Banff Springs Golf Course
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Renowned for its panoramic beauty, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is situated in Banff National Park, a mile high in the Canadian Rockies. With breathtaking views in every direction, it is a captivating and challenging course. Amateurs and professionals alike are constantly amazed by its sense of difficulty. The optical illusions created by the mountains towering overhead may deceive the eye of even the most skilled player. Designed by world-renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson in 1928, the original 18-hole course was later complemented by the construction of an adjoining 9 holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson and opened in 1989; thereby completing this championship layout.
The course features a driving range, a complete short game practice facility and the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Academy, which offers a wide range of instructional programs. Holes gently roll along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain, Mount Rundle and Tunnel Mountain. Greens range from expansive and rolling to small and flat. The course may be walked, however, due to its length, many choose to use electric carts which are included in the green fee. Transportation between the clubhouse and the hotel is made easy with a shuttle that runs continuously between the two locations.
Canmore Golf & Curling Club
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
The Canmore Golf & Curling Club was established in June of 1926. Deeply rooted in the community, the club has a very busy and active facility with golf in the summer months and curling during the winter months.
The 18-hole, 6,307 yard, par 71 course layout features many natural water hazards, the Bow River and well-placed bunkers, together producing a succession of outstanding golf holes. Each hole is designed to allow the golfer maximum views of the mountains and natural terrain. Exceptional course maintenance and a friendly staff add the final touches to an enjoyable and walkable round of golf. Les Furber of Golf Design Services continues to make upgrades to the course each year.
Silvertip Golf Resort
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
In view of some of the most spectacular scenery on earth, Silvertip Resort may be the single most breathtaking mountain golf course in the world. Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Les Furber, and influenced by the natural surroundings, Silvertip is certified as an “Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.” Bordering two wildlife corridors, guests are regularly rewarded with the viewing of a wide variety of Rocky Mountain wildlife. The golf course features crystal clear mountain ponds, lush forest, immaculately manicured turf, and inviting fairways and greens. Silvertip is such a pristine wilderness golfing experience that visitors will never want to return to urban golf again.
For after-round refreshment, the Timbers Clubhouse offers guests two spectacular dining options — Rustica fine dining, and Stoney’s Bar and Grill. Rustica’s atmosphere is the ideal blend of Service Beyond™ and rustic charm while Stoney’s casual setting is host to one of the most beautiful golf course patios upon which guests will ever enjoy a beverage. Both restaurants offer Mountain Wilderness Fusion cuisine-local fare and attitude paired with the finest ingredients and recipes from around the globe. Stunning views and exceptional décor are the perfect complement to the Silvertip golfing experience.
With 600 feet of elevation change and playable from 5,100 to 7,200 yards, Silvertip is enthusiastically enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels.
Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
To some, it’s a pastime; to others, a way of life. Wherever golf ranks on your list of passions, high mountain courses are among the most spectacular and rewarding golf experiences in the world. The pinnacle of Canada’s mountain golf is Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, consistently rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. Few golf courses in North America can boast its spectacular combination of setting, extraordinary vistas and naturally sculpted fairways. Designed by Canadian Golf Architect Gary Browning in 2000, it continues to be a favorite among returning guests, and a discovered jewel for new visitors.
With breathtaking views of the Three Sisters, Cascade, Pigeon and Ha Ling Mountains, Stewart Creek is a course that no one who has had the opportunity to experience will soon forget.
Built on an abandoned mine site, this world-class championship course weaves the history of Canmore and the Canadian Pacific Railway into the natural contours and rugged geological formations that are the signature of mountain golf. Measuring 7,195 yards from the back tee and 5,136 from the front, Stewart Creek challenges the professional to the novice.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Imagine a course that hugs snow-capped mountains, meanders past glacial-fed lakes and through a wildlife corridor featuring elk, caribou, bears and wolves. Thompson had the vision and led the team that conceived of and constructed this world-class course in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site more than 80 years ago. Thompson carved fairways from the surrounding forests, giving top priority to the natural contours of the mountains. As a result, the 18-hole, par 71 course features elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkers and vistas that scan the surrounding mountain peaks.
A stunning natural setting, combined with unparalleled bunkering, makes The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course a “must play” course and is definitely worth the journey to Jasper!
Kananaskis Country Golf Courses — Mount Kidd & Mount Lorette
Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada
In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, less than an hour’s drive from either Calgary or Banff, visitors find a golfing paradise. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Kananaskis Country Golf Course is one of the premier golf destinations in the Canadian Rockies. Forming an unforgettable landscape, the rugged surrounding mountains tower 10,000 feet above sea level, the courses themselves are at almost 5,000 feet. Situated in the Kananaskis Valley among boreal forest, the Mount Lorette and Mount Kidd Courses are named for the soaring limestone peaks that serve as their breathtaking backdrop. The Courses will offer immaculate lush fairways, bent grass greens, over 120 silica sand bunkers, five sets of tee boxes for players, glacier fed creeks and ponds, the cascading Kananaskis River and a variety of wildlife.