Along with the US facilities represented at the 2018 Winnipeg Golf Expo, Manitoba had it’s own contingent of golf courses with displays and representatives. The majority of the courses are less then 4 hours away from Winnipeg and are fairly easy day trips. Travel time for people coming from Grand Forks or Fargo would still make most destinations a quick weekend getaway.
Here are the highlights of the courses along with the embedded links to their Twitter profile or webpage.
Scotswood Links is a par 70 course located 30 minutes from the southwest side of Winnipeg near the town of Elm Creek. The 6050 yard course features a plethora of water hazards and it’s relative distance to Winnipeg makes it an attractive one/two punch with other area courses.
A premier operator of western Canadian golf facilities, Lakeland Golf Management has 5 courses in Manitoba and 4 in Saskatchewan. The Manitoba courses that it oversees include Links at the Lake, Falcon Lake, Lakeview Hecla, Tuxedo as well as Harbour View. Falcon Lake and Hecla have been top 100 ranked Canadian courses, with Falcon Lake hosting the Golf Manitoba Mid-Amateur Championship later this year.
Situated in western Manitoba in the Little Saskatchewan River Valley, Minnedosa Golf and Country Club is about a 30 minute drive north of Brandon and just south of Riding Mountain National Park. The links styled course has 120 ft. change of elevation and overlooks the town of Minnedosa. On hand at the display was their new head professional, Patrick Law.
Between Brandon and Winnipeg in the city of Portage La Prairie is the Portage Golf Club. The Portage Golf Club is located on the north side of the city’s “island”, which itself is a remnant of the Assiniboine River to the south. Besides the golf, Portage La Prairie has everything from an indoor water park to provincially renowned strawberry farms and world class channel catfish fishing.
Graham Cooke designed Old Drovers Run is on the west side of Niverville, MB. Niverville is 15 mins south of Winnipeg and is one of the fastest growing bedroom communities in the province. Old Drovers Run is a part of The Highlands community development and is currently nine holes with the second nine already roughed in.
Located just outside Steinbach is Quarry Oaks Golf Club. Quarry Oaks, as it’s name implies, is built on a former gravel quarry and has 27 holes, including a desert styled nine. Quarry Oaks has been ranked in the top 100 courses in Canada and is listed by many as a must play when visiting Winnipeg or the southeast portion of the province.
Situated on the Winnipeg River system, Pinawa Golf and Country Club cuts through the Canadian Shield and winds its way along the Pinawa Channel. The town of Pinawa is somewhat historic, as it housed Canada’s atomic energy research facility for many years. The course might have some of the best wildlife views in the province as well.
Glendale Golf and Country Club is a private golf club in near the west perimeter highway in Winnipeg along the banks of the Assiniboine River. Besides the golf, Glendale also has tennis courts and is promoted as the city’s most accessible/flexible private golf membership.
PGM is planning on visiting all of the above listed courses in the next year, with full reviews and trip plans to help golfers plan their excursions. We are extremely excited, giddy actually, to show you what this region offers!