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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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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BlueBay Coronado 29/03/2016

6th Panama Ranking
Coronado Golf and Beach Resort is one of the oldest courses in Panama. Designed by the legendary George Fazio with some help from his young apprentice, nephew Tom Fazio,...

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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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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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Riviera Maya 29/03/2016

27th Mexico Ranking
Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Golf Club is the southern-most golf course on the Maya Trail, just minutes north of Tulum. This Robert Trent Jones Jr. design only opened in 2...

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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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The Witch 04/01/2016

According to folklore, the “Lady of the Lake” gave King Arthur his infamous sword Excalibur. Viviane was a tale of two personalities – the evil and deceitful villainess a...

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Pyle and Kenfig 22/12/2015

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
The Pyle & Kenfig neighbours onto Royal Porthcawl but differs so many ways. Their inland location makes it a heathland course versus a true links even though you do get g...

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St Pierre (Old) 18/12/2015

6th South Wales - Best in Area 16th Wales Ranking
The Old Course is built around a 11-acre lake however water only comes in to play on 4 holes – 10, 15 17 and 18. I found the first five holes to be relatively uneventful...

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DLF (Gary Player) 02/12/2015

1st Northern India - Best in Area 1st India Ranking 77th Asia Ranking
The original 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed DLF Golf Club in Gurgaon had been consistently ranked as the best course in India. In the past it has hosted many European and...

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Jaypee Greens 26/11/2015

3rd Northern India - Best in Area 4th India Ranking
Jaypee Greens Golf Resort is the first Greg Norman signature course ever built in India. I’m sure he must have thought when offered the task, “what am I going to do with...

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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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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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Gray Plantation 07/11/2015

11th Louisiana - Best in Area
Gray Plantation Golf Course comes with a lot of accolades including 4½ stars and a 6-year run as one of the Top 100 public golf courses by Golf Digest. This semi-private...

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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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Sagebrush 27/08/2015

2nd British Columbia - Best in Area 18th Canada Ranking
This is a great golf course and one that is not be missed. Unfortunately due to financial reasons Sagebrush did not open in 2015. We all hope it will be back in business...

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