Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course - 14th
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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course - 14th
The par-4 14th at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is the old 18th -- hence the finish near the regal hotel. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
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Bear Mountain - Valley golf course - 8th
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Bear Mountain - Valley golf course - 8th
The Nicklaus-designed Valley Course at Bear Mountain in Victoria is a thing of beauty. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Cabot Links golf course - 15th
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Cabot Links golf course - 15th
The 15th hole at Cabot Links in Nova Scotia ends the best seaside stretch of golf in Canada, that is, until Cabot Cliffs opens later this year. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Highlands Links golf course - 8th green
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Highlands Links golf course - 8th green
Highlands Links on Cape Breton might be Stanley Thompson's pinnacle achievement. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Greywolf Golf Course - 6th hole
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Greywolf Golf Course - 6th hole
No. 6, the stunning "Cliffhanger" hole at Greywolf Golf Course at the Panorama Mountain Village, is a legend in its own time. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Heritage Pointe Golf Club - Heritage Course - 3rd
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Heritage Pointe Golf Club - Heritage Course - 3rd
Routed through an aspen-coated valley, Heritage Pointe is one of Calgary's prettiest golf courses. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Humber Valley Resort - River golf course - 9th
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Humber Valley Resort - River golf course - 9th
Humber Valley Resort, located between Cornerbrook and Deer Lake on the western side of Newfoundland, is home to an eye-popping Doug Carrick design on the shores of the Humber River. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course - 18th hole
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Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course - 18th hole
The closer at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course points toward Pyramid Mountain. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
 Kokanee Springs golf course - 5th hole
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Kokanee Springs golf course - 5th hole
Kokanee Springs is a hidden gem in the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Muskoka Bay Club - 5th hole
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Muskoka Bay Club - 5th hole
Muskoka Bay Club features a bold Doug Carrick design that parades through a beautiful pine and rock-peppered forest a couple of hours north of Toronto. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Predator Ridge - Ridge golf course - 5th
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Predator Ridge - Ridge golf course - 5th
Predator Ridge in Vernon boasts two beautiful golf courses that tumble and roll through dense forests and arid hillsides above the sparkling waters of Okanagan Lake. No. 5 on the Ridge Course is shown here. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor
Tobiano Golf Course - 8th hole
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Tobiano Golf Course - 8th hole
Tobiano Golf Course near Kamloops, British Columbia -- a Thomas McBroom design -- is a lakeside stunner. Andrew Penner/GolfAdvisor

Canada's most scenic golf courses by photographer Andrew Penner

From Vancouver Island to Newfoundland -- and all the nooks and crannies in between -- Canada is an incredible country to explore. The scenery is absolutely spectacular. And, thankfully, if you're into golf, that jaw-dropping scenery is on display on many of the Great White North's most notable courses.

Golf-rich areas like the Canadian Rockies -- heard of the Banff Springs Golf Course before? -- the Thompson Okanagan region in British Columbia, Ontario's Muskoka, and the stunning coastlines of Cape Breton boast some of the most beautiful golf courses in not just Canada, but the entire world.

While there are courses in every province (there are 10 of those) and every territory (there are three of those), it's undeniable that the mountainous regions in the west, the rolling mixed forests in the middle, and the gorgeous coastlines in the east are home to the prettiest courses. Here is a sampling from Canada-based golf course photographer Andrew Penner.

Have any favorite scenic courses you play in Canada? Let us know in the comments below.

Andrew Penner is a freelance writer and photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout North America and Europe. You can see more of his work at www.andrewpenner.com.
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