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Date: 2014-Jul-28 Review by Dan P
For years I've been wanting to play a number of courses in the Mont-Tremblant area. Le Geant, a Thomas McBroom design, happened to be one of those courses. Being awarded 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest Le Geant is also rated as one of the top 100 golf courses in Canada by ScoreGolf magazine.
The first green had a tricky pin placement and was positioned on the slope of a contour. I was a little concerned that this was going to be a trend for the round but this was the last of such an encounter. The greens were all in good shape and of reasonable size. I seem to remember two greens being a bit smaller; one on a par 3 and another on a short par 5.
Hitting the greens is a must to score well as most greens are elevated. Missing can see a ball away from the green into a troubled area.
The bunkers were not pleasant. There were a lot of large stones and the sand was quite coarse. I also felt the sand was thicker on the greenside of bunkers and thinner or harder packed further away.
There are four sets of tee decks ranging from just over 5,000 yards to closer to 7,000. The tee colour system is odd as there is a black and a double black deck. Whatever happened to using another colour or standard colours?
Taking a cart is mandatory for non-members and I don't imagine there are very many adventuresome people who would try to complete a round on foot.
Bring your camera if you want to capture some scenic shots of Mont-Tremblant. The lake view on the 18th hole is one of the nicest I've seen.
The fairway width were much more forgiving than I expected. Typically courses cut through forested or mountain regions tend to have some tight tee shots. There was a couple of holes where a driver may not be necessary off the tee and water only comes in to play on two holes. Hole #2 is a dogleg left around a large pond. If you're playing from the tips then the 18th is also a hole with water in play.
Be wary of the par 5 17th as there is a hazard in front of the green that is not visible for at least your first two shots. First time players will often fall victim to an inflated score on this hole.
The pro shop is nicely stocked with clothing and accessories and the clubhouse is small and simple.
Thanks Jin and Poul for an enjoyable round!