The Links at Dover Coast

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#GoNorfolk live from the Links at Dover Coast Friday, May 19, 2017

Amelie Chanda of Norfolk County Tourism dropped by The Links at Dover Coast on May 18th to do a live podcast! Amelie is the Active Living Ambassador of #GoNorfolk. Watch as she tours the golf course with Manny Borges, Golf Manager/Golf Professional at The Links at Dover Coast, and visits with members during a Thursday Night Mixed League shotgun match. Amelie & Manny discuss the community & how to get active by joining a golf league. See the semi-private golf course first hand as Amelie walks the course!  

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Match Play Championship Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Congratulations to Wes Cutbush (pictured left) on winning the inaugural Match Play Championship at The Links at Dover Coast. (Pictured right is the runner up John Whitham)

 

9 Holes! 9 Holes! 9 Holes! Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What a beautiful sight this morning!
Seeding of holes 10 & 18 has begun!
Let the 9 hole parade commence!!!!



 

Water Water Water Part 2 Friday, August 19, 2016

Golf Course Irrigation?......Check!
Water pumping through the sprinklers?......Check!
Having a Superintendent (Rick Buttenham) who really knows what he is doing?.....PRICELESS!!!

What a difference a week makes when you irrigate the course none stop! A beautiful site!



 

WATER WATER WATER Friday, August 12, 2016

FINALLY!!! The day has come to pump water from Lake Erie into our ponds. Massive irrigation will commence on the entire course!
Green plush course here we come!!!



 

Divorce Open Sold Out!!! Thursday, August 11, 2016

Well that didn't take long....Our 2nd annual Divorce Open is now sold out! We do have a waiting list if you would still like to register.

Contact The Pro Shop @ 519-583-2118

 

Hole in One! Thursday, August 4, 2016

Congratulations to the first ever hole-in-one at The Links at Dover Coast. This feat was accomplished by Carol Bailey on Friday July 29th on the 12th hole from 125 yards!

Hole in One at Links at Dover Coast 

Senior's Tuesday's! Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Join us every Tuesday from 7am until noon for Senior's Tuesday's! 

Senior's 55 and up

Walk Ride
$15.00 (half round) $25.00 (half round)
$20.00 (full round) $30.00 (full round)

 

 

Join us for a one day Open House at The Links at Dover Coast! Monday, April 4, 2016

Course and Court Opening
Open House
Saturday April 30, 2016!

Spring in Your Swing!

 

Join us on Saturday April 30, 2016 for a one day Open House at The Links at Dover Coast and learn more about the newest golf offering in Norfolk County!

  • Pickleball open house and representative presentations
  • Half price golf and carts all day
    (tee times and carts are subject to availability and course conditions)
  • Outdoor BBQ (noon until 4pm)
  • Learn about our League opportunities for 2016
  • Membership Sales Promo this day only
  • Prizes & Giveaways
 

Construction of Pond on Hole #9 Friday, July 31, 2015

Construction of the Pond on the 9th hole is underway!

Pond on hole #9

Pond on hole #9

 

 

The Links at Dover Coast is Officially Open! Monday, July 6, 2015

On July 1, 2015 The Links at Dover Coast held its Grand Opening Ceremony. Below are some photos from the memorable day!

Grand Opening Ceremony - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Grand Opening Ceremony

Grand Opening Ceremony - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Grand Opening Ceremony - Cutting the Ribbon

Teeing Off on Opening Day
Teeing Off for the first time

Titleist Booth at the Grand Opening Celebration
Titleist Booth at the Grand Opening Celebration

Cobra Puma Golf Booth at the Grand Opening Celebration
Cobra Puma Golf Booth at the Grand Opening Celebration

Blueberry Hill Estates Booth at the Grand Opening Celebration
Blueberry Hill Estates Booth at the Grand Opening Celebration

 

The Links at Dover Coast Grand Opening is July 1, 2015! Friday, June 19, 2015

Join us on July 1, 2015 as we celebrate The Links at Dover Coast Grand Opening!

The Opening Ceremony begins at 9am and is followed by an outdoor bbq, vendors, and live music by The Dudes!

We will be offering 2 for 1 green fees and cart rentals, as well as Bocce Ball and a Pickleball clinic.

Drop by David's Restaurant and purchase tickets to enter our draw for a chance to be the first foursome to play the Links!  Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.  We will announce the winner on June 27th.

When teeing off on the first tee, participate in our tee challenge!  Proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Society of Haldimand Norfolk!

Hope to see you there!

 

Links at Dover Coast first round of golf will be played on Canada Day! Monday, June 1, 2015

Links at Dover Coast is pleased to launch its new website, just in time to invite members of the community to book their tee time online. July 1, 2015, Links at Dover Coast will be officially open for golf.  The Links at Dover Coast website not only provides information about the beautiful golf grounds, it also enables golf enthusiasts to book their tee time, half round, or full round, for 2, 3 or 4 people. The Links at Dover Coast Golf Club season in 2015 will be from July 1st to season close.

