About Bellmere Winds Golf Resort
- About the Golf Course
- About Great Blue Resorts
- A Day in the Life
- Owner FAQs
- Rental FAQs
- Photo Gallery
- Golf Reviews
About the Course at Bellmere Winds Golf Resort
Bellmere Winds Golf Resort is located on the north shore of Rice Lake and offers stunning views from each hole. The Fairways and Greens are excellent for all skill levels; with the tee blocks positioned to suit both the novice and scratch handicapper. The front nine plays very similar to a links style course of Scotland and one can easily compare the amazing Rice Lake vistas with those stunning views from along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. The back nine is more forgiving with a fabulous elevated 10th hole and the 11th and 12th playing along the lake side resort.
|Total Acres of Turf||81|
|Total Acres of Fairways||34|
|Total Acres of Rough||40|
|Total Square Footage of Greens||105,000 sq.ft.|
|Total Number of Sand Bunkers||40|
|Total Yardage Out||Gold: 3296, Blue: 3056, White: 2947, Red: 2579|
|Total Yardage In||Gold: 3400, Blue: 3147, White: 3075, Red: 2696|
About Great Blue Resorts
Our Promises, Values & Great Atmosphere
Great Blue Resorts fills the void that exists in the Ontario Cottage and Vacation Home market place by providing family friendly resorts in highly-sought after cottage country locations. Offering quality products and services all for a reasonable price to both cottage owners and resort guests alike!
Imagine your kids enjoying fun outdoor activities and meeting lots of new friends, owner’s wine and cheese parties, fireworks on long weekends or a relaxing afternoon by the pool. You can always look forward to having a great time at one of Great Blue Resorts’ properties.
To learn more about Great Blue Resorts, click here.
A Day in the Life of a Cottage Owner
The whole family can enjoy it all Spring, Summer and Fall.
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Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding ownership at Bellmere Winds Golf Resort:
How much do recreational cottages cost?
Our brand new models start from as little as $84,900 to top of the range cottages for around $200,000. Most of our customers purchase using our finance package, with down payments of between $19,000 and $39,000 and monthly payments between $500 – $1,000. From time to time, we have pre-owned cottages available from as little as $64,900.
Pack up Fido, the kids and your groceries for the weekend, we’ve got the rest covered. For a worry and stress-free cottage experience we have an annual resort management fee which covers most of the running costs: all utilities, garbage disposal, grounds maintenance, on site management and reception. The annual fee also covers family entertainment, Kidz Klub programs, and full use of all resort amenities. Annual fees vary depending on your chosen location on each resort.
Is this a timeshare?
No, you purchase and own your recreational cottage outright. Simply select the model that best suits your family’s needs and then select the perfect site. As quickly as two weeks later you can start to enjoy 26 weeks of vacation including spring, summer and fall! In the event you no longer wish to stay on the resort, you are free to sell your recreational cottage.
Would you take a trailer/RV as a trade-in?
Yes, more and more people are looking at recreational cottage ownership as an alternative to a RV/trailer. We offer very competitive trade-in values against the purchase of a new or pre-owned cottage. Best of all, we do all of the paperwork, making it a simple transition.
Can I rent my cottage out when I’m not using it?
Yes, we have a fully managed rental program on some of our resorts. We take care of advertising, cleaning and our cottage owners receive revenue they can use toward their annual fees.
Can you finance a recreational cottage?
Yes, with traditional bank financing through Dealerplan, a respected broker in the recreational cottage industry. Average terms with good credit are 4.99% fixed over 5 years, up to a 20 year amortization with a 20% deposit. Rates and terms may vary depending on approved credit and your personal financial situation.
Outside of my annual resort management fee, what other costs are there?
Just like your home or car, your recreational cottage requires insurance too! Ask about our CareFreePlus program for just $395/year to qualify for our competitive group insurance rate. This program also includes the summarization, winterization and complete cottage inspection. On average our owners typically spend $150-$200 on propane each year too.
How often do the resort management fees increase?
We make every effort to minimize increases across our resorts but, like most things, costs do increase from time to time. We make every effort to keep increases to a cap of 3-5% annually.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions for our rental cottages:
What Time Can We Check-In And Check-Out?
Check-in begins at 4 pm until 8 pm. If you are planning on arriving after 8pm, please be sure to notify us, so we can ensure one of our team members is there to check you in. Check-out is at 10 am.
At time of booking, you may request early check-in, late check-out or both (for an additional fee).
As our guest, you are more than welcome to enjoy the resort for the entire day of your arrival and/or departure. Just come by the Welcome Centre to notify staff or to return your keys.
Do I require a fishing license to fish at your resorts?
Yes, you do require a fishing license to fish in Ontario. Individuals under the age of 18, or over the age of 65 do not require a license. You may also decide to visit us during Ontario’s Family Fishing Week which is a license-free week or get a temporary license from Canadian Tire or Bass Pro Shop.
Can I bring my pet to the resort?
Yes, our resort is pet friendly! However, certain rental cottages do not allow pets, so please ensure you mention this up front when you book (over the phone or via our online rental tool). Additional fees apply.
Are there laundry facilities at the resorts?
We have coin operated on-site laundry facilities (washer and dryer) for you to use at your convenience during your stay with us.
Can I purchase a Recreational Cottage?
Yes, you can. To learn more about ownership please look at the above tab. During your stay with us, speak to one of our resort experts.
You may also call us toll free at 1-877-814-4141 to book your free VIP Discovery visit.
Are there fishing boats available for rent and do I need a license?
We have fishing boats available. Be sure to inquire when you make your reservation. Our fishing boats are 12′ aluminum boats with a 9.9HP motor – life jackets are provided! You do not need a license, but we do require that you complete a boater’s safety checklist and keep it with you while you are on the boat – this will act as your license should you need it. Before you go out on the water, one of our helpful team members will give you a detailed overview of how to operate the boat.
What comes with our accommodation?
Our accommodations are fully equipped with a kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker and toaster), bathroom, 2 bedrooms, air conditioning, TV with DVD player (no cable so bring DVDs!), and a full size deck with a BBQ with propane, fire pit and patio set.
How big are the accommodations?
Our recreational cottages offer approximately 500 sq. ft. of indoor living space. Our accommodations sleep up to a family of 6 — 2 adults and 4 kids.
What items do we need to bring that are not provided?
You will need to bring sheets and pillow cases for the beds, towels for bathing and the beach/pool along with personal toiletries. Also, be sure to bring DVDs as our accommodations are not equipped with cable TV. Feel free to contact us if you should have any questions!
What sorts of things are there to do at your resorts?
There are tons of activities for every member of the family: Kidz Klub, family pontoon boat rides, movie nights, socials, and more!
Review by Dwayne M.
Awesome course. Every hole has a view. Challenging and forgiving. Play it often… hidden gem and a real favourite.
Review by Nancy T.
Wonderful golf course, the views are outstanding and the course is maintained beautifully. I’ve played it many times and it’s always fun and challenging at the same time.
Review by Bernice A.
This is our first year here at Bellmere Winds Golf Resort and we just love it.
Review by Jeff M.
Great 3 day package getaway. Just came home and we are still talking about it. Beautiful course, great views, nice people. A definite recommend here.
Review by Brennan M
The golf course is outstanding! It’s my favourite course to play! The staff are friendly, the view and atmosphere are awesome too!