Twin Rivers Golf Course, Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland
The original nine-hole course, designed by Robbie Robinson, opened officially in August 1981, as a public golf course designed to increase visitation to the Terra Nova National Park. In 1989 Carrick Design were retained to expand the course to 18 holes. Working with an intimate knowledge of Robinson’s design philosophy, the second nine was integrated with the original holes to take full advantage of the spectacular scenery along Clode Sound.
The continuous 18 - hole routing features a spectacular par 5 stretched along an ocean inlet, a dramatic downhill par three across a ragging waterfall and six holes winding along the magnificent Northwest River. The contrast of the emerald fairways and greens set against the rugged beauty of the forest, rivers and ocean, complete with sightings of moose, owls, bald eagles and salmon, make Twin Rivers a truly unique wilderness golf experience unlike any other in Canada.
Building a golf course in one of Canada’s National Parks presented many challenges including rigorous environmental guidelines designed to protect Atlantic salmon habitat, along with other indigenous wildlife and vegetation.