Mont-Tremblant, a small city eighty miles (one hundred and twenty-nine kilometres) from Montreal, is most famous for its ski resort and the racing Circuit Mont-Tremblant, but it is a well-hidden gem for golfers as well. With an international airport only thirty-five kilometres (twenty-one miles) from Mont-Tremblant, it is easier than ever to reach this peaceful town.
The city itself boasts a bustling, yet rustic downtown area with numerous boutiques, art galleries and attractions. For the more active visitor there is a Heritage Walk, parks for hiking, cycling and exploring one of the most beautiful places in Canada without going too far from the comfort of civilisation and, of course, the Diable River and the nearby national park. For those who like a night out, there are often music performances on the pedestrian village where you can relax after a long day’s golfing.
Accommodation is plentiful, ranging from condos and quaint chalets to camping or staying in the most luxurious of 5-star hotels. There is something for everyone no matter the price range or personal preference. While the majority of hotels are within the city proper, those who wish for their own little haven can easily avail themselves of B&Bs, chalets and other vacation rental properties a little further from Mont-Tremblant.
There are over a dozen golf courses within a fifteen kilometres (nine miles) drive of Mont-Tremblant with more even further out. With such a large amount of courses in such a small area, are plenty of opportunities to go golfing in the secluded beauty of Quebec’s nature without there being any monotony. For ease’s sake we will not discuss mini-golf courses in this article, although there are two or three of them in the area, nor shall we discuss any course more than fifteen kilometres from Mont-Tremblant.
Please be aware that it will get darker much faster in September, so if you want to get the most for your day of golfing, booking between June and August is the best time.
These golf courses are sorted in no particular order unless they share a resort or other commonality. With one exception they are all full eighteen-hole courses and roughly a third of them offer other activities as well as golfing.
Le Diable is a 72 par, eighteen-hole, course over seven thousand yards long. Famed for its tricky turns, optical illusions created by waste areas and narrow fairways, it is no wonder that people consider this course to be a little diabolical.
It should be noted that several of the holes in the middle of the course (the fourth, sixth and eighth in particular) and the last six holes are up rather steep hills and difficult terrain.
Golf carts are always included and also free for junior after 4pm.
It will be open from May 17th to October 20th 2019. Reservations in advanced are required, and there is a restaurant, bar, showers, boutique and driving range.
Address: 110 Chemin de l'Albatros, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1S1
This par 72, 6836 yards course was carved into the side of a mountain and opened in 1995, opening the floodgates of golfing enthusiasts to come to this beautiful little city. Considered to be Golf le Diable’s sibling course, le Geant is another eighteen-hole championship course in challenging terrain.
Along with breathtaking views of the Laurentian mountains the key highlight of this course are its elevation changes. The final fairway drops a hundred and fifty feet, so you will be able to admire your ball take flight down the mountain. The course meanders around two stunning lakes is should be a little more accessible than Le Diable.
Many properties are nestled alongside of Le Géant. Private homes but also luxury condos like Tremblant-Les-Eaux.
It will be open from May 17th to October 14th 2019. Reservations are preferred as this course is very popular.
Address: 8630 Montée Ryan, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1S5
The oldest golf course in the Laurentian area, this hundred year old course boasts over six thousand yards of fairways. More traditional than Le Geant and Le Diable, it is as beautiful as its name suggests. Thanks to the teaching facilities on site and the challenging holes, this course is suitable for experienced and new golfers alike.
Its approximate opening and closing dates are 15th May to 15th October 2019.
Address: 100, Chemin Champagne, Chemin Champagne, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1V4
1 800 567 6744
La Belle’s sister course, you will not have to go far to visit ‘the Beast’ of Mont Tremblant. This one is certainly more challenging that La Belle. At almost seven thousand yards long, this is considered one of the best courses in Canada.
Have a look at Golf Gray Rocks’ website as they will occasionally have sales allowing you to gold on both courses for the price of one.
Like La Belle, the course is expected to open around May 15th.
