Located in the Laurentian Mountains less than 2 hours from Montreal is Mont Tremblant, a European inspired resort in the middle of Canada.
Growing up in Montreal (well, outside of Montreal), Mont Tremblant for me always meant skiing, as it did for everyone for much of its history. While winter is still the main raison d’etre for Mont Tremblant, there is no shortage of activity during the summer at this growing resort including some of the best golf you will find anywhere.
Le Geant, Le Diable (both affiliated with Mont Tremblant Resort), as well as Le Maitre (part of Club Link) are all in the Top 59 of Score Golf’s Public Courses, and when you add in Grey Rocks and their 2 course (La Belle and La Bete) you have the makings of an amazing golf adventure. All these courses take advantage of the unique terrain of the Laurentians with lots of dramatic elevation change, trees a plenty and water everywhere to swallow up a stray shot.
The fun at Mont Tremblant doesn't stop with the golf though. The village is bustling with festivals all year (the Blues Festival is particularly fun in my POV) and there is no shortage of other outdoor activities to enjoy. Everything from hiking, to biking and swimming through to more relaxing activities like spas and shopping await you after your round. You can also take a trip over to win some of the money I left behind in th casino and one thing everyone should do is take the gondola up to the top of the mountain. It is a beautiful ride up and the view at the top is well worth the trip.
With Tremblant being in Quebec, there will be no shortage of food and drink to be found in the village. A raclette dinner (a form of cheese fondue but different) is a fun sharing meal and La Savoie was an evening that my group enjoyed (if our waistbands didn’t!!) but there are restaurants and nightlife in Tremblant to fit any taste and budget.
One of the things my group was most happy with when we went to Tremblant was our accommodation choice. We stayed in 3 bedroom, 4 bed suites in Sommet de Neiges, a lovely suite hotel / condo right at the base of the ski runs. Each room came with a living room, balcony and full kitchen that made gathering and having a few drinks easy. They also had outdoor bbq facilities to use so we could get our own stuff and have a great steak dinner and some (ok, lots) of wine. With a pool / hot tub, fitness facilities, and games room it fit all our needs (ok, no hotel bar or restaurant but those were steps away out the door and we had our suites anyway. If that type of accommodation isn’t your thing, no problem, there are many different accommodations to choose from including the Fairmont Mont Tremblant, a great 4-5* hotel.
Tremblant is perfect for any group looking for a central location with minimal driving required to get to the courses. The golf is memorable and the apres golf is endless making this the perfect place for guys trips, couples and even family getaways.