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Links at Dover Coast 2020 Golf Course Construction InformationWednesday, May 20, 2020

With the start of the new season we thought it prudent to send out some general information of where we are at with the construction of the “front 9” holes of the Links at Dover Coast.


We are happy to inform you that holes #2 and part of #9 that were seeding last season have begun to germinate. In having this seed start up we have now been able to stabilize the soil that was worked as to prevent any loss of shape due to erosion.


Holes 2 through 9 remain in various stages of completion. Number 2 being the one requiring only bunker sand and the green cavity yet to be filled.


Rough shaping has continue on holes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 tee decks, with a greater emphasis on holes 5, 6 and 7 through the past winter.


We performed a modest change on hole 7 to move the tee decks a little closer to the ravine to help create a moderate shape to this beautiful par 4.


The pond we constructed that is surrounded by holes 4 and 8 has stabilized as we had some concerns with water retention. The clay base has now sealed and our pond level is now confirmed.


A drain system from the pond at number 9/10 has now been joined to the pond at number 4/8 as a safety overflow and as a continuation to the primary drain through the ravine between holes 7 and 11.


The scrub brush along the ravine has been cleaned up as to provide additional air flow through this area to support and assist turf growth.


Due to COVID-19 when have stopped construction since March 15 and at this point we have yet to return to construction. Our hopes are that we can return to this as soon as possible.


Our commitment is to the completion of this project however it is important to note that the development of this project is linked directly to the development of our residential community. As there are some barriers we are trying to overcome with development issues related to residential water there is considerable patience required as our efforts are being focused on finding a solution to potable water issues with the County.


We thank everyone for your patience and we look forward to updating you with further information as we continue to develop the region’s premier Golfing and Lifestyle Community.


We look forward to seeing on the course in 2020.



Call Trish 519-909-9557 for Dover Coast InformationSunday, June 23, 2019

Phase two of our four phase development will be completed by the end of 2019!  We are all looking forward to phase three's release with some new plans on larger lots backing onto the glorious "Links of Dover Coast" golf course. Space for a golf cart included.


Until then I have a couple detached lots available for building backing onto the 16th hole and I also have a couple double car bungalow townhomes backing onto the 15th hole.  The prices can be found at the link to "HOMES" above.  


Whether you are looking for a home to be built to suit or a Dover Coast resale with a quick move in you can call me anytime for full Dover Coast information.  I will be happy to help you navigate wonderful Port Dover!  


Happy Summer



Dover Coast Homes





ChristmasFest Dover Style Saturday Nov. 17thSaturday, November 10, 2018

Come out Saturday November 17th to join the fun of ChristmasFest and Moonlight Madness. Santa and his crew will arrive on a tug boat at the pier at 1:00 pm.  The Canadian Coast Guard will accompany him.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will get into a horse-drawn coach to join the parade leaving the harbour and traveling up main street for their annual parade around town. They will end up at the lighthouse theatre to take pictures with the kids and accept letters to Santa.  Horse-drawn wagon rides are great fun for all, and ChristmasFest isn't ChristmasFest until you join everyone on the beach for carolling, fireworks and hot chocolate around the bonfire! Don't forget that midnight madness in the stores begins at 7:00pm and doesn't 

end until the last shopper is shopped out. Get the season started with true Port Dover spirit!

See you there.



Sales Office On The Move!Sunday, September 30, 2018

The sales office/model home has now been sold and I have moved out.  Other than that nothing has changed, same developer, same sales agent, same plans.  Until my new office is completed I can be reached by phone at 519-909-9557 or email at


Plans for phase three are well under way and marketing materials are being worked on.  There are a few new plans that will be offered backing onto the 17th hole of an outstanding links championship course.  Come out and play it..I promise you it won't be your last time!  The course is owned by the Dover Coast Developer and he is still offering 3 years free golf for phase two buyers.  


I am anxiously awaiting a fall release of phase three and I know many of you are as well.  I will do my best to keep you up to date and well informed no matter where I am.


I can be reached by phone at:   519-909-9557

or by email at:


You can register your name and email address at the top of the main page of this web site if you would like advance notice of our next phase release.


I look forward to assisting you in any way possible.  







