October 31, 2015

End of Golf Season?

The golf season may be coming to a close, but it's not over yet... as long a weather cooperates on the right days, I plan to get a few more rounds in. Looking back in my summer sketchbook of golf, I have sketched over 300 golf holes, some holes more than once. With 16 different golf courses and a total of 288 different holes, its been a great summer!

Season is changing and it's time for something new ... but what will it be?

October 27, 2015


Sketchbook Page ~ Ironwood
Ironwood Golf Club, located just outside of Exeter, started in 1965 with just nine holes. The original 9 hole architect was Dave Ferguson. Architect John F Robinson did a rework of original nine and added nine more, with the new 18 hole course opening in 1990. Tree lined fairways, gentle rolling hills, some water make this walkable course enjoyable to play.

October 24, 2015

Heron Point

Sketchbook Pages ~ Heron Point
Designed by Canadian architect Thomas McBroom, Heron Point Golf Links is a mix of rolling meadowlands and wetlands, dense stands of trees and links-style golf with fescue-covered mounds. One of his earliest and still one of his best and boasts one of the greatest finishing holes in Canadian golf.

October 17, 2015

Montreal Golf

Sketchbook Page ~ Le Fontainebeau

Its a long drive from London to Montreal for just a long weekend! We were staying in "Old Montreal" but did not have enough time to really enjoy it. But did enjoy the three golf courses we played. Some sketched on location and some sketched later from photos.

Club de Golf Le Fontainebleau opened in 2003. "Designed by Graham Cooke and Darrell Huxham, the 7,105-yard, par-72 layout has strong green sites with large putting surfaces that are highly contoured and protected by bold bunkering."

Sketchbook Page ~ Le Matre
Le Matre is ranked No. 2 in Quebec by SCOREGolf in 2010. "Le MaƮtre reflects the precision and power of Masters champion Fred Couples who, along with architects Gene Bates, Graham Cooke and Darrel Huxham, designed 18 superb holes along the Riviere Diable (Devil's River) in Quebec's spectacular Mont Tremblant region."

Sketchbook Page ~ Islesmere

Club de golf Islesmere, which opened in 1919 is a traditional parkland course that offers an enjoyable but challenging walk through the woods. "Islesmere is a tree-lined, narrow, strategic course; patience is truly a virtue here."

October 14, 2015

Muskoka Golf

Sketchbook Page ~ Rocky Crest
The inner organizational freak started to take over and I started to draw my grid of nine holes before I got to the golf course, so that I could neatly capture the front nine on one page and back nine on the next page. The other change is using brown ink with coloured pencil. Some sketched on location and some sketched later from ipad photos.

"Rocky Crest Golf Club celebrates the natural features of the Canadian Shield in Ontario’s Muskoka region and was designed by Thomas McBroom."

Sketchbook Page ~ Lake Joseph Club
"In 1997, The Lake Joseph Club caused jaws to drop around the golf world. Architect Thomas McBroom utilized the granite crags, towering trees and heaving topography of the incomparable Muskoka vacation region north of Toronto with such success that the course was named the best new course in the country by Golf Digest."

October 7, 2015


Innerkip Highlands Golf Course is a public golf course that opened in 1978 as a 9 Hole course, and became 18 holes two years later. Trout Creek brings water into play. The 5th hole features an island green.

October 3, 2015


Glencairn Golf Club was established in 2005and designed by architect Thomas McBroom. "It’s been said that Glencairn is the closest you’ll come to Scotland without crossing the Atlantic. From the moment you pass the stone gates and wind your way between rock fences to the majestic multi-turreted clubhouse, you will feel like you just arrived at a Scottish links."