A Summer to Savour in Muskoka

Canadian Golf Traveller Publisher Sharon McAuley (Image: Brian Kendall)

Ontario’s popular Muskoka tourist district isn’t all about the fantastic golf. There are dinnertime lake cruises, popular stage shows, awe-inspiring natural wonders and, not least, the most delicious cinnamon buns you’ll ever eat.

Stars Align on South Georgian Bay

The Golf Club at Lora Bay (Image: The Golf Club at Lora Bay)

Tom Lehman and Tom McBroom combined their design talents at the Golf Club at Lora Bay, the star attraction of a prime stretch of South Georgian Bay shoreline being touted as Canada’s next great golf destination.

Nine Unsung—But Must-Play—Canadian Courses

Canmore Golf and Curling Club (Image: Canmore Golf and Curling Club)

From the forests of Newfoundland to the mountain valleys of British Columbia, a spring survey of unjustly overlooked golf courses offering bargain green fees, less crowded fairways and jaw-dropping scenery.

Deerhurst’s “Masters in Muskoka”

Deerhurst Resort Aerial View (Image: Deerhurst Resort)

Home of one of Ontario’s most acclaimed courses — and famous as the site of the 2010 Group of Eight Summit — Deerhurst Resort kicks off the golf season with its annual Masters in Muskoka Weekend.

Challenge Muskoka’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Fairways

Muskoka Bay Club, Gravenhurst, Ontario

Not since Stanley Thompson’s groundbreaking Rocky Mountain layouts opened in Jasper and Banff in the 1920s has another golf destination equalled Muskoka’s impact on Canadian golf course design. Just as Thompson established a template for mountain courses followed to this day, Tom McBroom, Doug Carrick and other top architects are using the granite outcroppings of […]

Muskoka’s New Signature Hole, Remembering Moe Norman, and Vietnam’s Golf Boom

Brian Kendall, Editor, Canadian Golf Traveller (Image: Sharon McAuley)

  Muskoka, a rocky, lake-filled tourist district a two-hour drive north of Toronto, has long been one of Canada’s top golf destinations. Muskoka Bay Club, Bigwin Island, Taboo and Deerhurst Highlands are all highly rated tracks. Recently, I had the opportunity to play the newest addition to the roster, Oak Bay Golf and Country Club, a 6,503-yard Shawn […]