The True Test of Championship Golf
Cranberry Golf Course is set against the panoramic backdrop of Blue Mountain and the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay and has the distinction of being appointed Canada’s first Audubon Society certified golf course, and subsequently awarded the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award. Cranberry Golf Resort was awarded a Gold Medal of the top golf resorts in Canada by Canada’s Golf Ranking Magazine.
Whether you are a serious or recreational player, this 18-hole golf course will introduce you to 6,750 yards of boasting expansive fairways, strategic bunkers, and meticulously manicured greens. Whatever your status is as a player, you will be offered challenges and rewards. We invite you to escape the daily demands of living and enjoy the tree-lined fairways of Atoka where it is not uncommon to see deer or rabbits roaming the natural vegetation.
Pro Shop: The fully equipped pro shop at Atoka is housed in the beautifully restored Canadian National Railway Stayner train station. It offers the latest in brand name golf apparel, resort wear, and golf equipment. Driving Range: with chipping and putting green, is available for use by golfers and the public (dress code required) Private lessons are available as well as group instruction and golf clinics.
Steeped in History
In May 1854, the Ontario Simcoe and Huron Railway arrived in Nottawasaga Station, which later became Stayner in 1864. Its arrival heralded the start of a major settlement boom. On January 1st, 1855, the first train to steam into Stayner was the Lady Elgin, enroute from Toronto to Collingwood. The station seen in the photo was constructed in 1904 by the Grand Trunk Railway, which had purchased the line in 1888.
For many years this building served as the Canadian National Railway station in Stayner. With the ending of the passenger service in 1960, and the infrequent use of the freight service, the station was eventually closed. In 1986, the Stayner station was purchased by the Cranberry Village Resort, and moved to its current location. The building was restored and renovated to become the clubhouse for the new Cranberry Golf Resort, in time for its official opening.
IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
For Larry Law, a Toronto-based business leader and respected home builder, a visit to Collingwood was love at first sight. Larry recognized an opportunity to turn around a hotel that had fallen on hard times. Larry quickly acquired the property.
It was through those years of many memorable experiences with his family and friends at this property that inspired Larry to turn this beautiful and natural environment into a community. He wanted others to be able to come to the resort and have people visit, stay and enjoy what was so special to him. With this in mind, Larry created what is today known as Living Water Resorts. And, in doing so, Larry and Living Water Resorts have and continue to contribute to Collingwood’s path to becoming a model community.
THE RIPPLE EFFECT
A stone lands on the water, the water comes alive and ripples outwards from the spot the stone broke through the calm surface. An endless effect put into motion by one action. Every action, like this stone breaking the surface of the water, reacts. This is The Ripple Effect.
At Living Water Resorts, we experience the Ripple Effect each day.
A smile when you check-in, a helping a hand, planting a tree, playing a round of golf. We believe that every action we take and you experience during your visit to the resort can create a wonderful ripple effect, not just at the resort but in the world around us.
That’s why our philosophy is ‘pay it forward’.
Every time you book a stay at Living Water Resorts, visit one of our onsite restaurants, play a round of golf or visit the spa, we donate a portion of the proceeds to a cause we believe in, whether it is for shelter for those in need or the dedication to planting over 500 trees this year.
Our mission of Living Water Resorts is to ensure that every action taken at the resort creates a positive impact in the lives of the guests, the employees and the world at large.
So, go ahead and play. Enjoy yourself. Smile at strangers. You’ll create The Ripple Effect.