La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 15th
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La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 15th
The 15th hole on the La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort -- known as "The March" -- is a superb par 3. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
La Bete GC at Gray Rocks golf resort - 12th
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La Bete GC at Gray Rocks golf resort - 12th
A sandy waste area runs up to the par-3 12th green on the La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 13th
A large pond guards the right side of the par-5 13th fairway on the La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 16th
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La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 16th
The 16th hole on the La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort is the third par-5 on the back nine. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
La Bete G.C. at Gray Rocks golf resort - 2nd
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La Bete G.C. at Gray Rocks golf resort - 2nd
The second hole on the La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort is the no. 1 handicap. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 4th
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La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 4th
The fourth fairway of the La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort curves around a hazard. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 6th
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La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort - 6th
The 125-yard sixth hole on the La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort looks easy, but a severely canted green makes putting tough. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
La Bete GC at Gray Rocks resort - 9th
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La Bete GC at Gray Rocks resort - 9th
The 425-yard ninth hole on the La Bete golf course at Gray Rocks resort is littered with trouble. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Attempt to slay "the beast:" The La Bete course at Gray Rocks resort in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, Canada -- At the Gray Rocks resort, the La Bete golf course plays the foil to La Belle, the region's original 6,330-yard course.

While La Belle (French for "the beauty") plays short and forgiving, La Bete ("the beast") strikes fear into players with a 6,825-yard modern Graham Cooke design stocked with mountainous challenges.

La Bete opened in 2001 to give Gray Rocks a 1-2 punch in this premier vacation destination in the Laurentian Mountains roughly 75 miles northwest of Montreal. Water, including the appropriately named Devil's River, comes into play on half the holes.

The two toughest par 4s on La Bete's front nine tend to do the most damage. The 430-yard second hole drops precariously off an elevated tee to a tiered fairway. It's best to layup on the top tier, leaving a long shot over wetland into the green, although the flat lie will make it more manageable. A ravine at the 425-yard ninth raises similar concerns on the approach shot to its elevated green.

The scenery from the tees at the par-5 11th hole and par-3 15th hole are the reasons golfers make the journey. Even if they can't slay the beast, at least they can enjoy the view.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 1,000 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfadvisor and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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Thrilling mountain golf makes Mont-Tremblant, Quebec -- a vaunted ski destination in the Laurentian Mountains roughly 75 miles northwest of Montreal -- one of Canada's premier summer getaways, too. The signature experience comes at Le Maitre, a private club accessible by staying at high-end hotels such as the Fairmont Tremblant. Other highlights include Gray Rocks' La Belle and La Bete Courses, Intrawest's Le Geant and Le Diable Courses, and Golf Manitou.
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Without a membership, there's only one way to access Le Maitre, a private club run by ClubLink in the Laurentian Mountains roughly 75 miles northwest of Montreal. A stay-and-play with a resort hotel such as the Fairmont Tremblant opens doors to Le Maitre, which means "the master" in French. In 2012, ScoreGolf ranked the 7,025-yard course no. 37 among the top 100 courses in Canada.
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Attempt to slay "the beast:" The La Bete course at Gray Rocks resort in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec