Tremblant is situated to the northwest of Montreal in the heart of the Laurentians, Quebec. Famed in Canada for its ski facility, Tremblant was purchased by resort conglomerate Intrawest in 1992 and they quickly hired architect Thomas McBroom to transform a wonderful, hilly piece of land opposite the ski slope into a resort course.
Le Géant (“The Giant”) was opened three years later and suddenly Tremblant was no longer just a winter resort - golf was now the sport to attract paying customers in the summer. It received rave reviews and impressed the Canadian golfing world with its wide, sweeping fairways, strategic bunkering and large, contoured greens – but most of all, it was the wonderful use of the area’s changes in elevation that wowed the critics as Le Géant boasts magnificent elevated tees and dramatic, plunging fairways.
The course is carved dramatically into the mountainside and every putting surface, white sand bunker and water hazard is precisely positioned to present a serious challenge. Laid out in multi layers, Le Géant has spectacular views of the Laurentian landscape - fill your lungs with fresh air and savour the splendour of the location!
If thinking big is your bag, then Le Géant, as the name would imply, is the course for you. Regardless of your playing handicap, every round here is memorable. Le Géant is a true mountain course that offers a challenging test of golf with fast greens, rolling fairways, two lakes and more than fifty bunkers.
The par four 18th hole is a great way to end the round and what a driving hole it is with a fairway that drops 150 feet downhill, so expect some serious “hang time” with a well hit tee shot on your way to the final green.
Such was the impact made by Le Géant that another par 71 course, Le Diable (“The Devil”) was built by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry in 1998 to further enhance the growing golfing reputation of the Mont Tremblant Resort.