Thunder Bay Golf Club is a Canadian Wilderness Treasure
Nestled in the beautiful wilderness area surrounding Ontario, Canada, Thunder Bay Golf Club offers more than just golf. Of course during the regular season, golf is the main attraction but even after the season ends, visitors can find a variety of activities to keep them busy such as hunting, fishing, and cross country skiing. thunderball results
About the Course
Thunder Bay Golf Club is composed of 6,034 yards of lush acreage. This par 72 course is anything but easy, with the average score of golfers completing the 18 holes an 86. The course’s overall rating of 69.1 comes from a slope rating of 126 and a difficulty rating of 90.3 making it a clearly challenging golf course for golfers of any skill level. The many water features throughout the acreage contribute to its difficulty level.
The green on the number 3 hole is partially blocked by water. A drive too short will ensure your ball bounces right into the water so it’s best to go long. The fifth hole is a par 5 characterized by a sweeping dog leg. With a ball driven to the right to shorten the distance, a golfer may find himself ending up in the woods surrounding the hole or end up in the water surrounding the two-tier green. Clearly, this is a challenging hole no matter how it is played.
Hole number 10 is another par 5 at Thunder Bay Golf Club with a hard dog leg which swings to the left. There is a bunker alongside the left corner 220 yards out while the green is nearly completely surrounded by water, presenting a challenge to golfers who are unable to keep their shot solid and straight on the approach.
Along the back nine holes golfers will find additional water hazards at Thunder Bay Golf Club. Hole 15, another par 5 hole, requires the ball to be kept strictly on the fairway in order to avoid a swim in the drink. The green is guarded by three bunkers alongside the front and to the left and right and skill is required to make a shot close to the hole and out of the sand.
The last hole is a short par 3 with a lake located halfway between tee and green. On a windy day golfers will be well advised to keep their shot short in accessing the green or risk a walk in the woods adding two or more shots to their score.