Sunday, September 28, 2008

Par for the Course

This weekend I took a break from teaching and learning to attend a wedding celebration. The highlight of the weekend, came when I had the opportunity to play the Stone Ridge Golf Club at Elliot Lake, north of Lake Huron. Although the colours in southern Ontario have yet to peak, if this autumn preview in northern Ontario is any indication, it's going to be a spectacular October!

Mist on the lake set the tone for a magical morning.

Of course, there had to be a real 'stone ridge' on this course.

Trees, rocks and rough provide rich contrast to fairways and greens.

The driver led the way to an even par back nine.

The view from the cart was memorable, especially from the fairways.

The breathtaking par three 16th was home to a short birdie putt.

The 18th requires a carry of 250 yards in order to go at the green.

Even if you aren't golfing, the site is worthy of a postcard.