Muskoka Golf Courses; Best Destination Fore Golf in Canada

It’s summertime in Canada, where great golf abounds from coast-to-coast. Not sure where to start? We asked our travel experts which destination is ideal for your first golf trip up north:

Muskoka Golf Courses Stands Up and Stands Out in Canada

We find it very difficult to stand up and blow our own horn as we might be a bit biased when it comes to the Muskoka Region and the wonderful golf that it has to offer.  So we are pleased to bring you a variety of different sources that can truly express what we have know for quite a while.

The following testimonials are something we are truly proud of;

A Recent Article Published By the Golf Channel

Punch Shots: Favorite golf destination in Canada
By Brandon Tucker , Jason Deegan , Mike Bailey
Jul 22, 2013 5:34 PM ET

It’s summertime in Canada, where great golf abounds from coast-to-coast. Not sure where to start? We asked our travel experts which destination is ideal for your first golf trip up north:

While I love the ski villages, mountain views and golf courses of Mont-Tremblant and Whistler, no Canadian golf destination can compete with the sheer depth and quality of the Muskoka Lakes region.

A two-hour drive north of Toronto, Ontario’s “cottage country” is revered for its hundreds of lakes, but golf has become a major player as well. Deerhurst Resort, home to the Highlands and Lakeside courses, a spa, fine restaurants, plenty of excursions and live theater, isn’t as glitzy as Canada’s iconic Fairmont golf resorts, but the place would make a great home base for any trip.

Host of the G8 Economic Summit in 2010, Deerhurst continues to improve under new owners, Skyline Hotels & Resorts. Nearby, the Rocky Crest Golf Resort in Mactier offers another SCOREGolf Top 100 course.

The Muskoka Bay Club, designed by Doug Carrick, remains the best of the extreme layouts cut from exposed rock outcroppings of the Canadian Shield. That said, nearby Taboo might be tougher and more scenic.

The best time to visit Muskoka could be fall when the leaves change colors and all the tourists leave. In the shoulder season, private Bigwin Island Golf Club begins offering outside play. Set on an 800-acre island in the middle of the Lake of Bays, it’s a playable Carrick design that opened in 2002 on the site of an old Stanley Thompson course. The five-minute boat ride to reach the club feels like an escape to the days of yore when the rich and famous gathered on the island for parties and dances. Toronto’s corporate elite arrive by seaplane flying overhead.

Secondary courses around Muskoka such as the Ridge at Manitou Golf Club, Oak Bay Golf & Country Club and The Rock Golf Club all serve up memorable moments, too.