Canada has an abundance of natural beauty that makes it the perfect place to build golf courses. If you are looking for a unique golf destination for your next destination, think about heading north. Here is a list of the best golf courses in Canada that you should think about for your next golfing adventure.
St. George’s Golf and Country Club
Golf Digest ranks St. George’s in Toronto as the best golf course in Canada. It is a country club course, which means that you will have to know someone who is a member if you want to play. It is worth the search to find someone to take you for a round at this stunningly beautiful course. The course was created in 1929 by legendary Canadian golf course designer Stanley Thompson. Thompson used the rolling terrain of the area to create a world-class course that features lots of elevations changes and gorgeous scenery.
Located in Inverness, Nova Scotia, Cabot Links is open to the public. It is rare to find links-style courses in North America, and anyone who has the chance to play this one will find it is incredible. The course is located next to the sea, giving golfers spectacular views as they play. It is a very challenging course, and it gives golfers a chance to experience true links-style golf without having to make a trip to Scotland.
Banff Springs Golf Course
If you have never had a chance to see the rugged beauty of Banff in Alberta, then you should add a trip to play Banff Springs to your bucket list. Set amidst the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, the scenery you will experience as you play 18 at Banff Springs will take your breath away. This is another of the epic courses that was designed by Thompson. The course is known for its challenging par-three holes. The most famous of these is The Devil’s Cauldron, which is one of the most famous holes in the world. Banff Springs will give you the chance to see grizzly bears and elk walking across the holes at times, which is something that not many courses can boast.
National Golf Club of Canada
The National is located at a private club in Woodbridge, Ontario. Many consider it to be the best course in the country. Golf fans who want a challenge should find a member who can get them in to play a round. Designed in 1976 by Tom and George Fazio, The National will test the mettle of even the most-skilled golfers. This is a course where golfers must be accurate. The greens are tiny, and missing them will punish you in the severest of ways.
These are just a few of the best courses that are available in Canada. The country has long been overlooked as a golfing destination, which is a real shame. Next time you are planning a vacation, think about heading north to experience all the golfing excellence that Canada has to offer.
Story by James Messer