The website also enables Pickleball players to book their courts online as well.

Links at Dover Coast is just one of the premiere amenities that is part of the Dover Coast Adult Lifestyle Community which also include Elements Day Spa, David’s Restaurant, and the Double Olive Lounge.

The website was developed by Farms.com Professional Services.
 

South Coast Shuttle Bus Service Stops Near Links at Dover Coast Golf Club Sunday, May 31, 2015
The South Coast Shuttle Bus Service stop is at David's Restaurant just across the street from Links at Dover Coast.  On Saturday and Sunday, as well as on holiday Mondays.

South Coast Shuttle Bus Service travels from Port Dover -- starting at David's Restaurant -- to Long Point.  Stops are as follows: 

  • David's Restaurant, Port Dover
  • Port Dover marina
  • Port Dover Waterfront
  • Port Dover Uptown
  • Frisky & Gamble Cellars
  • The Good Bread Company
  • Normandale Century Inn
  • Sandbar on the Beach
  • Turkey Point
  • Burning Kiln Winery
  • Blueberry Hill Estates
  • South Coast Farm Tours
  • Carousel Stables
  • Port Rowan Downtown
  • At the Bridge
  • Long Point Provincial Park Old Park

Fares are $2.00 one-way in town or $6.00 one-way out-of-town.

Detailed shuttle bus information including the schedule for the South Coast Bus Service linking Port Dover, Vittoria, Normandale, Turkey Point, Port Rowan, and Long Point.

 

Pickleball Courts Opened Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pickleball courts are available now.  You can book a pickleball court by calling the pro shop.

 

Golf Course Construction Update Monday, November 10, 2014
Looking South from behind #12 green
Looking South from behind #12 green - #13 Tee to right - #13 green & #14 tee in distance - Lake Erie in Distance

Behind #14 green - looking east
Behind #14 green - looking east

View of #11 green
#11 green

View of Homes across the Golf Course

View of Dover Coast Homes across the Golf Course

 

Golf Course Construction Update Friday, June 6, 2014
Hole 15

Hole #15

Hole 14

May 31st - having just sodded around bunkers and green of #14. Fairway, rough and green seeded

Hole 14 bunker

May 31st - green side bunker #14 with fresh Ohio White

Behind green hole14

May 31st - from behind #14 green 

Hole 14 now seeded

May 31st - from mid tee of hole #14 - entire hole is now seeded

 

Golf Course Construction Update Friday, November 15, 2013
Hole 15 tee deck

#15 - View from rear tee deck - 215 yard par 3

Hole 14 complete

#14 - Hole now completed - to be seeded again spring 2014
- view from 100 yards out to green

Hole 14 from tee deck

#14 - View from tee deck side of ravine - seeded with fescue mix in foreground, next is waste bunker then mounding out of waste bunker to fairway grade - approximately 450 yards from green - tee deck system elevates 6 meters above fairway grade and length of hole from back deck is 605 yards.

#16 - View from behind green - a par 4 with moderate dogleg - plays 380 yards from back deck

Hole 13 tee deck

#13 - standing on the tee deck system for #13.  This area has been raised by 9 metres.  In the distance your sightline is to the south directly at Lake Erie.  On the left is the 3.5 acre pond with the golf hole playing around behind the south side of the pond.  From the tips the hole plays 360 yards in length.  The infrastructure is such that all drainage for the 17th hole flows into this pond as does #12 and 13.  An 8" overflow line maintains a constant pond level with overflow going to the main irrigation pond on #14.  Another way for us to use on site water to its fullest extent.

Hole 17 green graded

#17 Green.  Shaped and graded this green has 3 distinctive regions that will benefit the golfer hitting the location and penalize you if you happen to be on a separate tier.  In the distance is the future area for #10 and #18 as we head north to highway 6.

Hole 12 green & fairway

#12 Green and fairway - in the foreground the green is shaped - in the distance is the tee deck system.  On the right is the east side of the 3.5 acre pond.  This par 3 will play 190 yards from the tips with a full green front side bunker protecting the green surface.

Hole 11 Fairway

#11 Fairway - a 3 meter cut is started working to the left (the north) toward the tee deck system.  Your tee shot will be played to the approximate location of the rock truck you see in the image.  From there you will be hitting over an open ravine to an elevated fairway structure and green.  The hole plays 455 yards with a forced layup at about 180 yards.

Hole 18 tee deck

#18 tee - yes, we are that far.  This tee deck system is 3 metres above grade.  Aiming to the north #18 plays 530 yards and will lead to the future Hotel/Conference Centre complex.  During the winter of 2013 - 2014 we will be striping the topsoil from this area to sculpt numbers 10 and 18, as well as the start of the excavation of another 3.5 to 4 acre pond.

