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.

True Patriot Love of Golf in Canada’s Rocky Mountains

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

  While golfing at Whistler Golf Club a few years ago, my friend and playing partner Breton Murphy of Tourism Whistler posed an intriguing question: If I had ample funds to settle anywhere, where in the world would I choose to live? Canada, I answered without a moment’s hesitation. Ours is a rich and gorgeous country that, […]

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 […]

Canada’s Bucket List Golf Courses

Muskoka Bay Club, Gravenhurst, Ontario

From the sand dunes of Prince Edward Island to the mountain valleys of Alberta and British Columbia, our roundup of Canadian courses every golfer must play at least once — or regret it forever.