On the isolated Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canadians can enjoy one of the nations most serene golf courses. This area is known for its natural beauty, sitting right at the entrance to the Passamaquoddy Bay. Making it even more intriguing, and an ideal golfing spot for enthusiasts from all over the world, is the adjacent camping ground full of your favorite amenities.
Herring Cove Provincial Park
Found on the very eastern side of the Campobello Island, this national park is bordered by a mile long stretch of sandy beach. Further inside you will find a clubhouse serving an intricately designed nine hole golf course. A Geoffrey Cornish design, this is considered to be one of the most challenging courses in the province. With nine double tee holes each offering their own set of unique challenges, it’s no surprise that golfers keep returning to the spot over and over again.
The only downfall to the parks golf course is the distracting views. You are awarded for your efforts with an overview of the spectacular Herring Cove to the east, and a vast wildbrush to your west. This is a golf course that takes full advantage of its natural beautiful surroundings, blending in perfectly and making use of the water and trees as a part of its design.
You’ll find that the park makes a perfect weekend getaway for the whole family, with a campground that is literally just feet away from your golf course. There are over 70 camp sites available to pitch your family tent in, with 40 of those having hook-ups for electricity (though we recommend just using propane for your cooktop). There are also large showers, pull throughs, kitchen shelters and a couple of playgrounds, all designed to make your campground stay an all inclusive one.
Besides golf the campgrounds are full of other fun activities. Take a leisurely row out onto the lake, or go for a hike on one of the many trails that traverse the expansive woods as well as the beach area. The campgrounds border the Roosevelt International Park, giving you more space to roam around in. Just don’t forget your compass, just in case you lose your way while looking at all of the incredible wildlife.
You get a multiple treat when visiting the Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello Island. This is an ideal locale for the family vacation, offering golf enthusiasts a challenging nine hole course, and tons of activities to keep the family busy while you tackle them.