A unique golfing experience in an unspoiled, peaceful setting
The Grenadier Island Country Club, founded in 1927, and private since July of 2005, is one of the oldest island courses in Canada, and with its proximity to so many other islands in The St. Lawrence River, has become a favorite for islanders and cottagers for miles around.
The golf course, 9 holes but with 18 tee boxes, is 2715 yards on the front nine; 2774 on the back. Our yardages were confirmed in late May of 2008 when representatives from The Ontario Golf Association, using state of the art GPS equipment, came to measure and then rate the club.
For more background on GICC, click on the history button second from left at the top of our home page.
In terms of membership, GICC's Board of Directors has limited the number of regular members to 145, with 20 social, meaning we are not overcrowded, and tee times, though advisable, are seldom required. We currently have several vacancies and are open to new membership applications.
If you are interested in becoming a member, download our Members Application from the Members menu. You will require the sponsorship of two current members who have been so for five years, or you may be sponsored by the Membership Committee.
Our 2014 initiation fee is $3000; annual dues are $1480; social membership is $890. All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
For additional details call the clubhouse during summer months at 613-923-5511, or contact our Membership Committee members. In the US, Barb Bresnahan at 315-482-4469. In Canada, Bev Brown at 613-561-3013. You may also e-mail us at GICC@ripnet.com
In addition to golf, GICC also offers two high quality Har-Tru clay tennis courts. Clinics for both golf and tennis are available in July and August. Tournaments are scheduled throughout the season for both men and women.
In 2013 we were excited to introduce Bocce as a new sport to the island. Our two 10X60 ft bocce courts are finished and ready for play! Check out our various Bocce events, including the Men's Bocce League that coincides with Tuesday Ladies Golf at 9:30 am, and our annual Bocce and Bites event on August 31.
The real "cement" that glues GICC members together is neither golf nor tennis, but rather the Saturday night dinners that begin in late June and end in early September. Each has a theme. Each is put on by a team of volunteer members, and almost every evening is a sellout. The bartenders, also all members (and SmartServe trained) work under our full liquor license granted by the AGCO in June of 2008.
Other attractions include a bridge club and an active Women's Committee that works diligently to enhance our clubhouse, inside and out.
There are no bridges to Grenadier Island. Located just off Rockport on the Canadian side and about ten minutes downriver from Alexandria Bay in the US, this is a club that requires members to have a boat or access to a water taxi. All of which adds to our uniqueness.
For a glimpse of what we look like when together, click on the photo gallery button, second from right at the top of our home page. You might even see someone you know.
Finally, if you are tempted to print off an application form and fill it in, do it now. Our waiting list is unlikely to get any shorter, and we'd love to see what you say about why you'd like to join.