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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Lucero 31/08/2016

1st Panama Ranking 15th Central & South America Ranking
Playing atop a mountain is like playing on top of the world and Lucero, Panama’s highest golf course delivers. Sitting almost 3500 feet above sea level in the highlands n...

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Grand National (Lake) 02/01/2018

7th Alabama - Best in Area
Where It All Began Over 25 Years Ago! Grand National near Auburn/Opelika was the first course to ever open on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Now there are 26 courses...

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Fallen Oak 05/12/2018

1st Mississippi - Best in Area
When we first approached Fallen Oak there were no cars in the parking lot, only in the concierge area. I found it strange for a facility of this caliber, but soon realiz...

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Panama 28/03/2016

3rd Panama Ranking
“Mature and stately” would be the best way to describe Panama GC because of the towering trees that line the fairways and the dramatic elevation changes. It appears to be...

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Taboo 08/11/2015

35th Ontario - Best in Area 62nd Canada Ranking
Taboo Muskoka Resort is an hour or so away from Toronto but is well worth the drive. If you are in Ontario then you must venture north to experience the beginning of our...

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Le Geant 18/09/2016

5th Québec - Best in Area 70th Canada Ranking
“Par Excellence” is a French phrase loosely meaning “the best of its kind” and the first thing I thought of when describing this mountain marvel. With spectacular views...

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Old Waverly 14/12/2018

5th Mississippi - Best in Area
The 30-year young Old Waverly Golf Club first pole vaulted itself onto the world stage when it hosted the 1999 LPGA U.S. Women’s Open. In 2019, this Jerry Pate and late...

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Mayakoba - El Camaleon 17/10/2013

6th Mexico Ranking
El Camaleon opened in the spring of 2006 and certainly lives up to its’ name. Like the lizard capable of changing colors accordingly to blend in with their surroundings,...

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May River 04/11/2015

11th South Carolina - Best in Area
May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff A 45 minute jaunt from Hilton Head Island but definitely worth the drive. Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this is in my hum...

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Mantarraya 29/03/2016

2nd Panama Ranking 29th Central & South America Ranking
Based on layout and current conditions, I would say Mantarraya GC would be my favourite in all of Panama. I was pleasantly surprised at how difficult this resort course w...

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Muskoka Bay 12/11/2015

9th Ontario - Best in Area 17th Canada Ranking
Muskoka Bay is one of the most majestic and memorable golf courses you will find anywhere in Ontario and that is saying a lot. The name may be a little misleading because...

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Chambers Bay 26/05/2014

2nd Washington - Best in Area
If you haven’t heard of it yet, you will soon. This course has already hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur and was awarded the 2015 U.S. OPEN only seven months after it opened i...

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Buenaventura 29/03/2016

4th Panama Ranking
J.W. Marriott took over this 122 room resort about four years ago and has completed a number of significant upgrades to an already magnificent property. Troon Golf is now...

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Chileno Bay 29/03/2016

4th Mexico Ranking
Chileno Bay Golf Course is located midway between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. It’s an 18-hole championship layout featuring breathtaking views of the coastline...

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Le Diable 17/09/2016

8th Québec - Best in Area 88th Canada Ranking
Le Diable maybe the most intimidating golf course in the Laurentian region, with plenty of elevation changes and more sand then the Sahara Desert. Fortunately me most of...

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Westmount 10/11/2017

10th Ontario - Best in Area 19th Canada Ranking
Another excellent example of how Stanley Thompson designed golf courses continually stand the test of time. Westmount Golf & Country Club has consistently been ranked in...

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Redlands Mesa 24/07/2013

10th Colorado - Best in Area
The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa is one of the most unique and dramatic courses that I have ever played. Continuously ranked in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public...

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Mid Ocean Club 23/07/2013

1st Bermuda Ranking 2nd Caribbean Ranking
Mid Ocean Club is a private club that was designed in 1922 by Canadian born architect Charles Blair Macdonald and revised in 1953 by legendary golf course architect Rober...

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Port Royal 23/07/2013

2nd Bermuda Ranking 18th Caribbean Ranking
Port Royal Golf Course was designed in 1970 by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. After a $15.9 million renovation in 2009 by Robert Rulewich, a Jones protégé, it...

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