What you say? Yes, if you are looking for a great summer vacation that includes golf, Prince Edward Island is for you. It is Canada’s #1 golf destination.
Last summer, Betty and I and our friends went on a Princess cruise starting in New York City and ending in Quebec City. We extended by staying a few extra days in Montreal. If you look at our route on a map, you see that it goes up the Atlantic Ocean coast, and into the St Lawrence Seaway.
Our primary mission was relaxing and sightseeing, but when I found the golf courses on Prince Edward Island, I wanted to share them with you.
If you let me know you want more info on the cruise, or just flying there to Charlottetown to play golf and vacation, I will be glad to share my knowledge. Did you know that Ann of Green Gables lived there, and her house is a visitor attraction?
There are 18 golf courses on the Island. Greens fees range from $25 to $100 per round. All courses have multiple tees for all skill levels, provide for club rentals; and yardage is similar to what we see in the US. One of the courses is Dundarave, and was designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry; the same architects that designed Erin Hills, site of the US Open, held recently.
Here is a profile of a few of the courses on the Island:
Dundarave: This red sandstone 18-hole championship golf course designed by award winning architects Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry opened in July of l999. The course offers an appealing blend of traditional and contemporary architectural designs with some of the most memorable bunkering patterns in all of golf. Expansive fairways lined with luscious pines and the tranquil Brudenell River meander through some of the most stunning beauty that PEI has to offer.
Brudenell River: Long recognized as the most popular golf course on the Island, this picturesque garden and river course offers six par 3’s, six par 4’s and six par 5’s. Broad fairways and manicured greens are accented by numerous gardens, lakes and ponds. Awarded as one of the Top 50 golf courses in Canada, it is sure to reward the senses with the beauty of Prince Edward Island.
The course and the Rodd Brudenell River Resort complex are noted for hosting some of the finest professional matches, notably the Lorie Kane Island Challenge of 2000 – Canada’s first ever Women’s’ “skins” game – and numerous Canadian Tour events.
Mill River: This mature forest course is the discerning golfer’s dream with 18 totally different memories for both the high and low handicap player. Wide rolling fairways, well bunkered greens, subtle elevation changes and numerous lakes and streams make each hole a new challenge and a pleasure to play.
The Links @ Crowbush Cove: Recognized by Golf Digest as Canada’s Best New Course in 1994. Overlooking the north shore dunes of PEI, Crowbush continues to enthrall all those that take the challenge to conquer one of North America’s very best.
How can it get better than a Golf Digest five star rating? Undulating fairways, water holes with a wisp of wind, pot bunkers and challenging greens all come together to provide you with an experience not to be forgotten. Truly an unbelievable combination of nature and imagination.
Green Gables: Green Gables Golf Club, designed in 1939 by world renowned Scottish architect Stanley Thompson and rejuvenated by one of today’s leading architects, Thomas McBroom, is one of PEI’s most unique golf experiences. Located in Prince Edward Island’s National Park, Green Gables provides both traditional and modern golfing pleasures.
Here, you’ll find everything a seaside course has to offer: views of the famous sand dunes at Cavendish, Anne of Green Gables House, ocean vistas, and exceptional course conditions.
Please contact me for more information about this hidden gem!