The Rock revamped


Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The Rock Golf Club's 18-hole Nick Faldo design has reopened after undergoing a series of refinements. The Marriott Golfmanaged property is situated in Ontario, Canada.

The course has had six of its holes redesigned to feature modified approach shot views and increased landing areas, while eliminating certain blind shots and sloped landing areas. Additional renovations included the expansion of tee areas and widening fairway landing zones to increase visibility, maximise playability, and improve shot-making opportunities while maintaining the spirit of the original layout. The overall project included alterations to 14 holes in all, the removal of 16,480 square feet of surface rock and the reconstruction of all greenside bunkers.

"Refinements made to The Rock will enhance the overall playing experience for golfers of all skill levels," said Greg Downer, director of golf at the club. "We have been eagerly awaiting the completion of this project and I am confident that the enhancements will offer a challenging and fair test of golf, further establishing The Rock's reputation as one of the most spectacular courses in Canada."