July 17, 2012
The Best Prince Edward Island Activites
There are many island getaways in the travel landscape, but none quite
as unique as that of Prince Edward Island. Made famous in the Lucy Maud
Montgomery novel, Anne Of Green Gables, PEI boasts a pristine
natural expanse of red clay soil and lush green fields that mingle like a
patchwork quilt throughout the island. As you take in the beauty and
interact with the locals, the ease to relax and unwind will rejuvenate
spot you find yourself on the island, you’re never far from the ocean.
The variety of red and white sand beaches is perfect for romantic walks,
family fun, or peaceful seclusion. Each beach has a different flavor to personalize your destination. 11 provincial parks offer overnight camping, many of which are steps to the water.
the endless lush green space stretching across the island, it’s no
wonder that PEI boasts 10 of the top 100 courses in Canada. The
convenient proximities could find you trying a course crawl over your
stay. The folks at Golf PEI offer convenient and customized packages depending on your preference, budget, and length of stay.
Here are a few highlights:
The name Glasgow Hills
reflects the elevation that provides not only a variety of unique
undulation on the greens but also breathtaking views of farmland, ocean,
and rivers. Even the non-golfer might want to visit for lunch and take
in the scenery on their deck. Free local steamed mussels after your
round will recharge your body with some much-needed protein.
Overlooking the north shore dunes, Crowbush Cove
boasts a 5 star rating from Golf Digest. Embracing a perfect balance
in course design that captures the beauty and challenge of the natural
landscape, this course plays nothing short of first class.
Home to the Canadian Golf Academy just minutes from the heart of Charlottetown, Fox Meadow
lives up to its name as a habitat for people-friendly foxes that take
naps by the tee boxes, fetch balls, and even follow foursomes around the
Taking its name from the defining water way that weaves throughout the course, Andersons Creek
uses the similarities between the local landscape and golf’s birthplace
in Scotland to offer an authentic round at a fraction of the price. Free local mussels are available throughout the day for players back at the clubhouse
Set against a backdrop of sand dunes in PEI National Park, Green Gables
showcases the rolling farmlands of Cavendish. The course provides
gorgeous views of the Green Gables house and ocean-side fairways on this
Stanley Thompson-designed classic.