Score one with your Team
Tee up. Scan the horizon for the flag. Keep your eye on the ball. It’s not so easy in Canada, where the vistas from the tee box compete against your scorecard.
Canada’s distinctive collection of golf courses are framed against some of the country’s most iconic incentive destinations. Tee off in the shadow of the mountains in Banff and Jasper on courses designed by legendary architect, Stanley Thompson, or scramble your group in a tournament in Whistler; as popular for summer golf, as it is for winter ski incentives. Go north to tee off under the midnight sun in Canada’s Yukon, or swing against ocean breezes near Charlottetown, Fox Harb’r or on picturesque Cape Breton Island. One thing is certain: whether you choose easy-going, or ego-shattering, group golf outings are anything but ordinary when you tee off in Canada.
Your tee shots travel further thanks to the thin mountain air — or does it just seem that way? In Whistler, one of Canada’s top locations for high-end incentives, planners can choose from four distinct courses designed by the game’s legends: Arnold, Nicklaus and Robert Trent-Jones. Play a different course each day, then unwind at the Scandinave Spa, an oasis of tranquility, afterward. No matter whether your scramble or shotgun your start Whistler’s championship, designer courses provide an unparalleled mountain golf experience.
Famed Canadian golf architect left his signature at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and the Fairmont Banff Springs. Each of the Stanley Thompson-designed courses wind through a protected wildlife corridor, in the shadow of vast climbing mountains. Keep a watchful eye for wandering elk, Columbian ground squirrels, or even the occasional bear when you play these legendary locations.
Tee off Against the Trees
Swing for the horizon but watch out for the trees! The courses in Muskoka, Tremblant Resort and in picturesque Charlevoix are artfully sculpted amidst Canadian hardwood forests and rocky granite outcrops of the Canadian Shield. With such a rich, natural tapestry to frame your shot against, it’s easy to track your ball as it flies between wood, rock, and water hazards. Thanks to their forest, lake and riverside locations each of the courses in these Canadian resorts reward accuracy and strategically placed shots.
Play a Coastal Course
From the picturesque courses tucked amongst the lush rainforest surrounding Victoria, to the red cliffs of Prince Edward Island, and the bucket-list courses of Fox Harb’r and Cabot Links that attract the big name pros - coastal golf is an exhilarating experience thanks to the wind, the waves and the weather — more than enough to shatter a few handicaps and perhaps an ego, or two.
Golf in the Land of the Midnight Sun
The passage of time takes on a whole new meaning in Canada’s north, where in late spring and throughout the summer near 24-hour sunlight means tournament play can begin late into the evening, and groups can still get 18-holes in before the sun dips ever so slightly below the horizon. Sand fairways, astroturf greens make these northern courses a challenge for even the most experienced player on your team.
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