Golf Course

The Fraser Edmundston Golf Club offers a splendid panoramic view and a great challenge to all golfers.

It’s five Par 5 holes offer an opportunity to regain some strokes but the landscape of the course does not make them any easier. The course offers some short and fairly long Par 4’s and the Par 3 holes are very challenging ranging from 165 yards to 207 yards from the blue tees.

Here is a brief breakdown of some of our most picturesque and challenging holes. By examining our score card you will get a good idea of the challenge offered, but do not get fooled by the yardage as the real challenge of the course is its topographical setting.

18 Holes Tour

Hole 1 / par 4

Dog’s leg left, a long tee shot to the right side of the fairway is required in order to see the green on the second shot. A well-bunkered green is really difficult to attack depending on the downhill and side hill lie.

Blue
438
White
411
Red
349
Yellow
374
Handicap
1

Hole 2 / par 4

This is a short hole where the tee shot sets up the hole. The green is well protected by bunkers and by a mound on the left side. This hole offers a definite birdie opportunity for the players with a good short game.

Blue
320
White
290
Red
236
Yellow
240
Handicap
17

Hole 3 / par 5

This hole offers a birdie opportunity. The difficulty here is the challenge of attacking the green with the second shot where the risk of a bad shot is greater then the reward obtained with a good shot. It is a three-shot hole with a green where the ball must be kept below the hole.

Blue
494
White
476
Red
407
Yellow
476
Handicap
7

Hole 4 / par 3

A very picturesque hole where the shot is taken from a very elevated tee and hit over a railroad track. A Par 3 on this hole must be earned as the prevailing cross wind makes it a task to hit this well bunkered green with the tee shot.

Blue
194
White
164
Red
153
Yellow
155
Handicap
15

Hole 5 / par 5

A wide-open tee shot to a short Par 5. Course management is very important as the fairway narrows down in the landing area and the topographical change in the fairway does not give the player a straight lie to attack the green unless he lays up with his tee shot. The most aggressive golfers will attack this hole on the right side of the fairway around the tall tree and hope for a good lie in order to reach this green in two.

Blue
495
White
473
Red
423
Yellow
423
Handicap
11

Hole 6 / par 4

This is a very good holewith a very well protected green. The tee shot should be aimed towards the right side of the fairway for an easier shot to a difficult green to attack. A par, here, is a good score.

Blue
419
White
387
Red
305
Yellow
329
Handicap
5

Hole 7 / par 4

This is the most remembered golf hole of this course. Being the most difficult hole in New Brunswick, a very long tee shot to the left side of the fairway is required to have a chance to attack this green with a blind second shot. A 5 on this hole is a good score as the prevailing wind is against the golfers.

Blue
493
White
405
Red
336
Yellow
336
Handicap
3

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Hole 8 / par 3

A relatively easy tee shot, on this uphill hole, to a fairly difficult putting surface. Players must hit this green with their tee shot as a missed shot on the wrong side of the green will make this hole almost impossible to par.

Blue
165
White
148
Red
135
Yellow
140
Handicap
13

Hole 9 / par 5

A very easy Par 5, which rewards a long and accurate tee shot towards the left side of the fairway. Any tee shot to the right of the centre of this fairway could well end up in the trees as the fairway slopes abruptly to the right.

Blue
480
White
469
Red
405
Yellow
405
Handicap
9

Hole 10 / par 5

A wide-open hole to a well bunkered but easy to putt green. This is a real birdie hole as most of the golfers can easily reach this green in two. A par 5, on this hole, feels like a bogey, as everyone should be expecting to save a stroke here

Blue
503
White
476
Red
411
Yellow
455
Handicap
10

Hole 11 / par 5

A very picturesque hole with the mountain in the back ground. A good Par 5 with a tee shot to be kept on the right side of the fairway. The last 150 yards is an up slope to a sunken green, which is well bunkered. The creek and the fairway bunkers must be avoided with the second shot in order to have a chance for a birdie.

Blue
517
White
482
Red
399
Yellow
475
Handicap
6

Hole 12 / par 3

A very good little par 3, but if the wind is blowing it could become very difficult. This is a short hole over water to a green well protected by bunkers from a teeing area where we cannot feel the wind. A bad tee shot on this hole could be costly.

Blue
151
White
132
Red
125
Yellow
116
Handicap
5

Hole 13 / par 4

A short par 4 where the location of the tee shot is more important that its distance. The pin placement will dictate how easily this hole will be played as this green can offer some tricky pin locations.

Blue
336
White
321
Red
273
Yellow
273
Handicap
12

Hole 14 / par 4

This picturesque hole requires a long downhill tee shot to a wide fairway. The second shot is to a slightly elevated well-bunkered green. The two-tier green of this challenging golf hole makes it one of the most difficult ones of the course.

Blue
424
White
402
Red
345
Yellow
345
Handicap
4

Hole 15 / par 3

The longest par 3 of the course. This uphill hole to a green protected by four bunkers is a very good skill tester. This hole becomes very tough when it is positioned in the front portion of the green.

Blue
207
White
189
Red
165
Yellow
170
Handicap
8

Hole 16 / par 4

This hole, a dog’s leg right, is a relatively easy par 4. It offers a challenge for the most aggressive golfers who can hit their tee shot over the trees on the right side of this fairway. The trees are fairly tall and course management is the key when playing this hole.

Blue
342
White
322
Red
266
Yellow
322
Handicap
18

Hole 17 / par 4

A straightaway hole to a fairly flat putting surface. The tee shot must avoid the bunkers and the second shot must land on the green, as controlling the bounce of the ball is difficult on this fairway which slopes down to the green.

Blue
366
White
354
Red
293
Yellow
293
Handicap
16

Hole 18 / par 4

A very challenging finishing hole where so many games could be lost. A long uphill tee shot slightly left of the centre is ideal to attack this elevated green with the second shot. The green is very well bunkered and surrounded by mature trees. Any shot left or right of this green may well result in a double bogey or more. Average golfers will play their second shot short of the green and below the hill

Blue
404
White
383
Red
308
Yellow
308
Handicap
2

History

The course was opened in 1926 and, in 1936, the first clubhouse was built. In the mid 1940’s, Fraser, a pulp and paper company, decided to purchase additional land to expand the golf course and in 1947, a brand new 18-hole course was designed by Albert Murray of Nottingham England.

In 1956, the Club proudly hosted the Canadian Amateur Golf Championship where Moe Norman won against Gerry Magee. Mr. Norman still holds the course record with an astonishing score of 64, which is 9 strokes under par. In 2002, the Club again had the privilege of hosting yet another Amateur Championship. The winner was an American, Mr. Dilbert Pruitt.

 

In 2005, Fraser Papers transferred the ownership of the Club to the city of Edmundston. In 2007, a brand new and enlarged driving range was completed, a perfect practice space for everyone to improve their game of golf or simply learn more about golfing with an instructor.   It is also one of the rare facilities to possess a five-hole short course designed for new golfers of all ages.

In 2008, the Fraser Edmundston Golf Club received a Recommended Play Award from Golf in Canada for “providing quality, variety, and most of all, enjoyment. All the things Golf in Canada looks for in a great golf course.” That same year, Golf Digest gave it a Four-star rating as well as including Fraser Edmundston on its ‘Best Places to Play’ list.