July 27, 2018
International Golf Tournament
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47th International Golf Tournament is held at two 9-hole golf courses in the USA and two 18-hole golf courses in Canada. For more information visit www.international-golf.net
WINKLER CENTENNIAL GOLF COURSE
This course, which originally opened as a nine hole layout, added nine new holes in 1995. The terrain is flat, sparsely treed and quite easy to walk. The greens on the original nine are small and flat, while the greens on the newer holes are large and undulating. The challenge of the course are the eight water hazards and the bunkered greens. The signature hole is #9, a 347-yard, par 4, requiring a straight tee shot, then an accurate approach shot to an undulating green that is nearly surrounded by water.
MINNEWASTA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
This course incorporates the seldom seen undulating terrain of Manitoba. The narrow fairways are densely populated with trees, water and bunkers, necessitating accurate tee shots for low scoring. Your putting skills will be put to the test by the very large, undulating greens. The scenic signature hole is #8, a 197-yard, par 3, offering a spectacular view of the course and its dramatic elevation changes from the tee. There is a creek flowing through the course affecting play on six holes, and two other holes require shots over ponds.
LANGDON COUNTRY CLUB
This course has a few hills and sand bunkers, so interesting lies are common place. The greens vary in slope, and locals say that they are full of subtle breaks. Basically, if you're new to the area, don't expect to putt well. The signature hole is #4, a 424-yard, par 4, requiring a long tee shot up a somewhat generous fairway, then a long approach shot to a green protected by a pond on the right. What's most interesting about this hole is that when you're putting, all the putts will break toward the pond, even if they appear to break the other way. A new clubhouse was constructed in 1994. The clubhouse sits atop a hill that provides scenic views of the surrounding countryside.
WALHALLA COUNTRY CLUB
This very scenic and unique course was built on hilly terrain and features medium-sized greens and tree-lined fairways. Water hazards come into play on two holes.