For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide
For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at...

We sat down with two of the Adelaide's regular cyclers, Tylar and Malcolm,...

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

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For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

We sat down with two of the Adelaide's regular cyclers, Tylar and Malcolm, who joined for very different reasons but continue to ride for surprisingly similar ones.  

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life
Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on...

We spent time with Sandra, a legal assistant at a law firm in downtown Toronto, a...

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

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Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

We spent time with Sandra, a legal assistant at a law firm in downtown Toronto, a regular yogi at the Adelaide Club, and a member since 1987!

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance
Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance...

Our Director of Pilates & Yoga, Sandi Simoes, shares her insight on smaller...

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

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Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

Our Director of Pilates & Yoga, Sandi Simoes, shares her insight on smaller muscles - and why you shouldn't neglect them in your workouts.

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game
Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

Fall in Love with Squash, the...

We sat down with Neil, a dedicated squash player and a member of the

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

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Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

We sat down with Neil, a dedicated squash player and a member of the Adelaide Club for nearly four decades, to hear more about his love of the game of squash.

Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength
Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

Five Reasons a Director of M&A...

We spent time with our longstanding member, Enrique, a Director of M&A...

Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

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Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

We spent time with our longstanding member, Enrique, a Director of M&A Integrations at one of Toronto’s leading banks, to discuss how he balances his professional ambitions and personal time in pursuit of his fitness goals.

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018
Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Why Strength Lab may be your new...

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the...

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

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Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the Adelaide Club's new Strength Lab classes.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness...

5 Minutes with Meg

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5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness goals.

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!
Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Resolve to be fit, once and for...

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's...

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Health & Wellness

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's resolutions.

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!
The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym:...

Come and check out our newly-equipped STRENGTH Gym at The Adelaide...

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

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The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

Come and check out our newly-equipped STRENGTH Gym at The Adelaide Club. Everything from kettle bells, sleds, and turf to get you in the best shape of your life.

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips
How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

How to avoid the holiday weight...

Our Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Dena Ryde, shares her how-tos on...

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

Health & Wellness

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

Our Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Dena Ryde, shares her how-tos on keeping your fitness goals on track for the holiday season.

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program
Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

Bring out your inner athlete with...

As of December 4th, we're introducing our new A-Ride program, featuring three...

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

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Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

As of December 4th, we're introducing our new A-Ride program, featuring three exciting classes made for you to get your ride on.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

This week's instalment from our Director of Personal Training, Meg...

5 Minutes with Meg

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5 Minutes with Meg

This week's instalment from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp!

Fall Fitness at the Club
Fall Fitness at the Club

Fall Fitness at the Club

Even though the seasons are changing, fitness still remains a constant at the...

Fall Fitness at the Club

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Fall Fitness at the Club

Even though the seasons are changing, fitness still remains a constant at the Club. Group Fitness continues to be a popular choice amongst both men and women.

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez
Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach...

We would like to introduce our latest addition to the TAC team, Roman...

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

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Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

We would like to introduce our latest addition to the TAC team, Roman Ramirez!

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Introducing a new column from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp. Tune in...

5 Minutes with Meg

Health & Wellness

5 Minutes with Meg

Introducing a new column from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp. Tune in regularly for more!

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)
Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant...

Darcy Wefers, a loyal employee at The Cambridge Group of Clubs' Head Office, and...

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

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Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

Darcy Wefers, a loyal employee at The Cambridge Group of Clubs' Head Office, and her husband, Tom, complete a full Ironman in Mont Tremblant. Hear their story!

Club member weight-loss success story!
Club member weight-loss success story!

Club member weight-loss success...

Today we are celebrating the success of one of our members who is down more that...

Club member weight-loss success story!

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Club member weight-loss success story!

Today we are celebrating the success of one of our members who is down more that fifty pounds in five months!

Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!
Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

Brian Malone Conquers Mount...

One of Toronto Athletic Club’s awesome cycle instructors, Brian Malone,...

Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

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Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

One of Toronto Athletic Club’s awesome cycle instructors, Brian Malone, went to France to compete in the GFNY Mount Ventoux!

Attention all golfers!
Attention all golfers!

Attention all golfers!

If you haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to experience golf in Atlantic...

Attention all golfers!

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Attention all golfers!

If you haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to experience golf in Atlantic Canada, what are you waiting for?

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson
Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

There’s a new face at Adelaide Club! Everyone give a big Adelaide welcome to...

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

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Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

There’s a new face at Adelaide Club! Everyone give a big Adelaide welcome to Klara Hakansson.

