Glen Arbour. Natural features, including elevation changes and mature woodlands, lakes, and streams, make the 18-hole championship course here a scenic and memorable experience, culminating in the featured hole (the 18th), a 565-yard downhill par 5 with a dazzling view. The club also has a nine-hole, par-three course designed for novices. 40 Clubhouse La., Hammonds Plains, Halifax, NS, B4A 1T4. 902/835–4653 or 877/835–4653. www.glenarbour.com. Championship course: 18 holes. 6800 yds. Par 72. Green Fee: C$79/C$105. Closed early Oct.–Apr. Facilities: golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro shop, restaurant, bar.
Granite Springs Golf Club. This lush, semiprivate course, an easy drive west of downtown Halifax, overlooks Shad Bay. It progresses across rolling hillsides with granite outcroppings, water features, and sand traps. Fairways are narrow, calling for accurate shots, but four sets of tees cater to different levels of golfing ability. 4441 Prospect Rd., Bayside, Halifax, NS, B3Z 1L6. 902/852–3419. www.granitespringsgolf.com. Course: 18 holes. 6401 yds. Par 72. Green Fee: $51/$60. Apr.–mid-Oct. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, lessons, restaurant, bar.