About the Club
In 2012, a $1.5-million renovation was completed at Bethesda Grange Golf Course, lengthening it to almost 6,500 yards, reworking bunkers and cart paths, rebuilding green surrounds and tee decks.
The renovation was overseen by Paul Takahashi. Takahashi is one of Canada’s leading designers, having created ClubLink’s Caledon Woods and the Predator Course at GreyHawk, overseen extensive renovations at Station Creek and Emerald Hills, and worked on Wyndance and Rocky Crest.
The strong original routing of the former Championship course at Rolling Hills remained largely intact, but Takahashi says “we vastly improved the sight lines and shot values into these great established green sites. Many bunkers were relocated and added, all filled with white Ohio sand. There is no doubt in my mind that you will be very impressed with the new Bethesda Grange Golf Course.”
Bethesda Grange Golf Course, not overly long by modern standards, nonetheless presents significant challenges in other ways. Many potential birdies can be thwarted by those new bunkers and closely mown collection areas around the greens, so course management is at a premium.
One notable hole, post-renovation, is the totally reworked par-3 fourth. At 190 yards from the back tees, the tee shot must carry a pond almost entirely from tee to green. A bail-out area on the left provides an escape for those who want to avoid the “watery grave.”
Conveniently located near Highways 404 and 407, Bethesda Grange is easy to get to and fun to play. In addition to providing an enjoyable and challenging experience for ClubLink Members, Bethesda Grange Golf Course is open to limited daily-fee play.