Deerhurst’s “Masters in Muskoka”

Deerhurst Resort Entrance (Image: Deerhurst Resort)

Home of one of Ontario’s most acclaimed courses — and famous as the site of the 2010 Group of Eight Summit — Deerhurst Resort kicks off the golf season with its annual Masters in Muskoka Weekend.


Here’s a great idea worth repeating: Deerhurst Resort, home of one of Ontario cottage country’s top courses, is ushering in the golf season with its second annual Masters in Muskoka Weekend April 12 to 14.

Guests at the 400-room resort are invited to watch the play-by-play from Augusta National in a Masters Lounge equipped with a big- screen TV, as well as tune up their swings in an Indoor Golf Zone featuring practice stations, a putting green, golf simulators and equipment demos. Director of Golf Danny Jackson and his staff will be on hand to dispense advice.

Included in the package is a three-course dinner followed by a comedy performance by the Just For Laughs Roadshow on Saturday evening. Also offered during the weekend are culinary demonstrations and wine tastings.

Located in the town of Huntsville, about a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Toronto, Deerhurst Resort captured headlines when Barack Obama, Stephen Harper and other world leaders met there for the 2010 Group of Eight Summit. The big attraction for golfers is Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course, a superb Tom McBroom-Robert Cupp co-design that rambles through forest and wetlands, and past immense walls of Canadian Shield granite. Also found here is Deerhurst Lakeside, an 18-hole executive course renowned for its lovely views of Peninsula Lake.

Deerhurst’s two-night Masters in Muskoka Weekend package starts from $189 per night, based on double occupancy.