A Bit of Golf History

On the Eastern Coast of Scotland in the Kingdom of Fife, during the 15th Century, a primitive game had begun to be played in which participants would use a stick or a club to hit a pebble around a natural course, often on sand dunes. These were the humble beginnings of the modern game of golf which is now played all around the world by so many. Golf made its way to Canada  in the 19th Century with the high number of Scottish immigrants who were arriving at that time.

By the late 1800s, golf was becoming more popular and by the year 1900, it had become an Olympic sport. The first Canadian golfing magazine was published in 1915, and players from Canada, the US, and around the world now compete for the Canadian Open, one of the most sought-after titles in the golfing world. Canada has some outstanding golf courses and some of the most picturesque of those courses are right here on our doorstep in Cottage Country.

One of the most challenging questions golfers are faced with in Cottage Country is not “where can I play”, but “which one of the many beautiful courses do I choose from”? The terrain here is ideal for golfing; wide open spaces with gentle rolling hills, and of course stunning landscapes including a view of the water in many cases.

The quaint village of Little Britain is situated southeast of Lindsay and is home to Deer Run Golf Course, one of only a handful of 12-hole golf courses in Canada. The first of its kind in the Kawarthas, Deer Run offers a dynamic 3,045-yard course which is both affordable and time-efficient. Nestled in the heart of a scenic mature forest and surrounded by the Mariposa River, this beautiful setting is the ideal location for a game of golf.

Come and play a Platinum Award Winning Golf Course’ The only 12 Hole Course in the Kawartha’s

Come and play a Platinum Award Winning Golf Course’ The only 12 Hole Course in the Kawartha’s

Offering something for everyone, the newly expanded club also boasts a large driving range and practice area. Junior Golf Camps take place in July and August and include lunch for the kids. Families and seniors are always made to feel at home at the club. Deer Run offers memberships as well as pay as you play, and the fully-licensed clubhouse provides a welcoming outdoor patio area for the adults to relax and enjoy a meal and refreshments after the game.

Visit their website to book Tee Times online and for details of upcoming league events and tournaments. In addition to those listed, they will be hosting the Golf and Dine for Breast Cancer on Friday, September 9th.

Deer Run Golf Course, Little Britain


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