If you are looking for an alternative to standard 18-hole layouts in Winnipeg, Manitoba's orbit, consider a tee time at the unique 9-hole Old Drovers Run Golf Club in Niverville, Manitoba. Located 25 miles south of Winnipeg, the course debuted in 2017 as a links-style addition to the Southern Manitoba golf scene. Old Drovers Run Golf Club is a nearly treeless, par-39 layout with one par 3, four par 4s, and four par 5s. With four sets of tee markers, the course presents a fun and manageable challenge for players of diverse skill levels. Although Manitoba is notoriously flat, the playing field has some mild ups and downs as well as mounding off to the sides of the fairways. The fairways at Old Drovers Run Golf Club are invitingly wide. Wind can play a big role during your round on this fully exposed layout. Numerous bunkers dot the playing field, and water complicates swings on five holes, though there aren t any forced carries over the aquatic hazards. You ll find that the greens at Old Drovers Run Golf Club are a little larger than average and they sport undulations that can trip up even good putters. If you like to work on your game, especially your long game, this is a good place to do it. All four of the par 5s at Old Drovers Run Golf Club measure well over 500 yards and the three-hole finish is a real bear with back-to-back par 5s and a 450-yard par 4. Old Drovers Run Golf Club is a spartan, no-frills operation. You won t find a range or a putting green. The golf shop is modest as well. You can get candy bars, pop, and beer in the golf shop and sit out on a deck to enjoy them. Old Drovers Run Golf Club hosts a number of golf leagues and it typically gets busy on weekdays with after-work play. The golf course stays open in the fall as long as weather permits. For an alternative to Winnipeg s standard golf courses, try Old Drovers Run Golf Club in Niverville, one of Southern Manitoba s newer layouts.