As one of the oldest sayings in the books goes, big things come in small packages. And that’s no truer than when it comes to the picturesque landscape of Prince Edward Island.

As Canada’s smallest province – measuring just over 5,600 kilometres – it proudly boasts the most golf courses per capita in the entire country, making it an idyllic place to visit when golfers are thinking about travelling this year.

And the uniqueness of P.E.I golf is made no more evident than when you speak with the Executive Director of Golf P.E.I, Mark McLane, who says that on the island, you’re no more than 15 minutes away from a golf course or the ocean – in any direction.

small-island2“We’re much more than a golf destination though,” he says. “Because the courses are so close, you can play golf in the morning and you’re back to your hotel or cottage by noon. You can go sight-seeing, hit the beach, go on a fishing tour, or visit one of our iconic landmarks like the Anne of Green Gables House.”

With over 1 million tourists coming to P.E.I. each year, you can be sure the team involved with planning an ideal visit to the island is an experienced one. “With over 400 fairways on PEI, Golf PEI has our own online and direct call reservation centre,” he says. “Customers can call us directly or book their entire golf vacation online any time they wish. Our golf travel specialists at Golf PEI have more than 40 years of combined experience in booking golf vacations. As an industry association, our golf travel specialists listen and help you plan and book your next unforgettable golf vacation.”

Golf in P.E.I. ranges from award-winning and Canada-renowned tracks like the Links at Crowbush Cove and Dundarave to courses that fit any skill level, but one thing is for sure – the quality and value are unmatched.

“It’s our golf, it’s countless miles of beaches, welcoming people, our culture, and world famous seafood that makes us Canada’s golf destination” says McLane.

So this year when you’re thinking of a golf trip with friends, or if you want an escape with family to explore part of this beautiful country that is equal parts fabulous and fun, think about Prince Edward Island.

And, you’ll easily discover why big, beautiful things often come in smallest of packages.

by Adam Stanley

For more information or to book your unforgettable trip to PEI, visit www.golfpei.ca