Live Sunday Concerts in Powell Park!Saturday, August 18, 2018

There is always something going on in our Port Dover.  Join the fun on Sunday evenings during the months of July, August and the first week in September for "Concerts in the Park".  Great restaurants surround Powell Park so have an early bite to eat and then stroll over to the centre of town for 6:30. Enjoy the music, the scenery and the friendly people.  If you are new to town this would be a great way to introduce your friends to your new community.  See you there and don't forget your lawn chairs! Donations benefit Maureen Dodd Elementary Arts Foundation so please be generous.



August Long Weekend Music Festival!Thursday, August 2, 2018

Beautiful August weather, music and shopping...what could be better?  Friday August 3rd to Monday August 6th enjoy the Lynn River Music and Arts Festival in Simcoe.  The outdoor vendor market place is open Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm and Monday from 9am to 4pm.  There is an impressive line up of musicians scheduled to play the main stage well into the night.  Go to for the bands and times.  Bring your friends and enjoy Norfolk..always something to see and do!



Attention all Jazz Lovers!Thursday, August 2, 2018

Add South Coast Jazz to your summer fun calendar. Port Dover Community Centre and Burning Kiln Winery in Turkey Point will host the event on Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th.   Don't miss out on this chance to take in world-class music, wine, food and fun in two beautiful indoor/outdoor lake side venues. Buy your tickets now for day, weekend and table/dinner combinations!  VIP tickets going fast.  Go to to see the line up.  Live the life...Dover Coast Adult Resort Lifestyle Community, never boring!    



Canadian Open BoundFriday, July 27, 2018

Taking the newly wrapped Dover Coast coach to the Canadian Open! Livin’ large at Dover Coast.




Meet our new 34 Passenger Coach Bus!Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The inaugural voyage of our new 34 passenger coach bus departed on Saturday May 26, 2018. The day was co-ordinated by John Casey and Ron Logel who from personal experience in the sunny south have taken up the highly social activity of lawn bowling. As we develop plans to build our own facility this contingent of happy travellers were hosted at the Hagersville Lawn Bowling Club nearby us in the town of Hagersville, Ont.  This bus will be used by residents for trips to ball games, plays, casinos, shopping trips, wineries, breweries and more!


2018 Hagersville Lawn Bowling Trip





Friday the 13th - July 2018Sunday, July 8, 2018

"Be a part of the legend, join the thousands who come to party and celebrate the passion of everything motorcycle."


For over 20 years bikers and bike fans have come together in Port Dover on every Friday the 13th to share their passion for the open road, check out all the bikes, enjoy the beach, eat great food and, of course, drink some beer in the tents while listening to amazing bands.


Parking and shuttles will be available for those you who won't be riding your Harley to town.  No vehicles are permitted in town without a resident pass other than motorcycles.  But don't worry.  There will be parking available with shuttles running in and out of town from Friday morning into early Saturday morning.  Parking locations vary with each event.  Check out the Kinsmen Facebook page for more details.


Port Dover Kinsmen



3rd Annual Norfolk Ram RodeoFriday, July 6, 2018

Not to be missed is the 3rd Annual Norfolk Ram Rodeo July 14th and 15th.  Over the weekend spectators can watch an unforgettable show featuring bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and pole bending.  The event will also include a kids half time show, food and merchandise vendors, live music, line dancing and Aerial Skills show, mechanical bull, and a beer garden featuring some local craft beers, ciders and wines.  There will be 2 performances, one on Saturday at 1pm and one on Sunday at 2pm.  Camping is available.  For more information go to



Spring Is On Our Doorstep!Thursday, March 22, 2018

With spring on our doorstep the construction on our 107 lot phase two is ramping up. Only a few lots remain available so if this is where  you would like to call home don't delay. Congratulations to our clients who have recently sold their homes, many within a week!  A sure sign that the market is making a comeback.

However if you are moving at a slower pace we will be releasing the next phase very soon.

As many of you are aware phase three of Dover Coast's 500 acre Adult Resort Style Community has been in the planning for many months.  There will be a few new twists to the development however we are not quite ready to release the details yet.  Keep following the website.  I promise we won't disappoint.  If you have any questions call the office at 519-583-2049 or email   I would be happy to help you.  Make sure you register on our website at (top right corner of the main page). 



