Great Golf in Muskoka, Canada

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

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By Jacob Bradford
Senior Golf Writer/CanadaGolf.com

MUSKOKA, CANADA – The romantic images of an old-fashioned Ontario golf vacation in the cottage country of Muskoka are hard to erase from your mind. With lush green forests, ice-blue lakes and sunshine in the summer, Muskoka has been a favorite inclusion on any golf package for golfers with a sense of spirit. The beautiful resort golf courses tucked away in the recreational area add to the appeal, and Muskoka has become a premier golf destination in Canada.

DEERHURST RESORT – A STUNNING, LUXURY GOLF COURSE IN MUSKOKA, CANADA

There are a pair of stunning courses are the centerpiece at this full facility luxury resort, which was one of Muskoka’s earliest resorts by opening in 1896. Deerhurst is ranked number two by Score magazine in the “Best Golf Resort” category for good reason. The challengin Deerhurst Highlands championship course is designed from architects Robert Cupp and Thomas McBroom.

“Cut from the hills and dense forest, with panoramic lake views, it presents those that choose to book a golf vacation here with various hazards,” said Nick Rosen, Muskoka golf expert. “The Deerhurst Lakeside is a par 65 golf course designed by Thomas McBroom, offering an easier layout and relaxing play for golfers of all levels.”

THE LAKE JOSEPH CLUB – GOLF DIGEST’S “BEST COURSE” IN CANADA

Named Best New Canadian Course in 1997 by Golf Digest, Muskoka’s Lake Joseph Club is outlined by thick forest with excellent views of Lake Joseph. Famous golf architect Thomas McBroom is responsible for this beauty, living up to the promise of a Muskoka golf course with first-rate conditions and amenities.

The Lake Joseph Club ranked No. 4 in Ontario’s Top Tourism Accessible Golf Courses.

MUSKOKA’S ROCKY CREST GOLF CLUB – No. 1 GOLF COURSE IN ONTARIO

At Rocky Crest Golf Club, located at the north end of Lake Joseph, golf architect Thomas McBroom has put together a great course out of the Canadian Shield of Muskoka.

“Framed by forest of pine, white birch and hemlock, the fairways are punctuated by deep bunkers that provide a tough challenge,” said Rosen.

Rocky Crest Golf Club ranked No. 1 in Ontario’s Top Tourism Accessible Golf Courses.

GRANDVIEW GOLF CLUB – A MARK O’MEARA COUSE IN ONTARIO

The Mark O’Meara Course at Grandview Golf Club opened in May 2001 to signify the debut of the PGA Tour star in golf course design. The 1998 Masters and British Open Champion wanted the first O’Meara design to be on a beautiful piece of land. The Ontario-located golf course sprawls across beautiful, rugged terrain with trees, elevation changes and bold granite outcroppings. The wilderness aura of the course contrasts with the wide fairways, low bunkers and sloping greens that make this Grandview challenging but playable.

TABOO AT MUSKOKA SANDS

Taboo, Muskoka, Ontario’s 18-hole course, was designed to be compared to the truly great courses of the world. Taboo is both challenging and incredibly beautiful. This golf course is mandatory to visit for golf buffs on any golf vacation to Ontario, Canada.

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