Address: 1760 Chemin du Golf, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 2K6
1 800 567 6744
Widely considered the best championship short course in Canada, Golf Manitou is an eighteen-hole 68-par course that takes inspiration from the world’s greatest golf courses and combines them into one stunning package.
Of particular interest is that between opening day and June 9th and from September to close they offer discounted rates as well as personal golf lessons if you are new to the sport. Their golfing academy has an extensive range of lessons and courses to try out.
Opening and closing dates are yet to be announced as of this writing, but the course is expected to open around May 15th. Reservations are preferred, but not expected.
Address: 251 Chemin Clément, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1N8
Le Maître is indeed a master of golf courses. Designed by a group of famed architects, this eighteen-hole course is set in two hundred and sixty acres of forest, beautiful shorelines breathtaking views. Ranked 35th in Canada and 2nd in Quebec in 2010 by SCOREGOLF, this is one of the best courses in the country!
After a round of golf, why not relax in the swimming pool or play a game of tennis? The course also offers fantastic practice facilities, so it is good for beginners and experienced golfers alike.
It will be open from May 15th to mid-September. Reservations are preferred due to the popularity of the course.
Address: 650 Grande Allée, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 2L8
Club de Golf Arundel is a six thousand six hundred yard course with a challenging back nine. Despite this, the course is easily walkable and is a pleasant, traditional style course with an inexpensive restaurant on-site. As usual with golf courses in the Laurentian mountains, the scenery is absolutely stunning.
Sunday brunches at the restaurant have live music with a fantastic singer ready to entertain you as you take a break from your game of golf.
It will be open from May 16th to mid-September. Reservations are preferred due to the popularity of the course.
Address: 60 Chemin du Golf, Arundel, QC J0T 1A0
This eighteen-championship course has long been considered one of the top twenty courses in Quebec. With six thousand eight hundred yards of teeing greens and spectacular views of waterfalls, lakes, forests and more, this truly feels like a private golf course. The Royal Laurentien specialises in water holes and will pose a challenge to all. For those of you wishing to improve your game, you can have private lessons with famed golfer Richard Trudeau
Of note is that this is a resort as well as a large golf course. You can rent your own four-star accommodation, enjoy a heated pool and partake of even more activities to make it a fantastic holiday. The resort also offers to host events and golfing tournaments with up to one hundred and fifty-two golfers and access to their waterfront marquee.
It will be open from May 15th to mid-September. If you want to stay at this resort, you must book early due to its high quality accommodation and services. Reservations are highly recommended for those who only want to use the golf courses, take lessons or use the practice facilities.
Address: 2237 Chemin du Lac Nantel S, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC J0T 1J2
With such a wide array of golf courses to choose from, our recommendation is to visit several courses over the course of a week in order to properly enjoy the atmosphere and the range of courses. Le Diable or Le Geant is absolutely essential!
For those with a budget, we suggest Le Belle and La Bête or Golf Manitou because of their generous package offers and discount rates at certain times of year, but for those for whom price is no limit, opt for any of the clubs that offer private lessons. Where best to improve your game than then Mont-Tremblant region of Quebec?
We urge you to book your own chalet or private accommodation in or around Mont-Tremblant so you can enjoy the secluded, untouched beauty of Mont-Tremblant, the Laurentian mountains and the nearby national park. Take a break from the busy, crowded cities and retreat to one of Tremblant Prestige’s generously furnished chalet or condo and relax to your heart’s content. This area is one that can only be truly appreciated in a private setting without the gentle noise of Mont-Tremblant in the background.
There are many options for lodging and you will find all info needed in our blog post Where to stay at Tremblant.
For American tourists, it is important to note that some websites may only be in Quebecois French if the golf course or accommodation site is a small one as the majority of people use French as their first language. Do not worry though as it is mandatory that all signs and information be bilingual, so once you reach Mont-Tremblant there will not be a language barrier. And, naturally, all the major courses we have recommended have a bilingual website or can be booked through an English website.