Quebec

Passions are Swinging!

Music fêtes, wilderness treks, museum romps, and golf supreme; Québec delivers a powerful upbeat lifestyle rhythm unlike any other destination. Emotions swing through each spring, summer, and fall moment. You can feel the revelry, see the colors, taste the creativity, and hear laughter in a land whose backbeat thrives upon dining, dancing, sharing and celebrating life each day!

The European ambiance captures the senses in this bilingual setting, while a kaleidoscope of cultures embrace visitors in sublime sophistication. Whether your heart yearns for the romantic, giggles at the fantastic, or demands the original, Québec serves a swinging recipe of fun across all tastes and budgets.

The privileged luxury of choice…

The downtown groove of location…

The outside dance of greenery and fall foliage…

The backswing joy of the first golf club in North America!

Montreal Region

Magic Rhythms of Montreal

A rainbow of cultural rhythms embraces visitors with gusto and joie-de-vivre creating the hallmark of life in this multilingual City of Festivals. Whether visitors tour artisan shops, art galleries or architectural curiosities on the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, dance hip-hop after-hours to club sounds on Saint-Lawrence Boulevard, or tee-off on the sumptuous Montreal golf courses, this island-city’s magic cooks up a continuum of enthralling passions to be enjoyed.

Montreal’s Cultural Hip-Hop

Second-largest French-speaking city on the planet, bilingual Montreal boasts a tapestry of rich ethnic customs, exotic culinary traditions, and vibrant sounds, celebrating new residents from Latino, East Indian, Caribbean and African nations. The romance is palpable as lovers kiss openly, free music festivals pulsate in the downtown core, fireworks bring the child in us public, and Old Port river cruises capture hearts on summer nights.

Tagged as the “hippest city in the world” for its freewheeling party standard, the City of Festivals comes full circle with over 30 fascinating museums, two symphony orchestras, the world’s largest shopping network The Underground City, eleven university-level institutions, and over 100 golf clubs in the Greater Montreal Region.

Celebrating the 2007 PGA President’s Cup at the Royal Montreal Golf Club reminds the world where the first club in North America started in 1873, and heralds a new era with a legion of contemporary clubs in the region. Great examples include Ile de Montréal Golf Club offering Pat Ruddy’s Irish terrain design a short hop from downtown, the captivating skyline and seaway views from Laprairie Golf Course, the lakefront holes and fabulous Sunday brunch at Atlantide, the forested fairways of the flower-adorned Le Boisé Golf Club, and ravine treks with mountain views at La Seigneurie.

Swinging Up North!

One hour north of Montreal, the forested peaks of the Laurentian Mountains roll into view with a counterpoint of 6000 lakes, resorts and golf courses, in a playground of inspiration for golfers, hikers, and vacationers.

Celebrate leisure time in the vast Laurentian Mountain zone of countless lakes, forested hills, pristine rivers and resort-filled valleys north of Montreal. Breathtaking vistas surround visitors on all sides, as the diversity of outdoor possibilities mixes with the peace and tranquility option to provide guests with ideal vacation memories.

Golf fever is epidemic in these Laurentians, as visitors and locals alike discover the menu of delights possible from a day on the many attractive links. As with most games in this French-speaking hockey culture, the competitive passions and excitement lead to more training in order to finesse the game. Québeckers are proud of their golfing abilities and it shows!

Swing on a golf course or in a hammock, cycle the pedestrian trail, or paddle a canoe on a river or lake; all promise to rejuvenate, especially when the French Canadian traditions of fine dining, convivial resort facilities, and healthy laissez-faire attitude serve to remind you of the fun-loving nature of your hosts.

Auberge Gray Rocks is distinguished as the first registered Canadian inn (1906), and first resort operating in the Laurentians. Their 6330-yard golf course La Belle (The Beauty) is the first in the legendary Mont Tremblant area, and the oldest anywhere in Canada, while the La Bête (The Beast) par-72 course runs its 6850-yard challenge alongside the Diable (Devil) River.

Providing an excellent all-round course for all levels, The Beauty is a classic mountain challenge, complete with spectacular views from tees and consistently beautiful course conditions due to superb elevation drainage. Stunning scenery takes golfers through rich, verdant valleys to elevated forest pins, highlighted by a panorama of visual delights on every side.

