Petitcodiac Valley Golf & Country Club
Nestled in the gentle rolling hills of the Petitcodiac Valley, the local golfing fraternity often considers this course to be the “gem” 18 hole course in the Greater Moncton area. A pleasant and friendly “down home” atmosphere, coupled with a spectacular and challenging 18 hole layout, Petitcodiac Valley is sure to meet your golfing expectations.
Take the challenging golf and throw in great rates and down home hospitality and you will be sure to put this course on your list to play again!
Green Fees and Rentals
|18 Hole Rate||$36.50|
|9 Hole Rate||$24.00|
|Green Fee Package – 10 rounds||$260.00|
|18 holes per seat||$18.00|
|9 holes per seat||$12.00|
|Golf Clubs – Daily||$20.00|
|Senior Adult (60+)||$610.00|
|Adult Couple (30+)||$1250.00|
|Senior Couple (60+)||$1175.00|
|Junior (18 & Under)||$195.00|
|*HST is NOT included in Membership Pricing|
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A New Brunswick Hidden Gem
Written by Dwayne Tingley
The Petitcodiac Valley Golf and Country Club opened 55 years ago thanks to the ambitious vision of its founding members.
Today, the club thrives and that same spirit is integral to its success.
Office administrator Sharon Case calls the member-owned club a “hidden gem,” just 30 minutes from Moncton and an hour from Saint John.
“Members are making decisions and the ability to put member-owned cart on the course is still an option,” Case said.
“Members are friendly and welcoming and many projects are completed with volunteer effort,” she added. “There is a great emphasis on growing the game.”
A group of 64 golf enthusiasts from Petitcodiac and Salisbury founded the Petitcodiac Valley Golf and Country Club in 1964. They purchased the rich farm land and cleared rocks and woods to build a nine-hole layout.
The original members were assisted by John Wolstenholme of Moncton to design the course. During the next few years, as finances permitted, two holes were added at a time and the final 18-hole layout was opened in 1991 with the design vision of Jeff Fuller of Sussex, Randy Howatt of Petitcodiac and other local members.
Petitcodiac’s signature hole is the par-three 17th, which sees players hit across a gorge and brook into a green tucked behind trees. The course, which flows through rolling terrain, totals 5,960 yards off the white tees. There are three other shorter yardages in order to accommodate all players.
The original clubhouse was built in 1966 with material purchased by the Holt family and labour supplied by the members. It underwent several renovations over the years and the current, modern and comfortable clubhouse opened three years ago.
“You can usually always get a tee time, we have an exceptional kitchen and kitchen staff,” Case said. “Food – especially our cheeseburgers – are famous.
“We have one of the few courses left where you can book a golf tournament and have a hot, sit-down meal afterwards with all the trimming. We offer a perfect combination of hospitality and a challenging golf game with beautiful surroundings.”
Regular season green fees are $36.50, plus tax, for 18 holes. New membership fees are $399.99 for the first year. The club, which features almost 300 members, sells adult memberships for $690, senior for $610 and junior for $195.
Petitcodiac operates a strong junior program. Facilitated by a PGA of Canada Professional, an affordable Tuesday night program and introduces the game to newcomers aged five and older.
“We are proud of our course, which presents up and downhill challenges and the course is kept in excellent shape,” the office administrator said.
Petitcodiac has previously played host to New Brunswick senior men’s, mixed, women’s amateur, senior and super senior championships as well as the annual Estabrooks Cup competition. The club will again be the site of the 2019 ServiceMaster NB Golf for the Cure fund-raiser, which raised over $40,000 in 2018 and has raised more than $600,000 for breast cancer research in the province since its inaugural event in 2001.