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Introduction to Canada’s golf

The season can be short - mid May to October in many regions - and you have to be prepared for rapid weather changes, particularly in the coastal or mountainous areas. One minute it can be a beautiful sunny day and the next a torrential downpour, dramatic thunderstorm, sometimes with golf-ball size hail.

Wildlife has priority over people in Canada and you often see more animals and birds than other players on the quiet courses. Away from the city, it’s relatively easy to get tee times although at some of the famous courses like Kananaskis Country Golf Club, just an hour from Calgary, tee times have to be reserved well ahead of time, especially during the summer holidays (July and August).

It’s one of the few countries in the world where you can ski and golf on the same day in late spring. At resorts like Big White in British Columbia or Sunshine Village in Alberta, you can ski in the morning and then go down to the snow-free valley and play 18 holes in the afternoon.

Canada’s golf offering encompasses every type of course with huge variations in scenery, topography and elevation across the vast continent. There’s coastal rainforest golf on Vancouver Island, where mountains and seascape vie for prominence. High elevation mountain golf can be found at Whistler and right across the Rockies. Banff and Jasper are two Alberta golfing destinations not to be missed.

 

Ontario has a dense concentration of golf facilities with over 650 varied courses. Quebec has a huge array of mountainous golf courses, a distinctive French flavour in its culture and culinary offerings, and boasts the birthplace of Canadian golf at the Royal Montreal Golf Club founded in 1873. Notable public courses are to be found in Montreal,  Quebec City and Charlevoix where the 27-hole Manoir Richelieu Golf Club gets top billing. Le Diable, Le Geant and Gray Rocks in the Mont-Tremblant region are other elite courses.

 

And, in the east, Prince Edward Island has a rich golfing history stretching back to 1893, resulting in some of the top courses in the country. Visiting Nova Scotia is a step back to an era when people had the time to be warm, hospitable and friendly. The rugged east coast scenery is wild and untamed and there are links course and scenic island golf at Cape Breton Island. The whole area has a Celtic culture with golf at the heart of it.