Come Wander
Golf Courses in Ontario's Highlands


With the summer sun shining overhead, the lush greens and undulating fairways of golf courses across Ontario’s Highlands are calling.

Escape with friends to spend a day away from distractions enjoying the game you love in a new setting. Pack your clubs, leave your stresses at home, and hit the road to spend a day under the sun during one of these golf excursions in Ontario’s Highlands.

To Feel Like a Pro

Golf: Channel your inner Brooke Henderson as you wind your way along the fairways through 100-year-old oak and maples, and past natural marshlands at her home course, Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club.

Eat: The ultimate post-golf meal? Wings and a pint of course. Indulge with some crispy world class wings at Chuckles Jack and discover your new favourite flavour combo like the ‘Be Happy’ flavour – tossed in honey garlic and topped with maple sauce, there’s no way to be sad after these.

Sleep: Cool off after your round of golf with a dip in the outdoor pool at Best Western Smiths Falls.

To Share Some Laughs with Friends

Golf: Put your skills to the test going for a birdie on 4 and discover why they say, “what happens in the woods, stays in the woods” during a round at Hunter’s Creek Golf Course in Cloyne before letting the laughs and good times carry over into a game or horseshoes or disc golf.

Eat: With specials like Mongo Burger Mondays and Taco Tuesdays, there’s no need to leave the course to have your appetite satisfied.

Sleep: About an hour from the course, tuck in for the night surrounded by the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside at Benaaron Guest House.

To Take in Spectacular Views

Golf: Marvel at the spectacular back drop of both Eagle’s Nest, perched high above the town of Bancroft, and the sparkling York River, running through the property, as you tee up at Bancroft Ridge Golf Club.

Eat: Indulge in a hearty breakfast or lunch at the course, then make your way over to the patio at The Granite after your round to enjoy a delicious dinner outside on a warm summer’s night.

Sleep: Enjoy a relaxing evening in the tranquil country setting that is Benaaron Guest House. As noted above, this one is also an easy drive to Hunter’s Creek Golf Course in Cloyne, so you can stay two nights and easily kill two ‘birdies’ with one stone.

To Challenge Yourself

Golf: Beautiful, friendly, yet challenging, put your swing to the test at the Renfrew Golf Club and scenic views of the Ottawa Valley along the way as you make your way around the varied landscape.

Eat: Refuel with hearty meals like crispy schnitzel or mouth-watering steaks at Rocky Mountain House – after a day on the course, you’ve earned it!

Sleep: About a half an hour from the course, the Holiday Inn Express Pembroke is the perfect spot to float away your cares and relax your sore muscles during a dip in their heated indoor pool.

To Be a Part of History

Golf: Established in 1890, Perth Golf Course is Canada’s oldest golf course. Feel the rich history around you as you ponder how many before you have teed up, chipped on, and putted in at this historic spot.

Eat: Indulge in a delicious locally sourced meal, enjoy an warm evening on the patio, and cool off with an Ontario Craft Beer at O’Reilly’s Ale House.

Sleep: Leave any worries or bad shots behind you on the course as you retreat to the Perth Parkside Inn and Spa and enjoy some extra relaxation during a massage in the spa on site.


Just Show Up

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Exhale and Unwind

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Pampering at Home

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Treat Mom at Home

A mother’s hands do a lot for us throughout our lives, from washing dishes to drying tears, and deserve a little break. Treat mom with this DIY home spa experience or purchase a take-home kit with everything you need in it.

Before the Lake Wakes

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Just Breathe

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Coming Home

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Mad About Maple

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Go Cross-Country

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The Hottest Views

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Bask in Romance

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Daily Dose of Nature

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Mindful Moments in Nature

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Golf, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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Namaste Outside

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SUP with that View

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An Escape into Nature

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A Silent Ski Cross Country

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The Serenity Seeker

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Where Am I

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Glamping in the Wild

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