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The third hole at Devil's Paintbrush.

Golfweek — Paintbrush, St...

I’m not sure it gets much notice here, but Golfweek, which ranks pretty much everything (Players! College players! Courses! Campus Courses! Caddies!) has come out with its second ranking of Canadian courses. It is split into modern and...

Whistle Bear owners hope for PGA Tour event

Though it almost made me spit my coffee on my computer screen, it turns out the owners of Whistle Bear, a private facility near Cambridge, Ont. are serious about trying to bring a big event to their course. This from owner Emilo Cabral: “They...

2nd hole, St. George's Golf & Country Club

Toronto’s Dream 18 Golf Holes

The Toronto Star golf guide hit papers (and pro shops) today and as has been the case in recent years, I wrote a couple of features for the paper. The one that might catch some attention is a story where I pieced together an 18 hole golf course...

Calgary won't admit why it is closing...

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while — but it is interesting to see Calgary talk about closing its 27-hole muni, McCall Lake. From the Calgary Herald: Officials are saying interest in the sport is waning and the airport...

Do-overs in Canadian golf architecture

Yesterday I wrote about the potential reworking of Angus Glen’s South Course and whether an extensive renovation would change the perception people have of the golf course. That led me to thinking about the fact that many classic Canadian...

What happens when a course falls out of...

Some courses are timeless. Others not so much. That seems to be part of the thinking behind the recently announced re-do of Angus Glen’s South Course, which will close on September 1 to have its greens regrassed (and in some instances...

Streamsong in their words: Doak and Coore...

I’ve written pretty extensively about Streamsong, the ambitious new project located in central Florida, including a review in November and a second glance in January. In the meantime I’ve had the chance to spend a couple of hours on...

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...