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Lawrence, and a cliff-top clubhouse, from which diners may catch a glimpse of whales swimming in the water far below.
Nearby is the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, a chateau-style grand hotel offering 405 guest rooms and a lively casino. Marie for the Agawa Canyon Train Tour, an unforgettable journey past foaming rivers and spring-fed lakes deep into a northern wilderness turned crimson and yellow.
But the pride of the region is the Pines Resort Golf Course, an iconic Stanley Thompson-designed layout in the town of Digby opened in 1931 as an adornment to the stately Pines Golf Resort and Spa.
Built in the classic style, with small, subtly undulating greens open at the front, the Pines is looking better than ever following an extensive -million restoration completed in the past few years.
Sheltered from the icy winds off the Bay of Fundy by the South Mountain, Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley enjoys a longer autumn than almost anywhere else in the Maritimes.
Earthy harvest smells perfume the air as visitors journey past apple orchards and dairy farms to the Avon Valley Golf and Country Club, about an hour’s drive west from Halifax.
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Carrick is also the designer of the province’s other marquee layout, Humber Valley Resort’s River Course, blessed with an almost equally rugged setting near the town of Deer Lake.
Canadian Shield outcroppings, pristine lakes, verdant Laurentian valleys and evergreen forests define Charlevoix’s astonishingly diverse landscape, which is at its most beautiful in autumn.
The region is also a renowned culinary destination, with farms, restaurants and hotels focused on serving local food.
Most memorable of all is the par-five ninth hole (formerly the 18th), a dogleg offering a breathtaking view from the elevated tee of the city’s downtown, the North Shipping Channel and northern Michigan.
Just as gorgeous is Silver Creek Golf Course, a demanding Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates design opened two years ago by the Garden River First Nation on land just east of the city.