ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GOLF CHALLENGES IN QUEBEC
Although it is not customary for golf to aim above par, Le Grand Vallon prides itself on being a golf course definitely above normal! This superb terrain with a hilly course is indeed classified 4 stars and perpetuates its historical reputation.
Just 30 minutes from Quebec City, Le Grand Vallon will charm you with its 18 holes with par 72, bordered by trees and dotted with 40 pristine white sand traps, four lakes and a wide plain midway through. Along its 6,618 yards from the rear mounds and overlooked by the majestic Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Grand Vallon stands out as one of the most beautiful golf courses in Quebec.
A 4-star classified golf course, Le Grand Vallon is highly regarded for its architecture, renowned for its location, and recognized for its quality.
Sprawling at the foot of Mont-Sainte-Anne and thus offering a spectacular view of the mountain, its 18-hole par 72 course, 6,618 yards long from the rear mounds, graciously extends its paths bordered by mature trees flanked by 40 pristine white sand traps and four lakes.
The Grand Vallon undoubtedly constitutes one of the most beautiful golf challenges in Quebec, without forgetting to mention its hilly greens which will appeal to your address and skill.
1 - 9 | NORMALE 36 / 10 - 18 | NORMALE 36
Aim for the right of the fairway when teeing off, because your shot will have a tendency to draw left. Aim for the left of the flag on the green for an uphill putt.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 5
Aim your tee shot to the right of the fairway because the slope will draw your ball back towards the center. This will set you up for a good shot to the green.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 13
Make sure to take into consideration the direction and strength of the wind to avoid the bunker guarding the right hand side of the green.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 11
You can hit the sand trap with your tee shot. The ideal spot is just to the right. Watch out for the tall grass on the right side of the fairway.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 15
Hit your tee shot left of the sand trap, then aim for the left center of the fairway on your second and make sure to leave your self at least 140 yards for your shot to the green. That should put you in the perfect spot for a good shot at the flag.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 7
There’s plenty of room for your tee shot on the right side of the fairway and the green is wide open. Keep your ball short of the flag for an uphill putt
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 17
Hit your tee shot towards the left hand side of the fairway for a better angle to the green and make sure to avoid the punishing sand trap short right of the green.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 9
Bear in mind the increase in elevation of the green for your club selection as well as the fact that you want to avoid being long and left with your tee shot.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 3
Opt for precision over power on your tee shot. Make sure you leave yourself an uphill putt.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 1
To carry the left hand side of the tree line, you will need to carry your tee shot at least 225 yards for a much shorter approach to the green. However the safe shot is always in the middle of the fairway.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 6
Enjoy the view of the mountain, but be sure of the exact distance from where you will make your tee shot for your club selection.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 14
A tee shot on the right will allow you to avoid the sand trap on your second shot. This will have to be hit between the bunker and the lake to bring you about 140 yards from the green.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 2
Par 3 well guarded by two deep sand traps leaving a narrow green entrance. The strength and direction of the wind will influence your club selection.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 4
A tee shot to the right of the bunker will give long hitters the opportunity to reach the green in two. Be careful though as there is not much room for error at the edge of the green.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 18
Avoid the bunkers on your tee shot and you will only have to worry about the curve of your putt. Be careful, the slope is steeper than it suggests.
PAR 3 | HANDICAP 16
A tee shot to the left of the aisle is less risky, but players who risked the right will have better access to the green. A green with a strong tilt from back to front.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 10
The tee shot must go along the trees on the left despite what you perceive from the start. Place your second shot between the two fairway bunkers to get the best green entry.
PAR 5 | HANDICAP 12
It is possible to hit the tee shot above the bunker. A well-protected green awaits you. Take in the view before you cool off on the Anecdote's terrace while watching the golfers take turns playing on the green.
PAR 4 | HANDICAP 8
HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE
Designed by renowned architect Howard Watson, mentored by the illustrious Stanley Thompson, it has been possible to tee off at Le Grand Vallon golf course since the summer of 1976. Watson, who was notably the president of the ASGCA (American Society of Golfs Course Architects) in 1958-1959, is known to have designed some of the most popular courses in Quebec and elsewhere.
Sprawling at the foot of Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Grand Vallon has enjoyed an enviable reputation since its opening and still stands out today among the most beautiful golf courses in Quebec.
A lot of effort is invested to optimize the integration of the technical aspects of the terrain while harmonizing them with the surrounding nature, and all maintenance work is done in order to preserve the initial architecture of the course designed by Watson.
Le Grand Vallon is committed to applying the best practices in sustainable development in order to minimize the risks and inconveniences that may arise from our activities for customers and employees and makes sure to welcome you to a site that is well established in its environment. Therefore, all the actions of our team in place are focused on the conservation and restoration of the ecosystems, healthy economic management, and social responsibility of our golf course.
Do not hesitate to share with us your comments if you ever have proposals that could align with this spirit of sustainable development and that we would be able to put in place in Le Grand Vallon!