Woven through hardwood stands, historic farm fields and orchards is The Links at Montague – Metro Halifax’s only 9 hole executive golf course and academy.
Designed by Graham Cooke for the enjoyment and playing pleasure of all levels of golfers, The Links at Montague features shaped fairways and strategically molded bunkers set in natural slopes throughout its 1,880 yards.
Three sets of bentgrass tees on each hole lead to bentgrass fairways and greens. All this is bordered by Kentucky bluegrass roughs, set amidst native hardwood and century-old softwoods.
At The Links at Montague, our commitment to quality and service is foremost for our guests. Our nine hole executive course, designed by Graham Cooke, has been created to test all your shots while giving you the opportunity to enjoy a shorter game. With different sets of tees you can make the challenge of each round unique.
The Links at Montague incorporates many naturalized landscape areas that are environmentally sensitive. We are in the process of receiving full certification from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, and continue to maintain as well as enhance these habitats to ensure the protection of plants, fish and wildlife.
FIRST HOLE – PAR 3
The Links At Montague open with a charming, short par three anchored by a mix of century-old hardwood and softwood trees.
The raised green has gentle contours and is guarded on the right front by a large sane bunker.
SECOND HOLE – PAR 3
The second hole is one of the shortest holes on the course but it is far from the easiest. The green is virtually an island bordered by marshland and water.
There is no room for error so just trust your swing and play for the center of this green avoiding the temptation of going at the pin. Any shot on the green is a good one and you will be left with a remarkable putt for birdie.
THIRD HOLE – PAR 4
The forested third hole demands precision rather than brawn. The proven strategy is to hit a long iron or five wood to remain short of the fairway bunkers that frame and pinch the fairway width. This will leave you a short iron shot away from the green which rests on the brow of the fill.
Avoid over-clubbing as shots that bound long will be carried far down the slopes behind the green eliminating any real chance for par.
FOURTH HOLE – PAR 3
The scenic par 3 fourth provides a panoramic view of Loon Lake. If you’re fortunate, you may see the resident loons floating serenely out on the lake or Bald Eagles gliding overhead.
The long narrow green of this hole is guarded by steep slopes, deep bunkers, a rocky stream to the left and of course Loon lake as a glittering backdrop.
The high tees will help you in floating high soft shots to the green but accuracy and distance are required to secure par.
FIFTH HOLE – PAR 4
The fifth hole starts from a narrow chute and climbs to the high plateaued fairway.
Long hitters should consider a three wood off the tee to avoid the high left side fairway bunkers.
Accuracy off the tee will set up a fun approach to the gently contoured fifth green.
Be reminded that the stream bordering the golf hole from green to tee will catch all wayward shots to the right.
SIXTH HOLE – PAR 3
The par 3 sixth sets up a true player’s shot.
For most, a mid or long iron will be needed. The challenge is to negotiate the imposing front guard bunker and find the surface of this narrow green without falling prey to the larger back sand bunker.
The right-side marsh and treed background frame this hole perfectly and attribute to its classic character.
SEVENTH HOLE – PAR 4
The attractive boardwalk through the wetlands takes you to the dramatic par 4 seventh.
The long hitters can take a chance here at reaching the green in one. However, the narrow, high green is well protected by bunkers and grassy hollows.
For approaches to hole #7, do not go long or right.
A short iron approach to below the pin will produce the best formula for success.
EIGHT HOLE – PAR 3
Eight is a deceptive par three with a deep cavernous bunker that will capture any miss-hit shot coming its way.
The prudent play is to first take enough club and play slightly to the left center of the large contoured green.
When the pin is cut on the back right, it will be difficult not to test your nerve but going for the pin in this are is risky.
NINTH HOLE – PAR 4
Achieving success on the ninth at the Links at Montague is cause for celebration.
This golf hole is a pronounced dogleg par 4 accented by an old stone fence that meanders through the property.
A good tee shot past the fence and below the grassy hollows and bunkers of the right bank will set up the perfect look to the green.
To reach the green you must next clear the marsh that crosses the fairway, avoid the lone sentinel tree that guards the corner and stay clear of the deep rock-walled pond below the green.
Patience and confidence are your best friend in achieving a good score on this fine finishing golf hole.