Glasgow Hills: Eat, Live, Play, Celebrate

By Alana Lauren via The Long Drive


Since its highly anticipated opening in July 2001, Glasgow Hills has become a premier destination for golfers visiting Prince Edward Island. Glasgow Hills is one of the Island’s exceptional golf experiences, located only 20 minutes from Charlottetown and Summerside in the beautiful village of New Glasgow, near Cavendish PEI.

The golf course runs over diverse terrain that challenges players of every skill level. Dramatic views of River Clyde and the Gulf of St. Lawrence offer a spectacular setting in which to play. The undulation will challenge you, and the beauty of the surroundings will inspire you.

“This course is amazing! From the ambiance created at the entrance to the accessible parking, (the) cart drop-off from the friendly and courteous staff, the immaculate clubhouse, near 360-degree view, the well-stocked pro-shop and then the magnificent Glasgow Hills. The course is well laid out, and the challenge really begins on the back 9. Spectacular views on most holes…”  – Google Reviews, 2023.

Notable accolades for Glasgow Hills Golf Course include a four-star rating from Golf Digest and a listing in the top 70 golf courses in Canada from the readers of The Globe and Mail.

Though Glasgow Hills has traditionally been known for its golfing experience, it is now emerging as more than just a golf course. Glasgow Hills has blossomed into a four-season venue for recreation, meetings, conferences, weddings, and food and beverage. Piper’s Restaurant & Patio, Glasgow Hills restaurant, indulges its guests in a variety of flavours, from a casual lunch to fine steaks and fresh-caught seafood. The executive chef and, food and beverage manager, Aaron Smith, finds inspiration in the bounty of flavourful ingredients from local farmers and fishermen which highlights why PEI is known as Canada’s Food Island.

Chef Aaron Smith came to Glasgow Hills in 2020 from Vancouver, BC. An alumnus of the Culinary Institute of Canada and Vancouver Island University Hospitality Management program, Chef Aaron Smith has led Piper’s Restaurant and Patio to be a stand-alone business that caters to all who join him on the Hill. Chef Aaron really focuses on the experience when you dine at Piper’s Restaurant through the outstanding local-inspired food, the tantalizing beverages, and the exceptional customer service, which are all enhanced by the breathtaking view you get whilst dining at Piper’s. All these attributes make for a truly unique dining experience.

Glasgow Hills is entering yet another phase of their business by becoming one of the most sought-after locations for meetings, conferences, and weddings on the Island. To keep up with this demand, Glasgow Hills has undergone a major renovation to an area of their clubhouse, which remained unused since they opened back in 2001. The new area, referred to as the Top of the Hill, is a modern and freshly renovated area designed for meetings, conferences, and weddings.

The Top of the Hill is located directly over Piper’s Main Restaurant and is furnished with its own bar, bathrooms, A/V systems, projectors, and screens. The Top of the Hill renovations allow Glasgow Hills to offer two more venue areas on top of the existing areas to host gatherings from one to 200 people. With the new addition to their clubhouse, Glasgow Hills is now a four-season venue for weddings, meetings, and conferences.

Glasgow Hills has always prided themselves as an Island community-focused business, this is ever present with their development of the onsite residential growth. Glasgow Hills started out with 33 Lots available for development, 12 of which remain. With 33 lots having been or soon to be developed, the onsite community at Glasgow Hills is rapidly growing into a sought-after location for living. On top of the residential lots, Glasgow Hills also has some very exciting development plans in the near future as they continue to grow their resort into one of the top four-season resorts in eastern Canada.

With no golf in the winter, how is Glasgow Hills a four-season recreational destination? With a partnership through the Central Region Sports & Recreation Council, Glasgow Hills now has what is going to be the largest trail system in Eastern Canada. Ten kilometres of public access trails have been built since 2022 throughout their property, and with phase three being planned, another five km of trails will be added in the next year. These trails are utilized in the summer as biking, walking, and hiking trails, but double as snowshoeing and Fat Biking in the winter months. Groomed daily, these trails offer PEI residents and tourist the opportunity to experience the picturesque landscape of Glasgow Hills during the winter, which was missed in years past.

“Fresh air, a family favourite…we’ve been loving the @cavendishbeach trails by @glasgow_hills – we walked a new portion this past weekend when the trees looked like icicles and it was magical” – @loulabelleskincare, Instagram, 2023.

What was originally a simple farm, Glasgow Hills Golf Course has transformed itself into an island gem in the areas of sport and recreation, Food & Beverage, gathering venues, and a four-season facility. All of this in just 23 years, but with the business projections and planned growth we cannot wait to see where Glasgow Hills takes us in the next 23 years.


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