Ashburn Golf Club has been an integral part of the Halifax landscape since Governor General Lord Byng hit the ceremonial ball from the first tee of the Old Course in 1923. Now with two challenging 18-hole golf courses and a comprehensive practice facility, Ashburn takes its place among the leading private golf clubs in Canada.
Originally designed by Stanley Thompson, the Old Course remains a delightful green space just minutes from downtown Halifax. The 18-hole par-67 layout is short but tight, and offers spectacular views of the city. Its modern clubhouse is popular with members for dining, family occasions, banquets, weddings, and corporate functions.
The par-72 New Course, which opened in 1970, is located about 35 km north of Halifax in Fall River. Situated along 600 acres of rolling land beside Kinsac Lake, the championship course designed by Geoffrey Cornish is guaranteed to challenge any golfer. The New Course clubhouse offers members a relaxed atmosphere and a private dining experience.
Ashburn also has an extensive practice facility and driving range at the New Course, further enhancing members' enjoyment of golf and social activities at the area's premier private club.
Once again, Ashburn’s New Course hosted the only Canadian stop on the Web.com Tour, the Nova Scotia Open; and the RBC Canada Cup. The event began on Thursday, July 2nd for the first of four rounds of the Nova Scotia Open. Texas native Abraham Ancer, 24, claimed his first Web.com Tour title, and likely his PGA Tour card, Sunday, July 5th by beating out fellow Texan Bronson Burgoon in a tie-breaking playoff on the 18th hole.
Team Canada took home the RBC Canada Cup and raised $55,000 for the Children’s Make a Wish Foundation. Team Canada – led by Mike Weir and backed up by Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, and Brad Fritsch – finished the 18th hole at 17-under par. Team World – led by World Golf Hall of Fame member Tom Watson and backed up by Andres Gonzalez, Colt Knost, and Erik Barnes– sat at -16 at the end of the day.
You can view highlights from this year’s event below.
In 2014 Ashburn was the host course for the first ever GOLFest Nova Scotia, including the only Canadian stop on the Web.com Tour and the RBC Canada Cup. The successful week of golf kicked off with the RBC Canada Cup and culminated with Canadian Roger Sloan's first victory on the Web.com Tour in a playoff at the Nova Scotia Open. Check out some of the highlights of the week. In 2015, Ashburn will again host the Nova Scotia Open, and the club welcomes back the Web.com Tour from July 2-July 5, and the RBC Canada Cup on July 6. Last year’s highlights are available below.