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Cobble Beach is Georgian Bay’s Extraordinary Waterfront Golf Resort Community, distinguished by a uniquely rich and diverse 574 acres landscape. This prestigious community has been designed as a four-season resort, so your selection of amenities embraces the dynamic Georgian Bay environment with year-round entertainment. Just minutes from Owen Sound in the Township of Georgian Bluffs, Cobble Beach is the perfect backdrop for a permanent four-season home, vacation property or a weekend getaway!
 
Whether the sun is shinning, leaves are blowing or the snow is falling, every season is a celebration at Cobble Beach. Naturally, the award-winning 18 hole links style golf course designed by Doug Carrick, is an obvious attraction in spring, summer and fall. But with the water so close, swimming, fishing and boating on our 260ft day dock are also popular activities. The designated beach area is a great place for kids to enjoy the playground and easy access to the water. Guests can take their best shot on the U.S. Open style tennis courts, or round up the family for hiking and biking on over 14km of groomed trails. Located on the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest marked hiking trail, Cobble Beach is surrounded by the Niagara Escarpment. Come winter, opportunities to cross country ski, snowshoe, dog-sled and ice skate are right outside your door with over 18km of groomed winter trails, free for all to use.
 
Amidst this prestigious community is a Nantucket-style clubhouse home to the resort inn, spa and renowned Sweetwater Restaurant. The clubhouse provides one of Ontario’s finest waterfront venues for weddings, anniversaries or business conferences. Enjoy comfortable guest rooms, fabulous food and everything you need for a picture-perfect ceremony, reception or executive retreat.
 
Just north of the clubhouse are five private cottages. Guests can have the ultimate cottage experience with all the resort amenities at their finger-tips, but the privacy of their own cottage overlooking Georgian Bay!
 
For the luxury of a resort and the relaxation of cottage living, all within two and a half hours of downtown Toronto, look no further than Cobble Beach!


The Vision

The vision of Cobble Beach is the dream of Willis McLeese.  Both Willis and son Rob McLeese were committed to creating an environmentally sound, beautiful and pleasing state-of-the-art golf course community based on their belief that “the purpose of life is living in agreement with nature.”
 
With world renowned Pebble Beach providing the inspiration, and the assistance of course architect Doug Carrick and a team of leading planners, engineers and environmental consultants, Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community  is well on it’s way to achieving their goals.
 

The History of the Land

The Cobble Beach Golf Links project was initiated in 1999, with a development plan that was sensitive to the interest of the Chippewa’s of Nawash Unceded First Nation and the historical significance of the site. In 1999, a significant three-year cultural and archaeological study was undertaken and endorsed by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation - the most comprehensive study of its kind in Grey County.
 
The study identified 26 Native and Euro-Canadian archaeological sites within the 574-acres property. Although local legend might have suggested otherwise, a ground penetrating radar survey confirmed, there was no evidence the land contained the grave site of Catherine Sutton (Nahnebahwequa). In order to permanently safeguard the most culturally sensitive of these archaeological sites (including homestead ruins, artifact scatters and cultural rock formations), a series of 13 heritage zones were established before construction of the golf course began in the summer of 2004. Trails marked by heritage sites explore the area’s Native culture and Euro-Canadian heritage, reflecting Cobble Beach’s commitment to preserving the land and its history.
 
Cobble Beach’s iconic lighthouse near the 17th green and 18th tee on the shoreline of Georgian Bay is another tribute to the history of the area. It is a testament to the historic and old-world nature of the property that dates back to 1803when the British admiralty used two spots along the Georgian Bay shoreline at Cobble Beach as survey points.
 
During the five year planning period between conception and ground breaking for the project, Cobble Beach engaged the community in extensive consultations seeking their input. The result is a world class development for which the area can be proud.