There is nothing better than relaxing and playing a round of golf on a warm, sunny day with friends. Unless you’re golfing at one of Canada’s renowned golf courses! We have compiled our Top Ten picks for 2007 – Enjoy!1. The Nation Golf Club of Canada (Woodbridge, ON)What makes the National Golf Club of Canada so visually remarkable and challenging at the same time? Much of it lies in the greens. While the fairways can be tricky, they are fair and navigable. However, the putting surfaces devised by the Fazios can fray the toughest of nerves. Played at treacherous speeds, and with undulations that can be both dramatic and subtle, the National Golf Club of Canada’s greens may be unrivalled in Canada. While it only plays 7,009 yards from the tips, the National Golf Club of Canada’s difficulty became legendary in 1979 when Lee Trevino shot 67 to win the Canadian PGA Championship, setting the course record in the process. Remarkably, considering all the great players that have since tested the National, Trevino’s tournament record still stands.2. St. George’s (Toronto, ON)St. George’s Golf and Country Club is currently rated amongst the top three in Canada and amongst the top 100 in the world – facts which generate a great deal of pride among St. George’s members, young and old. The club has hosted the Canadian Open on four occasions, the LPGA Classic on five occasions and most recently, the du Maurier Champions, Canadian Senior Open. St. George’s Golf and Country Club’s has won much praise from noted tour players for its persistent demand for accuracy and four finishing holes.3. Hamilton Golf and Country Club – West-South Course (Ancaster, ON)Some argue that the Hamilton Golf & Country Club is the country’s best golf course. It hosted the Bell Canadian Open in 2003 and received rave reviews from players, media and fans. Hamilton Golf & Country Club currently has over 1200 members of which, nearly three quarters are golfing members. Players have made note of the beauty of the course and the friendly members.4. Devil’s Paintbrush (Caledon, ON)Since it opened in 1992, Devil’s Paintbrush has quietly won respect and admiration for its refreshing character as a links-style course that wouldn’t appear out of place alongside The Old Course at Ballybunion in Ireland. Links-style golf requires exciting terrain and Devil’s Paintbrush has it all-outrageous topography, lovely sweeps of land and magnificent scenic vistas.5. Beacon Hall Golf Club (Aurora, ON)Beacon Hall Golf Club is a private, equity-owned 18-hole course located in the Oak Ridges Moraine, 30 minutes north of Toronto. Since its opening in 1988 it has been ranked amongst the top 10 golf courses in Canada. Some of the perks? Beacon Hall Golf Club members never have to book a tee time. With only 241 equity members, access to the tee is virtually unrestricted and the pace of play is usually under 4 hours.6. Capilano Golf and Country Club (West Vancouver, BC)Designed by the esteemed golf course architect Stanley Thompson, and considered one of his finest efforts, Capilano presents a challenging and artistic layout that takes full advantage of the topography and natural beauty of its location. Moreover, Capilano’s traditional design and immaculate conditioning have helped establish its reputation as one of the world’s premiere “members’ clubs”, where the scratch golfer and the high handicapper can share a game from the same set of tees and each enjoy a challenging and rewarding golf experience.7. Highlands Links Golf Club (Ingonish Beach , NS)The Highlands Links Golf Club is a special place where nature has been sculpted into a one-of-a-kind golf course. This inspired 18-hole, par 72 course is set within one of Canada’s most beautiful natural settings – the Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada. Together, Thompson’s genius, the contributions of the local community and the dedicated efforts of Parks Canada have resulted in the restoration of a legendary course which delivers a unique experience to all golfers, no matter what level of expertise they bring with them.8. Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course (Jasper, AB)Highly acclaimed for its challenging layout and spectacular beauty, the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club is rated by SCORE Golf Magazine as the #1 Best Golf Resort in Canada. It has also received the Gold Tee award from Meetings and Incentive Magazine seven years in a row, and the Successful Meetings Magazine Pinnacle Award six years running. Today, this award winning course remains one of the ”must play” courses in Canada.9. Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (Vancouver, BC)Shaughnessy is a well-treed parkland style course overlooking the Fraser River and Strait of Georgia. The course was built in 1960 and many of the beautiful trees were donated and planted by the members at that time. There are more than 150 species of trees on the property and they flower at different times between March and September providing continuing beauty to the surroundings. Some of the large firs and cedars are more than 200 years old.10. The Links at Crowbrush Cove (Morell, PE)Overlooking the north shore dunes of PEI, Crowbush, this course continues to enthrall all those that take the challenge to conquer one of North America’s very best. Undulating fairways, water holes with a wisp of wind, pot bunkers and challenging greens all come together to provide you with an experience not to be forgotten. Truly an unbelievable combination of nature and imagination.
Golf instruction videos have been around for many years. You can find golf video instructions from old-timer Bobby Jones right on up to today’s golfing superstars on the PGA Tour. Changes in technology are making VHS videos obsolete. Golf CDs have changed into golf DVDs. These changes make it hard to keep up with the latest golf instruction techniques. If you want to keep up and get the best golf instruction available today you might want to consider getting access to online golf instruction videos.Golf instruction from local golf pros is becoming very expensive. A one hour golf lesson can set you back $110 at fancy golf resorts in Florida. Generally, we only retain 10% of what we learn. Golf lessons may not be cost-effective. Here is where online golf video instruction can certainly help a golfer looking to improve his or her golf game.Online golf video instruction is now available to the home computer user. As computers get lighter and smaller these days this is great for golfers too. You can even take a laptop with you to the golf practice range. Using a wireless Internet connection makes it possible to be able to watch video golf lessons almost anywhere these days.Would you rather try to make sense of an old golf book or watch an actual teaching professional show you a particular golf shot? Many would rather watch a golf shot on video. The benefit of a golf instruction video is that you can replay it over and over until it becomes clear. Golf videos can make your game better.There are golf instruction videos that actually show you how to play nine holes from tee to green. You can see tee shots, fairway shots, shots from the rough, shots from sand traps and other necessary shots that you might encounter. Chances are that you will learn more from a golf instruction video.Computer video golf instruction is going to become more and more popular. These video lessons from driving the golf ball to better putting are going to become the smart golfer’s secret weapon. If you want to play better golf look into online golf videos.