Building a Trans-Canada Road Trip

The Trans-Canada Highway is a highway that runs from Victoria, BC all the way to St. Johns, NL, cross country, coast-to-coast. For a golfer, the possibility of starting on one side of the country and travelling cross country screams golf trip. Here is the possibilities available along the drive:

Victoria, British Columbia

  • Victoria is home to two top 30 courses in Canada, Victoria Golf Club (pictured below) & Royal Colwood Golf Club. Both are private, A.V. Macan designs.
  • For public options, The Westin Bear Mountain Resort is home to two Jack Nicklaus designs ranked in the top 100 in Canada (as of 2016)

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Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Vancouver is the place for the “big three” private clubs: Capliano Golf & Country Club, a Stanley Thompson design, Marine Drive Golf Club and Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, both of which are A.V. Macan designs.
  • For public, Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club or Morgan Creek Golf Club.
Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Kamloops is an underrated destination for golf, where there are a couple great layouts. The obvious choice is Tobiano Golf Course (shown below), but Rivershore Golf Links, The Dunes at Kamloops or Kamloops Golf & Country Club are all worthy choices.

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Banff & Canmore, Alberta
  • One of Canada’s premier resort area, Banff and Canmore host four golf courses, and all of them are held to high praise. The two best options are The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course (shown below) and Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, but Silvertip Resort and Canmore Golf & Curling Club are also great courses.
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Calgary, Alberta
  • Calgary Golf and Country Club, Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club or The Glencoe Golf and Country Club all are high-end country clubs with fantastic golf courses in the Calgary area.
  • For public, Heritage Pointe Golf Club or Blue Devil Golf Club are both among the best in Calgary.
Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Royal Regina Golf Club
Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • For private options, Elmhurst Country Club, Niakwa Country Club, Pine Ridge Golf Club or St. Charles Golf Club all are among the Provinces best.
  • For public, play Falcon Lake Golf Club.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Thunder Bay Country Club or Whitewater Golf Club
Sault Sainte Marrie, Ontario
  • Crimson Ridge Golf Club or Sault Golf Course
Ottawa, Ontario
  • Royal Ottawa Golf Club was co-host to the 2016 Canadian Amateur, while Ottawa Golf & Hunt Club hosts or Ottawa Golf and Hunt Club (shown below) is a favorite among the LPGA.
  • For public, play The Marshes Golf Club, Loch March Golf Club, eQuinelle Golf Course or Stonebridge Golf Club

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Quebec City, Quebec
  • Royal Quebec Golf Club (Royal)
Moncton, New Brunswick 
  • Fox Harb’r Golf Resort or Royal Oaks Golf Club
Charelottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Dundarave Golf Club or Crowbush Cove Golf Resort
St. Johns, Newfoundland
  • Pippy Park Golf Course and Clovelly Golf Club (shown below) are both within city limits of St. John’s, and are both Graham Cooke designs. Clovelly was host to the 2016 Canadian Junior Championship. Before entering city limits, Terry Nova’s Golf Club is held at high standard by the locals.

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The amount of quality golf in Canada would be on full display with this trip, and while there’s a lot of great courses off the Trans-Canada, there’s even more outside! The Trans-Canada doesn’t go through Kelowna, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax, among others, which all host fantastic golf courses within the city limits.
Did I miss any courses? Let me know in the comments!
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  1. Drew

    Your courses would make for an awesome golf trip. I see Glen Abby did not make the list. Although it has lost some of its charm, I think it is a course that everyone should play.

    Cheers
    JIm

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