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Just west of Calgary the flat farmlands and oil fields quickly turn into the dramatic Canadian Rockies, which are home to a collection of six golf courses of varying styles. Here's a look at some of the best shots on and off the golf course from Brandon Tucker's recent visit, which included helicopter rides, bear sightings and plenty of postcard-worthy golf holes.
Photo gallery: Green Gables Golf Club on Canada's PEI is a Stanley Thompson classic from the Golden Era
Located on Prince Edward Island's northern shore is Green Gables Golf Club, set within the Green Gables National Park near Cavendish. While this part of PEI may be known as the home of the "Anne of Green Gables" book series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, it's also home to one of the country's top classically designed courses by Stanley Thompson, Canada's most prolific architect of the Golden Era. The course originally opened in 1939, but has since been redesigned by Thomas McBroom in 2008.
Wooden Sticks Golf Club in the greater Toronto area features a collection of holes inspired by the most famous holes in golf, as well as some original designs by architect Ron Garl. The golf course is in an upscale property that receives a lot of corporate play during the week and features five sets of tees, a large clubhouse and superb conditioning.
Silvertip Golf Resort, located in Alberta's Canadian Rockies, is one of the area's newest golf courses, and it's certainly the most dramatic. The course is set on a mountainside, which sets up more than 600 feet of elevation change from the course's highest to lowest point.
Taboo Golf Club delivers all of the beauty of the Muskoka region: The forest, wetlands and, yes, those imposing granite outcroppings. In 2002, architect Ron Garl used the natural topography to sculpt wide rolling fairways for playability. Mother Nature, however, makes sure golfers never get too comfortable. Environmentally sensitive areas litter the 7,340-yard course, creating forced carries from numerous tees and some scary approach shots on tough par 4s.
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