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December 22, 2014
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What is the best golf trip you have taken?

I travel quite a bit, rarely golf trips, but always manage to get in a few rounds. Last year had the chance to spend some time in Newfoundland, a highly under rated golf destination if you ask me.

On the west coast of the Island you have Humber Valley Resort (http://humbervalley.com/), an absolute gem and ranked 16th on the 2014 Score Golf Top 100. The west coast also provides easy access into Gros Morne National Park which is a site to behold. 

On the east coast, north of St.John's you have Tera Nova Golf Resort and Community (http://www.terranovagolf.com/), situated on the edge of Tera Nova National Park.

In between Humber Valley and Tera Nova you have a few courses (it is about a 5 hour drive with some great iceberg/whale watching along the way in your go at the right time), including Gander Golf Club (http://gandergolfclub.net/), a fun par 70 with some scenic views of the gander lake.

Head south from Tera Nova and you get to St.John's, which has a good selection of courses, including a few private ones. The municipal Admiral's Glen in Pippy Park, despite the strange name, is a former Canada Tour host course, where wind is always a factor (it is situated high above the city). In addition to some great golf, St.John's has lots to do and see and is quickly becoming a foodies paradise, and who can forget George street. 

Go southwest from St.John's for about 1 hour and you hit The Wilds, a golf and adventure resort (http://www.thewilds.ca/golf.ph.....p=golftour). I haven't played it, but it looks pretty nice.

If your going to go for a long weekend, I would stay Humber Valley and savor every moment of it. If your going for a week, I would rent a car and drive right across the Province hitting up courses and tourist attractions along the way. 

December 22, 2014
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Fantastic post.  Thanks for taking the time and making the effort.  Great information.

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December 22, 2014
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Thanks for the info Brewcee, I'd love to get out to the west coast of Newfoundland. I have a friend who's the head pro at Blomidon in Corner Brook, and some of the pictures he posts of his course and others nearby (especially Humber Valley), look absolutely incredible. I really need to get out there sometime.

December 22, 2014
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I was fortunate to take a couple of trips in '14:

1) Played in the Kawartha Invitational at the Kawartha Golf and Country Club in Peterborough. Great Stanley Thompson track. The tourney is played annually over the August long weekend with lots of flights. Well worth the drive.

2) Played 36 at Cabot Links in July. Twilight first round and first tee time the next morning.

3) Drove to Long Island (from Ottawa) in 2nd weekend of September and slept overnight to get a tee time at Bethpage State Park's Black Course. Made the same trip back in 2008. Played in the 3rd group of the morning. We got the 2nd parking spot on Saturday and I tweeted it to my buddies in Ottawa and one of them took the bait and drove over night from Ottawa (arriving at 2am) to fill out our foursome for Sunday's round.

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I was fortunate to take a couple of trips in '14:

1) Played in the Kawartha Invitational at the Kawartha Golf and Country Club in Peterborough. Great Stanley Thompson track. The tourney is played annually over the August long weekend with lots of flights. Well worth the drive.

2) Played 36 at Cabot Links in July. Twilight first round and first tee time the next morning.

3) Drove to Long Island (from Ottawa) in 2nd weekend of September and slept overnight to get a tee time at Bethpage State Park's Black Course. Made the same trip back in 2008. Played in the 3rd group of the morning. We got the 2nd parking spot on Saturday and I tweeted it to my buddies in Ottawa and one of them took the bait and drove over night from Ottawa (arriving at 2am) to fill out our foursome for Sunday's round.

That's dedication by your buddy.  Awesome (I'd do it too)

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I was lucky enough to go to Banff & Jasper in July. The two courses there are in the top-10 in Canada for very strong reasons, but the course that stood out was Canmore G&CC. A relatively inexpensive round (especially by comparison to the others), it was a fun course, in great condition, with the same sort of mountain views as the others. Loved the Newfoundland rundown by Brewcee, and I too got to play Cabot Links in 2014. Eager to return to the Cliffs in 2015. Saskatoon was actually an great spot for golf too. 

What's interesting for me - especially after visiting The Rockies & Cape Breton in 2014 - is that we, as Canadians have a number of renowned places to visit right here at home. And yet, lots of Canadian travellers are super keen to go around the world. Nothing wrong with that, but I definitely think visiting some iconic Canadian destinations should be high on people's travelling priority lists. 

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Cabot Trip for 2015 coming together. August 28th to 30th is booked with three rounds at the Links and one round at the Cliffs. We'll also play Ashburn or Glen Arbour in Halifax, Bell Bay, Le Portage and Highlands Links.

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Cabot Trip for 2015 coming together. August 28th to 30th is booked with three rounds at the Links and one round at the Cliffs. We'll also play Ashburn or Glen Arbour in Halifax, Bell Bay, Le Portage and Highlands Links.

Nice looking tour pwogspare.  Thumbs up for all. The Links at Brunello in Halifax should be open by then as well. 

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pwogspare said
Cabot Trip for 2015 coming together. August 28th to 30th is booked with three rounds at the Links and one round at the Cliffs. We'll also play Ashburn or Glen Arbour in Halifax, Bell Bay, Le Portage and Highlands Links.

Wow, need a 4th?

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3) Drove to Long Island (from Ottawa) in 2nd weekend of September and slept overnight to get a tee time at Bethpage State Park's Black Course. Made the same trip back in 2008. Played in the 3rd group of the morning. We got the 2nd parking spot on Saturday and I tweeted it to my buddies in Ottawa and one of them took the bait and drove over night from Ottawa (arriving at 2am) to fill out our foursome for Sunday's round.

Yes very cool - I'd have to say Bethpage was one of my favourite golf trips as well.    We drove down on a Sunday am in June and played the Red course, I had pre-booked a tee time for Mon 2:40pm on Black (on one of the rare Mondays they alllow play).   The weather forecast was calling for extreme heat and humidex so the pro shop suggested we just show up early on Monday - we arrived at 8am and he offered us 8:20 or 8:30.   We took the 8:30 and it was a good thing we did, it was one of the longest rounds of my life.   With no carts allowed (riding or pull), many blind shots and tons of trouble it can be a long day, but we enjoyed every minute of it even though we humped our bags in the 40+ degree heat.   Next time I'm hiring a caddie for sure.  Had we kept our orignial time it is doubtful we would have finished, even in June daylight. 

Like you Pwogspare, we had a buddy drive overnight on Sun to join us for the round on Monday.   We had a beer after our round on Black and then drove back to Ottawa.   It was a great two days of golf on 2 fantastic courses.   

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