 

Golf Course Construction Update Monday, July 15, 2013

Have we been busy! - Or shall I say, has Bill & Kurtis been busy!  We have done extensive work including the completion of #14 with drainage and 80/20 greens mix.  The irrigation is near completion.  We have begun sculpting hole #17 and have made tremendous efforts with the excavation of #13 pond.  The weather has cooperated for the most part in the latter part of June and July and have had a great start to August.  Our intent is for fall planting of holes #14 and #17.  We have also added holes #11, #12 and #13 to our list for late season seeding.

Drainage to Pond

Mainline drainage from #17 to #13 Pond.

Pond Aeration

New Fountain for pond aeration on #15

Rock Truck

A little rock truck to build #18 & #13 Tee complex

Rainbow

Looking East from mid fairway #17 to the green

 

Golf Course Construction Update Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rain events have been the order of business through the month of May - beginning in the latter part of May during which time we had a site visit from Darrell Huxham (below in red) and meeting with the golf shaping contractor (Connell's Construction) from Peterborough, Ontario;  we began in earnest, the shaping of hole #14.  #14 is a significant hole for the course, a 600+ yard par five with vistas over looking Lake Erie, the hole plays along our 5 acre irrigation pond and is adjacent to New Lakeshore Road.

Darrell Huxham & Bill Connell

Darrell Huxham (in red) and Bill Connell (in brown) are seen here at the back tee deck for hole #14.  Site lines, tee deck shape and size are being staked as is the cart path locations.  The general aesthetic is also being discussed to ensure the design and vision of Darrell's plan are being communicated.

Darrell Huxham

A few things can be derived from this image - note the clay stuck to Darrell's boots.  As mentioned earlier, rain fall was considerable during the month.  This caused some delays in shaping schedules as the terain was too soft for heavy equipment.  This photo is taken from behind the tee deck system on #14, in the distance on the right is the irrigation pond which will come into play on your second shot and approach shot to the green.  In the distance on the left the building is the approximate location of the green for #14.

Tee Deck System

Ah - some blue skies.  Having had a couple of days of sun and wind, the ground has dried enough for us to get out and shape. 
In the background is the tee deck system and burm system for #14 - the excavator and tractor are doing the final contour shape on the tee deck side of the ravine which seperates the tees from the fairway on #14, in the foreground material is being shaped for the fairway landing area for #14.

14th green

This photo is taken from approximately 100 yards from the green on #14.  The small tractor and dump trailer are on the extreme right of the green surface.  Greens drainage is being installed.

 

Golf Course Construction Update Monday, April 22, 2013

With significant precipitation as of late we unfortunately have lost 2 weeks of excavating.  Dry and chilly conditions this past weekend has permitted us to get back out today.

Here we are taking down the north side edge of #14 by 1.5 metres to accomodate an extensive "beach bunker" which will lead to the irrigation pond on #14.  The material (the second photo) is then brought to the south side of #14 for the back support of a fairway bunker approximately 300 yards from the tee deck sets.

Construction

Photo # 1

Construction

Photo #2

Currently we are in the process of excavating a 3.5 acre pond which will be a significant water featured surrounded by holes 11, 12, 13 and the tee off at 14.
The images below provide you with a sense of the magnitude of the pond excavation in this area.

Progressing well, approximately 3/4 of this pond has been excavated with the material being used as the subsurface for holes 11, 12 and 13 as well as for the mounding seperating these holes from number 17 green.

Once rough sculpted, the area will be fine sculpted and resurfaced with topsoil in preparation of irrigation and seeding.

The completed construction of these holes with the currently completed holes move us closer to our intended opening in the spring of 2015.

Looking South at Eastern edge of pond

Looking South East at eastern edge of pond

Initial Grade at 1/3 span of excavation

Initial Grade at 1/3 span of excavation

Rock truck hauling subsurface material

Rock truck hauling subsurface material

Second rock truck being loaded

Second rock truck being loaded

 

Amen to That! Friday, November 9, 2012

Work is set to continue on the golf course.  Heavy machinery has been arriving all week.  The crew is preparing to begin excavation of a 55,000 cubic meter pond.  Holes 11, 12 and 13 will be shaped around its perimeter and feature a stadium style mound 5 meters high.  Our own little amen corner should begin to take shape by early April.

Amen Corner
 

Green Grass Coming Soon to the Golf Course! Sunday, September 11, 2011
At Dover Coast we pride ourselves on the visual attractiveness of each hole whereby the golfer will be stimulated at every tee box and presented with play options and fair exciting challenges.

Elements such as risk-reward shots and heroic shots combined with large water features are elements we include within the overall design to further stimulate the golfing experience.

Sod and seed have been put down and three of the large ponds have been filled allowing us to begin irrigating !  Exciting news for the residents that will be soon moving into their homes overlooking the golf course.

Grass Coming Soon