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Where to play in Canada: Whistler

I’ll admit to having been slammed with a variety of projects I’ve been involved with lately and not writing for the blog much. In any case I’ve been meaning to do a series on the best public courses you can play from coast to...

No weeping at these Willows

Back in the late 1980’s two significant golf construction projects were undertaken in Saskatoon, the Les Furber GDS team designed and built Moonlake Golf and CC and the other known as the Willows Golf and CC. At that time there was a...

Moonlake Revisited

Over the Moon in Saskatoon With some great rounds in Michigan under our belt we made the turn around and headed back towards Vancouver Island to our home in Parksville, BC. We had previously thought of retracing our steps somewhat and perhaps...

Fairview Mountain, BC – Fair in every...

There are scant few places you can play golf as early as April in most of Canada, with our unpredictable winters often extending in to the May delaying and shortening some seasons to a mere 5 months. To escape the doldrums of these long prairie...

Course Review: Royal Mayfair (Edmonton...

Course Review: Royal Mayfair (Edmonton, Alberta) Designer: Stanley Thompson (with alterations by Les Furber and Ted Locke) Overview: Mayfair is the blue blood club of Edmonton, mirroring the likes of Rosedale in Toronto or Capilano in Vancouver...

Course Review: Blackhawk Golf Club

Blackhawk Golf Club (Spruce Grove, AB) Designer: Rod Whitman The Scorecard: While Rod Whitman’s Wolf Creek was always regarded as a fine golf course, it was the course builder’s Blackhawk that demonstrated he was a major talent as a golf...

Course Review: Northern Bear (Sherwood Park...

Course Review: Northern Bear (Sherwood Park near Edmonton, Alberta) Designer: Jack Nicklaus The Scorecard: For years I’ve heard discussion of Northern Bear, a Jack Nicklaus signature (which means the owners paid more money to have Jack actually...

Course Review: Wolf Creek (Links Course)

The Course: Wolf Creek Resort – The Links (Panoka, Alberta) Designer: Rod Whitman (original nine 1996, new nine 2010) The Scorecard: “I think if you played the new nine, I’m not sure why you would want to play anything else at [Wolf Creek.]” So...

Course Review: Vancouver Golf Club

The Scorecard: Vancouver GC is one of those courses that gets overlooked. Part of it is likely because the club isn’t hugely keen on publicity, though it is hosting this year’s CN Canadian Womens Open (which could still mean it isn’t interested...

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