Golf Digest Names Muskoka Bay Club Best New Course in Canada

    TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Muskoka Bay Club has been named 2007 Best New
Canadian Course in the January 2008 issue of Golf Digest featuring America's
Best New Courses.
    Located ninety minutes north of Toronto in Gravenhurst, Muskoka Bay is
situated on 850 pristine acres in the heart of Ontario's cherished Muskoka
region. Rave reviews and awards from numerous golf publications have greeted
the Doug Carrick-designed course since its opening in 2006. Ontario Golf named
Muskoka Bay Club as Best New Course in 2006 and Fairways named the course
co-winner of its Best New Course in 2006 as well. Earlier this fall Muskoka
Bay placed second in SCOREGolf's Best New Courses in Canada for 2007.
    The par 72 course measures 5,087 to 7,322 yards and features four sets of
tees. "I'm thrilled with the recognition for the course and grateful that
Peter Freed gave us the opportunity to work with such a fantastic piece of
Muskoka landscape," said Carrick who has captured four Best New Canadian
Course awards from Golf Digest since 1995.
    Golf Digest said, "Muskoka Bay is high drama, from opening tee shot to
final putt. Somehow, Carrick shoehorned the front nine into seams between
mammoth ridges and marshland edges without ever making it feel uncomfortable
or cramped. The climax is the par-4 ninth, off a ledge, over a swamp to a
skinny fairway that weaves uphill through domes of granite to a hilltop
peek-a-boo green beyond twin outcroppings. Pulverize that rock and you'd have
a terrific hole in the sand dunes reminiscent of Ballybunion or Lahinch."
    "We are honoured by the Golf Digest award," said Muskoka Bay Club's
brainchild, Peter Freed, president of Freed Developments. "We could not hope
for better recognition for the centerpiece of our four season community."
Toronto Life magazine in 2007 said in fact that "Muskoka Bay may be the best
golf course community in the entire country."

    In addition to the dramatic award-winning golf course, Muskoka Bay Club
features custom built homes among secluded ravines and luxurious villas nested
within the course surrounds. Homes range in price from $486,900 to $1 million,
while villas are priced from $389,800 to $1 million. For more information go

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