Meanwhile, La Bête demands accuracy from professional and novice both, serving up doglegs, marshes, creeks, and hazards, in a wonderful combination of elevation changes to create a challenging course matched with the stunning mountain surroundings which make Mont Tremblant so famous worldwide.

Le Maitre

This popular ClubLink Platinum Member Club opened in 2001 as a Fred Couples Signature Design course boasting a renowned location beside the beautiful Riviere du Diable (Devil’s River) in Mont Tremblant.

A spectacular mountain roll covering 262 acres, the course is a par-72 pristine riverfront design, crafted with Gene Bates of Couples Bates Golf Design in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and Cooke-Huxham International Golf Course Architects in Montreal. The architecture includes dramatic elevation changes, Laurentian Mountain vistas, waterfalls, and lush forest foliage framing the course.

Le Maitre Mont Tremblant caps their dreamy location with high-tech practice facilities and target greens, a 13,000-square foot designer clubhouse, two exterior tennis courts and a swimming pool.

Royal Laurentian

The Royal Laurentian Golf Club sings about the growing passion for golf throughout Québec. Witness the history of this mountain property, once strewn with mammoth boulders and trees, now lovingly groomed to offer wide fairways, generously wooded areas, flowing brooks, waterfalls, and breathtaking panoramic views, especially during the rapture of fall colors.

The ultimate success of the Royal Laurentian is reflected in the winning of “Golf Course of the Year 2001” in Golf International Magazine. Services abound here for golfers, with driving areas capable of handling 35 players, approach greens surrounded by ponds, and three sand traps to finesse your short game. The 4-Star Royal Laurentian Chalets present sixteen luxurious lakefront vacation cottages, framing the course with rustic elegance.

Le Grand Lodge

This family vacation Mecca is situated between the resort Village of Mont Tremblant and the community of Saint-Jovite, and claims the best 4-star resort/convention perch for golfers and non-golfers alike. Ideally located with access to seven nearby courses, and a vast menu of upscale amenities and activities, “Le Grand” leads the charge for resorts in North America.

Playing golf while staying at this log palace on Lac Ouimet is the stuff of dreams for professional and amateur golfers alike, as the whole family enjoys a rainbow of complimentary onsite activities like beach, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, tennis courts, games room, indoor pool, whirlpools, steam baths, sauna and exercise room.

Tremblant

Mont Tremblant’s notoriety as “Best North American Winter Resort” for the last ten successive years now swings into other seasons too. Now a world championship golf domain with two dazzling courses, Tremblant has arrived, as evidenced by being voted “Best Golf Resort in Canada 2005”.

Lodging choices abound golf-side, and sprinkle the slopes of the vibrant Mont Tremblant Resort village, nestled at the base of the ski hill. From 5-Star hotels to self-catering multi-bedroom condos, Tremblant delivers a winning combination of dining, nightlife, outdoor activities, and championship golf.

Also winning “Best Golf Destination” by Score Golf Magazine, Tremblant’s Le Diable (The Devil) course is a RAVEN member, offering the highest level of golf course service, instruction and facilities. The Tremblant Golf Academy is unique in all of Québec, and rivals any golf school in North America with onsite training programs and state-of-the-art facilities.

Red sand waste bunkers dot the idyllic course famous for its devilish twists and turns, while impeccably groomed greens and long narrow fairways add up to a high-level golf experience for pro and amateur alike.

Almost 7,000 yards of plateaus sculpted into mountains highlight Tremblant’s breathtaking second course Le Géant (The Giant). As much a pleasure to meander through as it is to play, architect Thomas McBroom designed this par-72 with fast greens and tumbling fairways framed by mountains, making each hole memorable for all contestants.

Le Manoir St.Sauveur

Less than one hour north of Montreal, consider Le Manoir Saint-Saveur for vacation, golf or conference needs. With easy approach to dynamic area golf courses, elegantly appointed accommodations, gourmet cuisine, tennis courts, pool, spa, and wholesale shopping outlets nearby, this mountain resort follows through on all levels.

Famous for their market-fresh gastronomy and wine list, as well as spacious suites, the entire property aims at no less than becoming your refined country wellness experience. By harmonizing a universe of spa treatments and services, together with body, mind, and spirit sensibilities, this picturesque domain lives up to the nobility of its mountain location.

