When warmer days approach and green grass grows, many golfers eagerly anticipate the return of golf season. Luckily, Destination Nackawic is home to two beautiful golf courses, The Nackawic Golf & Country Club and Mactaquac Golf Course. The courses differ in their number of holes, accessibility, and level of difficulty. Meanwhile, their close proximity within the region provides for convenient travel between the two. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just learning the technique, the differing experiences at each course are bound to keep you entertained. Come spend a weekend in Destination Nackawic for a fun, relaxing, and scenic golfing adventure!

First Stop: Mactaquac Golf Course

Located just across the Mactaquac Dam, the Mactaquac Golf Course is a part of the Mactaquac Provincial Park. With fairways carved into 7,030 yards of New Brunswick forest, this scenic 18-hole course offers a series of unique challenges for golfers. With ranging difficulties throughout the 18 holes, golfers of all skill levels will enjoy their time here. An avid golfer of the Mactaquac Golf Course claims “The Mactaquac Golf Course is challenging. It contains spacious fairways and long holes that end on huge greens with very tough pin placements. We seldom walk this brute!”. Check out the driving range if you’re looking for a quick warm-up. The many wildlife sightings you can expect to see will give you a story to bring home. Additionally, keep a lookout for deer, fox, eagles, groundhogs, and ducks during your time on the course. Oh, and the beverage cart! 

You’re not the only one considering spending the day at the Mactaquac Golf Course. Be sure to book a tee time and reserve a golf cart for your desired experience. Before you pack up your golf clubs to continue on, stop in for dinner at the Mactaquac Lodge & Dining Room. 

Staying the night? Sleep under the stars at one of the many nearby campgrounds in the Destination Nackawic region. Mactaquac Campground is conveniently located within the Provincial Park, which also features glamping domes for a more luxurious experience. If you’d like to explore the region further, there are several great accommodations throughout Destination Nackawic. Book your stay at River Valley Escape, a cozy AirBnB located on Route 102 in Hawkshaw, NB. A little further away is Crabbe Mountain Inn, located in Central Hainesville. The 12-bedroom chalet-inspired bed & breakfast is the perfect place to wind down after a fun day on the golf course. 

Next Up: Nackawic Golf & Country Club 

Golfing in Destination Nackawic

Located only 30 minutes away from the Mactaquac Golf Course, the Nackawic Golf & Country Club is considered a hidden gem in Destination Nackawic. You’ll find it on Route 105, just across the Nackawic Stream bridge. The Nackawic golf course offers 9 unique holes with double tee boxes. The tree-lined course is renowned for having beautifully maintained fairways and greens, even during the start of the golf season in early Spring.

More often than not you will notice golfers choosing to walk the course rather than using a golf cart. That is surely a testament to its conducive walking paths and beautiful scenery, plus its good exercise! Nackawic Golf & Country Club is not only accessible, golfers typically rely on its open availability. You can easily book your tee time in advance, or show up on a whim.

A Nackawic Golf & Country Club member says “The Nackawic course is a super valve that is always in great shape and challenging because of its tight fairways and smallish greens. It’s perfect for walking, either 9 or 18 holes.”

Luckily you won’t have to look far for a bite to eat, the Club has a full-service restaurant and bar you can take advantage of. Indulge in Maritime comfort food and a refreshing beverage after your round of golf. If you’re considering staying overnight in Nackawic, the Big Axe Brewery B&B is located only 5 minutes away from the golf course. Grab a beer and take in the beautiful scenery at the brewery to finish off your weekend getaway in Destination Nackawic. 

As your golfing getaway in Destination Nackawic comes to an end, you will be able to reflect on two of the most beautiful and accessible golf courses in New Brunswick. From the fairways to the accommodations, and all the friendly faces in between, you will not be disappointed by your golfing excursion in the Destination Nackawic region.