Golf, Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada

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Written by Chris Smith posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011

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By Daniel Graves
Golf Writer/CanadaGolf.com

NIAGARA, ONTARIO, CANADA – Niagara, Canada is home to one of the natural wonders of the world (Niagara Falls). With first-class hospitality, amenities and numerous attractions, the infrastructure is already in place to supports tourists that are booking golf vacations to this beautiful locale in Ontario.  Niagara offers a wide selection of championship courses, as well as wine tasting, historic attractions, a destination casino – just don’t celebrate a great round of golf by going over the falls in barrel.

NIAGARA, CANADA’s ROYAL NIAGARA GOLF CLUB TEAMS WITH WHITE OAKS RESORT AND SPA

From the creators of Lionhead Golf and Country Club, Royal Niagara Golf Club is a must-play course with fine international standing. Situated at the base of the Niagara Escarpment and bordering the Old Welland Canal, this 27-hole championship facility is certainly unique.

“Playing more than 7,000 yards from the tips, the course features sculpted fairways, undulating greens, cavernous bunkers and an abundance of water,” said Bill Price, Canada golf expert. “Three varied nine-hole courses can be combined for 18 holes of the best golf in Niagara, Ontario. Royal Niagara is also the only course in Ontario to feature Parview GPS yardage system in all golf carts.”

Located several minutes away, Canada’s White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa has joined forces with Royal Niagara to create Niagara, Ontario’s only true golf resort. White Oaks, a five-star, four-diamond resort boasts 220 large guestrooms, a full service spa and a conference facility. Royal Niagara offers individual, group and play and stay golf packages, and is a member of the Kaneff Golf Group.

WHIRLPOOL GOLF COURSE – A TOP 100 PLACE TO PLAY NEAR NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA

Niagara River whirlpool and gorge serve as a fantastic backdrop to the Whirlpool Golf Course. This course is championship caliber and one of the finest public facilities in Canada, as well as designed by legendary golf architect Stanley Thompson. Owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission, Whirlpool is rated as one of the top 100 courses in Canada and has been given a four star rating by Golf Digest.

“This renowned golf course has consistently served as a key golf destination in Niagara, Ontario,” said Price.

LEGENDS ON THE NIAGARA

This addition to the Niagara Parks Golf Trail is drenched with tradition and history. Built along the Niagara River upstream from Niagara Falls, the Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex is cut out of the historic terrain and situated adjacent to the site of the 1814 Battle of Chippawa. The 45-hole golf complex features courses designed by award winning architects Doug Carrick and Thomas McBroom, with two 18-hole championship courses, a nine-hole short course, a putting course designed by Doug Carrick, and a 360-degree practice facility and teaching Academy designed by Thomas McBroom. The result is a golf complex that provides a multitude of golf experiences in the same location.

“The Carrick designed Battlefield Course is surrounded by a preserved, mature Carolinian forest, hiding its wide fairways and presenting the golfer with the intimidating optical illusion of a sea of sand traps ready to snare all but the perfectly hit shot,” said Price. “The McBroom designed Ussher’s Creek Course blends with the natural Canadian landscape and presents endless challenges from even the most advanced golfer. Several of the open holes have a definite Scottish links look, while others feature the meandering Ussher’s Creek.”

GET TO NIAGARA FALLS AND GOLF

Be one of the next golfers to book a golf vacation to the Niagara, Ontario area. It’s a great opportunity to bring the family as well. Golf during the morning and meet up with your group to check out Niagara Falls in the afternoon at one of Canada’s up-and-coming golf destinations.

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