Jul
13
2009

Rodd Brudenell River Resort

Two courses, one location, means no waiting and a variety of play at Rodd Brudenell River Resort

Of the more than 1 million golfers who make the pilgrimage each year to Prince Edward Island, the majority find their way to the Rodd Brudenell River Resort complex on the east side of the island.

The 45-hole complex features two spectacular courses, Brudenell River and Dundarave. The former, built in 1969, is the elder statesman of the resort and definitely the easier of the two courses. The pro shop, in fact, recommends those planning to play 36 holes in one day should tackle the Brudenell track first. Wide rolling fairways, many of which line the Brudenell River that feeds into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, provide players with some true risk-reward golf options.

Dundarave, on the other hand, takes no prisoners. Built by award-winning architects Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry eight years ago, Dundarave puts a premium on playing target golf to avoid the bunkers that pattern the course.

Total Area

Brudenell, 6,517; Dundarave, 7,284

Number of Holes

18 & 18

Longest Hole

Brudenell :15th & 17th at 553 yards; Dundarave: 2nd at 549 yards

Après Golf

The Brudenell Green Fever package includes one night in a Country Cabin and two rounds of golf (one at Dundarave, one at Brudenell), from $144 per person in May and October; high-season rates go up to $157.

Open May to October; Brudenell, $55 to $75 + taxes depending on season; Dundarave, $65 to $80 + taxes.

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James McCarten is a Toronto-based journalist with the Canadian Press and is up! magazine's golf writer.

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