Just outside Owen Sound, two hours northwest of the Greater Toronto Area, Cobble Beach is one of Canada’s premier golf, vacation, wedding and weekend getaway destinations. Few locales offer as wide an array of activities for leisure and relaxation in as beguiling a setting. It’s a must-visit, and for those looking to make the resort lifestyle permanent, a wide-variety of real estate options are offered.
Anchoring the scenic waterfront property is the spectacular Doug Carrick-designed, links-style golf course with dramatic views of the bay from all 18 holes. It’s the perfect place to tee-it-up away from the hustle and bustle as tranquil vistas provided reign from most every vantage point.
The thrilling 18 pays homage to the great seaside courses of Scotland and Ireland as subtle, strategic bunkers dot the 7,134-yard routing. The design is a true shot-maker’s delight. Pure-rolling fescue greens, many with teasing pin locations requiring a decisive plan of attack, await well-struck approaches for hopes of a birdie putt. While a true championship test from the back tees, each hole has multiple tee-boxes and “safer routes” for players of any and all abilities. It’s as fun as golf can be.
Cobble Beach additionally showcases a treasure trove of amenities including a comfortable Nantucket-style clubhouse complete with a five-star restaurant, bar, and fitness center. Ten tastefully-appointed and ultra-comfortable guest suites are available for stays at The Inn upstairs. Once checked in, there’s little reason to use your car keys as everything is right there. All visitors need do is simply enjoy.
Guests also have access to The Cottages at Cobble Beach, each with two bedrooms, wet bars and living rooms. Additionally, more than 18 kilometers of hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing trails promote symmetry between work, play, indulgence, health and wellness. No matter the season, fun activities abound. By the way, if you’ve never tried the aerobic thrill of “snowshoeing” during the winter months, this is the place.
Not to be missed is The Spa at Cobble Beach. Tucked beneath the clubhouse and boutique inn, it offers a wide variety of treatments for him, her and couples. Massages range from traditional relaxation to hot stone and aromatherapy. There are a variety of facials and wraps on the menu, as well as hand and foot therapies. It’s the ideal vehicle to “arrive tired and leave inspired.”
The 600-acre development is also a sought-after residential enclave. Cobble Beach recently introduced the Blue Bay Villas and The Grove by Reid’s Heritage Homes, true lock-and-leave, attached residences. Walkout water views, full basements, and turnkey landscaping and maintenance are a few highlights of easy living. Those seeking custom, detached product for year-round or seasonal ownership have myriad design and location options from three best-in-class builders, or they can commission their own.
Cobble Beach offers several options for getaways of all types. For more information about packages, visit www.cobblebeach.com, or call 888.278.8112. For more information about real estate, visit www.livecobblebeach.com or call 877.781.0149.