Piedmont

Piedmont offers a well-groomed lakeside course, where the 15th hole will linger in your mind long after the game, and the 453-yard 4 th will test the sharpest shots even as a par-4.

Most golfers will find this course a fair, but challenging 6,241-yard round, and Piedmont includes a rustic clubhouse to unwind afterwards for dinner and drinks, or more technical tips on improving your game from the pro shop. Practice facility and golf boutique are both onsite.

Le Chantecler & Le Victorien

Sculpted out of the ancient mountain stone, this course creates visual delights from end-to-end in the heart of the Laurentians. A forty-something-year-old location stocked with elevation changes, stunning vistas and unexpected hazards, Le Chantecler is a robust course for any level golfer.

Le Victorien distinguishes itself via the creative links-cum-traditional concept of architect Graham Cooke, incorporating natural assets like trees and valleys into a design offering over 7,000 yards of challenges. This “course of champions” has a new clubhouse completely equipped for post-golf nourishment.

Eastern Townships

Luxuriate in the peaceful villages, cafés and shops of a golfer’s wonderland extending over mountains, lakes and valleys near the borders of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

The personality of this immense region near Montreal owes its attraction to the combo of Appalachian Mountains led by Owl’s Head, Mont Sutton, Mont Bromont, and Mont Orford, lakes like Memphramegog, Megantic, and Brome, and backcountry orchards, farms, and wineries reminiscent of New England.

Chateau Bromont captures the upscale hotel standard of elegance and finesse here, with its gourmet Quatre Canards dining room and newly improved golf course onsite. Conceived and upgraded by architects Graham Cooke and Howard Watson, thirteen holes were completely reconfigured in 1999, and three million dollars of recent course improvements paint fairways, greens and tee areas with impressive results.

Royal Bromont captures the upscale PGA course standard of elegance and groomed finesse, as they celebrate their 15th season. Conceived and designed by Graham Cooke, the 7,000-yard course paints fairways, greens and tee areas with lush bent grass, while white silicate grains sand the bunkers. The stately clubhouse welcomes players to an impressive perch, complete with gourmet trimmings and watering hole in the “King’s Cellar”.

Meanwhile, the Parcours du Vieux Village club typifies the ambiance of clubs throughout these townships, highlighted by a smaller pesticide-free course straddling the graceful Yamaska River. This family-run 1994 club offers a welcoming Victorian clubhouse, a residential project complimenting the landscaped course, and a full range of onsite services to suit any tastes.

Québec City Region

Invigorating 400th anniversary celebrations attract revelers and golfers from around the globe, as a resounding Québeçois welcome follows through from the capital city into the surrounding mountain villages and coastal communities.

Whatever magic it takes, whoever needs convincing, however you accomplish it, make sure you travel to Québec City during 2008…the largest party in North American history has already started!

Surrounded by the Saint Lawrence River, the Appalachian Mountains and the Canadian Shield, Québec City strides the Cape of Diamonds promontory in a regal pose, as colorful parasols protect summer patrons quaffing refreshments and dining on market fresh cuisine, pacing themselves for festivities unfolding around them.

The “cradle of French culture in North America” is a traveler’s dream for a symphony of memorable reasons: stunning natural scenery, decadently fine cuisine, boisterous cultural festivals, the historic cobblestone streets, walkways and structures of Old Town, and now championship golf courses augment this UNESCO World Heritage destination.

All the local Québec City Region golf courses are within an easy thirty-minute drive of this “only walled city north of Mexico”. The number of challenging courses comes as a result of being designed and located at the base of famous ski slopes, like Mont Sainte-Anne and Le Massif.

Characterized by undulating fairways lined with mature trees and creatively placed bunkers and water hazards, the elevated tees and greens present panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, lakes and countryside, sure to impress even the most traveled golfer.

Le Château Bonne Entente/La Tempête

Skill, design, and luxury vibrate on 11 manicured acres here, where an original “Art of Living” service ethic pivots into action just outside Old Québec City. The finesse and culture of a European country estate merges with upscale North American comforts, to make any golfing vacation an outstanding memory at this 5-star/4-diamond riverside resort.

