In 1961, near the beaches of Lake Huron, a local farmer converted his farm to create the Exeter Golf Club. In those days, golfers could play all day for a dollar! The pretty town of Exeter Ontario is located “a half an hour from everywhere” – London, Grand Bend, and Stratford are all within a 30 minute drive. Today this gently rolling, well treed 9-hole golf course bears little evidence of the farmland it once was; this secret revealed only by its clubhouse; a stunningly converted turn-of-the-century barn.
“The Barn” was renovated with natural industrial materials to complement the beams, walls, and antique farming tools – to create a fun, relaxed, “everyone welcome” atmosphere. The goal was (and is) to give this hard-working community a fun golf course, “to die for” rustic home-made comfort food, employ the best local ambitious staff and serve drinks from a mason jar! Work boots, golf spikes, sneakers & high heels… everyone is welcome in our barn!
Given the popularity of country style weddings – “The Barn” has become an increasingly popular venue. Most every weekend, music and laughter can be heard from across the course. There are theme nights, special events and live bands as well. And the food… well they smoke their own bacon.
We think the original owners would be very proud. For those travelling from further afield, many add 18 holes at nearby Ironwood Golf Club, and make a day of it. Some rent the farmhouse at Exeter Golf Club (sleeps up to 16) and spend a few days exploring the whole region.