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Manitoba

Manitoba


Sandwiched between Ontario province to the east and Saskatchewan province to its west, Manitoba province is entirely landlocked, except for a far northeast corner which touches on the shores of Hudson Bay. One might think, then, that Manitoba is dry open prairie, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Filling much of the province are Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg, both large bodies of water. Past that are the many rivers and tributaries which flow northeast on their way to the Hudson Bay. Though technically all but landlocked, Manitoba province is well watered throughout. As such, it shares in the breathtaking views and vistas so common in Canada, and provides a plethora of rocky outcrops spattered and brushed with evergreens, oaks and other trees and bushes. All in all (and especially in the eastern part of the province) Manitoba offers unexpected and exceptional golfing opportunities, and a beautiful place in which to enjoy it.

If the awesome natural beauty of this region weren’t enough, with its lush sylvan greens and blue-green waters, the prices simply cannot be beat! $30-35 CANADIAN fees for a full round of golf? Who’d have heard of such at thing? The most expensive fees around were at $60, and that was quite rare. Golf architects seem to really enjoy incorporating the natural aspects of the terrain in this region. Whether it’s the water hazards or the bluffs, the subtle rises or the bunkers, the likes of David Grant, Donald Ross, and Alister Mackenzie have worked their masterful magic upon the land. Courses are deceptively complex and challenging, yet a pleasure on all senses at the same time.

From Winnipeg in the southeast (its capital and largest city) to Brandon in the west, most all of its population runs in a belt in the south portion of the province, and the golf courses, of course, loosely follow suit; one can just about follow the Trans-Canada highway and call it a Manitoba Trail. All in all, there are over 100 golf destinations within Manitoba province, but the best part of the tale is now to be told: Manitoba’s people are so incredibly friendly! Between the great rates and warm smiles, the paradise views and outstanding golf, Manitoba is pretty easy to get used to. The hard part isn’t in getting there or picking courses, it’s finding the strength to leave.