Guests on golf packages at Le Château Bonne Entente have exclusive access to the only international caliber course in the region, La Tempête, plus complimentary shuttle. Renowned architect Darrell J. Huxham’s design of links and parkland styles tease all players with more than 70 sand traps spread over 200 acres on this 7,000-yard jewel.

Mont Tourbillon/Royal Charbourg

Large greens stimulate all players at Mont Tourbillon, but relax your grip and enjoy outstanding elevated tees, breathtaking fairways through majestic treed aprons, curious water hazards, surprising bunkers and elevation changes. Only 20 minutes outside the capital, the course is situated overlooking Lac Beauport to the south. Don’t miss their famous weekend brunch.

The Royal Charbourg is considered one of the most difficult courses, and sure to ignite passions with four sets of tees, rolling terrain, lakeside fairways, and tree-lined greens. Panoramic views from the clubhouse cap architect Philippe Watson’s design, while a fully stocked pro shop compliments the exceptional training center, large driving range, practice green and bunkers.

Le Chåteau Mont Sainte-Anne

A magic recipe of vacation offerings are sure to maximize the fun at the largest 4-seasons resort in the province, overlooking both the Laurentian Mountains and the Saint Lawrence River. Ideally built between Québec City and the captivating communities of the Charlevoix Region, Le Chateau Mont Saint-Anne creates holiday dreams for every taste.

The 18-hole championship club Le Grand Vallon leads this exclusive list, with a par-72 course covering an idyllic 6583 yards of golf heaven set against the stunning backdrop of Mont Sainte-Anne. A vacationer’s match-made-in-heaven is completed by the chateau’s inventive menu of activities including honey tasting, vineyard visits, waterfall tours, divine dining, paragliding, mountain biking, canyoning, whale-watching, and a long list of group, family, or solo activities, which equate to convivial Québec memories in the making.

Le Grand Vallon

The secret is out about this elite par-72 course designed by Stanley Thompson apprentice Howard Watson. Le Grand Vallon has sublime Mont Sainte-Anne as a backdrop, and elevates the game and player’s spirits in breathtaking competition between scenery, sculpted fairways, and a dreamy slope of 128 from the back tees.

Stretching across 6,583 yards of generously open midsections, 40 ivory-white sand traps, 4 contoured lakes, and forested fringes, the service ethic here is sure to attract as much notice as the layout, and green fees include valet, practice balls, cart, and access to a practice area. Few courses in North America rival this one for sheer beauty, especially during the fall change of colors.

Charlevoix

Profound happenings occur in the Charlevoix Region east of Québec City. Spellbinding scenery, the undulating roll of gorgeous hills overlooking the mighty Saint Lawrence River, wonders like World Biosphere Reserves Hautes-Gorges, Grand-Jardins, and Saguenay/St. Lawrence Marine Park teeming with wildlife, are just the beginning.

Add the enchanting personality of local crafts-people orchestrating a magnetic mix of homespun lifestyles and creativity, and it’s no wonder the fantastic and the original, like Cirque du Soleil, are born in this inspired territory.

It’s not surprising Québec golf is being catapulted to celestial levels in Charlevoix, as grandeur paints courses with unusually beautiful palettes of seasonal colors, heavenly vistas, and services like casino, spa, horseback riding, canyoning, and whale-watching. This is the ideal place to improve all aspects of your game.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

Fabulous creator of the North American resort industry rejuvenates itself with an upgraded 27-hole golf course, and expanded room capacity. The original golf course was designed by British golf icon Herbert Strong in 1925, and recent improvements guided to similar excellence by renowned architect Darryl J. Huxham.

A surely memorable golf experience begins here with an unusual GPS-equipped golf cart ride up a steep forest trail to a new clubhouse, arriving at a glorious perch above spectacular Saint Lawrence River surroundings. Keeping your eye on the ball here will not be your only challenge, as this 27-hole mountain course matches successfully with a full spectrum of guest services and onsite pro amenities, and even the restaurant and golf boutique carry top-drawer surprises.

Dating from 1761, the French Normandy-style hotel encompasses all that is grand about leisure time in stately accommodations, with classic furniture throughout, lush gardens, palatial ballrooms and reading areas, modern outdoor salt-water swimming pool with hot-tub jets, AmeriSpa and marina, plus 4-diamond gourmet dining, lookout belvederes, and complete casino. No golfer should miss playing this 5-star location.