Fore! White Point Golf Club OPENIED April 6th for the Season!
Now entering it's 81st year, the golf course at White Point has challenged golfers of all levels from around the world. This spectacular 9-hole, Par 35, oceanside course was established in 1932 (take a peek at our past!), shortly after White Point Beach Resort opened, and continues to be one of the most popular parts of our oceanside Beach Resort Community.Meet Dave Kemshead, our Golf Pro and explore our oceanside course
Described by many members and visitors as the most picturesque golf courses in Atlantic Canada, the course is challenging for the avid golfer with small greens, narrow fairways and strong sea breezes. The recreational golfer will enjoy the quality of the course and the panoramic views that accompanies it.
The course is situated on sixty acres of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to the Resort. The first 7 holes offer spectacular views of the Atlantic, with Holes 3 - 6 on the shoreline itself!
Our CPGA rated (67.0 with a slope rating of 115) course is 6,200 yards from the blues,5,860 from the whites and 5,438 from the reds. There are six Par 4 holes (five for Ladies), two Par 3 holes and one Par 5 (two for Ladies). Playing this course affords golfers an opportunity to enjoy majestic ocean views on four of the holes with two holes located near a freshwater pond used for recreational purposes by the resort.
Course Manager and Golf Professional, Dave Kemshead, has the course is terrific condition for the season. If you need a lesson or two or some advise on equipment, with more than 30 years as a Professional, Dave would be happy to give you some feedback.
This is how golf is supposed to be played in Nova Scotia - on the shores of the Atlantic!
Season of Operation
|9 holes||18 holes|
|Lessons||30 mins - 1 Hr $35.00|
Booking Tee-Off Times
To guarantee your preferred tee-off time before your arrival, we invite you to book online or phone. To book your preferred Tee Time, you can book online by following this link, Book Now or call the Pro-Shop at 1-866-683-2485.
When you are on-site at White Point Beach Resort, dial 683-2485 from your room phone to connect to the White Point Golf Club Pro Shop.
Golf Packages (call for details)
NEW - White Point Golf Tournament Packages!
Swing Of Things Golf Package
1 night Packages starting from $249.95 per couple plus tax
Includes 1 night room accommodation, 2 rounds of 18 holes (one day) or 4 rounds of 9 holes at White Point Golf Club and breakfast for 2 one morning.
2 night Packages from $395.90 per couple plus tax
Includes 2 nights room accommodation, 2 rounds of 18 holes (one day) or 4 rounds of 9 holes at White Point Golf Club and breakfast for 2 one morning.
NEW! Golf Canada New Equitable Stroke Control
Effective March 1, 2012 the following changes apply:
9 or less course handicap, max 2 over par
10-19 course handicap, max score 7
20-29 course handicap, max score 8
30-39 course handicap, max score 9
40 or more course handicap, max score 10
Membership in one of Nova Scotia's most spectacular Golf Clubs comes with an exciting number of benefits as well. While traditional Club Events like the annual Invitational, members also enjoy preferred rates in the Pro Shop and Club House with member rates extended to member guests.
2013 Tournament Schedule
Sun. April 28: Verge Trophy, 8:30am start times. 30-40 golf.
Sat May 11: Raddall Trophy, Men's Opening, 40 golf. 8am starting times, course open 11:30am
Sat May 18: Sinclair Wedding, 9am start times. 20 golf, 18 holes
Tues May 14: Ladies Opening, 2 pm starting times. 20 golf, 9 holes
Sat. May 25: Cox & Palmer, 2:30 starting times. 20-30 golf, 9 holes
Tues. June 4: Advance Cup, 9am starting times, 20 golf (Ladies)
Sat June 8: WHW Architects, 2pm shot gun, 60-80 golf, 18 holes
Fri June 14: White Point Invitational, Practice Round. Course Closed 5pm
Sat June 15: White Point Invitational, 1st Round, Course closed all day
Sun June 16: White Point Invitational, 2nd Round, Course Open 6:30pm
Tues June 18: Ladies Field Day, 1pm Shot Gun, 45-60 golf
Sat July 2: Worthmore & Fairway Cup, 9am start times. Ladies 20 golf (18 holes)
Sat July 6: Mersey Cup (Men), 7am start times, 40 golf (18 holes). Course open 10:45am
Tues July 9: NSTU, 1:15pm start times. 20-28 golf (18 holes)
Wed July 10: NSTU, 1:15 start times. 20-28 golf (18 holes)
Sat July 20: Advance Cup (Men's), 7am start times, 40 golf (18 holes). Course Open 10:45am
Tues Aug 6: Willis Trophy (Ladies), 9am start times, 20 golf (18 holes)
