The Brookside RV Park & Golf Resort, located in the picturesque village of Hatchet Cove on Trinity Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, is an ideal destination for a summertime excursion. About one-and-a-half hour’s drive from the capital city of St. John’s, Brookside resort is family-owned and operated, featuring a seasonal RV park and challenging nine-hole golf course with easy access on Route 205, just off the Trans Canada Hwy.
According to owner Brian Maher, the RV park provides 46 three-way sites, which are also equipped with picnic tables and fire pits. Remote camping is also available in the 33 non-serviced sites, which only offer water. On-site restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are available for all campers, however.
The golf course, which was built in the early 1980s, measures just under 3,000 yards. It’s various ponds and rolling hills make for a challenging round, especially against the backdrop of Trinity Bay. Golfers will appreciate the large contoured fairways and a cozy 2,000-square-foot clubhouse that features a restaurant and bar.
In addition to golfing and the RV park, this eastern portion of Canada offers some interesting facts and figures. Newfoundland has its own time zone and is 1.5 hours ahead of the east coast and 4.5 hours ahead of the west coast. As such, while visiting this most easterly point in North America you can watch the sun rise before everyone else.
Though Newfoundland is an English-speaking province, there are about 26 dialects of English. I experienced these during a visit a few years ago.
Explore Beyond Newfoundland’s Brookside RV Park & Golf Resort
A few miles from Brookside RV Park & Golf Resort is the charming little town of Clarenville, a year-round outdoor playground. During summer, Clarenville hosts a variety of concerts, festivals, craft fairs, and talent shows, including Arts Under The Stars. The highlight of the year is Clarenville Days, held in July. Clarenville Days has a long tradition and offers events and activities such as a folk festival, pancake breakfast, fish & brews, community barbeque, kiddies bike parade, pet show, Clarenville Idol, fireworks, boat parade, a dance at the Stadium, games of chance, and endless fun.
Also, Clarenville is just minutes from Terra Nova National Park. With its rugged and picturesque coastline, lakes, and inner sounds, Terra Nova is a rewarding natural destination not to be missed while visiting eastern Newfoundland.
<<Terra Nova National Park. Photo courtesy Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.