Editor’s Notebook

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

Family Fun for Oosthuizen, in Praise of Weiskopf, and a Reborn Ross Muni

Thoughts on Louis Oosthuizen’s heartwarming triumph in Mauritius, the time I played a few holes with the great Tom Weiskopf, and why I suddenly feel the urge to visit Sarasota. … [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

Aerial view of a golf hole at Black Desert Golf Course in Utah, showing a dramatic sky and red rocks in the background. (Image: Black Desert Golf Course)

Black Desert a Grand Finale for Weiskopf

Black Desert, Tom Weiskopf’s final golf course design, is an instantly acclaimed beauty that twists through red rock plateaus and ancient lava fields in southwestern Utah. The PGA and LPGA tours will stop here starting this fall. … [Read More...]

Golf architects Doug Carrick and Tom McBroom onsite during construction at the new Ocean Course at Fox Harb'r Resort in Nova Scotia. (Image: Tim Gallant/Siren Communications)

McBroom and Carrick Team Up at Fox Harb’r

Long Canada’s top golf architects, Tom McBroom and Doug Carrick have joined forces to design two upcoming new courses at Fox Harb’r Resort and Spa, the oceanfront Nova Scotia retreat built on the profits of the Tim Hortons fast-food empire. … [Read More...]

Aerial view of Tidewater Golf Club in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. (Image: Tidewater Golf Club)

Myrtle Beach Rules in South Carolina Golf

Stacked with acclaimed designs by Tom Fazio, Mike Strantz, Tom Doak and other top architects, Myrtle Beach dominates Golfweek’s new listing of South Carolina’s best public-play courses. … [Read More...]

Two golfers teeing off through a narrow shute of trees at Black Bear Ridge golf course near Belleville Ontario Canada. (Image: Black Bear Ridge Resort)

Black Bear Ridge: An Eastern Ontario Surprise

A mainstay of golf in Eastern Ontario, Black Bear Ridge quickly evolved from a rich man’s passion project into an enduring Canadian success story. And coming soon: a $1.54 billion expansion. … [Read More...]

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 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 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 Shines in Atlantic City

Longtime host of the LPGA Tour’s ShopRite Classic, the Bay Course at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in New Jersey relaunched in 2022 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...]

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