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Golf Courses in Canada

2,408 golf courses
Canada's relatively closer attachment to England probably explains why golf took root there earlier than it did in the US; and in fact a significant number of the early US courses were created by Scotsmen who had taken up residence in Canada. The country's very first was built in 1873 just outside Montreal, and received from Queen Victoria the designation of "Royal" Montreal Golf Club eleven years later—and that was eleven years before the game had gotten going in the States. Clubs were established in Ontario and Quebec not long thereafter, and today there are well over fifteen hundred courses across Canada. Naturally, the vast majority of these is located near the US border, since the part of the year in which golf can be played decreases rapidly as you go north (and no Canadian course stays open all year around). It's really too bad, given the abundance of dramatic landscapes that would make for some great golf if they weren't frozen so much of the time. Like those who live in such other northern countries as Norway or Denmark, Canadians treat golf as a summer substitute for skiing and skating (or in this case, hockey). Around ten percent of the adult population plays at least occasionally, so it is a bit odd that Canada has not been home to more top-ranked golfers. To be sure, there have been some very good ones, including Al Balding and Stan Leonard, who distinguished themselves in the very first Canada Cup (now the World Cup) in 1953, when the home team took second (after Argentina). That debut of what would become one of golf's premier events took place in Montreal, home of John Jay Hopkins, the philanthropist who established it. Balding together with George Knudson eventually won the event in 1968. Dan Halldorson led his country to victories in two more Cups in the Eighties; but Mike Weir, who won the 2003 Masters, is the first Canadian player to make a name for himself in the big individual tournaments. There are now hundreds of Canadian nationals on the teams of US colleges, where many US Tour champions are nurtured, so it is only a matter of time before one or another of the country's golfers becomes a dominant force on the world stage. All the pieces are certainly in place: with nearly 2400 courses (some 90% of which are open to the public) and over 300,000 players registered with the game's major organization, Golf Canada, the nation ranks as third in the world for interest in the sport, even if the pace of new course construction has slowed somewhat in the mid-2010s.

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British Columbia Interior
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Alberta
15 golf courses
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Ontario
12 golf courses
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The Maritimes
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British Columbia Coastal
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The Prairies
10 golf courses
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Top 100 golf courses in Canada

The All Square ranking of the best golf courses in Canada

#1
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Cabot Links

Mabou, Canada
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#2
Overview of golf course named Saint George's Golf and Country Club

Saint George's Golf and Country Club

Toronto, Canada
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#3
Overview of golf course named Cape Breton Highlands Links

Cape Breton Highlands Links

Ingonish Beach, Canada
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#4
Overview of golf course named National Golf Club of Canada

National Golf Club of Canada

Woodbridge, Canada
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#5
Overview of golf course named Hamilton Golf and Country Club

Hamilton Golf and Country Club

Ancaster, Canada
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Banff Springs Golf Club

Banff, Canada
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Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course

Jasper, Canada
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Capilano Golf and Country Club

West Vancouver, Canada
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Explore 2,408 golf courses in Canada

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Overview of golf course named Wintergreen Golf Course

Wintergreen Golf Course

Redwood Meadows, Canada
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Whitetail Crossing Golf Club

Whitetail Crossing Golf Club

Mundare, Canada
4.5
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Overview of golf course named Two Hills Lions Golf and Country Club

Two Hills Lions Golf and Country Club

Two Hills, Canada
4.5
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Overview of golf course named Devon Golf and Conference Center

Devon Golf and Conference Center

Devon, Canada
4.5
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Overview of golf course named Mars Sand Hills Golf Course

Mars Sand Hills Golf Course

Libau, Canada
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Grey Silo Golf Course

Grey Silo Golf Course

Bloomingdale, Canada
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Mannville Riverview Golf Course

Mannville Riverview Golf Course

Mannville, Canada
5.0
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Algonquin Golf Course

Saint Andrews, Canada
5.0
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Overview of golf course named Whitetail Crossing Golf Club

Whitetail Crossing Golf Club

Mundare, Canada
4.5
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Overview of golf course named Cloverdale Links Golf Course

Cloverdale Links Golf Course

Winchester, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Rivershore Golf Links

Rivershore Golf Links

Kamloops, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Redtail Landing Golf Club

Redtail Landing Golf Club

Calmar, Canada
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Overview of golf course named The Links at Crowbush Cove

The Links at Crowbush Cove

Mount Stewart, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Fox Harb'R Resort

Fox Harb'R Resort

Wallace, Canada
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Overview of golf course named King Links Golf Course

King Links Golf Course

Delta, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Tarandowah Golfers Club

Tarandowah Golfers Club

Springfield, Canada
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Cabot Links

Mabou, Canada
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Banff Springs Golf Club

Banff, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course

Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course

Jasper, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Predator Ridge Golf Resort - The Predator Course

Predator Ridge Golf Resort - The Predator Course

Vernon, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Predator Ridge Golf Resort - The Ridge Course

Predator Ridge Golf Resort - The Ridge Course

Vernon, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club - Valley Course

Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club - Valley Course

Victoria, Canada
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Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club - Mountain Course

Victoria, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Whistler, Canada
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Best Ocean-View Golf Courses in Canada

We selected Canada's most jaw-dropping golf courses with breathtaking views over the ocean and the sea.

Overview of golf course named Algonquin Golf Course

Algonquin Golf Course

Saint Andrews, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Cordova Bay Golf Course

Cordova Bay Golf Course

Victoria, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Cobble Hill, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Fairwinds Golf Club

Fairwinds Golf Club

Parksville, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Stanhope Golf and Country Club

Stanhope Golf and Country Club

Canada
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Overview of golf course named Furry Creek Golf and Country Club

Furry Creek Golf and Country Club

Furry Creek, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Gleneagles Golf Club

Gleneagles Golf Club

West Vancouver, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Olympic View Golf Club

Olympic View Golf Club

Victoria, Canada
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Best Mountain Golf Courses in Canada

Beautiful scenery and exceptional golf, these stunning mountain courses will make for an unforgettable Canadian adventure.

Overview of golf course named Copper Point Golf Club

Copper Point Golf Club

Invermere, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Shadow Mountain Golf

Shadow Mountain Golf

Cranbrook, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club - Valley Course

Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club - Valley Course

Victoria, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Eagle Ranch Golf Course

Eagle Ranch Golf Course

Invermere, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Big Sky Golf and Country Club

Big Sky Golf and Country Club

Pemberton, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Silvertip Golf Course

Silvertip Golf Course

Canmore, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Bootleg Gap Golf

Bootleg Gap Golf

Kimberley, Canada
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Overview of golf course named Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Whistler, Canada
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