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Editors' Choice

Best Golf Resorts In Canada

March 29, 2021

THE ALGONQUIN RESORT ST. ANDREWS
St. Andrews By-the-Sea, New Brunswick

The hotel dates back to 1889, with the accompanying Algonquin golf course originally opening in 1894. New owners purchased resort and showcased restoration work to the facility in 2014. Golf course architect Rod Whitman oversaw a companion renovation to the course in 2016-17.
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CABOT CAPE BRETON
Inverness, Nova Scotia

The hottest destination in North America, with an understated lodge along the nine-year-old Cabot Links and just down the coast from the Cabot Cliffs 18, opened in 2016. Both courses were recently ranked among Golf Digest's World 100 Greatest.
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FAIRMONT BANFF (ALBERTA) SPRINGS
In the center of Banff National Park, “the Castle in the Rockies” presides over 27 river-valley holes, 18 of which were designed by Canada's legendary Stanley Thompson.
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FAIRMONT JASPER (ALBERTA) PARK LODGE
Another national park resort, this one northwest of Banff, with an equally classic Stanley Thompson layout, though very different than Banff, which accentuates the talent and versatility of the golf architect.
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FAIRMONT TREMBLANT
Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Long considered one of Quebec's finest ski resorts, in the past 20 years Mont Tremblant has become a golfer's haven thanks to the Thomas McBroom-designed Le Geant and the Mike Hurdzan/Dana Fry-designed Le Diable courses.
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KELTIC LODGE AT THE HIGHLANDS
Inverness, Nova Scotia

The East Coast of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island feels like one of North America’s most extreme outposts, and the Keltic Lodge, set on a rocky spit of land and flanked on both sides by vast expanses of the Atlantic Ocean, accentuates that impression further. Built in 1951, the lodge and accompanying houses and cottages carry the aura of a bygone era though the rooms and interior spaces have been modernized. Best yet, the lodge is set at the foot of Cape Breton Highland Links, one of the country’s golf treasures. Built in 1941 by Canadian architect Stanley Thompson, the holes begin at the sea and then climb into the thick forested mountains of Cape Breton Highlands National Park before plunging back down valley again along Clyburn Brook, finishing once again at the Atlantic cove.