Before summer starts to wind down, make sure you take a few hours to hit the links. You can find incredibly challenging as well as spectacularly stunning golf courses across the country, nestled along lakes, streams and oceans or smack-dab in the middle of the Rockies.
Here are the top 10 Canadian golf courses.
Eagle Ranch Golf and Country Club – British Columbia
What else is there to say: 18 magical holes of golf perched along ancient bluffs overlooking the Columbia River – a stirring setting made even more dramatic by its Rocky and Purcell Mountain views.
St. George's Golf & Country Club – Ontario
St. George's Golf and Country Club is internationally recognized for its championship golf course – it was host to many significant tournaments over its storied past including the 1933, 1949, 1960 and 1968 Canadian Opens, five LPGA events, the du Maurier Champions, Canadian Senior Open, and many more.
Kananaskis Country Golf Course – Alberta
Kananaskis Country Golf Course is one of the premier golf destinations in the Canadian Rockies and second to none as a spectacular location for a golf vacation. Forming an unforgettable landscape, the courses themselves are at almost 5,000 feet (1,500 metres).
The Links at Crowbush Cove – Prince Edward Island
Overlooking the north shore dunes of PEI, Crowbush continues to enthral all those that take the challenge to conquer one of North America's very best. With undulating fairways, water holes with a wisp of wind, pot bunkers, and challenging greens, it's a unique golfing experience.
Capilano Golf and Country Club – British Columbia
Designed by the estimable golf course architect Stanley Thompson, and considered one of his finest efforts, Capilano presents a challenging and artistic layout that takes full advantage of the topography and natural beauty of its location.
Banff Springs Golf Club – Alberta
Renowned for its panoramic beauty, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in Alberta is a captivating and challenging layout set in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains.
National Golf Club of Canada – Ontario
The 18-hole golf course is one of the highest-rated in the country. Situated in Woodbridge, it's been named one of the top 100 courses in the entire world.
Tobiano – British Columbia
Award-winning Canadian golf architect Thomas McBroom used his entire palette in designing a course like no other – the site of the historic Six Mile Ranch has been transformed from rugged bench lands into a golf course that is as visually captivating as it is thrilling to play.
The Lakes Golf Club – Nova Scotia
Graham Cooke designed The Lakes Golf Club as a world-class, five-star golf course. Golfers at all levels will enjoy the layout of The Lakes, where Cooke has created a course that will excite and challenge the competitive player, while offering ease of play and generous landing areas for the more recreational golfer.
Dakota Dunes – Saskatchewan
Located on the historical Whitecap Dakota First Nation lands at the heights of the South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin, Dakota Dunes Golf Links opened its golf course in 2004. This 18-hole full-service gem is the province’s only complete Graham Cooke, Cooke-Carleton designed golf property.
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