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Sep 8, 2021

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Known for its stunning beauty and considered by many players to be one of the country’s best courses, Nova Scotia’s Cabot Cliffs can easily be compared to California’s top course, Pebble Beach. Built against the rolling sand dunes and rugged cliffside of the Cape Breton coastline, the scenic 18-hole course offers panoramic ocean views, elegant topography—and it’s a fun challenge to boot.

Fairmont Jasper Park, Alberta

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It took 50 teams of horses and 200 men to clear the land amidst Alberta’s rugged Rocky Mountains to build this impressive course in Jasper National Park. Designed by legendary Canadian golf architect Stanley Thompson, the landmark course features elevated tee boxes, sharp-edged bunkers and wide tree-lined fairways that wind through dense forests. Many golfers bring a camera along to capture postcard-worthy snapshots of the beautiful alpine surroundings, which include snow-capped mountains and the sparkling waters of Beauvert Lake.

Murray Bay Golf Club, Québec

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Québec’s Charlevoix region is home to the historic Murray Bay Golf Club, the third oldest club in North America and the oldest one still in operation at the same location. First built in 1876, the old world course stretches for more than five kilometres, hugging the northern shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River. Well-turfed mounds and challenging natural hazards means these links appeal to players of all levels.

Predator Ridge, British Columbia

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Golf enthusiasts flock to Vernon, B.C. to tee off at the world-class Predator Ridge Resort. Taking advantage of the Okanagan Valley’s undulating terrain, the scenic spot boasts 36 holes over two distinct courses. Designed by Les Furber, the 27-hole Predator Course features rolling fairways of long grass while the Doug Carrick-designed nine-hole Ridge Course is marked by rocky granite outcrops and dramatic elevation changes.

Muskoka Bay, Ontario

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Consistently ranked one of the top courses in the country, Muskoka Bay is a semi-private golf club nestled within the dramatic landscape of the Canadian Shield. Another Doug Carrick masterpiece, the Gravenhurst course takes players across rugged rock formations, deep sand bunkers, wooded valleys and marshy wetlands. The course is particularly beautiful in the fall when the green fairways are surrounded by canopy of vibrant red, yellow and orange leaves.

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If you’re looking to pack your golf clubs and head to one of these destinations for a few rounds, speak with a CAA Travel Consultant who can help you plan your dream golf getaway.

Image credit: Adam Hill/Destination Cape Breton, Roth and Ramberg/Travel Alberta, Francis Gagnon/Tourism Charlevoix, Jack Borno/Wikipedia Commons, ImagineGolf/iStock

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