When Tour Guides Become Friends, Playing Partners and Even Instructors

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

As much as tasty food and comfy beds, a key ingredient of a successful golf tour in a foreign land is a qualified driver who doubles as a convivial tourist guide. I’ve had the good fortune to meet several such godsends during my travels.

Golfing and Exploring in Sault Ste. Marie

Statue honouring Roberta Bondar, Canada's first female astronaut

Take any large map of North America and zoom in on the Great Lakes. That dot where Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan appear to converge near the Canada-US border? That’s Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario — my hometown. We were back recently for a family visit and to check out the local golf courses. […]

Teeing It Up and Reeling Them In on Vancouver Island

Canadian Golf Traveller publisher, Sharon McAuley, with her Chinook Salmon catch

When I travel, I’m always on the lookout for authentic local experiences to mix with golf. So I was thrilled to discover that at Vancouver Island’s Campbell River, the self-proclaimed “salmon fishing capital of the world,” you can tee it up and cast your line all in the same day.

A Couples’ Golf Tourney in Northern Ireland

Castlerock Golf Club, Northern Ireland (Image: Sharon McAuley)

Canadian Golf Traveller editor Brian Kendall and publisher Sharon McAuley journey to Northern Ireland for a nervous first step into the world of tournament golf. Ready to make the trip yourself?  The scoop on three popular Irish amateur tourneys that tee off on some of the Emerald Isle’s most fabled courses. 

Five Favourite Cape Breton Experiences

Sharon McAuley, Publisher, Canadian Golf Traveller

Despite my full rain gear, a steady cool drizzle and light Atlantic fog had me chilled to the bone after our golf round. Even a quick change of clothes and our rental car’s heated seats couldn’t stop the shivering. That’s how we ended up pulling in to the Wreck Cove General Store, on the famous Cabot […]