Golf season is in full swing, and it’s time to dig out those clubs. Are you wondering where to go for your next golf break? From stunning mountain courses to gorgeous riverside fairways, here’s a roundup of the best places to golf in Canada.

Tee Off Amid Mighty Mountains in Banff

Surrounded by soaring Rockies peaks and thick evergreen forest, Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course has one of Canada’s most awe-inspiring settings. And the golfing is as impressive as the scenery. Whatever your level, you’ll enjoy spectacular fairways and an unforgettable experience.

The par-71 Stanley Thompson 18 course, designed by the acclaimed Canadian golf architect in 1928, hugs the bank of the brilliantly turquoise Bow River. Stretching 6,938 yards, the course offers unparalleled views and immaculate greens across 18 holes. For a shorter option, choose the Tunnel Mountain 9 course, laid out by Cornish and Robinson. Or combine the two for an incredible 27 holes of championship golf. Lessons and rentals are available.

After your round, reward yourself with an alpine omelet or maple whiskey pulled pork sandwich at Stanley’s Smokehouse, the on-course restaurant. For a taste of elevated luxury, Fairmont Gold is an exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel experience that includes personalized service, a private check-in reception area and a dedicated concierge.

Wilderness Golfing in Jasper

The three-hour drive from Banff to Jasper takes you along the magnificent Icefields Parkway, famed for its jagged summits and tumbling glaciers. At the highway’s northern end, Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club is another Stanley Thompson classic. 

Set in the heart of Jasper National Park, the renowned lakeside course features elevated tee boxes, strategically placed bunkers and mountain views at every turn. If you need to perfect your technique, you can practice your swing at the driving range. Alternatively, sign up for a short game clinic to master your putting and chipping skills under the expert eye of a professional.

Hungry? Grab wagyu hot dogs and a chilled Triple Bogey Lager at the 7th Tee Hut or wrap up your day with Greek eats and cocktails on the outdoor patio of Thompson’s Terrace. For your overnight stay, take your pick from Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s exceptional collection of luxe rooms and cozy log cabins.

Choose Your Own Golf Adventure at Mont-Tremblant

In an unrivaled setting at the foot of the Laurentian slopes, Fairmont Tremblant puts you within easy reach of several outstanding golf courses. Choose one, two, or play them all. 

Devilish by name and by nature, Le Diable tests your skills with its striking red-sand bunkers and slender fairways. If you’re looking for an extraordinary course with scenery to match, the dramatic mountain plateaus and panoramic vistas at Le Géant are also sure to inspire you. The hotel’s Flex Golf Offer gives you a daily $200 CAD credit toward either course.

Created by Masters champion Fred Couples with architects Gene Bates, Graham Cooke and Darrel Huxham, Le Maître entices golfers with 18 riverside holes, plus a swimming pool for a refreshing dip at the end. On the opposite bank of the Diable River, La Bête offers tree-lined fairways and laid-back dining on its peaceful clubhouse patio. And for golfers who love the challenge of aquatic obstacles, the Royal Laurentian perfectly fits the bill, with water features on 15 holes.

Elevate Your Game in Whistler

When you tee off at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, don’t be surprised if you spot a black bear sauntering across the fairway. Around 60 of these creatures make their home on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, emerging from hibernation each spring.

Framed by the towering Coast Mountains, the 18-hole, Audubon-certified golf course encompasses ponds, meandering creeks and gigantic Douglas fir trees. Elevation changes of over 400 feet add an extra level of excitement, and the GPS-equipped golf carts make navigating the course easy.

Take your game to the next level with a private lesson or three-hour clinic at the on-site golf academy, whose state-of-the-art technology allows you to analyze and improve your technique. Then head over to the Clubhouse patio for salads, sandwiches and chilled summer sippers like Pimm’s cups and watermelon mojitos. From there, it’s a short stroll back to your elegant room or suite at the hotel.

A Round in the Woods at Montebello

Stanley Thompson also worked his magic on the exquisite golf course at Fairmont Le Château Montebello. Opened in 1929, the 6,308-yard course is popular for its rolling fairways and lush deciduous forest. Come in fall, and you’ll be treated to a vibrant display of red, orange and gold. 

Spanning 18 holes, the par-70 course tests golfers with bunkers, sloping greens and changing elevations. Need to brush up your skills? Head for the practice area, complete with driving range and putting green, or take a lesson with a certified pro. A highlight is the sweeping view of the Ottawa River from the 4th hole.

After your game, stock up on the latest golf gear at the clubhouse, and sip on a cool beer overlooking the 18th hole at Le Mulligan Bar & Terrace. You’ll sleep soundly in the world’s largest log cabin, whose cozy rooms and suites feel like a home away from home. Book the Ultimate Golf Getaway to make the most of your time on the fairways.

A View to Remember in Charlevoix

The vistas from Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club may leave you speechless. Sculpted into the hillside above the St. Lawrence River, the 27-hole course provides phenomenal views across the water and surrounding landscape. Maximize your stay with the Ultimate Charlevoix Golf Package, which includes unlimited same-day golf. 

Originally designed by Herbert Strong in 1925 and reimagined by Darrell Huxham in 2004, the club is divided into three courses: the St. Lawrence, Richelieu and Tadoussac. Knolls, bunkers and contours keep you on your toes, and professional instructors are on hand should you need a few pointers.

Once you’ve completed the course, ask for a window table at Le Point Cardinal and indulge in gourmet sandwiches, cocktails and memorable views across the greens. Ride back to the hotel along a scenic golf-cart trail and settle into your personal Jacuzzi with a glass of wine as the sun sets over the river.

Unforgettable Canadian Golf Getaways

Are you raring to grab your clubs and get out on the course? Book your next golf break with Fairmont today.