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A guide to golfing in Prince Edward Island

Glasgow Hills Golf Club

A guide to golfing in Prince Edward Island

To say that Prince Edward IslandExternal Link Title is a dream destination for golfers would be an understatement. This compact province stretches only 225 kilometres from end to end, but has just under 30 golf coursesExternal Link Title. Teeing off amid PEI's red cliffs and sweeping sandy beaches on the Atlantic is an experience like no other - especially when you cap off the day on the course by dining on some of the freshest seafood on the planet.


Here are the courses you don't want to miss on a golf trip to PEI.


The Links at Crowbush Cove

Arguably Prince Edward Island's top-ranked golf course, The Links at Crowbush CoveExternal Link Title, located in the Village of MorellExternal Link Title on St. Peter's Bay, melds undulating greens with sublime views of PEI's North Shore sand dunes. Canadian architect Tom McBroom designed the 18-hole 6,903-yard stunner that wraps around the luxurious Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach ResortExternal Link Title, making this destination an idyllic place to play and stay.


Dundarave Golf Course

The scent of pines, glimpses of the beautiful Brudenell River, and PEI's red sandstone are golfers' constant companions at 18-hole Dundarave Golf CourseExternal Link Title. The handiwork of award-winning architects Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry can be seen in their mix of traditional and contemporary course designs, where gently sloping greens amble alongside obstacles like marshes and bunkers. Improve your long game by taking a lesson with a pro and then put your skills to work in the spectacular setting.


Green Gables Golf Club

The area of Green Gables ShoreExternal Link Title in PEI's north is already alluring, with its rolling landscapes, sand dunes, and views of the historic Anne of Green Gables House. At the heart of these surroundings is the 1939 Green Gables Golf ClubExternal Link Title, a must-visit destination in Cavendish for novice and advanced golfers alike. Originally designed by famed Scottish architect Stanley Thompson, the 18-hole 6,874-yard course situated in Prince Edward Island National ParkExternal Link Title was updated by architect Thomas McBroom and provides a mix of long and short yardages with water hazards, elevation changes, and big greens.


Glasgow Hills Golf Club

Playing a round at Glasgow Hills Golf ClubExternal Link Title is a delightful distraction for golfers, with panoramas of PEI's bucolic countryside and the Clyde River spilling into the nearby Gulf of St. Lawrence. The beautiful backdrop is a fitting match for the 18-hole course's terrain geared to golfers of all levels. After an exhilarating day on the fairways, enjoy a PEI treat: complimentary locals mussels are served in Piper's Restaurant. Located in the village of New Glasgow (a nod to PEI's Scottish heritage), this accessible course is only a 20- minute' drive from both CharlottetownExternal Link Title and SummersideExternal Link Title.


Mill River Golf Course

Shimmering lakes and mature forests surround the rolling fairways of the Mill River Golf CourseExternal Link Title, hidden on the western side of PEI near the town of O'Leary. The 18-hole course is entirely ensconced within Mill River Provincial Park, giving golfers a chance to use all their clubs when tackling challenges like towering fir trees and the wind whipping off of the river. But you can get plenty of practice if you stay for a weekend at Mill River Resort, which was renovated in 2018 and features a full-service spa, indoor pool, and restaurant.


Belvedere Golf Club

More than 100 years of history form the foundation for Belvedere Golf ClubExternal Link Title that's located a five-minute drive from CharlottetownExternal Link Title, PEI's pretty capital city. Established in 1902, it's one of Canada's oldest courses that still sits on its original site. Recently renovated by architect Graham Cooke, the 18-hole golf course ambles over 150 acres and features an on-site dining room and lounge that offer views of the Hillsborough River.


Ready to start planning your golfing getaway? Visit the Tourism PEIExternal Link Title website.