Mont Tremblant Resort's brawny Le Geant Course will sweep you away | Quebec Golf
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Mont Tremblant Resort - Le Geant golf course - 3rd
The 183-yard third hole on the Le Geant golf course at Mont Tremblant Resort is called "Evaluation." Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Mont Tremblant Resort - Le Geant golf course - 5th
This rock shelf behind the fifth green shows the rugged terrain of the Le Geant golf course at Mont Tremblant Resort. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Mont Tremblant Resort - Le Geant golf course - 6th
The par-3 sixth tee box provides one of the prettier vistas on the Le Geant golf course at Mont Tremblant Resort. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Mont Tremblant Resort - Le Geant golf course - 7th
It's tough to hit the curvaceous fairway on the par-5 seventh hole on the Le Geant golf course at Mont Tremblant Resort. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Mont Tremblant Resort - Le Geant golf course - 8th
The eighth hole on the Le Geant Course at Mont Tremblant Resort ends at an elevated green. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Mont Tremblant Resort - Le Geant golf course - 9th
Trees pinch the ninth fairway on the Le Geant golf course at Mont Tremblant Resort. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Mont Tremblant Resort - Le Geant golf course - 10th
The 159-yard 10th hole on the Le Geant golf course at Mont Tremblant Resort falls to a tiny green. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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The par-4 13th hole on the Le Geant golf course at Mont Tremblant Resort plays only 329 yards from the tips. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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The Le Geant golf course at Mont Tremblant Resort finishes strong with a stout par 4. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfPass
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Take on Le Geant golf course, a brawny Thomas McBroom design in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, Canada -- Thomas McBroom and Doug Carrick seem to be neck-and-neck in the race to be considered Canada's modern Stanley Thompson, the celebrated Golden Era architect who designed many of the country's classic courses.

McBroom has designed 12 courses ranked among ScoreGolf's top 100 in Canada, third behind Thompson's 15 and Carrick's 13. McBroom's Le Geant Course at Mont Tremblant Resort, ranked no. 45 in ScoreGolf's top 100 in 2012, spearheaded the golf boom in the Laurentian Mountains roughly 75 miles northwest of Montreal. Soon after Le Geant opened in 1995, the region's other top courses opened or began construction.

The 6,836-yard Le Geant Course soars across rugged, hilly land just a short drive from the region's celebrated ski resort village. There are few flat lies, especially on Nos. 3-6, where two tough rock-laden par 4s and two pretty downhill par 3s await.

Le Geant's back nine shines with shot making. The short par-4 11th hole plays just 311 yards from the tips but tortures players who are too aggressive challenging the narrow dogleg to the right. The fun 380-yard 14th hole plummets off an elevated tee before veering left and back uphill to the green. A heroic carry over a ravine from the 458-yard gray tees on No. 18 sets up a demanding downhill approach to end the round.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed and photographed more than 1,000 courses and written about golf destinations in 20 countries 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 @jasondeegangolfpass and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.

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Take on Le Geant golf course, a brawny Thomas McBroom design in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec