TOP 20 UNIQUE GOLF EXPERIENCES IN CANADA

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CABOT LINKS

Two of Canada’s newest golf courses are also two of its most notable. Giving golfers 18 holes of authentic links golf and 18 holes of dramatic cliff side golf all set along the ocean, Cabot Links is the #1 most unique golf experience in Canada.

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BIGWIN ISLAND

A private Doug Carrick design offering limited public access at certain times during the season. Located on an island in the Lake of Bays Township, golfers get to the course by boat and the island has tons of history.

3

VICTORIA GOLF CLUB

To many the private Victoria Golf Club is one of the most beautiful courses in the nation. Dramatically winding along the ocean, this AV Macan layout allows limited non-member access and everyone should try to play it.

4

BANFF SPRINGS

Stanley Thompson’s magic is on display in Canada’s Rockies. The first course to cost $1 million to build works its way along the Bow River in the shadow of the landmark Fairmont Banff Springs Resort Hotel.

5

JASPER PARK

Stanley Thompson’s magic is on display in Canada’s Rockies once again. 50 teams of horses and over 200 men carved this wilderness golf course out by hand in 1925. A course cannot fit into its surroundings better than Jasper.

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HIGHLANDS LINKS

Stanley Thompson’s crown jewel. Highlands Links in Nova Scotia winds its way through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and is where you will find the finest most diverse walk in all of golf.

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TOBIANO

Tobiano is a stellar Tom McBroom golf course in Kamloops playing along the shores of Kamloops Lake. The course works its way through, over and around canyons — a more dramatic setting can not be found.

8

MUSKOKA BAY

A Doug Carrick golf course carved through the rocky outcroppings and forests of the Canadian Shield, Muskoka Bay features some of the best conditions and most dramatic golf holes in all of Canada.

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MONT TREMBLANT

The Laurentian Mountains are one of the oldest mountain ranges in all the world dating back 540 million years. Here Tom McBroom and Hurdzan/Fry designed two courses that will take your breath away.

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PREDATOR RIDGE

Two championship courses make up the experience at this Okanagan resort in British Columbia. The Predator (Les Furber) and Ridge (Doug Carrick) courses, with their different settings and identities, are must plays.

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GREYWOLF

This Doug Carrick designed mountain course at Panorama Resort Village features the par-3 6th Cliffhanger, one of the most dramatic and photographed golf holes in the world, and an alpine experience unlike any other.

12

BEAR MOUNTAIN

Two Jack Nicklaus Design golf courses and two stunners. It’s impossible to pick favourites between the Mountain and Valley courses. Both are Top 100 courses, both are uniquely British Columbia — a great 36-hole destination.

13

LINKS AT CROWBUSH COVE

The Links at Crowbush Cove, a Tom McBroom design set along the north shore dunes with views across the Gulf of St. Lawrence, placed Prince Edward Island on the golf world map.

14

ALGONQUIN

A pure New Brunswick experience is on offer here. St. Andrews-by-the-Sea was voted best destination in Canada and the golf course is newly redesigned by Rod Whitman giving golfers even more spectacular views.

15

STEWART CREEK

A Gary Browning design built on an abandoned mine site located in Canmore, Alberta with views of the Three Sisters, Cascade, Pigeon and Ha Ling Mountains, this is Canadian golf at its finest.

16

CHATEAU WHISTLER

Located in Whistler and routed along the side of the Coast Mountain range in B.C., this Robert Trent Jones Jr. design features more than 400 feet of elevation change and views you can only find in Canada.

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TOWER RANCH

A Kelowna beauty designed by Tom McBroom, carved out of the side of a mountain with dramatic views all around, this is exciting golf through and through.

18

DAKOTA DUNES

A Cooke-Carleton design opened in 2004, this western Canada layout takes you for a ride through a unique landscape of natural sand dunes just south of Saskatoon.

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WOODEN STICKS

Designed by Ron Garl, a visit here allows you to experience holes inspired by famous holes in golf like Augusta’s 12th, Postage Stamp and the island green at TPC Sawgrass. The original holes are great, too.

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ADMIRAL’S GREEN AT PIPPY PARK

Opened 1993, designed by Graham Cooke, a trip to Newfoundland is worth it alone, add a course with spectacular views of the city of St. John’s and nothing more needs to be said.