Mon Aug 12: Jr Fun Day, 10:30am starting times, 30 golf
Sat Aug 17: Burgess/Johnson Wedding, 11am starting times, 12 golf (9 holes)
Sun Aug 25: Rawding Tray (Mixed) Closing, 2pm Shot Gun. 40 golf (18 holes)
Tues Aug 27: Ladies Club Championship, 9am starting times, 20 golf (18 holes)
Wed Aug 28: Ladies Hemeon Bowl, 9am starting times, 20 golf (18 holes)
Wed Sept 4: Atlantic Senior Ladies, book times all day, 9 holes
Thurs Sept 5: Atlantic Seniors Ladies, 9 am Shot Gun, 50 golf (18 holes)
Fri Sept 6: HANS, 12 noon Shot Gun, 72 golf (18 holes)
Sat Sept 14: Men's Club Championship, 1st Round, 8am starting times (18 holes). Course Open 11:30am
Sat Sept 15: Men's Club Championship, 2nd Round, 8am starting times (18 holes). Course Opens 11:30am
Thurs Sept 19: Atlantic Funeral Directors, 11am starting times, 16 golf (18 holes)
Tues Sept 24: Marion's Jug (Ladies Closing), 12 noon starting times, 20 golf (18 holes)
Sat Sept 28: Men's Closing, 9am Shot Gun, 72 golf (18 holes)
Rules & Score Card
Hole by Hole Description
With the assistance of Dave Kemshead, our CPGA Golf Pro, we are pleased to provide you with this Hole by Hole Description of the White Point Course.
Hole #1 - Straight away Par 4 with trees on both sides of the fairway. Tee shot is vital to score well on this hole.
Hole #2 - Slight dog-leg right with a little brook running through the fairway at the 100 yard mark. The golfer has a choice, hit iron short of brook or choose a 1 or 3 wood over the brook.
Hole #3 - Par 3 signature hole with bowl shaped green. You can use anything from a 9 iron to a 3 wood depending on the winds.
Hole #4 - A lengthy Par 3 right along the ocean. The golfer will hit a mid to long iron or rescue club to the green.
Hole #5 - Par 4 with a sharp dog-leg to the right at the 120 yard mark (90'). Tee shot should be left centre of fairway. This will give a clear shot into the green.
Hole #6 - Straight away Par 5 right along the ocean. Golfers may get mesmerized while watching the white surf and hearing the waves pounding onto the beach!
Hole #7 - Straight away Par 4 with narrow fairway with trees on the left and lake on the right. To approach the green ball, you should end up below the hole. If not, a three putt green comes into play.
Hole #8 - Short Par 4 with trees on right side. To be safe, use a long iron or rescue club of the tee. Take a chance, hit a driver and try to reach the green.
Hole #9 - Par 4 finishing hole has out-of-bounds and water hazard on the right side. A good tee shot is important to score well.
Course Architect- Donald Ross
The White Point Golf Course was designed by one of the golfing world’s most famous and talented architects, Donald J. Ross. Born in Dornach, Scotland in 1872, Ross spent his childhood surrounded by some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. It was no wonder that he became passionate about what was then a relatively new sport at such a young age. As a young man, he became interested in greenkeeping and club making and spent some time as an apprentice to legendary Old Tom Morris at St. Andrews.
Eager to share the glorious game of golf with the rest of the world, Ross moved to Boston in 1899 to assist with the opening of the Oakley Golf Club. Sure enough, golf caught on in the "new world" and Ross was able to travel all over New England sharing his passion for the sport as well as his expertise on all aspects of golf course maintenance. Winter always meant the end of golf season to New Englanders -- but not to southerners! Ross was thrilled to be hired by the Tufts family as an instructor in 1900 at the esteemed Pinehurst Golf Resort in South Carolina where he was able to play his game year-round.
Donald J. Ross practically grew up on a golf course. When it came to designing courses, he was a natural. He instinctively knew what elements made a course challenging and enjoyable and he also knew how to incorporate the beauty of the land into each of his designs whether they be in the highlands of Scotland or on the Southwestern coast of Nova Scotia. Ross designed over 600 golf courses and employed about 3000 people before his death in 1948. It’s no wonder that today’s most esteemed course architects still follow this list of "Ross Design Standards":
- Make each golf hole present a different problem.
- Arrange the course so that every stroke must be made with a full concentration and attention necessary to good golf.
- Build each hole in such a manner that it wastes none of the ground at one's disposal and takes advantage of every possibility.