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 […]