Dave Finn

Dave Finn is a 5-time national award-winning golf travel writer and photographer from Canada. He has been in the golf business for over 30 years and has traveled extensively throughout North America and to 35 countries. He is a member of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada, Travel Media Association of Canada, International Golf Travel Writers Association and Golf Travel Writers of America. Follow his golf travel adventures at www.golftravelandleisure.com.

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Chiangmai Highlands 23/10/2020

2nd Northern Thailand - Best in Area 13th Thailand Ranking
Chiangmai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort opened in December 2005 and immediately made an impact. In its first year, it was ranked as the #3 ‘New Courses in Asia’ by Asian...

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Alpine Golf Resort 23/10/2020

7th Northern Thailand - Best in Area 32nd Thailand Ranking
The Alpine Golf & Resort in Chiangmai offers three championship nine-hole layouts with five sets of tees starting at 5300 yards extending out to 7500 depending on which c...

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Bayview 29/09/2020

59th Ontario - Best in Area
Located in the heart of a quiet residential neighbourhood in north Toronto, Bayview Golf & Country Club is a hidden gem. While it feels old and established, it serves up...

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Cherry Hill 23/09/2020

39th Ontario - Best in Area 66th Canada Ranking
At first glance the Cherry Hill Club looks like an old-style parkland course with a sprawling 1900’s era whitewashed clubhouse. It is easy to walk as the topography is ex...

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Red Mountain 17/09/2020

2nd Southern Thailand - Best in Area 11th Thailand Ranking
Red Mountain opened in 2007 and maybe the most dramatic golf course you will find in Phuket. It has a true jungle feel and one of the tightest layouts I played in Thailan...

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Nikanti 16/09/2020

13th Central Thailand - Best in Area 19th Thailand Ranking
Nikanti Golf Club opened in 2014 and has already been ranked the third best ‘Best Golf Club Experience in Asia Pacific’ at the 2018 and 2019 Asian Golf Awards. Architect...

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Predator Ridge (Ridge) 30/07/2020

6th British Columbia - Best in Area 33rd Canada Ranking
Predator Ridge – ‘The Ridge Course’ is a spectacular mountain design with huge elevation changes and panoramic views. Every tee shot seems to start from an elevated plate...

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Iberostar Bávaro 19/07/2020

8th Dominican Republic Ranking 31st Caribbean Ranking
Renowned architect P.B Dye turned a relatively flat piece of land into a world class test of golf for players of all skill levels. Dye dug down and mounded the dirt on e...

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Casa de Campo (Links) 17/07/2020

10th Dominican Republic Ranking 40th Caribbean Ranking
The third course in the Dye trilogy, the Links is reminiscent of the British-style, but it is not a true links course as it winds inland through the interior of the prope...

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The Rise 13/07/2020

53rd British Columbia - Best in Area
The Rise Golf Club has had a ‘rocky relationship’ amongst the media since it opened. This is pure golf at its’ finest without the fancy clubhouse, expansive pro shop and...

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The Harvest 12/07/2020

46th British Columbia - Best in Area
The Harvest Golf Club is one of Graham Cooke’s original designs that meanders along the hillsides of productive orchards, offering amazing views of the city and the Okana...

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Falcon Lake 10/07/2020

8th Manitoba - Best in Area
Falcon Lake Golf Course is located about a 75-minute drive east of Winnipeg Manitoba and two hours west of Kelowna Ontario in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. It is the id...

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Pinawa 10/07/2020

7th Manitoba - Best in Area
Pinawa Golf & Country Club runs parallel to Pinawa Channel and touches onto the Winnipeg River. This layout features boreal forest, rocky outcrops, intimidating wetlands...

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Quarry Oaks (Quarry & Oak) 10/07/2020

5th Manitoba - Best in Area
The Links at Quarry Oaks is another great design by Canadian architect Les Ferber. There are three distinctively different 9-hole routings. The Oak Course is a more trad...

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Granite Hills 10/07/2020

4th Manitoba - Best in Area
Granite Hills Golf Club has five holes that run parallel to Lac du Bonnet, six that include a pond, while the others incorporate huge rocky outcrops from the Canadian Shi...

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Aiken 02/06/2020

54th South Carolina - Best in Area
Started in 1912 and claims to be the first golf club in America to offer ladies forward tees. My impression was that I was playing a historic Stanley Thompson design with...

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Lionhead (Legends) 22/05/2020

90th Ontario - Best in Area
Set in the valley and flood plain of the Credit River, this parkland design offers a combination of heavily forested holes, well-positioned bunkers and forced carries ove...

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