Spring 2018 Golf Course Construction UpdateWednesday, March 21, 2018



The golf course lands continued to be worked on over this past winter, however with greater snow falls than in recent years the pace has slowed the project.


In an effort to provide you with some insight of where we are this spring, permit us to take you on a hole by hole description. 


Back - Holes - 10 through 18 - Complete and operation - detailed information for playing or joining can be found at


Hole #1 - parallel to highway 6 as you come in from the north - this hole is complete except for bunker sand.  Our bunkers will be completed this spring


Hole #2 - this hole is shaped and its drainage is complete


Hole #3 - tee to green is shaped - tee to green is drained - green side bunker for this hole and #8 green yet to be completed


Hole #4 - backing berm constructed, entire hole is shaped, green yet to be shaped


Hole #5, 6, 7 - all in similar states of being rough shaped 


Hole #8 - tee deck structure constructed, green region rough shaped, bunker and green structure to be completed


Hole #9 - tee to green construction, primary and secondary drain systems in place and connected for routing of water from highway 6, pond shape completed, mail box island in place


Moving forward aside from some pond drainage work our key focus will be at the green region of #9 and the pond structure at holes #4 AND #8.  The reason that these areas are yet to be completed is that we intend to construct a rock wall system within the ponds for both erosion prevention and aesthetics.


Once the rock wall structures are in place we can return to holes #3, #4, #8 and #9 and complete detail green cavities and surrounding bunker complexes.


The items listed above should be complete in 2018 and we will be moving toward fine shaping holes #5 #6 and #7 by the fall of 2018


Irrigation completed by the spring of 2019 should provide us ample opportunity to seed the remaining holes.


It is expected that the course will be completed along with the hotel project in the fall of 2019.


Watch out for the Ontario West Insurance $1,000,000 Hole In One Cash Extravaganza where we will be having a two person scramble golf event where we hope to give away over $1,000,000 in cash and prizes.  An outdoor movie night is also planned on the course where we will be featuring the classic golf movie Caddie Shack!


If you have any questions or are interested in participating in any of the upcoming events for 2018 at the Links at Dover Coast, please go to the golf course link above or call the pro shop at 519-583-2118.



Why go south when you can live here?Thursday, October 19, 2017

Southwestern Ontario, especially along the north shore of Lake Erie, is a unique corner of Canada. Because of its southerly latitude and the climate modifying effects of shallow Lake Erie, it has a climate and vegetation unlike that anywhere else in Canada.  In fact, they refer to the tall deciduous forests as "Carolinian" because of their similarity to the Carolinas in the U.S.


It is often referred to as the "banana belt" because of this climate.  Of course no bananas grow, but you'll see trees like cottonwoods and other more southerly species.  At point Pelee, the southern tip of mainland Canada, the GPS shows a latitude of 41 degrees roughly the latitude of Istanbul, Rome, Barcelona and northern California.


So now you know....the rest of the story :)





David's Restaurant...Within Walking Distance ;)Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday Night Date Night

Two Dine for $65.00

Featuring half price bottles of house wine


Wednesday Nights 

$3 Oysters (Raw or Rockefeller) (Double Olive Lounge)


Thursday Nights 

Thrifty Thursday 

Beverage and Lounge Appetizer just $14 (Double Olive Lounge)


Friday Nights 

Half Price Lounge Appetizers -  after 9pm (Double Olive Lounge)


Friday and Saturday Nights

Live Entertainment at 8pm



Prime Rib - all day - $42


169 New Lakeshore Road   519-583-0706


See you all there..reserve well in advance for date night to avoid disapointment



Pickle Ball Courts in Full SwingWednesday, October 18, 2017

I am thrilled to announce that Dover Coast is the first adult resort style community to have Pickle Ball!

Our courts are in full swing this summer. What is pickle ball everyone asks? Well it is a game created with one thing in mind: fun. It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you're five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. It is played on a court that is a quarter the size of a tennis court with special paddles that look similar to a table tennis paddle only larger and the ball is similar to a wiffle ball only smaller. It is widely played in the southern states and many communities there are switching their tennis courts over to pickle ball. We are with them on that one. Our residents are busy either teaching those who have never played or running out to buy their paddles to learn. Just one more example of our community coming together to enjoy life.


