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tees provide sweeping vistas of five lakeside fairways. For those arriving by boat, Granite Hills has a public dock. The golf scene in Manitoba is surprisingly good and affordable ( THE BRIARS GOLF CLUB, JACKSON'S POINT, ON The Briars is a private golf club, but guests of The Briars resort have playing privileges. The first nine holes, designed by Stanley Thompson, opened in 1922. In 1971, Stanley Thompson's able apprentice, Robbie Robinson, created the back nine. In the years following, architect Doug Carrick, who apprenticed for Robinson and his team, made some alterations. Perhaps it's because of this seemingly seamless series of designers that The Briars has retained the traditional style of a Scottish woodlands course. You can take a cart but it's really a joy to walk the meticulously manicured fairways and greens shaded by mature trees ( www. FAIRMONT LE CHÂTEAU MONTEBELLO GOLF CLUB, QC Designed in 1929 by Canada's legendary Stanley Thompson, the Montebello golf course meanders over hilly forested terrain with plenty of rocky outcroppings and wondrous views of the surrounding Laurentian Mountains. Keep an eye out for wildlife as the course is designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. After your round, check into the Fairmont Château Montebello—possibly the cosiest, yet largest, log cabin in the world ( www. THE ALGONQUIN GOLF COURSE, ST. ANDREWS, NB The Algonquin Golf Course boasts a distinguished history. First opened in 1894 with design input by the acclaimed Donald Ross (of Pinehurst No. 2 fame), The Algonquin was recently redesigned by Canadian golf course architect, Rod Whitman. The maritime tract overlooking St. Andrews-by-the Sea and the Bay of Fundy is slated to reopen in August with eight new holes and ten new greens. On the 12 th par-three, new tees built on the sides of the cliffs drop down to the world's highest tides in the Bay of Fundy (www. CABOT CLIFFS, INVERNESS, CAPE BRETON, NS When Cabot Links opened in 2012 it caused a sensation in the golf world as Canada's first and only true links course. In 2016, the folks who own Cabot Links opened Cabot Cliffs, created by the renowned design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Fairways tumble and twist down from a forested glade high above the sea. They meander up and over dunes, cross meadows and ravines, and skirt ragged cliffs. Golf Digest has described Cabot Cliffs as, "the second coming of Cypress Point," and has ranked it 19 th on its list of 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World ( THE LINKS AT CROWBUSH COVE, MORELL, PEI Thomas McBroom routed his Maritime masterpiece through 1000-year-old sand dunes on the Island's north shore. Each fairway presents its own unique series of challenges. There are nine water holes, plenty of pot bunkers and sudden gusts from Crow- bush Cove to keep you on your toes. You'll get great bang for your buck here and on other PEI courses ( TERRA NOVA RESORT & GOLF COMMUNITY, PORT BLANDFORD, NL Terra Nova, dubbed the Pebble Beach of Newfoundland, is located in the National Park of the same name. The first hole is a knockout—from elevated tees it doglegs right to a raised green with sparkling Bonavista Bay ahead of you. Most of the fairways are wide enough to accommodate the Titanic, tempting you to let it rip. Perhaps what makes Terra Nova's flagship Twin Rivers course so special is the outstanding par threes. Number eight, for example, requires crossing a raging river of whitewater to an elevated green protected by bunkers. Thanks to the second nine-hole Eagle Creek course, and very attractive "stay and play" packages, you can swing to your heart's content ( www. For golf course listings across Canada: Provincial golf associations are listed at the bottom of Golf Canada's home page: Nova Scotia's Premiere Oceanfront Resort Championship Golf • Luxury Spa • Fine Dining • Private Vineyard • Deluxe Accommodation • 1-866-257-1801 63

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