Category Archives for "Course Reviews"

Sep 21

Quarry Oaks – A Rustic Beauty

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

This is the final in our three part series highlighting eastern Manitoba courses. It has been composed by Mike Johnny (@36aday) and Jeremy Kehler (@meximenno) and also appears on Jeremy’s website, prairiegolfmagazine.com Quarry Oaks – A Rustic Beauty http://quarryoaks.ca/ Located about 45 minutes southeast of Winnipeg, just outside of Steinbach, is a stout course with […]

Aug 31

Pinawa – A Relaxed, Resort Golf Experience

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

This is the second in our three part series highlighting eastern Manitoba courses. It has been composed by Mike Johnny (@36aday) and Jeremy Kehler (@meximenno) and also appears on Jeremy’s website, prairiegolfmagazine.com Pinawa – A Relaxed, Resort Golf Experience https://www.pinawaclub.mb.ca/   MJ – I was pleasantly surprised when a golf buddy from Ontario told me […]

Aug 17

Granite Hills – Manitoba’s Lakeside Golf Wonder

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Granite Hills – Manitoba’s Lakeside Golf Wonder https://www.granitehills.ca/ This is the first of three reviews co-authored with Jeremy Kehler from Prairie Golf Magazine.  He is a passionate, unapologetic and unwavering advocate for prairie golf.  Having experienced some of Manitoba’s finest public golf this spring, I can understand why. MJ: Of the three courses I played […]

Aug 09

North Granite Ridge – A Fabulous Cottage Golf Experience

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

North Granite Ridge – A Fabulous Cottage Golf Experience https://www.northgraniteridge.com/ A cottage experience is synonymous with fun and relaxation and North Granite Ridge based south of Huntsville in Port Sydney, Ontario, in the heart of cottage country, embodies this. This par 70 layout tips out at just over 6100 yards but don’t be deceived, it […]

Jun 05

eQuinelle – Immaculate and Fun For All Skill Levels

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

eQuinelle – Immaculate and Fun For All Skill Levels http://www.equinellegolf.ca/ eQuinelle is one of a small number of courses I know who have mastered social media engagement with their members and the public.  As a public player with a bucket list to consider, this course provides timely and relevant information and shares just enough to […]

Mar 19

Victoria Golf Club – Pebble Beach North

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

https://www.victoriagolf.com/ I am not the first to pen that Victoria Golf Club is reminiscent of Pebble Beach.  But perhaps it should be the other way around.  Victoria Golf Club opened in 1893, making it one of the oldest golf clubs in the country; the oldest in British Columbia.  This venerable course set on under 100 […]

Mar 05

Smuggler’s Glen – An Eastern Ontario Must Play

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Course Reviews – Smuggler’s Glen – An Eastern Ontario Must Play http://www.smugglersglen.com/ East of Kingston, Ontario the 401 highway offers an exit called The Thousands Islands Parkway.  This scenic drive brings drivers very close to the St. Lawrence River and quickly on your left Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course along with the Glen House Resort.  The […]

Feb 11

Bear Mountain – Mountain Course – Well Worth a (Second) Look

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

https://bearmountain.ca/recreation/golf/mountain-course/ Having played this course twice in its earlier days, it became apparent that Jack Nicklaus had been given access to a most beautiful and challenging piece of property from which to build the original or two courses planned for the resort.  I have reviewed this course before (see here) but after a recent follow […]

Jul 20

Lakeview Golf Course – A Unique and Historic Municipal Course

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Lakeview Golf Course – A Unique and Historic Municipal Course http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/lakeviewgolf The uniqueness starts once you pull in the driveway…and enter carefully as your drive bisects the 11th and 10th holes.  Quickly you see the great quality of this course, exceptional for a municipal track.  Conditioning is a strong asset for Lakeview, maybe not its […]

Jun 27

Tower Ranch – An Awe-Inspiring Mountain Golf Experience

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Course Reviews – Tower Ranch – An Awe-Inspiring Mountain Golf Experience http://www.golftowerranch.com/ For anyone who’s played golf in the Okanagan Valley in B.C., you may see some similarities to Tobiano when you visit Tower Ranch.  It is hard to avoid the comparisons; really, given the ruggedness of the landscape and the fact that Canadian course […]

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