, the Eagle’s Perch Shop carries high quality balls, gloves and other golfing accessories plus a varied range of quality branded clothing.

Equipment Rentals

Our Pro Shop offers a wide selection of golf clothing including brands such as Titlest, Foot Joy and Callaway. We offer a broad selection of golf balls, golf gloves, divot repair tools, towels and other golf accessories.

  • Standard Club Rentals are $25 for 18 Holes

  • Premium Club Rentals are $45 for 18 Holes


Humber Valley Resort welcomes tournament play whether for charitable or corporate purposes. Full service organisation is available and every tournament is tailored as required.


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

River Course Architect


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:


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


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


*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


*Humber Valley River Course, Best International Golf Resort 2007


Cobble Beach Golf Links, Best New Course in Ontario 2007


Cobble Beach Golf Links, Best New Course in Ontario 2007


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



Policies and Cancellations

Dress Code

Appropriate attire is required when playing at The Humber Valley Resort’s River Course Please no tank tops, muscle shirts, short shorts or bathing suits. Men – Shirts with sleeves and collars; mock necks are OK. Women – Sleeveless shirts should have at least a 4-inch seam. Shoes – Spikeless shoes or sandals must be worn. Golf shoes are preferred.

Booking / Cancellation Policy

  • You will need a valid credit card to reserve your tee time.

  • Any charges to the card will be made at the time of play.

  • The price of the reservation is determined by the course, time and day of the tee time.

  • All cancellations must be made 24 HOURS BEFORE THE TEE TIME (with the exception of inclement weather).

  • If you wish to cancel your tee time please contact us at: (709) 686-2710

  • You are responsible for the tee time(s) booked if you do not cancel, whether you play or not.

Golf Etiquette

  • RCGA Rules will govern all play except where modified by local rules.

  • Please repair your ball marks, rake your bunkers, and replace your divots.

  • Pace of play is monitored closely.

  • Please play immediately behind the group in front and allow faster players to play through.

  • All players are required to wear proper golf attire.

  • In accordance with the NL Liquor Corporation, alcohol must be purchased on-site.

  • Each golfer assumes all the risks and damages incidental to the game of golf and is personally liable for all damage or injuries to persons which result from the golfers actions.

  • Power carts are PROHIBITED near greens or tees. Drivers are required to follow all cart traffic signs

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