Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue)
Ile Bizard, Quebec, Canada
Image: The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue)
Course Type
Design Role
Bryce Swanson

Client Course Description

This private golf club is located on the exclusive island of Lle Bizard. It was the first organized golf club in North America when it was formed in 1873. The club includes two 18-hole courses and a 9-hole practice course. The Blue Course, site of the 2007 Presidents Cup, was renovated by Rees Jones in 2004 and 2005. The signature hole is #16 on the Blue Course, a 444-yard par 4 that requires a tee shot into a prevailing wind.

Designer Notes

During the past few years, the club completed the comprehensive remodeling of its “Blue Course”. The work included the rerouting of two holes, the rebuilding of all greens and several tees, as well as the reconstruction of all greenside and fairway sand bunkers. The Blue Course hosted the prestigious President’s Cup competition in 2007.

Course Photos


Tournament Year(s)
The Presidents Cup 2007, 2024
RBC Canadian Open 2014


Award Publication
Best Canadian Classic Golfweek
100 Best Courses Outside the United States Golf Digest
Certified Cooperative Sanctuary Audubon International


Headline Date
Royal Montreal To Host 2014 RBC Canadian Open December 6, 2012

More Information

For more information about The Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue), please visit the course’s website.