May 19-21, 2012
Malone has been an early season destination for many Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec golfers looking for an early season round or short weekend getaway of golf.
The Malone Golf Club has 36 challenging holes that are ideal for any level of play. The Robert Trent Jones design course features rolling hills and large, fast greens. The course is a step up from the courses I normally frequent.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express which is probably the newest hotel in the Malone area. Package deals can easily be arranged through the hotel or golf club. You can tell they hotel handles many golfers on weekends as divot tools and tees are available in baskets at the front desk. If you plan on playing more than 36 holes then you'll have to be prepared to make of drive of about 45 minutes to the next closest course which will either be Saranac Lake Golf & Country Club to the south or the Massena Golf & Country Club to the north and close to the Canadian border.
The Town of Malone was founded in 1805 but wasn't officially named Malone until 1812. As a tourist there isn't much to see or do. The shopping and dining is also at a minimum. On our first evening, we ate at Mo's Pub & Grill which is located in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express, but for the next two nights we ate at the Malone Golf Club. The Malone Golf Club is probably the best dining establishment in town.
The shopping and entertainment in Malone is limited so don't expect to mix other activities beyond golf with your stay.