The Rock Golf Club in Ontario to Reopen

The Rock Golf Club, a Marriott Golf-managed property in Mukoka, Ontario, will reopen Thursday, May 22, after undergoing a series of upgrades.

The renovations, overseen by Nick Faldo design, involve the modifications of six holes to increase landing areas while eliminating certain blind shots and sloped landing areas. Additional upgrades include the expansion of tees and widening fairway landing zones, all designed to increase visibility, maximize playability and improve shot-making opportunities. The overall project included alterations to 14 holes, 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. "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."

Opened in 2004 and sculpted out of pine forests and granite cliffs on the shores of Lake Rosseau in the Muskoka region, the Rock presents a stiff challenge and boasts considerable natural beauty. Following the reopening of the Rock is the opening in late summer of The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa. The first-ever JW Marriott Resort Hotel in Canada, golfers staying at the 221-room resort will enjoy such amenities as a spa, marina and a 700-acre nature reserve.

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