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Widder Station Golf & Country Club's hilltop clubhouse cuts an impressive form on its perch between the first tee and the 18th green. With a deck bordered by white railings and a towering spire that adds a gothic detail to the bucolic space, the building offers a scenic locale from which guests can look out onto the winding streams, dense tree lines, and golf-cart flash mobs that populate the 18-hole, 6,272-yard golf course. The relatively open, par 72 layout challenges golfers with two ponds and a stream that runs from one end of the course to the other, features that come into play on nine holes. The course concludes with dramatic flair at the 18th hole, which has earned a reputation as the hardest hole due to its 502-yard length, a tricky, dogleg-left fairway, and the green's giant airbag that opens erratically as golfers attempt putts.

Inside the clubhouse, a deli and pro shop cater to the needs of guests' depleted stomachs and golf bags. In the winter, Widder Station transforms the course's open terrain into a haven for snowmobiling events, during which guests can glide down the tree-lined trails while doing their best impression of the Ice Age mastodon gangs that once cruised over ancient glaciers.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,272 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 69.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Scorecard
8395 Decker Road
Lambton Shores,
ON
CA

Sand Hills Golf Resort's 18-hole course rises and falls over 5,536 yards of undulating terrain. Though modest in length, the course tempers aggressive play with seven interconnected ponds that balls must avoid or perform a splash-free dive that will earn them their freedom. After each drive and approach, golfers must contend with Sand Hills' deceptive greens, where undulations yield very few straightforward gimmes.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 5,536 yards from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Link to scorecard
9767 Port Franks Rd.
Thedford,
ON
CA

The 18-hole course at Arkona Fairways entices golfers with lush, tree-lined fairways and fast greens. From the rolling inclines of the back nine, swingers can gaze out for miles, allowing them to quickly spot golf balls in argyle pants. The course’s signature 18th hole stretches out for 405 yards and challenges players to match a par 4 while tackling a dogleg right laden with traps and conquering a green in the shape of the Eiffel Tower. Burgers and wings sate post-round appetites while golfers lounge in the shade of patio umbrellas of Mulligan's Bar & Grill.

8562 Townsend Line
Lambton Shores,
ON
CA

Earning praise from the Sarnia Observer, the Starbright Summer Festival stages a lively quartet of shows, two of which customers may choose from, over five weeks. Theatregoers can choose from these performances on the calendar and allow their inner Gene Kellys to tap to an energetic blend of singing, dancing, and acting. Good cheer infiltrates the theatre as the cast of Let the Sunshine In croons gleeful tunes by superstars such as Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Joni Mitchell, and John Kenneth Galbraith, while The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead follows a hapless housewife’s scuffle with her stylist.

168 Christina Street North
Sarnia,
ON
CA

During "Richard Scarry's Busytown: Busytown Busy", adorable critters from the best-selling books and highly rated CBC television series make their theatrical debut, enchanting preschoolers and postschoolers alike in an interactive, family-friendly musical adventure. The story's plotline centres on a talent show in the magical world of Busytown, where sweet, irresistible animals work together to discover their own unique abilities, besides being able to talk and walk upright. A barnyard of domesticated characters––including Huckle Cat (the problem solver), Sally Cat (the confident socialite), Lowly Worm (the worm who is lowly), and Sergeant Murphy (the safety dog)––enlists the audiences’ help to resolve minor mysteries and belt out sing-alongs about safety, imagination, and community spirit. With captivating picture-book sets and snuggle-ready costumes, children can immerse themselves in the Richard Scarry experience without the dangers of commercial breaks or paper cuts.

168 Christina Street North
Sarnia,
ON
CA

Minutes from the shore of Lake Huron, Sawmill Creek combines the amenities of a resort—a championship golf course, two restaurants, a heated saltwater swimming pool, and a spa—with the attention of a seven-suite bed and breakfast. Guests slumber in recently updated suites, which include five deluxe suites, one luxury suite, and a pro-shop suite. After a night dozing on queen-size beds made from sustainably harvested cloud fluff, guests wake up to a continental breakfast to stay nourished for the two days of unlimited golf, including play at the driving range and on the par 71 links-style course, golf cart included. Designed by Rene Muylaert with additions by Doug Carrick, the course integrates challenges such as waterways, bunkers, and an irritable dragon as it stretches up to 6,445 yards from four tee options.

3790 Lakeshore Road
Plympton Wyoming,
ON
CA