Golf Turns Back the Clock With Resort Courses Tailored to Fit the Landscape

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

How courses in Vietnam, Arizona and Scotland are returning to more natural and traditional designs by incorporating rice paddies, reclaiming the desert, and herding Hebridean sheep.

Book Now for the 2014 Ryder Cup

Gleneagles (Image: PerryGolf)

Beat the crowds and start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Scotland’s famed Gleneagles. Here’s the lowdown on three PerryGolf packages, starting from $5,150 per golfer.

Proudly Canadian: The Carrick on Loch Lomond

The Carrick on Loch Lomond (Image: The Carrick)

Toronto architect Doug Carrick’s brilliant heathland-style layout on the bonnie banks of the famous Loch Lomond is the only Canadian-designed course in Scotland.

Sam Torrance’s Hidden Scottish Gems

Longniddry, Scotland (Image: Lonniddry Golf Club)

Scotland’s former Ryder Cup captain picks four outstanding but unjustly overlooked courses for you to discover during your next visit to the birthplace of golf.

Never Count a Course Before It’s Hatched

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

How trouble with environmentalists and reluctant locals has slowed progress at Scotland’s Trump International Golf Links and Northern Ireland’s Bushmills Dunes Golf Resort.

Daydreaming About Golf Travels to Come

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

Often these days I find myself daydreaming about a return visit to St. Andrews, Scotland. Then there’s England’s Golf Coast, the Okanagan Valley’s Predator Ridge Resort, Cape Breton’s Cabot Links and so many more trips I can’t wait to take again in 2013.

Calling Golfers of Scottish Heritage

(Image: Platinum Golf Scotland)

Don your family tartan and answer the bagpipe’s call to the inaugural Scottish Clans Golf World Championships, hosted by two of the game’s most prestigious venues, Gleneagles and Carnoustie Golf Links, July 27 to Aug. 3, 2013.

Scotland Keeps Building Courses, While Bulgaria Makes Up for Lost Time

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

The great Scottish golfer Sam Torrance says the birthplace of golf must keep building courses to stay ahead of old rival Ireland and emerging destinations such as Turkey and Bulgaria.

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.

Controversial Trump Course Launches in Scotland

Trump International Golf Links, Aberdeen, Scotland

Joined by Scottish golf stars Colin Montgomerie and Martin Laird, American billionaire Donald Trump officially launched his controversial new Scottish course, Trump International Golf Links, in early July. The $1.16-billion project, set on a prime stretch of linksland near Aberdeen on Scotland’s northeast coast, has been plagued by controversy. Construction was stalled for more than two years […]