There are a variety of gorgeous golf courses in Manitoba, perfect for enjoying a weekend outdoors with family or friends. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, there are a variety of great places to go golfing in Manitoba in the vicinity of Winnipeg and beyond. Without further ado, here are some of the best Manitoba golf courses.

Manitoba Golf Restrictions & Best Practices 

Last Updated: 8/16/2021

In line Manitoba’s provincial public health directives, Golf Manitoba has issued a number of guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy environment both on the green and in the club house. As of the latest update on August 7th, masks are strongly recommended” in public indoor settings, as well as maintaining two metres of physical distance. Ball washers, bunker rakes and benches have also been allowed to be returned to the golf courses. 

Individual policies may vary between different Manitoba golf courses, always review their COVID-19 policies on their website before you book a tee time. 

Best Golf Courses in Manitoba: St. Charles Country Club

Located in Winnipeg right along the Assiniboine River, St. Charles Country Club features a 27-hole course, the brainchild of some of the greatest golf course designers of the 20th century. The southern nine-hole is circuit is named the Ross nine, after Donald Ross who originally designed it in 1919. The northern circuit is named after Alister MacKenzie who designed it in 1931. A western course was added in 1954 by acclaimed Canadian architect Norman Woods, and now bears his name. 

A veritable chimera of golf excellence, each course reflects the designer’s distinctive style. St. Charles is only one of two Manitoba golf courses to ever host the Canadian Open, and also hosted the Canadian Women’s Open in 2010

Their facilities also include a state-of-the-art performance centre where professional coaches can help refine your game using the latest technology, including a TrackMan simulator. 

Best Golf Courses in Manitoba: Pine Ridge Golf Club 

The third oldest golf course in Manitoba, Pine Ridge was originally established by Scottish golf pro Edward Legge and designed by notable architect Donald Ross in 1912. The 18-hole course features hilly terrain and five par‑3 holes, their 9th hole in particular is considered to be one of the most treacherous in the province. 

The club’s facilities include a driving range, chipping green, and a putting green. It features a 24,000sq/f clubhouse with two dining rooms and a lounge for members with a large patio. 

Best Golf Courses in Manitoba: Niakwa Country Club 

Designed by acclaimed Canadian golf course designer Stanley Thompson in 1923 and given a fresh makeover by Doug Carrick in 2006, Niakwa Country Club in Winnipeg features a gorgeous 18-hole course that incorporates the area’s natural landscape. 

With the Seine River winding through the property as well as several ravines, the club has taken many measures to preserve the natural environment, working towards certification from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program and working with the Save Our Seine organization, dedicated to preserving the river’s delicate ecosystem. 

Niakwa also offers an indoor golf studio with three simulators, coaching professional trainers as well as a sports bar and lounge. Perfect for keeping your swing sharp during those cold Manitoba winters. 

Best Golf Courses in Manitoba: Granite Hills Golf Club 

Located on the tip of Cape Coppermine along Lac du Bonnet, Granite Hills Golf Club offers a beautiful escape in Manitoba’s cottage country. The 18-hole course was only completed in 2007, however it makes excellent use of the topography of the Canadian Shield, with rocky outcroppings offering unique challenges on several holes. In particular, the 14th hole features a forty-foot-tall outcropping on the horizon. There are also five fairways running along the lake offering gorgeous views and wildlife. 

The clubhouse restaurant offers casual snacks as well as a large deck and patio. 

Best Golf Courses in Manitoba: Quarry Oaks 

Located just outside of Steinbach, 60km southeast from Winnipeg, Quarry Oaks features a sprawling, diverse 27-hole course designed by Les Farber. The Oak Course features traditional fairways, perfect for a day of casual golf, while the more challenging Quarry Course will truly test skill and patience. The Quarry course’s signature Par 4, 8th hole is largely considered the course’s most difficult, with a pond shot right off the bat and a thick tree line to the left of the green. 

The Desert course features Quarry Oaks’ most novel terrain, featuring a plethora of waste-bunkers and encompassing two lakes. In the winter, the courses are also used for cross-country skiing trails. 

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