Tag Archives for " Bucket List "

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 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 […]

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 […]

Jun 13

Gallagher’s Canyon – A Brilliant Championship Layout

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Course Reviews – Gallagher’s Canyon – A Brilliant Championship Layout http://www.golfbc.com/courses/gallaghers_canyon   It is fitting that this review is being written as Kelowna and Gallagher’s Canyon are set to host the GolfBC Championship on the Mackenzie Tour (PGA TOUR Canada).  I had the pleasure of playing Gallagher’s Canyon in early May on a quiet afternoon, […]

May 04

36 Holes. 36 Hours. Golf Tripping to Kelowna, B.C.

By Mike Johnny | Travel / Road Trips

Kelowna, British Columbia is one of the most picturesque cities in Canada, positioned beautifully in the Okanagan Valley and along Okanagan Lake.  Arriving at Vancouver International Airport on an overcast morning, I had set an itinerary for myself over 36 hours which would allow me two rounds of golf at two of Kelowna’s 18 local […]

Apr 17

Bucket List Update – Spring 2017

By Mike Johnny | Mike's Bucket List

Bucket List Update – Spring 2017 My decision to expand my personal Canadian public course ‘bucket list’ from about 72 courses to close to 100 was met with mixed reaction.  To be more specific, one person commented that can a list of close to 100 public courses in Canada be considered a ‘bucket list’ or […]

Mar 31

Turnberry Golf Club – Short, but Mighty Indeed

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Turnberry – Short, but Mighty Indeed http://www.turnberrygolf.ca/home.htm I have borrowed Turnberry’s own description, “call it short, but mighty” as it is most apt.  This short course is located in Brampton, Ontario and is the sister course to Eagles Nest (my review of Eagles Nest is here) which is located further east in Maple (Vaughan).  Playing […]

Jan 16

Looking Ahead to 2017

By Mike Johnny | Misc

We’re well into 2017 now and while the golf clubs continue to sit idly, except for indoor dome or simulator action, I know it’s only a few months now until the season begins.  But I am not spending of the off-season quietly sitting and waiting for spring’s arrival.  A new year brings optimism but also […]

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