Green Gables Golf Club - Anne of Green Gables
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Green Gables Golf Club - Anne of Green Gables
Green Gables Golf Club plays beside the home portrayed in the Anne of Green Gables book series. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 1
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 1
The first hole at Green Gables Golf Club is a straightaway par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 3
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 3
The third hole on Green Gables Golf Club is a downhill par 5 that doglegs right. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 5
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 5
The fifth hole at Green Gables Golf Club heads downhill. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - PEI
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Green Gables Golf Club - PEI
Green Gables Golf Club was originally designed by one of Canada's most famous designers, Stanley Thompson. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 8
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 8
Green Gables Golf Club's eighth hole is a 200-plus yard par 3. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 9
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 9
Green Gables Golf Club's ninth hole is a long par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 10
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 10
Green Gables Golf Club's back nine begins with a long par 3. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables G.C. - fox
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Green Gables G.C. - fox
Wildlife is abundant at Green Gables golf course, including this red fox. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 13
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 13
The 13th hole is one of Green Gables Golf Club's most famous, heading downhill towards the water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 14
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 14
Green Gables Golf Club's 14th hole is a short par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables golf course - No. 16
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Green Gables golf course - No. 16
Green Gables golf course's 16th hole is a long par 3 over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - national park
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Green Gables Golf Club - national park
Green Gables Golf Club is set within a much larger national park on Prince Edward Island's north shore. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Green Gables Golf Club - No. 18
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Green Gables Golf Club - No. 18
Green Gables Golf Club culminates with a long par 5. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Green Gables Golf Club on Canada's Prince Edward Island: A Stanley Thompson classic from the Golden Era

CAVENDISH, Prince Edward Island, Canada -- Located on Prince Edward Island's northern shore is Green Gables Golf Club, set within the Green Gables National Park near Cavendish.

While this part of PEI may be known as the home of the "Anne of Green Gables" book series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, it's also home to one of the country's top classically designed courses by Stanley Thompson, Canada's most prolific architect of the Golden Era. The course originally opened in 1939, but has since been redesigned by Thomas McBroom in 2008.

The golf course has four sets of tees and stretches to over 7,000 yards. Most holes are lined on either side by tall trees, while some have more open shots that play with ocean views. The 11th hole, a short par 4, even plays by the green and white Anne of Green Gables house. The course is generally wide open off the tee and rewards long drives. One interesting aspect to the routing is that two of the first three holes are par 5s, while the last two holes are back-to-back par 5s, so distance is certainly rewarded.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.

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Katharine Dyson is a golf and travel writer for several national publications as well as guidebook author and radio commentator. Her journeys have taken her around the world playing courses and finding unique places to stay. She is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, Metropolitan Golf Writers of America; Golf Travel Writers Organization and Society of American Travel Writers. Follow Katharine on Twitter at @kathiegolf.
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