By now, most people have a passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license or Nexxus pass, so travel to Ontario for its beloved golf is much easier. We’re fortunate to have in Chippawa (neighbor to Niagara Falls) an incredible, 45-hole complex of truly excellent quality at Legends On The Niagara. 18 hole golf courses, designed by Doug Carrick and Thomas McBroom, have challenged the best golfers in the region for nearly 10 years. An enjoyable 9-hole executive course, 360 degree Firing (practice) Range and world-class putting course fill out the list of golfing amenities at Legends.

Just up the parkway, bordering the Niagara Gorge, we find a classic, Stanley Thompson design at Whirlpool golf course. Thompson’s triumph received a touch-up a few years back, returning the course to the glorious conditions it enjoyed in previous decades. With these opportunities so close, why not make time to zip over the bridges and challenge these legendary courses?

Niagara Parks has made available a number of Frequent Player Packs for 2011. Unlike other courses, the certificates included in these packs are transferable, so your entire foursome can play, using four coupons from your pack. With the twelve-pack, you and your pals can sample each of the 18-hole courses at Niagara Parks one time; with the twenty-pack, you can return for a replay of the courses you like most (or the ones at which you most want another shot!)