Scroll down for Golf Digest's latest ranking of the 30 best courses in Canada, determined by Golf Digest's 100 Greatest panelists, which consists of about 1,700 well-traveled amateur golfers across the United States and Canada. Golf Digest's panelists score courses on the following criteria: Shot Options, Challenge, Layout Variety, Distinctiveness, Aesthetics, Conditioning and Character. (Golf Digest's complete World 100 rankings, and the best courses in every country list, will be published next week on GolfDigest.com.)
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♦ Open to the public (parentheses indicate previous ranking)
Best Courses in Canada:
1. (1) Cabot Cliffs ♦
2. (2) The National G.C. of Canada
3. (3) St. George's G. and C.C.
4. (NR) Memphrémagog G.C. Magog, Quebec
5. (7) Capilano G. and C.C.
West Vancouver, B.C.
6. (4) Hamilton G. & C.C. (West/South)
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7. (5) Cabot Links ♦
8. (8) Fairmont Jasper (Alb.) Park Lodge G.C. ♦
9. (6) Fairmont Banff (Alb.) Springs G. Cse. (Thompson) ♦
10. (10) Muskoka Bay Club ♦
11. (9) Shaughnessy G. & C.C.
12. (11) Devil's Paintbrush
Caledon East, Ont.
13. (15) Cape Breton Highlands Links ♦
Ingonish Beach, N.S.
14. (13) Beacon Hall G.C.
15. (26) Tobiano G. Cse. ♦
16. (12) The Links at Crowbush Cove ♦
17. (17) Devil's Pulpit
Caledon Village, Ont.
18. (16) Victoria (B.C.) G.C.
19. (20) Toronto G.C.
20. (22) Redtail G. Cse.
Port Stanley, Ont.
21. (24) Mississaugua (Ont.) G. & C.C.
22. (19) Calgary (Alb.) G. & C.C.
23. (28) Westmount G. & C.C.
24. (23) Oviinbyrd G.C.
Foots Bay, Ont.
25. (New) Royal Montreal G.C. (Blue) Ile Bizard, Quebec
26. (14) Bigwin Island (Ont.) G.C. ♦
BIGWIN-07/20/01-Bigwin Island Golf Club on Bigwin Island in the Lake of Bays is a New Private Golf Club selling Equity shares to members. Being on an island you need to get there by Launch. The Vista from the old Tower is spectacular as is the view at the 6th and the 18th tee. DAVID COOPER/TORONTO STAR @*@*GOLF MAG 2002@*@* (Photo by David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Photo by David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images
27. (25) London (Ont.) Hunt and C.C.
28. (21) Coppinwood G.C.
29. (New) Big Sky G.C. (Championship) ♦ Pemberton, B.C.
30. (New) Rosedale G.C.
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