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Best Golf Experience

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Miskanaw Golf Club

1 C.A. Knight Way, 780-790-1812

PHOTO: Dawn Booth

Tucked away on an island off full of luscious green is where Miskanaw Golf Course sits. It’s tagged as the community’s “classic treasure,” as the golf course is one of the founding amenities of MacDonald Island Park, dating its origins back to 1966.

With its rich history, and once sandy-greens, Miskanaw was only a course with a clubhouse in its early beginnings. However, in 2015, it celebrated the completion of a redesigned by Robert Kains Golf Course Architecture, and this redevelopment helped the course extend to great lengths to become one of Alberta’s premier golf courses.

Today, it features a range of challenging holes on an 18-hole course, as well as a driving range with 30 tee boxes, and a golf simulator. As for the golf team, Jason Vaughan is the director of golf for the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo, and Chris McKenzie is the head golf professional. Both are members of PGA Canada and come with a long list of accolades in golf.

Another exceptional addition to Miskanaw is its Fox Den Grill & Patio. The restaurant attracts golfers and other MacIsland visitors. Its patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a view of the course's 18th hole at any time of the day.


Dawn Booth is a local journalist and business owner of the communication service, Media Booth. Residing in Fort McMurray since 2007, Booth has been actively working in the Wood Buffalo region as a media and marketing expert. From her arrival to the city, until November 2010, she worked as the Special Features Editor at the Fort McMurray Today. In April 2011, she co-launched snapd Wood Buffalo and managed the publication for three years, until June 2014. In March 2014, she created Media Booth and is currently working with a wide-variety of clients in the business and nonprofit sectors throughout Alberta. Her passion for volunteering in the community has given her two civic awards from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She has also received the title for the Fort McMurray Connect's Top 40 Under 40 and is one of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta's 2014-2015 Women of Inspiration. A happy wife and loving mother to two young boys and a baby girl, Booth can be found easily at