Our Trip to Cobble Beach

Dock for residents only.

Dock for residents only.

We woke up to sprinkles, and by the time we were on the highway in the direction of Owen Sound, it was raining.

We were headed to check out the Cobble Beach Golf Course, and, as you might expect by now from Ruth and me, we took the scenic route for this little road trip!

Cobble Beach Clubhouse

Pretty, posh Nantucket-style clubhouse at the Cobble Beach Golf Course and Inn

Cobble Beach Golf Course is part of a huge residential development. Billed as “Georgian Bay’s Extraordinary Waterfront Golf Community“, it is now in the selling and building phase.

On offer are very large lots with all the infrastructure in place starting at $129,000 – with homes starting at $329,000. For home buyers, a golf membership worth a value of $30,000 is included with your purchase. Most of the houses on-site have a view of Lake Huron, and some of them have breathtaking views of the water – as well as huge maple and oak trees.

The clubhouse, as you can see by the picture above, is massive and elegant. I’ve taken a look on their website and the clubhouse looks great year round – even in the snow!   They have a huge dining room with white tablecloths; there’s a smaller eating area by the bar – and lots of outside seating as well.

The Ladies Lounge  –  it’s so top-notch and the clubhouse is also an INN with 10 rooms for your Stay and Play getaway, (there are also 5 cabins available for rent) and the clubhouse itself is packed with amenities such as a spa, exercise room and more. The spa has specials throughout the week – like Monday Manicures and Friday Facials – and Ruth and I are trying to fit one of their weekly specials into our schedule sometime next week.

The golf course looks beautiful, and with green fees of just $89 during the week, it’s a very interesting proposition for a round of golf. The rain kept us away from the course, but we’re definitely going to be back next week. We might even golf in their 1st Annual Canada Day Invitational Golf Tournament – now wouldn’t that be fun? I’m calling the clubhouse first thing in the morning to find out what that’s all about.

Wiarton Willie

Statue commemorating Wiarton Willie

After Cobble Beach, off we went to Wiarton, the home of the famous groundhog, Wiarton Willie, who predicts weather. Now, Wiarton Willie may be less famous as his southern cousin, Punxsutawney Phil, but he sure gives Wiarton a reason to celebrate!

Plaque commemorating Wiarton Willie

Plaque commemorating Wiarton Willie

Red Pepper and Bacon Soup with a hamburger

Red Pepper and Bacon Soup with a hamburger

We stopped for lunch at Dockside Willies and the soup of the day was Red Pepper and Bacon.  We both loved the soup and Ruth had a tasty hamburger.  We were then off to Howell’s Fish Market to buy some trout and perch.  Ruth’s brother Mike will be coming over for dinner tonight, that is if he can tear himself away from his home construction project. DIY!

As for me, I’m at the Sauble Beach Public Library now (free #wifi !) and I’ve got to tell you that the whole place is still a-buzz with that new store in Southampton, Cottage Chic. I can imagine they’ll have a whole lot of traffic there from Sauble Beach this weekend, checking out their goods!

I’m trying a new format with bigger pictures on my blog posts, please tell me what you think of this style. I think it gives me more opportunity to post more pictures than before, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have a daily goal of 500, so this post will bring me over 7,500!

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