Best Golf Courses in Canada
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Discover 5 Best Golf Courses in Canada

Canada is world-renowned for its beautiful and elegant golf course. As per Golf Digest, out of the top 100 best golf courses in the world, 12 are located in Canada. The country has numerous stunning courses covered in history and nature. Few of these golf courses are public golf courses. If you are a golf lover, then playing golf on one of these golf courses in Canada must be on your bucket list.

Let us know to find out the 5 best golf courses in Canada. However, it is difficult for us to rank these golf courses based on their serenity or difficulty. Read on to discover the criteria for ranking the best golf courses in Canada.

1. Criteria of Ranking

Golf Digest follows a unique procedure to rank these golf courses. The panel member plays and scores in each of these courses. They have a separate analyst who removes any outlying factors in the golf course that can affect the ranking scheme. The 5 best golf courses in Canada are thereafter rated based on the following criteria:-

1.1 Option of Shots

A good golf course should allow a player to choose from a variety of shots that he can play. This will be a real test of the skills a golfer will possess. If the course, therefore, presents a varied choice of shots, it is marked better than the other.

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1.2. Challenge Levels

The difficulty level of many courses in Canada is insane and unplayable for amateurs. However, for a rating of best courses, the deciding factor is the level of difficulty of the playing without being unfair whilst playing from the tee that is placed as back tees.

1.3. Layout

The layout for the holes, shapes, and length. The rating is based on how the panellist independently assesses the course.

1.4. Distinctiveness

Distinctiveness is defined as how each hole is different among all the golf courses in consideration.

1.5. Aesthetics

The Aesthetics factors are both natural and man-made beauty in the golf course. Having a beautiful nature cover will put a golf course ahead of others.

2. Top 5 Golf Courses in Canada

Canada is indeed heaven for all golf lovers. The natural beauty of these golf clubs along with with the amenities the private golf country clubs provide, will let you enjoy the luxury life has to offer. The country also has numerous public courses where you can learn golfing before heading into these expensive clubhouses.

2.1. Cabot Cape Breton

Cabot Cape Breton Highlands links are one of the best golf courses in Canada. It is situated in Inverness, Nova Scotia. Stanley Thompson designs it.

At the time of inauguration, the golf course was a hole-half course. But now, it is a fully-fledged course. 

Cabot Cape Breton is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Inverness. It is Canada’s unique possession. It is the only original link with a beautiful resort. This resort has 72 luxurious and beautiful accommodations.

The 19 Golf Villas with scenic natural beauty here will make you visit the property even if you are not a golfer. The restaurants and bars are the additional attractions of Cabot Cape Breton Highlands links. 

2.2. The National Golf Club

The National Golf Club is a private golf country club in Canada designed by Stanley Thompson and is one of the best golf courses in Canada. It is located in Woodbridge, Ontario. It is rated the second-best course because of its natural beauty and experience.

The National Golf Club is indeed a place to go on a golfing trip to this country club. Subscribe to their memberships and create your own golfing memories.

2.3. St. George’s Golf and Country Club

Located in Etobicoke in Ontario, the St George’s Golf and Country Club was established in 1918 and therefore carries a heritage and tradition. It is a full 18-hole golf course designed by Stanley Thompson.

St Georges has numerous amenities which give its members once in a lifetime experience. In addition to the world-class golf course, it has a fine dining restaurant with a wonderful menu to choose from.

2.4 Capilano Golf and Country Club

The Capilano Golf and Country Club features one of the best golf courses in Canada. It is situated in West Vancouver. It is a private country club surrounded by natural beauty. This country club promises to offer a world-class experience to its patrons and golfers.

The North Shore Mountains and the unique level of difficulties makes the golf club a heaven for golfers from around the world. The country club provides a first-hand experience of the lifestyle in Canada’s North Shores. 

2.5 Toronto Golf Club

Toronto Golf Club is one of the renowned clubs in Ontario and one of the best golf courses in Canada. It is Canada’s oldest clubhouse and was established in 1876. This golf clubhouse has hosted numerous National Championships and Canada Championships five times.

Thomas Mcbroom, Robert Trent Jones, Rod Whitman, Bob Cupp, Doug Carrick, George Fazio, and Michael Hurdzan are a few famous golfers who loved playing at this place.

The property has a full 18-holed golf country club and majestic clubhouses. Do visit this historical golf club which is the fifth-best Course in Canada, to have a fun-filled day.

3. Other Famous Golf Courses

These golf courses are spread across Canada in Toronto, Vancouver, Ontario, and Alberta. Other famous golf courses, as per Golf Digest, include Coppinwood Golf Club and Hamilton Golf Country Club.

These golf courses also feature in the top 10 of the best golf courses in Canada


If you are a professional player, then a golfing trip to Canada should be part of your bucket list. The unique difficulty levels will indeed test your skills. The ranking given in this article is based on Golf Digest. Plan your trip and photo your memory to the wall in the best courses in Canada.

Dithiesh is a travel enthusiast. He adores traveling and writing. He is a post graduate in communication. He loves research and sharing information with people. Canada is his favourite country due to its uniqueness and spectacular beauty.