Glen Arbour Golf Course. 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, Nova Scotia, B4A 1T4. 902/835–4653; Championship Course, C$55–C$105; Executive Course, C$9–C$14 for 9 holes, C$13–C$22 for 18 holes. Closed early Oct.–Apr..

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, Nova Scotia, B3Z 1L6. 902/852–3419; C$30–C$60. Closed mid-Oct.–Mar..