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Shocking: Cabot Links is Canada's best...

It wouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone who even remotely follows the golf business to see Cabot Links take the top spot in Score Golf’s best new course in Canada poll. After all, no course in Canada — perhaps ever —...

River Road Golf Club

London turns around its munis — or...

So the staff at the city of London, where I’m now living, has put a recommendation forward that River Road Golf Club, a horribly designed course that has haemorrhaged money for more than a decade, should stay open based on the best season...

Course review: Westmount Golf and Country...

Course Review:  Westmount Golf and Country Club (Stanley Thompson, 1931) Architect: Stanley Thompson Overview: Somehow Westmount has always been highly regarded and slightly overlooked at the same time. Maybe it is because it is located in...

Glencoe possible Canadian Open course?;...

That seems to be the contention that a revamped Glencoe Glen Forest course outside of Calgary might be in line for a Canadian Open after significant alterations by Robert Trent Jones Jr.: Fairways were widened so that players would have to...

Will Cabot Cliffs exceed Cabot Links?

It is hard to determine whether a great geographic setting will turn into a great golf course. That much is certainly true. The world is full of courses that should have been great given their location, where all the architect had to do was get...

How good is Cabot Links?

That’s the question that I left wondering about after having played it four times last week. Including the two rounds I played last year and the couple of 10-hole loops I had in July, I’ve tackled the course enough to know many of...

Cabot Links: Delivering on its promise

I first heard of Cabot Links in 2004. There’s been lots of talk about the dinner when the then Tourism Minister for Nova Scotia told Toronto twenty-something Ben Cowan-Dewar that he had a site that would be great for golf located on Cape Breton...

Highlands Links: The comeback isn't...

Can you call it a comeback? Four years ago when I arrived at Highlands Links in Ingonish, NS, I was staggered. Sure it still had the key elements that have made it Stanley Thompson’s masterpiece. But the course was in desperate shape. The...

Course Review: Laval Sur-le-lac (Green...

Laval Sur-le-lac (Green Course) Designer: Willie Park Jr. (1917) There are a number of Willie Park courses across Canada, and interestingly all of them – Weston, Mount Bruno, Calgary G&CC, and Laval – are intriguing private courses that...