Pickleball Court


Pickleball Team


Playing Pickleball


Playing Pickleball



Lake Side Infinity DeckTuesday, October 17, 2017

The developer has outdone himself on this one! I am proud to say that the construction of this deck is on par with the high quality of the homes we are building. A lot of thought and planning went into it and it shows. The three tiered lake side infinity deck was much anticipated and well worth the wait. This beautiful huge stone structure gives an amazing view of majestic Lake Erie with lovely glass walls to allow an uninterrupted view even on those windy summer days.  A wonderful 30 foot swim dock with stairs and a ladder was also built on the shore for easy access into the warm waters. Even better is the fact that these amenities are for the prefered use of our residents, (not open to the public).  I know someone who will be coming in a little early each morning to enjoy the quiet of the lake before a hectic day in the office. Life is good in Dover Coast! Come and join us :)


Infinity Deck from Water


infinity deck


infinity deck


view from the grounds



Norfolk Studio Tour Save the Date!Friday, August 11, 2017

The Norfolk Studio Tour is a two day self-guided tour of artist's studios across Norfolk County.  New artists and new studios!  36 artists and 25 studios.  September 16th and 17th.  Studios are open from 10am - 5pm. For more information go to





The 20th Annual Port Dover Perch Derby Monday, April 24, 2017

The 20th Annual Port Dover Perch Derby begins Saturday April 29th and runs until Saturday May 13th, 2017. The lake will be teeming with $23,000 worth of tagged perch just waiting to be caught. Prizes will include a Naden aluminum boat, 9.9 Suzuki motor and EZ Loader Trailer.  Adults (18 and over) $20.00, Intermediates (age 13-17) $10.00 and Juniors (age 12 and under) $5.00.  Tickets can be purchased at Bridge Yachts, Stoney's Home Hardware, Fisherman's Catch Restaurant, The Dover Dairy Bar, Hovercraft Marine Store, and Tan Mar Shoppe.  Join in the fun at the Cast Off Party on Friday April 28th at 6:30 pm at the community centre.  There will be a wing buffet, music, games for the kids and early bird prize draws! Good luck!



Polar Bear Plunge and New Year's Day LeveeFriday, December 30, 2016

Sunday, January 1st, 2017


The Polar Bear Plunge takes place at 1:00 pm at the main beach out front of The Beach House Restaurant. Come and join in the fun the water is fine! or dress warm, bring your coffee and cheer everyone on. Once back on dry land head over to the Port Dover Harbour Museum for the Captain's New Year's Day Levee and Old-Time Fiddle party!



Let the Games Begin....The Links is Now Open!!!!Thursday, July 2, 2015

It was a wonderful Canada Day here in Port Dover as the "Links at Dover Coast" championship golf course opened seven holes to the delight of the residents.  The opening ceremony began with a Scottish bagpiper leading the procession.  In attendance to cut the ribbon were John Lennox (Course Owner), Mark Stortini (COO), Darrell Huxham (Course Designer), mayor Charlie Luke and Council Member Jim Oliver.  The resounding consensus is that this course is a beauty and will only become more desirable as we add to it.  Many however found seven holes to be just right as it is quite challenging!  Hole #14 measures over 600 yards from the back tee deck.  You can find the current course configuration at "  as well as the green fees.  Thank you to all who made this day so memorable.  Our friendly golf pro Manny is available in the pro shop to answer any questions.  Pro Shop:  519-583-2118


Links at Dover Coast Grand Opening


Links at Dover Coast Cutting the Ribbon




Use the South Coast Shuttle to visit your future retirement lifestyleFriday, May 15, 2015

If your summer involves some vacation time along the Lake Erie Coast this summer and you dream of retiring in the area, the Dover Coast Adult Community may be just what you are looking for. If you are anywhere between Port Rowan and Port Dover ( including Booths Harbour, Normandale, Turkey Point, or Vittoria) visiting this exquisite Adult Lifestyle community is easy. Just hop on the weekend South Coast Shuttle and alight at David’s Restaurant in Port Dover which is across the street from Dover Coast Homes.

View the schedule for the South Coast Shuttle 

View Globe and Mail article on the South Coast Shuttle

Port Dover Shutttle



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