“Buttercup Cottage”, Metis Beach, Qc, about 1914
Wm. Notman & Son
The golf course in Metis Beach was so rustic when it first opened that it traversed the front yard of several cottages. The Cascade finally moved the first tee so that residents could live without the danger of golf balls careening through their dining room windows.
Golf was one of the few sports where men and woman could play alongside each other, making it one of the popular leisure activities in Metis and elsewhere. Courses in summer communities were often very basic, offering players wide open fairways and few trees. There was lots of rough and long grass to tangle golf balls. Golfers were rare and groundskeepers were scarce. Metis had two golf courses, the Cascade and the Boule Rock, both founded by hotels of the same name.