Ten Canadian Golf Courses to visit this Summer
Golf season is the perfect excuse to finally clean out your trunk and make room for your golf clubs. Go for the day, a long weekend, or stay a week and explore a new Canadian destination.
GOLF season is the perfect excuse to finally clean out your trunk and make room for your golf clubs. Go for the day, a long weekend, or stay a week and explore a new Canadian destination. The combination of golf and a road trip is the ideal warm weather adventure. So if you love playing golf these courses across Canada are definitely worth the drive. And who knows, driving to your destination may be just as adventurous as the golf you will play upon arrival.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course – Alberta
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What could be better than a golf course in the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains? They are known for spectacular scenery in all directions and are ideal for a golf road trip. Canada’s famous golf course architect, Stanley Thompson, designed the course in 1928 when it was 18 holes. They have since added 9 holes making it a 27-hole course that’s open from May – October. From the Calgary airport it’s an hour and 45-minute drive to the Fairmont, located at 405 Spray Avenue in Banff.
The Links At Crowbush Cove – Prince Edward Island
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Considered one of North America’s best golf courses, the Links at Crowbush Cove has an impressive view of PEI’s north shore dunes. This 18-hole golf course stretches 6,903 yards and has received top ratings. There have GPS equipped power cart rentals, a fine dining restaurant, and a lounge where you can relax and enjoy a cocktail with your meal. The Links is located at 710 Lakeside Road on Route 350 on the north shore of the island, and makes for a great road trip from Charlottetown in less than half an hour.
Le Diable Golf Course – Quebec
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This impressive Tremblant Resort in Quebec offers distinctive plateaus, narrow fairways, and sand bunkers for a truly unique golf game. Le Diable was designed by architects Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry in 1998 and is 7,056 yards of adventure in this 18-hole championship course. They are open May – October, have a golf equipment rental shop and include a golf cart with your green fees. Le Diable is located at 110 Chemin de l’Albatros, in Mont-Tremblant. If you are driving from Montreal go north on Highway 15 towards Saint-Agathe and it’s about an hour and a half. If you are up for a long road trip, it’s a six and a half hour drive from Toronto.
Westmount Golf And Country Club – Ontario
Westmount Golf And Country Club has been ranking as a top golf course for years. Architect Stanley Thompson also designed the famous 18-hole golf course, and Westmount has hosted provincial, national and international golf champions. They offer a pro shop, caddies, electric golf cars, and many dining options to choose from. They are located in Kitchener; if driving from Toronto take highway 401 west and exit at Highway 8.
Kingswood Golf – New Brunswick
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Kingswood Golf in Fredericton is the most famous and awarded golf course in New Brunswick. It was designed by Cooke Huxham International and includes different environments at each hole such as open fairways and a stunning view from the 14th tee of a 30-foot waterfall. This landmark hole required 400,000 tons of rock to be removed and contributes to the beauty of this18-hole course spanning 7,000 yards. There is a pro shop, lessons for all levels, club rentals, and a 9-hole executive course. They are at 1700 Kingswood Way in Fredericton on the city’s south side, just over 2 km from Prospect Street along Route 640. Should you want to embark on a golfing road trip of a lifetime its a gorgeous 12 hour drive from Toronto.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club – British Columbia
If you enjoy mountain courses and appreciate nature, you will love this Whistler golf course since it weaves around granite rocks, ponds, creeks, and changes elevation. The 18-hole golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and spans 6, 635 yards. A golf cart is required due to the elevation changes of over 400 feet and they come equipped with a GPS. There are several resort golf vacation packages to choose from as well as dining options, rentals, and a golf shop. They are open from the end of April to October. The Whistler Golf Club is located at 4612 Blackcomb Way in Whistler, British Columbia.
Mountain View Golf Club – Yukon
This 18-hole golf club is the only full service facility in the Yukon. They also have a driving range, putting green, a practice area, rentals, and lounge. They host various events throughout the season including fundraising tournaments, charity events, and club championships. They are already open for the season and located at 250 Skookum Drive in Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital. There are two great highways that cross here, the Alaska and the Klondike, making it a hub for transportation and a great destination for a road trip.
Bear Mountain Resort – British Columbia
Bear Mountain Resort is home to two courses on Vancouver Island; the Mountain Course and the Valley Course, and both are known for providing some of the best golf in Canada. The rocky mountain course is at the foothills of Mount Finlayson and offers a challenging golf experience. The Valley Course winds through forests, around lakes and has a truly magnificent view of Vancouver Island, and is known as the more accessible course. Golf rates include a power cart with GPS and club valet. Should you want to learn some new tips golf lessons are also available. Bear Mountain is located at 1999 Country Club Way in Victoria, British Columbia. If you are driving from North Vancouver Island to Bear Mountain it’s a 45-minute road trip along the Trans Canada Highway.
Dakota Dunes Golf Links – Saskatchewan
Dakota Dunes is an 18-hole full service golf course located on the historical Whitecap Dakota First Nations lands, south of Saskatoon, near the South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin. If you like natural sand dunes and prairie grasses you will love the five tee deck yardages that range from 5100 to 7300 yards to suite various challenges. The Dunes are also known for being surrounded by natural beauty of cactus flowers, wild roses, and violets. They are located at 202 Dakota Dunes Way in Whitecap.
Taboo Muskoka –Ontario
Taboo Muskoka is home to the beautiful Canadian Shield landscape and is the perfect setting for a game of golf. They are located on 300 acres surrounded by forests of red oak trees and tall white pines. The golf holes are isolated from each other with 15-minute tee time intervals so you can take your time and enjoy the great outdoors, as was the intention of designer Ron Garl. There is a pro shop, complimentarily golf clinics for guests of the resort, and stay and play packages. They are located in Gravenhurst cottage country at 1209 Muskoka Beach Road, about a two-hour drive from downtown Toronto.