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The Community of Golf

2020 is behind us. A year none of us will soon forget. After making the very difficult decision to close the course back in the spring, so much has happened that it seems like 8 years, not 8 months. On behalf of all of us at Cordova Bay, I would like to take this time […]

Christmas Day Golf

    As we have always done, the golf course will be open on Christmas Day. A small group of Cordova Bay employees volunteer their time to greet golfers and facilitate play on December 25th.¬† . 100% of fees collected will be donated to local charities, The Mustard Seed Street Church and The Shelbourne Community […]

You’re playing off a what?

2019 was the year that the USGA and the R&A, the self-proclaimed¬†Supreme Commanders of Golf,¬†decided to turn the world of golf upside down by allowing you to putt with the flagstick in (or out). This edict has created simmering feuds within foursomes that may never be resolved. Apparently unsatisfied with the level of disruption their […]


by Grant Soutar, Restaurant Manager Winter is over, vines are awakening and temperatures are rising but there is still a crispness to the air and weather is variable. In the last article on seasonal wine choices, we spoke about choosing warm and full bodied wines during the cold months.  We discussed whites like chardonnay and […]

What’s Happening on 7?

Some keen eyes have spotted new activity left of #7 fairway. The smell of organic fish fertilizer is wafting through the air; long, mounded rows of soil have seemingly popped up out of nowhere! Can you guess? It’s another vegetable garden! The success of our ‘Fairway to Table’ vegetable program has inspired more space for […]


Every year since 1991 we have celebrated our Male and Female Champion Golfers of the Year by presenting them with a trophy on which their names are engraved.  At around this time every year I take the trophies to a shop on Quadra Street to have another name added to each one. This year, to […]

Rules, rules, rules

Cordova Bay’s Interpretation of the New Rules of Golf:  Handed Down by Decree on January 1, 2019 by the Foreign Officein St. Andrews, Scotland. Deep Knee Bends: When dropping with or without penalty you must now drop your ball from knee height. We have petitioned Scotland for special dispensation for the inflexible. Trick shots? You may now double […]

Golf Time

TIME is always in the top 2 reasons not to play golf. At Cordova Bay we are blessed with the ability to offer golfers some form of golf to fit just about every time frame 15 minutes – small basket of balls at the Driving Range 30 minutes – 18 holes at the Putting Course […]

The Foursome

The very best part of my job is the fact that I get to bear witness to ‘the foursome’. Four golfers who week after week, at the same time, meet for hours of companionship, competition, exercise, good natured ribbing, and oh yes, they play a bit of golf as well. Some Cordova Bay foursomes have […]