2019-2020

Best Courses in Canada: Our New Ranking

Our latest rundown of the best courses north of the border
January 07, 2020
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The par-3 16th at Cabot Cliffs has elements of the par-3 15th and 16th at Cypress Point.

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.)

KEY TO SYMBOLS

♦ Open to the public (parentheses indicate previous ranking)

Best Courses in Canada:

1. (1) Cabot Cliffs
Inverness, N.S.

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2. (2) The National G.C. of Canada
Woodbridge, Ont.

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Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images


3. (3) St. George's G. and C.C.
Etobicoke, Ont.

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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)
Ancaster, Ont.

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ANCASTER, ONTARIO - JULY 28: hits his shot on the hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club on July 28, 2012 in Ancaster, Ontario. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

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Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images


7. (5) Cabot Links
Inverness, N.S.

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8. (8) Fairmont Jasper (Alb.) Park Lodge G.C.

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Photo by: Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts


9. (6) Fairmont Banff (Alb.) Springs G. Cse. (Thompson)

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10. (10) Muskoka Bay Club
Gravenhurst, Ont.

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Photo by: Photo by Stephen Szurlej

Photo by Stephen Szurlej


11. (9) Shaughnessy G. & C.C.
Vancouver, B.C.

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CANADA - SEPTEMBER 08: Course scenic 6th hole during the first round of the 2005 Bell Canadian Open, September 8,2005, held at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, Vancouver, B.C. (Photo by S. Badz/Getty Images)

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Photo by Stan Badz/Getty Images


12. (11) Devil's Paintbrush
Caledon East, Ont.

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13. (15) Cape Breton Highlands Links
Ingonish Beach, N.S.

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Photo by Purestock/Getty Images


14. (13) Beacon Hall G.C.
Aurora, Ont.

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15. (26) Tobiano G. Cse.
Kamloops, B.C.

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16. (12) The Links at Crowbush Cove
Morell, P.E.I.

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Aerial of The Links at Crowbush Cove, Lakeside, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Aerial of The Links at Crowbush Cove, Lakeside, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Photo by Getty Images


17. (17) Devil's Pulpit
Caledon Village, Ont.


18. (16) Victoria (B.C.) G.C.

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19. (20) Toronto G.C.
Mississauga, Ont.


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.
Kitchener, Ont.


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.

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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)

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Photo by David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images


27. (25) London (Ont.) Hunt and C.C.


28. (21) Coppinwood G.C.
Uxbridge, Ont.


29. (New) Big Sky G.C. (Championship) ♦ Pemberton, B.C.


30. (New) Rosedale G.C.
Toronto


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