Miramichi Golf & Country Club was established in 1925 at Bushville, NB on the south bank of the Miramichi River. The clubhouse is recognized as one of Canada’s Historical Places, visit their website for more information click here
Among New Brunswick golf courses it stands as one of the more challenging 18 hole layouts in the northeast. Though not overwhelming many golfers with its length, the tree-lined, narrow fairways provide a particular test along with small, traditional style poa annua greens. The clubhouse remains unique among golf clubs in Canada. The old stone clubhouse is described as being unique among other courses in this country. Once a private home, this stone mansion was constructed in the year 1825 by Thomas H. Peters, a United Empire Loyalist who was then believed to be the wealthiest man on the Miramichi River. Indeed, Bushville was a perfect location situated between the twin towns of Newcastle and Chatham now known as the City of Miramichi.
In 1825, the Great Miramichi Fire swept through the regions, burning everything in its path, fortunately for Peters his house and grounds were not destroyed. The Golf Club was organized in 1925 when the properties were sold to the club by Senator GP Burchill, a charter member.
Today, the stone mansion stands unchanged since its construction in 1825. However, in 1984 a major expansion was added on the south side on the mansion and the grounds around the mansion have taken on changes through the years.
The course started out with nine hole but gradually converted to 18 holes with the completion of this project in 1983. Since then several changes have been made including the rebuilding of holes #4, #5, & #6 in the year 2000.