New Brunswick

New Brunswick lies on Canada’s eastern seaboard though its coastline is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by the Gulf of St Lawrence and Northumberland Strait. Comprising less than 1% of the nation’s landmass, the province is home to around a million people of mainly French, English, Irish or Scottish descent.

New Brunswick Golf Association was formed in 1934, twenty-one years ahead of the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association. Both governing bodies amalgamated in 2006 to form one provincial authority for male and female members of the forty-seven golf clubs in New Brunswick.

The 18 holes at the Algonquin Resort in St Andrews are acknowledged as the best golf course in the province. Golf has been played on this site since 1894 but it only really came of age when changes suggested by Donald Ross were implemented in the 1920s. Thomas McBroom redesigned the layout at the end of the 1990s before Rod Whitman was called to revamp the course in 2016, opening up views of the Atlantic on the back nine.

Top 100 Golf Courses - New Brunswick

Algonquin

1st New Brunswick - Best in Area

A round of golf at the Algonquin Resort begins with an easy opener then holes 2 to 4 follow the fairways of the original course along the edge of town before turning back toward the Atlantic coast...

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Fox Creek

2nd New Brunswick - Best in Area

Early in the new millennium, the LeBlanc family began acquiring land in Dieppe for an intended new golf facility. Five years later, their course at Fox Creek Golf Club opened for business, with holes routed around an ambitious residential development.

Gowan Brae

3rd New Brunswick - Best in Area

The 18-layout at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club is a late 1950s Robbie Robinson design that lies along the windy shores of Bathurst Harbour, overlooking the Bay of Chaleur in the Gulf of St Lawrence.

Kingswood Park

4th New Brunswick - Best in Area

Designed by award winning architects Darrell Huxham and Graham Cooke, New Brunswick’s Kingswood was widely regarded as the best newly constructed Canadian course when it opened in 2002.

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Royal Oaks Golf Club

5th New Brunswick - Best in Area

Designed by Rees Jones, son of legendary architect Robert Trent Jones, Royal Oaks Golf Club is only his second Canadian creation to date...

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