Hole 1 - Le Portage
Playing this course, you will walk a dirt road trodden by the Micmac Indians and the Acadians, early settlers of Cap Rouge and Petit Étang transporting their canoe on their shoulders to reach Chéticamp. Up to this day, it is called “Le Portage", a very fitting name for this world class golf course nestled between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the beautiful Chéticamp mountains. “Le Portage" is a public golf course built and managed by the community of Chéticamp. Have a pleasant game!
Advice from the Pro
Par 5, 495 yards with a very late dog leg to the right up to an elevated green. A pond on the right out about 220 yards off the tee will catch the attention of anyone who thinks all they have to do is grip and rip it.
The Tee Shot
This tee shot requires power, but the premium will be on accuracy because of the pond at 220 yards guarding the right side of the fairway. Most players don't want to get wet on their first shot of the day!
The Fairway Shot
Again accuracy and position of the second shot is most important. The second shot should be played to allow a short iron in and open up the throat of the green because there are plenty of bunkers which lay in wait to make getting a par that much more difficult.
The Green Shot
Pretty straight forward and flat, so if the hole is well managed from the tee to the green, you can be aggressive on the birdie opportunity.
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