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Destination: Muskoka

The name Muskoka immediately conjures up the romance of a rustic getaway, a vacation in cottage country, a retreat to the tranquility of nature. With its cool green forests, crystal lakes and sunny summer weather, Muskoka has been a favorite destination for more than a century, and it has lost none of its appeal. The spectacular resort golf courses tucked away in this legendary recreational area add much to that appeal, and Muskoka has become a premier golf destination.

Standout golf courses in Muskoka:

Deerhurst Resort's two stunning courses are the centerpiece at this full facility luxury resort, which was one of Muskoka's earliest resorts opened in 1896. Deerhurst is ranked number two by Score magazine in the "Best Golf Resort" category for good reason. The demanding Deerhurst Highlands championship course is from architects Robert Cupp and Thomas McBroom. Carved from the rugged hills and dense forest, it presents the golfer with hazards of all types. The Deerhurst Lakeside is a par 65 design by Thomas McBroom, offering a gentler layout and enjoyable play for golfers at all levels.

Named Best New Canadian Course in 1997 by Golf Digest, The Lake Joseph Club is framed by dense forest and granite outcroppings, with spectacular views of picturesque Lake Joseph. Renowned golf architect Thomas McBroom worked his magic in this rugged setting, and the course design is as strategic as it is scenic.

At Rocky Crest Golf Club , situated at the north end of Lake Joseph, McBroom sculpted another spectacular course out of the Canadian Shield of Muskoka. Framed by forest of pine, white birch and hemlock, the fairways are accented by deep bunkers and granite outcroppings that provide definition and challenge.

The Mark O'Meara Course at Grandview Golf Club opened in May 2001, signifying the debut of the PGA Tour star in golf course design. O'Meara wanted his first design to be on a beautiful piece of property, and he has made outstanding use of the natural setting. The course sprawls across spectacularly beautiful, rugged terrain with stands of trees, elevation changes and bold granite outcroppings.

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