I am playing golf at Seguin Valley Golf Club on Tuesday. I have never played this track, but it comes highly recommended by some of the players I met during the Senior Men’s Ryder Cup matches last week. I am going down on Monday to stay overnight in one of the cabins to enjoy the entire Seguin Valley experience.
It took Seguin Valley Golf Club founder Robert McRae 15 years to stitch together 2,000 acres—a rugged but stirring parcel of Precambrian Shield wilderness just south of Parry Sound—before his dream of a unique golf course set upon 400 of those acres began to take shape in 1998. (Seguin Valley Golf Course)
I have an affinity with Robert McRae, who was a former RCAF Pilot and the original founder, because I am a serving member of the RCAF. Brothers in Arms always support each other! I am interested to see if Seguin Valley has blossomed into the fantastic golf course he envisioned. Reopened in 2010, Seguin Valley appears to have tremendous potential and Mike Feldman seems to have the vision to create a must attend course.
Here are the details about Seguin Valley Golf Club:
- Location & Mailing Address: 144 Badger Road, Seguin, Ontario, P2A 2W8
- Tel: Toll Free 1-866-826-4080; Local: 705-378-2555; Fax : 705-378-1903
I was invited to play Seguin Valley by the current golf course Superintendent – Darwin Howard. He is a friend of a friend of mine, Jeremy Sizer from Roundel Glen Golf course. If Darwin is half as committed as Jeremy to shaping and developing the Seguin Valley Golf Club, then Seguin Valley is in fantastic hands. I look forward to talking to Darwin and hopefully gain some more insight as to why Segiun Valley should be on everyone’s must play list!
The pictures and videos of the course look awesome! I am excited to play this course and as a taster to my upcoming review, the 7th hole looks so much fun to play. What do you think?
My first impression is that the front, due to its length, is more challenging than the back. But, who can really tell from pictures. I am not sure which tees to play, but, likely we will play the gold. What do you think?
As stated earlier, my friend and I will be staying at one of the three cabins. We figured it would be great to get there early and enjoy the entire Seguin Valley Golf Club experience. I am not sure what to expect, but if the cabins match the images of the course, everything will be fantastic.
Playing new golf courses are always great fun. Seguin Valley comes highly recommended and I am looking forward to hitting the links down south. Additionally, talking to Darwin will be a highlight and I hope to learn some of the intricacies of the course that transfer into some saved strokes. Regardless of how I play, I am looking forward to the entire Seguin Valley experience!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer blog.