“Two courses appeared in a yellow wood, and I…I chose the course less travelled by. And that has made all the difference.”
If Robert Frost had been a better golfer (allegedly, his swing wasn’t exactly poetry in motion), perhaps his famous poem, The Road Not Taken, may have gone something like that. But you need not be a poet—nor a great golfer—to appreciate an awesome, under-the-radar golf course. Unsurprisingly, Western Canada is full of them. From the wave-smashed shores of Vancouver Island to Manitoba’s rocky shield, Western Canada is home to nearly 1,000 places to play. While there are many hyped hacker hot spots, more discerning golfers have come to realize that digging a little deeper can uncover the real gold. In other words, take the road less travelled and you may reap a big reward—and often at half the price! Here are a handful of under-the-radar courses to get you started on a western golf journey.