Prince Edward Island hopes for its "Big Break" as a golf destination on The Golf Channel
I have more than passing interest in the upcoming “Big Break XI” about Prince Edward Island, which airs on The Golf Channel at 9 p.m. April 20. I’ve experienced PEI’s golf offerings and loved every course I played. I’d love to go back. Instead, I’ll have to settle for reliving it through TV.
The bloggers are already raving about the six “hotties” that will be on the show (along with six men), but I’m more interested in the courses as eye candy.
(Yeah, I’m a golf nerd I know).
Tourism PEI (tourismpei.com) hopes the viewers in 110 million homes will take note of the beauty of the “gentle island” and its courses. Score Golf, Canada’s largest golf magazine, has ranked PEI as the country’s No. 1 golf destination, ahead of more well-known destinations like Whistler and the courses of the Canadian Rockies.
There’s one major headliner on the island - the Links at Crowbush has a seaside golf course and Rodd Hotels and Resorts accommodations (roddhotelsandresorts.com). The Rodd resorts dominate the island with other great golf properties at Mill River and Brudenell. The Dundarave course at Brudenell features bunkers filled with native red sand and a tough layout.
The island is small enough to see the whole thing in a week and still large enough that you probably won’t have time to visit all the courses you’ll want to play. Andersons Creek Golf Club treats players to a stunning track with mountainous terrain. Glasgow Hills Resort and Golf Club is worth a look, too.
The final feather in PEI’s cap? These golf courses cost about 30 percent less than courses of their caliber on the mainland. If you’re thinking about visiting PEI, check out the “Big Break.” The show just might serve as one giant commercial to win you over.
I’m already a fan.
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