Golf Getaway Series: Best Courses to Travel to by Air

Golf Getaway Series: Best Courses to Travel to by Air
Posted: May 5, 2017

We're heading towards the 18th with our final installment in our Golf Getaway Series. After reviewing the top golf courses in the world accessible by land and sea, we're taking it to the skies with a helicopter homecoming truly worthy of the word 'epic'.

Another company which is undeniably able to rival Kalos, however, is Connoisseur Golf. Based at the undisputed ‘Home of Golf’ in Scotland, Connoisseur pride themselves on offering every inch of Scotland and Ireland’s rich golfing heritage in a way that is tailored to every interested individual’s needs. With all tours available for alteration, the Connoisseur creation begins with the client’s own professed dream itinerary, adds in a host of restaurants and hotels at the cutting edge of gastronomy and hospitality, and ends with all guests securing tee times at some of the game’s longest-serving courses in a way that can work around busy work schedules and corporate commitments.

But even among the sterling packages that Connoisseur prides itself on providing, one trip really draws the eye: the High End X 8 Scotland and Ireland Heli-Golf Tour.

“Heli-golf allows you to base yourself at the hotel of your choice and helicopter to and from golf with no requirement for long ground transfers,” explains the company’s Jim Stewart. “In some instances it also affords our clients the opportunity to play two rounds of golf in one day at remote locations. This shortens the overall duration of the trip and is particularly popular with businessmen who don’t have the opportunity to spend a whole week abroad. Another upside is that you can easily switch between Scotland and Ireland without the need to waste time at an airport.

“We have a very impressive list which includes institutions such as the PGA of America and Stanford University to individuals such as Rudi Giuliani, Graeme McDowell and Ken Griffey Jr.”

Running from August 6th-12th at a cost of $33,946 per person, this tour is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet. There’s the obvious draw of surveying the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland from an AgustaWestland AW109S Grand capable of hitting 311km/h, for example. Or the fact that the accommodation and culinary delights on offer are second to none, and throughout the trip there are complimentary drinks and spa breaks provided – as well as the option of a private 90-minute tasting session at the world-famous Guinness Brewery in Dublin. 

The journey begins at Prestwick Golf Club, where guests can see the small stone cairn that marks the historic spot where the very first Open Championship tee shot was struck in 1860. The first tees are both located in the esteemed Trump Turnberry estate – the Ailsa and newly formed Kintyre Championship courses, the former of which is situated on Ailsa Craig, a volcanic island over half-a-billion years old. Dinner at Souter’s Inn – which brings together some of the finest local ingredients from all over Scotland – and a night at the five-star Trump hotel at Turnberry round off the day.

The next stop is at one of Britain’s most remote courses: the Machrihanish Golf Club. An Old Tom Morris-designed World Top 100 Course, Machrihanish is considered to have one of the best opening holes of any course in the world. Later in the day, guests are whisked to the Championship Course at Royal Troon, where you and your party can play from the same tees where Henrik Stenson beat Phil Mickelson to the Claret Jug with a record -20 at the 2016 Open.

The crossing to Ireland is completed in the AW109S, where you arrive at the Royal Portrush Golf Club to try your hand on the Dunluce Links – proposed site of the 2019 Open and recently voted No. 1 Links Course in Ireland by Backspin magazine. If competing in the craggy beauty of County Antrim works up your appetite, the gastronomical accompaniment to this initial stopover in Ireland involves a ‘Chef’s Table’ being put together for your party by one of Northern Island’s top culinary minds at the Mermaid Kitchen and Bar.



But any golfing journey to Ireland would be incomplete without a trip to the Royal County Down Golf Club, currently ranked World Number 1 in the Golf Digest Top 100 courses. Not only does a visit to the Championship Links allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural landscape, but also tests your skills against some of the most iconic holes in the global game, including the ninth hole – a 486-yard par 4 which is played from one side of a huge knoll down onto the fairway some 60ft below and over 250 yards from the tee.

And how to end such a tour? The final games are played at the centuries-old Portmanock Golf Club on the Irish coastline, where 19 Irish Open Championships have been staged. Follow in the famed footsteps of Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead who claimed victory here in the 1960 Canada Cup, or Phil Mickelson and David Duval who scored a Walker Cup Triumph on this course in 1991. Having trod one of the game’s most heritage-rich links, the final meal comes courtesy of a Marco Pierre White branded restaurant.

With the ability to travel to the four corners of the earth in your quest to play the same courses as your golfing heroes, there’s never been a better time to plan your journey. The only question, really, is how you get there – by land, sea, or air?

Keeping things local? Cambridge Group of Clubs Members have reciprocal access to dining at ClubLink properities as well as exclusive green fee rates at Markland Wood.  Click here to check out the full details on our privileges page.

Article by: Jake Taylor

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