Frog’s Breath Golf Course, New Liskeard, Ontario
Located in a remote corner of Northern Ontario, Frog’s Breath is a golf course that few people will ever hear about and fewer still will have an opportunity to play, because it is privately owned. It may also be one of the most challenging and scenic nine-hole courses in Ontario.
Built on a 40-acre parcel of rugged woodland behind our client’s home, Frog’s Breath presented many unique design challenges. Seven new golf holes were integrated with two remodeled holes of the previous four-hole course. The nine hole, 3,000 yard, par-33 layout features dramatic elevation changes in excess of 100 feet and is accented with two spectacular waterfalls that tumble over massive rock outcroppings. One of the biggest design challenges faced on this project included the incorporation of an eight million gallon reservoir into the compact layout, in order to minimize the requirements for water taking from the adjacent Twin Lakes.