Prince Edward Island is the smallest and greenest province in Canada. It is situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, west of Cape Breton Island. PEI is famous for its pastoral landscape with vivid colors. Its rolling hills, sandy beaches, woods, ocean cloves and red sandstone cliffs all contribute to its natural beauty.
Due to PEI's landscape, it is considered as Canada's number one golf destination – perfect for a family golf vacation. Indeed, a golf vacation with the whole family is possible. There are nine-hole courses on the island offering a wide range of discount vacation packages. All you need to do is pick a golf vacation package to suit your family. In fact, if you're luckily they might offer you a discount golf vacation package. Golf courses on PEI include Andersons Creek, Brudenell River, Dundarave, Eagles Glenn, Fox Meadow, Glasgow Hills, Green Gables, Mill River and the Links at Crowbush Cove.
Andersons Creek was designed by the famous golf course architect Graham Cooke. It is considered the top golf destination on PEI with the creek itself as its distinct feature. In fact, golfers have to cross the creek four times throughout a round. John Gordon featured Andersons Creek in “The Greatest New Courses of Canada” whilst the Globe and Mail included it in the “Top 100 Courses in Canada”. The course offers 4 Par Threes, 10 Par Fours and 4 Par Fives.
Brudenell River Golf Resort opened in 1969 and now belongs in the “Top 50 golf courses in Canada”. This golf resort includes numerous beautiful gardens, lakes, ponds and a river offering 6 Par Threes, 6 Par Fours and 6 Par Fives. Brudenell River Golf Resort has hosted some of the popular professional matches in Canada. These include the Lorie Kane Island Challenge of 2000 as well as several other Canadian events.
In July 1999, Dundarave Golf Course opened as a red sandstone eighteen-hole golf course. It was designed by well-recognized architects Dr Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The golf course was designed using the integration of contemporary and traditional ideas, making it attractive to golfers. Furthermore, it offers bunkering patterns that are both challenging and stimulating. Dundarave is an integral part of the Brudenell River Golf Resort. Hence, the tranquility of the Brudenell River and the beautiful pines lining the fairways make Dundarave a great golf vacation destination.
If you're looking for challenge and beauty then the Eagles Glenn Golf Resort is the destination for you. It offers eighteen challenging holes amidst the breathtaking scenery. The resort occupies 300 acres transformed into a championship golf course by architect Graham Cooke. Eagles Glenn offers 10 Par Fours, 4 Par Fives and 4 Par Threes. When Cooke designed the course, he aimed to make walking enjoyable by providing beautiful views at each hole. He achieved this by bordering fairways and tees with Kentucky blue grass and fescue.
Fox Meadow Golf Course is situated in Stratford, minutes away from Charlottetown. It is a championship course and is where the Canadian Golf Academy – top golf teaching academy in Canada – is located. It received the Places to Play award from the Golf Digest/ScoreGolf magazine Golfers Choice awards. Other facilities in Fox Meadows include catering services provided by Delta Prince Edward, dining area, 200-seat banquet room and a lounge.
Green Gables Golf Club is a top-rated golf club on Prince Edward Island offering beautiful ocean views. It was built in 1939 by the popular architect, the late Stanley Thompson and has recently been updated by another architect legend, Thomas McBroom. McBroom has incorporated his own unique concepts with Thompson's original design to produce a golf course offering an enjoyable golfing experience.
Glasgow Hills Resort and Golf Club is located on the New Glasgow hills and is surrounded by fantastic scenery. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is visible from the clubhouse sitting on the hills. Hence, watching the golfers from the clubhouse becomes an excellent viewing experience with the gulf in the background. Glasgow Hills was described as “World Class Signature Golf Course” offering four sets of tees to suit all players of different levels.
Mill River Golf Club is situated in a mature forest with 18 different holes to accommodate players of different levels. Each hole has its own challenge and level of difficulty attracting golfers to try all holes. The golf club offers wide rolling fairways, well-designed bunkers, and tranquil lakes. It received a four-star rating from Golf Digest Places to Play. Indeed, it is a popular golf destination on Prince Edward Island due to its affordable and reasonable rates.
The Links at Crowbush Cove is located around the dunes on the Prince Edward Island north shore. The overlooking scenery of the north shore dunes attracts golfers to experience an unforgettable golfing experience. Wave-like fairways, well-designed bunkers and challenging greens all contribute to the course's reputation as a “must play”. In fact, it was named “Top 2 Best Value Golf Course” in Canada by Score Golf Magazine.
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