Editor’s Notebook

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

Two More Reasons to Visit St. Andrews

As well as all the usual delights, a first-ever stop by the Asian Tour and an exhibition of Golden Age golf posters will draw visitors to St. Andrews this season. … [Read More...]

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Spotlight Destination

Longniddry, Scotland (Image: Lonniddry Golf Club)

Sam Torrance’s Hidden Scottish Gems

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.

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Feature Stories

A golf cart with golfers drives towards the ever-present midnight sun during the Yellowknife Golf Club Midnight Classic Golf Tournament. (Image: Yellowknife Golf Club)

Chase the Midnight Sun to Yellowknife

Founded in 1948 by golf-mad miners, bush pilots and other hardy Northerners, Yellowknife Golf Club is home to the Midnight Classic Golf Tournament, played every June for more than six decades under the never-setting subarctic sun. … [Read More...]

aerial view of famous par-three golf hole at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course. (Image: TPC Scottsdale)

Tee Off Where Arizona Golf Came of Age

Marketed as the Valley of the Sun, the twin cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale are home to more than 200 of Arizona’s 300 golf courses, including the groundbreaking TPC Stadium Course, host of the famously raucous Waste Management Phoenix Open. … [Read More...]

Golfer Arnold Palmer with Canadian Open trophy

How the Canadian Open Gave Birth to a King

Newly married and almost flat broke, Arnold Palmer arrived in Toronto for the 1955 Canadian Open desperate for success. How victory at Weston Golf and Country Club launched the rise of the golfer who would be "King." … [Read More...]

La Réserve Golf Links in Mauritius

Why Golf In Mauritius Is Worth the Jet Lag

With headline courses by Ernie Els and Bernhard Langer—and the upcoming launch of a DP World Tour venue co-designed by Louis Oosthuizen—the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is becoming a favourite of well-travelled golfers. … [Read More...]

The exclusive private golf club at Castiglion-del-Bosco in the Tuscany region of Italy

Pursuing Par and La Dolce Vita in Tuscany

A stay at five-star Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco includes exclusive access to the Club at Castiglion del Bosco, a private course designed by Tom Weiskopf that twists through Tuscan hills, valleys and vineyards. … [Read More...]

The Sands Golf Course at Gamble Sands (Image: Gamble Sands)

David McLay Kidd Redux at Gamble Sands

Scottish architect David McLay Kidd has returned to Gamble Sands resort in central Washington State to build a sister 18-hole layout to his acclaimed Sands Course. … [Read More...]

Aerial view of Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland with the yellow gorse in bloom. (Image: Castle Stuart Golf Links)

Castle Stuart Newest Link in Cabot Chain

Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland is the latest addition to the Canadian-owned Cabot chain of master-planned golf communities. And to think it all started in a hardscrabble former mining town in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. … [Read More...]

View of Atlantic City from Seaview Bay Course (Image: Seaview Hotel and Golf Club)

Historic Bay Course Reopens in Atlantic City

Longtime host of the LPGA Tour’s ShopRite Classic, the venerable Bay Course at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in New Jersey has reopened following a US$700,000 renovation. … [Read More...]

Talamore Golf Resort view of 18th hole

Talamore Resort Tees Up New Attractions

Long one of the most popular stops in the Pinehurst region of North Carolina, Talamore Golf Resort is back in the news with the unveiling of a Toptracer range and other upgrades. … [Read More...]

Teeing off on the East Course at Verdura Resort golf course in Sicily, Italy.

Verdura Resort In Sicily Unveils Redesign

Acclaimed architect Kyle Phillips returned to southern Sicily to redesign the East Course at Verdura Resort, one of Europe’s most luxurious golf properties. … [Read More...]

Golf instructor David Leadbetter swinging a golf club

Top Golf Teachers Star at Half Moon Jamaica

David Leadbetter leads a cast of acclaimed golf instructors recruited for a series of week-long clinics at Half Moon Jamaica, one of the Caribbean’s most luxurious resorts. … [Read More...]

Golfer Greg Norman (Image: @SharkGregNorman)

Greg Norman New Rep for Sandals Resorts

Greg Norman has signed on as the new Global Golf Ambassador for Sandals Resorts' four golf properties in the Bahamas and the Caribbean—including two courses designed by the “Great White Shark” himself. … [Read More...]

Marine North Berwick, a Marine & Lawn hotel in Scotland

Book a Hotel With a Fairway View in Scotland

Rapidly expanding luxury hotel group Marine & Lawn offers sweeping fairway views from four of Scotland’s most iconic hotels: Rusacks St Andrews, Marine North Berwick, Marine Troon, and Dornoch Station Hotel. … [Read More...]

Golfers on a green at Apes Hill Barbados golf course, with a view of the ocean in the distance. (Image: Apes Hill Club)

Apes Hill Receives a Canadian Makeover

Montreal-based fashion wear entrepreneur Glenn Chamandy has teamed with veteran golf architect Ron Kirby in a US$33-million remodelling of Apes Hill Barbados. … [Read More...]

St. Patrick's Links in Donegal, Ireland

Doak’s St. Patrick’s Links Shines in Ireland

Just in time to help golf tourism in Ireland bounce back from the pandemic, Tom Doak’s eagerly anticipated St. Patrick’s Links launched to rave reviews in County Donegal. … [Read More...]

Pinehurst No. 2 Golf Course Hole 18 (Image: Pinehurst Resort)

Donald Ross Holes Top Pinehurst Region Poll

Two iconic Donald Ross courses, Pinehurst No. 2 and Mid Pines, dominate a new ranking of the 18 best golf holes in the Pinehurst region of North Carolina. … [Read More...]

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