Here’s proof that a beautiful, well manicured Muskoka golf course course doesn’t have to be long or expensive to be challenging and plenty of fun.
I had the opportunity to enjoy extraordinary golf, savor the flavors of awesome local restaurants and meet some very nice and hospitable folks.
I was hooked, ready to sell the house in Toronto and settle down in one of the tidy, frame houses painted deep blue or bright yellow that hang on the edge of the tiny harbours that still dot the coastline.
That feel-good vibe, which wraps both the course and the entire village of Whistler, is as predominant as the surrounding coastal mountains that poke up on the horizon.
This is heathland country, a mix of spruce and birch groves, whin and purple heather, bracken as thick as steel wool and turf that springs with the trampoline bounce of an outlawed driver.
“Stan walked this property for about 3 or 4 months, routing the course and picking out over 100 par 3 green sites. Once he got those, away he went.”
The Hall of Fame and Museum, which is housed in a handsome, red brick building on Main Street, opened in June of 1939 and both the Babe and Ty Cobb were there for the celebration.
You don’t have to be Irish to fall inexorably in love with a stunning, beguiling, intemperate, fickle, unforgiving, gorgeous, penal, generous, endearing, and simply unforgettable golf course.
From Buddhist temples to a sky-high bar to a sunset cruise on the river, you better plan on an extra day or two in Bangkok, which is one of the most fascinating cities in the world