Bear Mountain Resort - Mountain Course 16

Review: Bear Mountain Resort (The Mountain Course)

Bear Mountain Resort is a 36 hole facility located on beautiful Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia. Our visit to play at Bear Mountain came on our last full day of a 5-night adventure along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, so we were a bit unsure how our bodies would hold up playing both courses in one day. After all, it was only May and we were just getting our season started back home in Alberta, even though it felt like the mid-summer on The Island. Turns out we lived to tell the tale.

St. George's golf and country club review

Review: St. George’s Golf and Country Club

So, here's the thing. Stanley Thompson is the man. If you aren't familiar with the work of this renowned golf course architect, I highly recommend becoming familiar as soon as you can, because you will discover some of the most fun, interesting and beautiful golf courses you'll ever play. St. George's Golf and Country Club, a private club located near the core of Toronto, Ontario, was no exception.

Glencoe golf and country club forest course

Review: The Glencoe Golf and Country Club (Forest Course)

The Glencoe Golf and Country Club is located a few minutes west of Calgary, Alberta and has been one of the city's premiere private golf clubs since 1984. The property boasts 45 holes of golf, including two 18 hole championship courses, a 9 hole course, and arguably the best practice facility around. This review is for the more difficult and well-known of the two championship courses -- The Forest Course. I actually played the Forest Course last summer when I teamed up with my father-in-law for an inter-club match, and probably delayed writing this review to suppress memories of the shellacking we received...

The Springs Country Club Palm Springs

Review: The Springs Country Club

The Springs Country Club is a private golf course located in Rancho Mirage, where we were invited to play by our friend, Sharon, who hangs out there for the winter months. Playing The Springs was one of the highlights of our trip and it was great to be able to play another one of the beautiful golf courses in the area...

Vintage Club Mountain Course

Review: The Vintage Club (Mountain Course)

There's something about exclusive golf courses that can't help but intrigue you. It probably stems from our human urge to do what we're told not to and go where we're not supposed to. When the opportunity presented itself for my father-in-law, Gary, and I to play at The Vintage Club, these primal urges got their backs scratched a bit...

ocean course at hokuala

Review: The Ocean Course at Hokuala

For our fifth round in Kauai with local friend and blogger, Wayne Halm, we visited the Ocean Course at Hokuala. The course is formerly known as Kauai Lagoons, but was renamed after Timbers Resorts took it over from the Marriott. The front nine starts out with a very open feel to it over the first several holes, but don't be fooled, Jack always has a few tricks up his sleeve, and doesn't let you feel calm for very long. The 76.2 course rating and 142 slope from the back tees back up that claim fairly well...

Top 10 golf courses of 2016

Top 10 Golf Courses of 2016

Our Top 10 Courses of 2015 set the bar extremely high, but 2016 was no slouch. We started and ended the year in Hawaii by visiting Maui in January and Kauai in December. Both islands have spectacular golf and are strongly represented on this list. Despite what some major publications want you to think, ranking golf courses is always subjective (and sometimes political). After much contemplation, here are my top 10 golf courses played in 2016: