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The Course

Affordable golf in the Orillia & Gravenhurst area

#2 South Course

Hole by Hole

#1 South
#1 SouthPar 5
478
464
441
305
#2 South
#2 SouthPar 5
541
525
330
230
#3 South
#3 SouthPar 3
180
169
133
130
#4 South
#4 SouthPar 4
371
362
351
260
#5 South
#5 SouthPar 3
231
170
145
135
#6 South
#6 SouthPar 4
405
397
260
210
#7 South
#7 SouthPar 4
389
368
300
190
#8 South
#8 SouthPar 3
210
200
165
156
#9 South
#9 SouthPar 5
456
400
375
275
#1 West
#1 WestPar 5
497
450
373
325
#2 West
#2 WestPar 3
120
105
75
70
#3 West
#3 WestPar 5
437
408
372
300
#4 West
#4 WestPar 4
351
311
283
200
#5 West
#5 WestPar 4
313
280
256
250
#6 West
#6 WestPar 4
371
362
281
190
#7 West
#7 WestPar 3
188
154
134
124
#8 West
#8 WestPar 4
326
273
259
195
#9 West
#9 WestPar 4
321
282
246
240
#1 North
#1 NorthPar 4
340
330
274
195
#2 North
#2 NorthPar 3
184
175
167
145
#3 North
#3 NorthPar 4
361
354
240
235
#4 North
#4 NorthPar 4
344
336
262
220
#5 North
#5 NorthPar 3
152
118
87
80
#6 North
#6 NorthPar 5
531
521
410
300
#7 North
#7 NorthPar 4
298
280
251
175
#8 North
#8 NorthPar 4
326
324
318
225
#9 North
#9 NorthPar 5
478
469
413
330

Course Details

South Course
Designer:Robbie Robinson
Established:1974
Par:36
Greens:Bent
Fairways:Bluegrass
West Course
Designer:Bob Moote
Established:2002
Par:36
Greens:Bent
Fairways:Bluegrass
North Course
Designer:Ed Leeder
Established:1952
Par:36
Greens:Bent
Fairways:Bluegrass

Course History

1950
Course Construction Begins

In the summer of 1951, course construction began on a wooded lot near the shores of Lake St. George. Mr Leeder, the orignal owner and builder, had a very difficult time building the course. It was a piece of land covered in waist high grass, dense forest and massive rocks. The venture cost Mr. Leeder all the money he could raise. He sold his Toronto home and car to finance the project. When asked about this, he simply said "This is all I've wanted."

1952
Opening Day
Opening Day
#4 North in 1954

The course opened in the fall of 1952. The original clubhouse was located close to where #9 north tee sits today. At this time, the course offered a full season mens membership for $20 and a ladies membership for $15. Green fees on the weekend were $1.50, and only $1.00 on weekdays!

1954
Clubhouse Opens
Clubhouse Opens
The clubhouse in mid-1950s

A new clubhouse opened in the middle of the property. When the new clubhouse was finished, the north course routing was changed to its current layout.

1970
New Owner

Bob Barr, a local entrepreneur, purchased the existing course as well as a large bird farm adjacent to the property. Throughout the next few years many improvements, including irrigation, were made to the north course.

1972
Robbie Robinson Builds a New Course

Mr. Barr hired Robbie Robinson to route and build nine more holes, now known as the south course. Robinson also created plans to renovate the original course, but these plans were abandonded before construction could begin.

1974
New Course Opens
New Course Opens
The south and north courses in 1988

In the summer of 1974, the new course was opened, making Lake St. George one of the first 18 hole courses in the area.

1979
New Owners

After years of financial trouble and multiple owners, George Louth purchased the course in 1979. George had already had a very influential career in the golf industry. He played an important role in the rise of Twenty Valley Golf Club in Vineland, Ontario from the beginning. He built the course, and became the Head Pro, Manager and Superintendent. He continued to run the course before leaving to take the position of Head Pro and Superintendent at Sawmill Golf Club. Georges father, Les Louth, had also been a successful golf Pro for many decades at the Oakville Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

1980s
Course Improvements

In the early 1980s, George, along with his son Greg, took on many course improvements. Irrigation and drainage were completed throughout all 18 holes, along with several new tees and greens. A clubhouse addition and renovation also took place.

1999
West Course Construction Begins

In the summer of 1999, Bob Moote designed the third course. The course took nearly three years to build.

2002
West Course Opens

The west course officially opened in July of 2002. The west and south courses became the regular rotation for golfers playing 18 holes.