Get swinging

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that time with friends and family is precious. A leisure weekend getaway lets you make the most of every minute.

With three great courses right in the city and a fourth just a short drive away, St. John’s is the perfect basecamp for golf lovers. Add in excellent dining and a comfy place to rest your head at night, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect weekend. Just be sure to make your reservations in advance!

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Clovelly Golf Club

 With two immaculately groomed courses by award winning architect and heralded amateur player, Graham Cooke, Clovelly offers an even mix of toughness tempered with beauty.

Green Fees starting at $25
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GlenDenning Golf

18 holes of outstanding golf, a pub-style restaurant, full service Professional Shop, Golf Academy and a grass tee deck Driving Range — GlenDenning has it all.

Green Fees starting at $32.17
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The Wilds

Situated in the beautiful Irish Loop and nestled on the banks of the Salmonier River, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque place to tee off than this top-rated 18-hole course. They also offer golf and villa packages.

Green Fees starting at $34.78

Fuel Up

Of course you don’t actually have to order steak, but a sumptuous meal after a hard day of play is a must. For people all over Canada – and the world — St. John’s is a top culinary destination. Lucky for us to have it right in our own backyard.

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Blue on Water

You can expect a fine dining experience on the restaurant side or choose a more relaxed meal on the bar side where –bonus– there’s often a sporting event up on the TV. Order the seared striploin if you’re craving something hearty or the seafood medley for lighter fare. Good to Note: You can also stay at Blue, in one of their super chic rooms located just upstairs.

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Bernard Stanley Gastropub

With a fun and friendly vibe, this gastropub is the perfect place to fuel up after a long day on the links. Seating is limited, but the menu is quite large. If you ware looking for a boozy infused plate, we recommend trying the Jack and Pepsi BBQ sauce on your striploin or the bourbon glazed salmon. They also have a wicked brunch menu!

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The Merchant Tavern

Stepping into Merchant, people always look up in wonder. This airy yet industrial space is as unique and appealing as is the menu the chefs create. The double smash burger is a local favourite as is their freshly made pasta. Plus the wrap-around bar is perfect for people watching.

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Lay down your head

Maybe sleeping isn’t at the top of your list when it comes to a golf weekend, but no one is crankier than someone faced with a 6:30AM tee time after a poor night’s rest. 

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Alt Hotel

Perched at the corner of Water Street and Prescott Street, Alt Hotel delivers an incredible view of the Narrows right from your room. Its eye-stopping modern décor will definitely impress, as will the inventive menu at the in-house restaurant, Terre.

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Prefer a little more space to stretch out? Located at the base of Signal Hill, Hometel offers the option of reserving an entire Brownstone for your group.

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JAG Hotel

If you love music, you’ll love JAG. Images of rock legends are displayed throughout and you’ll find the theme echoed in the most imaginative ways. JAG is nestled between George Street and Water Street and offers an incredible dining experience at the main floor restaurant, Exile

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The Luxus Boutique Hotel

The name says it all – this boutique delivers exceptional luxury, every time. Perfect for making a weekend memorable! Be sure to grab a cocktail in the lounge before bed and follow it up with an incredible cup of their Kicking Horse coffee in the morning.

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Please note: All accommodation providers listed here and on our site are licensed operators who are committed to the health and safety of their guests. COVID-19 protocols have been implemented for you and your family’s safety and enjoyment of your stay.

Additional accommodation options are available here.

Published: July 14, 2020