ARCHITECT: ROBERT HEASLIP
Robert Heaslip is best known for building straight-forward, affordable golf courses throughout Canada.
At Eaglepoint Golf Resort Heaslip definitely utilized the natural terrain to his advantage. The Golf Course was built in 1991 through a thick stand of Pines creating a world of its own as each hole was played. Now that the majority of trees are gone due to a Pine beetle infestation, golfers are treated to open rolling terrain and fantastic views at every turn. Shot making is still a critical component of the game as the new owner, Dennis Hong, has introduced native Fescues to areas that were once bare or treed. Thus, there is always a demand on shot making.
Each hole is unique giving the golfer a moment to pause and reflect on the task at hand or what was. The strength and signature of the golf course are the four par threes.
With four sets of tees, Eaglepoint Golf Resort is fun and a challenge for all levels of golfers.
“Once you’ve worked in Newfoundland, you can build a golf course on asphalt.” – Robert Heaslip