From Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, golf is a passion for many of us and golfing and RVing go hand in hand with each other to create that perfect golf vacation. Both are great ways to connect with others while still following the physical distancing guidelines so necessary to stop the spread of COVID19.
Never RV’d before? No problem. While you’re planning the ultimate golfing getaway in an RV, you can read all you need to know here.
Of course, RV vacations are about kicking back, relaxing, doing what you love and immersing yourself in the magnificent scenery surrounding you. We’ve found twelve of the most scenic golf courses in Canada to whet your appetite for your summer 2020 holiday! Oh, and did we mention – some are also the most challenging!
Humber Valley Resort
Humber Valley Resort – Newfoundland
This course has it all. Challenging golf and dramatic views over the Humber Valley. Enjoy breathtaking vistas from most holes, meandering alongside river and lake shores. but particularly on the 18th which has a 400ft elevation backdrop up to the Eagle’s Perch. A perfect finishing hole!
Course Length: 7129 yards
There are a number of private campgrounds in Corner Brook and Deer Lake happy to take your reservations, all within a half hour drive of Humber Valley Resort. A little further afield near Gros Morne National Park, CanaDream Club partners Gros Morne / Norris Point KOA Holiday and the Gros Morne RV campground look forward to welcoming you.
Cabot Cliffs, Inverness, NS
Arguably one of the world’s greatest golf courses, Cabot Cliffs has been carved out of some amazing Cape Breton landscape. Opened in 2016, Cabot Cliffs can only be described at dramatic. It’s will be hard to keep your mind on the game surrounded by such beauty.
Course Length: 6764 yards
There are some great private campgrounds along Highway 19 on either side of Cabot Cliffs. Or choose to stay at our CanaDream Club partner Glenview Campground, a 45 minute drive away.
Crowbush Cove - Photo: golfpei.ca
Crowbush Cove, PEI
While PEI is home to over 25 golf courses – all pretty spectacular - our pick for the most scenic is The Links at Crowbush Cove. With coastline enveloping this small eastern Canada island, it’s not surprising that the views from this course are of sandy shoreline and rolling ocean.
Course Length: 6903 yards
Closest private campgrounds are 15 minutes away. CanaDream Club partners Cymbria Campground and Cornwall / Charlottetown KOA are located about 45 minutes away.
Algonquin Golf Course - Photo: Tourism New Brunswick
The Algonquin Golf Course, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
Play some exceptional seaside golf at this historic course, first established in 1894. Located in the waterfront town of Saint Andrews overlooking the oft tranquil inlet of Passamaquoddy Bay, the course has undergone renovations and is now considered one of Canada’s top courses. The back nine holes in particular offer jaw-dropping views across the Bay.
Course Length: 7135 yards
There are a couple of private campgrounds close by including one on the oceanfront.
Cobble Beach Golf - Photo: Cobble Beach Resort
Cobble Beach Golf Resort
Just minutes from Owen Sound, the Cobble Beach Golf Resort takes advantage of its location overlooking Georgian Bay to provide golfers with both enjoyable golf and spectacular views. Rates vary with season and time of day and can be booked on the Cobble Beach website.
Course Length: 7134 yards
Recommended campgrounds: CanaDream Club partner Owen Sound KOA is your best choice here. CanaDream Guests will save 10% when they present their KOA key tag.
Banff Springs Golf - Photo: Fairmont Banff Springs Resort
Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff
For some challenging golf combined with breathtaking views in every direction, there’s little doubt that the Fairmont Banff Springs golf course delivers. Greens range from expansive and rolling to small and flat flanked by both river and mountain vistas. While the course is open for public play, tee times should be reserved well in advance. World famous golfer Bobby Locke has described this course as being “out of this world”.
Course Length: 6663 yards
Your closest choices for camping are the many National and provincial park campgrounds in the area. Provincial park campgrounds are reservable by Alberta residents only. Private campgrounds are located only a 45 minute drive away in the Kananaskis area. Consider a stay at Rafter Six Ranch.
Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course - Photo: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper
The award-winning Jasper Park Lodge golf course is one of the “must play” courses in Canada. Designed by Stanley Thompson who also designed the Banff Springs course, this course appeals to golfers of all levels. Stunning snow-capped mountain peaks rise above fairways set in the valley and tranquil lakeside views create an awe-inspiring setting for a great round of golf.
Course Length: 6663 yards
National Park campgrounds will be your go-to choice here but space could be limited. If you’re not averse to a 45 minute drive to get to your golfing date, check out CanaDream Club partner campground Hinton / Jasper KOA Holiday.
Predator Ridge Golf Resort - Photo: Predator Ridge Resort
Predator Ridge, Vernon
Built with scenery and playability in mind, the Ridge course at Predator Ridge in Vernon, BC is a truly unforgettable golf experience. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, the holes climb up and down the mountainside with rock outcroppings and beautiful lake and mountain vistas never far from view.
Course Length: 7128 yards
Lots to choose from here – closest CanaDream Club campgrounds are The Orchard RV Retreat and Wood Lake RV Park & Marina. You might also consider Holiday Park Resort or Todd’s RV & Camping, both of which are closer to Kelowna.
Greywolf Golf Course, Panorama, BC
Greywolf Golf Course, Panorama Mountain Village
Dramatic is an understatement for this course. With water on 14 holes and jaw-dropping scenery in every direction, the course was designed around the spectacular 6th hole which lures golfers across a canyon to a clifftop green. Located high in alpine country in the Kootenay Rockies of BC, this course serves up one of the finest mountain golf experiences in the world.
Course Length: 7140 yards
Private campgrounds may be your best choice here with a number of options available along Highway 93. Closest CanaDream Club campgrounds are more than an hour away.
Tobiano Golf Course - Photo: Tobiano Golf
Tobiano Golf Course, Kamloops
Chock full of standout holes, the Tobiano Golf Course in Kamloops BC is both scenic and challenging. The course covers more than 1000 acres on the site of the historic Six Mile Ranch and offers a memorable golfing experience, not only for the great golf but also for the stunning views of the lakes and mountains stretching in every direction. It’s the highest-ranking public golf course in BC.
Course Length: 7367 yards
BC residents might be able to camp on a first-come first-served basis at nearby Steelhead Provincial Park or snag a reservation at Juniper Beach. Out-of-province residents should look at private campgrounds in the area. Closest CanaDream Club partner campground is Brookside Campsite in Cache Creek, a half hour drive away.
Kokanee Springs Golf Resort - Photo: Kokanee Springs Resort
Kokanee Springs, Kootenay Rockies
Carved from the wilderness and lying along the base of the Purcell Mountains, the Kokanee Springs course is a challenging but playable legendary golf experience in the heart of the Kootenays. Its magnificent mountain setting serves up views of the Kokanee Glacier and surrounding countryside and is suitable for players of all levels.
Course Length: 6601 yards
With no provincial park campgrounds close by, check out the private campgrounds in the area.
Bear Mountain Golf Course - Photo: Bear Mountain Resort
Bear Mountain, near Victoria, BC
The Nicklaus designed Mountain course at the Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club near Victoria combines challenge with playability with some holes testing even the most seasoned players. Reviewers on golfadvisor.com have ranked this course as one of the 50 most difficult in Canada but don’t let that deter you. Its rolling fairways tumble through dense forests and the views of the surrounding mountains are to die for. Add in the Club’s Valley course and you have the best recipe for a couple of days of amazing Island golf.
Course Length: 6849 yards
Fort Victoria RV Park – 15 minutes away.
CanaDream’s MHA, MHB and SVC motorhomes are perfect choices for a golfing vacation in Canada. Each rental RV has large exterior compartments for storing your golf clubs and other bits and pieces you might need for an extended RV road trip. Take advantage of one of our special RV rental offers or relocation offers to receive valuable discounts. Choose to pick up from a location near you – we are in Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Whitehorse and Vancouver and look forward to helping you plan your next trip.
Note that some of the golf courses and campgrounds mentioned in this blog may be temporarily closed on account of COVID19 so please check their websites for latest information and to book tee times where available.