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Dundarave Golf Course

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Established  1999
Total holes  18
Course rating  76.2
Type  Public
Slope rating  139
Province  Prince Edward Island
Dundarave Golf Course
Location  Brudenell, Prince Edward Island
Owned by  Province of Prince Edward Island
Website  http://www.golfpei.ca/course/dundarave
Address  82 Dewars Lane, Cardigan, PE C0A 1G0, Canada
Hours  Closed now Tuesday9AM–5PMWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday9AM–5PM
Similar  Rodd Brudenell River Res, Brudenell Golf Course, Brudenell River Golf, Avondale Golf Course, Eagles View Golf Course

Dundarave course overview


Dundarave Golf Course is a public Golf course located in Brudenell, Prince Edward Island. The iconic, red sandstone, based course was designed by two architects, Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, and officially opened July 15, 1999. Dundarave has hosted golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson during the 2006 Making the Connection - Legends of Golf event. The Dunadrave Golf Course shares the practice grounds and clubhouse with its sister course Brudenell River Golf Course.

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Dundarave golf course


History

Dundarave Golf Course official opened on July 15, 1999 after being delayed for about a month. The delay in opening of the course was a result of the dry weather which caused the grass to grow in slower than expected. The course was designed by two different award winning architects, Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. It was designed as an expansion to the Brudenell River Resort and is intertwined throughout its sister course Brudenell River Golf Course.

In 2007, the provincial government began looking to sell the Dundarave Golf course, along with the other three courses it owns. The reasoning behind the decision was the large expenditure of taxpayer money on course maintenance, losses from the four courses totaled $858,900 in the 2014-2015 golf season. Tourism Minister Robert Henderson was quoted saying “Obviously, when you’re on the floor of the estimates [committee] … and you’re saying you invested in this stuff, sometimes comments get made that maybe that would have been better spent on an X-ray machine or books,” in relation to the government's decision to sell the courses. As of the 2015 golf season no sale had been completed and the course is still maintained by the provincial government.

Course

The course is an eighteen hole championship golf course that is located on the Brudenell River. Dundarave golf course is among the top courses on Prince Edwards Island, it is rated the 37th best golf course in Canada and has been rated 4 1/2 stars by SCORE Golf. It was designed to exhibit the uniqueness of Prince Edward Island's red sandstone and has a particular bunker pattern containing 120 different red sand bunkers. The fairways on this course tend to be wide, while the holes snake through the woods and along the Brudenell River.

Making the Connection - Legends of Golf

In 2006 Dundarave golf course hosted the Making the Connection - Legends of Golf, an event created by IMG Canada and Tourism PEI in conjunction with The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to raise awareness of high cholesterol and the risk of heart disease and stroke. The event took place on June 19-20th and featured a playoff between legends of golf Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, along with a long drive exhibition by Jason Zuback. The event was broadcast both nationally and internationally while be commentated by PGA colour commentator David Feherty and PEI golfer Lorie Kane.

2016 P.E.I. Amateur Golf Championship

From July 15 to July 17 Dundarave golf course hosted the 2016 P.E.I. Amateur Golf Championship. The tournament was a three rounds with handicap divisions for both men and women, with the winners of tournament being the players to represent PEI at the Atlantic Golf Championship.

References

Dundarave Golf Course Wikipedia


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