COURSE TOUR

Discover our 18-hole course with this hole-by-hole gallery.

Hole 1

Description

This medium length par 4 with slightly sloping fairway from left to right is a good starting hole. There is a lot more room to the right then it appears from the tee. Your second shot calls for middle to short iron. The green is receptive to full shots as well as the bump and run. Do not be long with your approach shot. Par is good here.

Hole 2

Description

This long par 5 requires a accurate tee shot hit approx. 190-210 yards on top of the mound should leave you a perfect lay-up shot to the widest part of the fairway. It is best if you stay to the left side of the fairway on your second shot. This will give you the best angle to the green. A creek crosses the fairway some 50 yards short of the green, the green has two tiers and is slightly angled to the fairway. This hole is reachable in two but you had better be accurate. Possible birdie opportunity here!

Hole 3

Description

Picturesque par 3 requires a short to mid iron. A deep bunker covers the right side of the two-tiered green. Be careful with back right pin. Par is good!

Hole 4

Description

This is the start of the tough three. An accurate tee shot is needed here as the fairway slopes from left to right towards the pond. From the back tee, the first tree on the left is 220 yards. Your second shot will be a carry to a good-sized green. Do not be left or long. Par is very good here.

Hole 5

Description

This dogleg left, par 4 hole is the longest on the course and the prevailing winds are usually into you. Stay right of center for best angle to the green; but remember, it is 215 yards to carry the pond on the right from the blue tee. This green is long but narrow. Best miss is short and right. Par is tremendous.

Hole 6

Description

At first glance, this hole looks deceptively easy but pay attention. A drive down the left center of the fairway is your best approach. Watch out for the trees on the corner. The green slopes from left to right. Do not be too aggressive if the pin is situated on the right side of the green. Par is very good here.

Hole 7

Description

This dog-leg is reachable in two, although the green is well guarded. Stay right off the tee for the best angle of approach. It is 235 yards to the front of the second sand trap from the blues. Green is guarded in front and on the right side with four traps. Birdie is a strong possibility.

Hole 8

Description

This short elevated par 3 has a sand trap in front and to the right of the green. Green mainly slopes back to front. Tee shot requires an extra 2 clubs for compensation of elevated green. Don’t forget to check the wind. Par is good.

Hole 9

Description

Out of the Parkland and onto the start of the links holes. This straight forward hole from the tee appears longer than it actually is. A drive of 225 yards is needed to carry the last sand trap on the right from the blue tee. This two-tiered green is the second toughest on the course. Check the pin to determine which tier it is on because you want to stay below the whole but watch out for the false front on this green. Par is good.

Hole 10

Description

This par 3 requires a medium to short iron. Club selection is sometimes tough because of the changing winds. This large, undulating green is a big target but also has the biggest sand trap on the course guarding it. Par is good here.

Hole 11

Description

This is the last of the links holes. From the back tee it is a minimum of a 180 yard carry over the water. The tee shot should be hit right of center for the best angle into the green. The green is long and narrow with a sand trap guarding the left-hand side. Again, be careful of the false front on this green. Stay below the hole. Par is a good score here.

Hole 12

Description

You might want to keep the driver in the bag here. Level plateaus lie at 210 and 240 yards from the blue. Remember, you are elevated and the wind is usually helping. The pond requires a carry of 285 yards from the blues. Club selection could be a chore into this green that is over 110 feet deep. Keep approach below hole. Par is great.

Hole 13

Description

This par 5 is reachable by the long hitters with two good shots. The tee shot should be hit left of center to get the best angle for the second shot. From the blue tee, it is 270 yards to reach the second sand trap on the left but remember you’re elevated. On your second shot, watch out for the four sand traps guarding the left side of this hole. Staying right is safe. This small green, the toughest of the course, slopes severely from right to left. Don’t miss long and right; up and down is almost impossible from the position. A good birdie possibility.

Hole 14

Description

The downhill par 4 is a favourite of a lot of the members. The tee shot should be hit slightly right of center as the fairway slopes from right to left. The fairway starts to narrow at 275 yards from the blue tee. When hitting your second shot, remember you are hitting from an elevated position. This two-tiered green slopes sharply from left to right, so right center and below the hole is the ideal position. Par is good.

Hole 15

Description

Osprey’s signature hole! Short is death. Long is no treat either. Ridge on right third of green funnels ball back to middle. Keep ball below hole. Par is super!

Hole 16

Description

This double dog-leg, par 5 hole is the longest of the course. With 20 feet of elevation from tee to green and prevailing winds usually into you, this hole is almost unreachable in two. The tee shot should be hit right of center between two sand traps. The second shot will be a lay-up with a long iron or fairway wood; stay a little left of center because of the sand trap guarding the right side of the fairway. The third shot with a medium to short iron will be a carry to a very well-guarded green. Best to stay below the hole. A good chance for a birdie.

Hole 17

Description

Club selection is the key. With three traps surrounding the green, including a pot bunker behind, there is nowhere to miss. Stay short and right of hole. Be careful with back left pin. Par is good.

Hole 18

Description

This par 5, up-hill hole, a combination of parkland and links, is a great finisher. This hole is reachable in two aggressive shots. From the blue tee, it is 190 yards to lay-up short of the pond and 260 yards to carry it but check the wind. The plateau just opposite the sand trap on the right side would be the best position to lay-up your second shot and attack the pin with your third. With sand short and left and this being a three-tiered green, staying short of this hole is a must; be careful of the false front on this green. This hole offers a good opportunity for a birdie or eagle.

492 Harold Whynot Road,
Lunenburg County,
Nova Scotia
B4V 7Y8

ABOUT OSPREY RIDGE

A creation of internationally recognized golf course architect Graham Cooke, Osprey Ridge is an 18-hole championship course that provides a worthy challenge and a unique and pleasurable golfing experience for players of all skill levels. Four sets of tees play from 5,300 to 6,600 yards, and feature tree-lined fairways, with varying elevations, speckled with 54 sand traps, water in play on ten holes, and large undulating greens.