The Links at Crowbush Cove

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Value
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Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
78.4%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6903 yards
Slope 146
Rating 74.9
The Scottish tradition has found a world-class home at The Links At Crowbush Cove. Golf architect Thomas McBroom has artfully woven a spectacular course design around the seaside dunes of Prince Edward Island's north shore, incorporating panoramic views and plenty of challenge. The highly acclaimed course incorporates nine water holes, eight dunes holes and greens built to U.S.G.A. specs - just some of the reasons The Links at Crowbush Cove has earned a five-star rating from Golf Digest and has been chosen to host major tournaments such as the Export-A Skins Game.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6903 yards 74.9 146
Gold 72 6576 yards 73.3 141
White 72 6150 yards 70.8 132
White (W) 72 6150 yards 76.9 144
Green 72 5362 yards 66.8 114
Green (W) 72 5362 yards 71.7 131
Red 72 5010 yards 67.4 107
Red (W) 72 5010 yards 69.7 124
Scorecard for Crowbush Cove
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.9/146 409 366 500 379 603 191 392 219 367 3426 463 595 191 413 515 393 360 113 464 3507 6933
Gold M: 73.3/141 380 332 476 357 579 182 363 188 360 3217 445 558 175 403 490 377 357 113 441 3359 6576
White M: 70.8/132 W: 76.9/144 348 306 467 334 567 156 331 161 324 2994 407 548 153 371 481 350 349 97 400 3156 6150
Green M: 66.8/114 W: 71.7/131 308 306 396 289 492 156 306 161 266 2680 351 457 153 300 417 350 207 97 350 2682 5362
Red M: 67.1/113 W: 69.7/124 308 266 396 289 492 81 306 68 266 2472 351 457 114 300 417 255 207 87 350 2538 5010
Handicap 9 17 7 3 1 11 5 13 15 4 2 18 12 6 14 10 16 8
Par 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season May 1 to Oct 31
Architect Thomas McBroom (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
10

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Way over rated

Over rated!

Greens in poor shape for the price, driving range a waste of time, a sea of divots. Front nine was nice, back nine good until 16 & 17. It’s like they ran out of room and put in two pitch and putt holes so they could have 18.

But wait, it gets worse, We went to the hotel for dinner, one of the worst meals ever! I had the pork loin. It was so bad I do t know why I didn’t send it back.

Don’t waste your time or money!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Greens were rock hard

The views are great and the course other than the greens were in very good condition. Greens are elevated and rockhard so it’s very difficult to land a ball on the green and keep it on. So then your chip shot requires a very soft touch to keep it on the green. This was very aggrevating to all of us.

Hole 17 is a joke, a short par 3 with the green high above the tee box. All you can see is the flag. All of us hit shots that we thought would be on or near the green, but three balls could not be found.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Denver Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

PEI's Best

I actually played here back in 2012 as part of a PEI/Cape Breton Vacation. Of the courses I played on PEI, this was the best one. There is diversity as you play through trees, along the coast and in a marshy area. You will find yourself looking at the dunes to the east and wondering what could have been; that area is protected from golf/real estate. Regardless, the links is misleading, but the course is a lot of fun and does have some quality holes. The course is in great condition. Most people will love the holes near the water, but strategy comes into play on all of them. You might find the short semi-blind uphill par 3 17th to be quirky or fun. The par 3 8th is probably everyone's favorite. The par 5 eleventh needs an epic drive to get over the marsh that acts as Cardinal bunker in 2. This will get mixed reviews. Over all, the golf is very good for players of all handicaps. As for the resort, that would earn 5 stars. Stay on the property. The restaurant has great food (get the PEI mussels), and the accommodations are top notch. Off the course, the beach area is lovely with the towering dunes looking like they were imported from Ireland, and the water is warm up here. The golf has everything you need for warm up. As an overall experience, I think you need to stay and play here if on PEI. The golf is really good and that makes it worth the stay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

A Bit Overrated

Vey expensive for what is really a parkland style course set out in the middle of nowhere with only 4 0r 5 truly links styles holes. Apart from that it's a very enjoyable golf course. Some great holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

One of Canada's best golf experiences

There's a lot of good to great golf on PEI, but Crowbush, simply put, is the main draw. With ocean views as stunning as it gets, a great variety of holes and outstanding conditions, Crowbush is a very memorable experience. My only criticism is there are a couple of holes that are almost impossible for the less skilled golfer. But then again, I don't believe all courses have to all things to everyone. There are many courses in the top 100 that aren't very playable for high handicappers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Good Not Great

I was a bit underwhelmed by this course. It only really has 5 or 6 holes along the water, the rest have more of a parkland feel. They are very nice parkland holes though! Some spectacular views along the way. After playing a third round I started to like this course. It's challenging, but fair. Fairways are fairly generous, very important to be on the right section of the green with your approach so pick up the pin placement sheet when you check in. They had a very tough winter so right now there is some winter kill showing. Good not great

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

unbelievable

Easily the best course on PEI, greens were a bit rough a number of years ago, most are now the best I've ever played. ive played at least 50 different courses in Canada. Fairways are perfect and the views of the Ocean and beaches are amazing! This course is very difficult, I am a 10 hdcp and set goals to break 90 here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Miami Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Cant wait to go back

It was a hit or miss with the weather on this day for us, really windy some holes, little rain for some others, followed by some holes of perfect weather.. Regardless the conditions of the course were amazing. I really enjoyed all of the views too! simply spectacular. As mentioned in a previous review this course is extremely difficult. Don't try to be a hero and play from the big boys tees. Play within yourself. Some of the holes are very long and difficult and yes, easily the fastest and wildest greens I have ever played also. My golf game has drastically improved since I played there, so I would like to see where I would stand after my 92 in '2012. But if you love golf with beautiful conditions and a BIG BIG challenge.. this is the place you need to go!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

The Links at Crowbush Cove will forever be PEI's top dog

It must have been a very bad experience for anybody to give The Links at Crowbush Cove a two-star rating. No matter how rough of shape or how bad the service, this course will always be one of Canada's best and certainly the premier golf experience on PEI. Yes, I can see calling it "overrated" compared to price - it is expensive - but that's the going rate of ocean golf these days. I haven't played on PEI since 2006, and I can still vividly recall some of the views from the course. That's the sign of a memorable moment. I've played hundreds of courses since then, but those images are burned in my brain. The greens were a bit too wild for my tastes, and a couple of holes felt too difficult. Minor annoyances they are on an otherwise fine round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Overrated

The greens where in poor condition. The course was way overrated. Price for green fees was too high for the value

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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