The king of Prince Edward Island golf courses: The Links at Crowbush Cove

MORELL, Prince Edward Island, Canada -- Opening to rave reviews in 1994, The Links at Crowbush Cove is a tough test in a beautiful setting.

At just under 7,000 yards long, it becomes especially tough in breezy conditions, which is normal most of the time. With more than a third of the golf course along the coastline, it's especially susceptible to the elements, which also make it incredibly beautiful.

A mixture of three different styles of golf -- woodlands, wetlands and dunes -- the course was designed by Thomas McBroom of Toronto. Since then, Crowbush Cove has hosted numerous professional tournaments, including a Canadian Tour event that had to be stopped because the wind was blowing so hard (balls were actually moving uphill on some greens). The course also played host to a skins game in 1998 with the likes of John Daly, Mark O'Meara, Fred Couples and Canadian Mike Weir. Daly famously drove golf balls off the 17th green toward the ocean.

Aug 10, 2016

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Mike Bailey

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Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.