Canada’s Bucket List Golf Courses

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. 


Doug Wood, a former director of golf at the Banff Springs Golf Course, recalls the day in the early 1990s when an elderly Bob Hope arrived from his California home to play the world-famous mountain layout.

“Heavy winds chased him into the clubhouse after six holes, but Hope was exhilarated by the experience,” Wood says. “His old friend Bing Crosby had told him that Banff was one of the courses he had to play before he died.”

Of Canada’s nearly 2,100 public courses, only a select few are considered so beautiful or architecturally unique that avid golfers would travel often-great distances to find out what all the fuss is about.

To see our coast-to-coast picks, click on the images below: