Travel Guides to Canada


Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 63 of 163

THE RISE, VERNON, BC Aptly named, The Rise, a rollicking roller coaster set high above Okanagan Lake, is the design debut of PGA pro Fred Couples in collaboration with Gene Bates. The sixth hole, an elevated tee, par-three, is a sight to behold. To your right, water washes down a rock cliff face. The green teases from behind a glistening pond at the foot of the waterfall about 30 m (98 ft.) below. Bring you camera as this course is truly a drama queen, and don't be surprised if your ears pop due to the alpine altitude ( SAGEBRUSH, MERRITT, BC The previously-private Sagebrush is now a public course managed by Troon Golf. Rod Whitman's design tumbles and rolls with natural rhythm. Golfers may also try their luck at world-class fl y fi shing for feisty Kamloops rainbow trout as they pause for refreshments at the pond between the 12 th and 13 th fairways. Because of Sagebrush's remote location—about three hours from Vancouver—there are no set tee times. Play when you arrive and are ready to go ( www. STEWART CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, CANMORE, AB Formerly a coal mining area, Stewart Creek off ers sensational views of the Three Sisters peaks. Despite its formidable setting, Canadian architect Gary Browning accomplished his goal to create a course that is playable and challenging from all fi ve sets of tees. "Too often the forward tees miss the great pleasures of a championship course," remarked Browning who has succeeded in his intent to "take players' breath away" ( EVERGREEN GOLF COURSE, NIPAWIN, SK Canadian architect Les Furber's redesign of Evergreen Golf Course, set in the middle of a mature forest of Jack pines, spruce and poplar trees, will challenge golfers of all levels. The forest is in play throughout the championship tract, especially on the 15 th and 16 th holes that are like islands in a sea of trees. Nearby, Tobin Lake attracts avid anglers hoping to break walleye and northern pike records ( www.evergreen GRANITE HILLS GOLF CLUB, LAC DU BONNET, MB Carved out of the rugged Canadian Shield and spectacular woodlands, Granite Hills, winding its way along the shores of scenic Lac du Bonnet, is Manitoba's newest golf course—opened in 2007. Lots of elevated Having chased dimpled white Titleists over six continents in my quest to play the world's best courses, this golf addict proudly opines that Canada boasts no lack of stellar tracts. My bucket list includes oceanside gems, mountain marvels, prairie bargains and some surprises that have been ranked among the best on the planet. We are spoiled by choice. CALLING ALL SWINGERS! CANADA'S FINEST FAIRWAYS BECKON BY ANITA DRAYCOTT ALGONQUIN GOLF COURSE, ST. ANDREWS BY-THE-SEA • TOURISM NB 62

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Travel Guides to Canada - 2017 TRAVEL GUIDE TO CANADA