Golf Courses in Alberta
A good golf course must meet a few requirements: it must be challenging, interesting, and beautiful. In Alberta there are no shortage of golf courses that meet all three criteria. With an abundance of excellent golf courses set in Canada’s most breathtaking landscapes, this prairie province has a lot to offer golfers.
For those who like a nice view, Alberta offers an array of landscapes that will leave visitors breathless. From the mountains of Fairmont Banff Springs to wide open fairways on the prairies, surpassing beauty is guaranteed. Even better, many courses in Alberta are designed to work with the landscape to challenge golfers. Distant mountains or flat plains make distances difficult to judge, while rambunctious terrain and plentiful water hazards keep the game lively. With courses designed by Stanley Thompson, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, golfers are assured of interesting designs and tough challenges.
While Alberta’s winters may preclude year round golf, its warm summers more than make up for it. With average summer temperatures around 75 degrees, the days could hardly be better, and Alberta’s northerly location means that there is light well into the evening. If the weather does turn foul, golfers can rest at some of the most beautiful clubhouses in the country. The Northern Bear clubhouse offers luxury and fine dining, all next to a 24 foot high waterfall. If the sun still won’t come out, be glad that most of the province’s golf courses are located within an hour or two of major metropolitan areas.
And while in the Rockies, you may want to visit The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. This Alberta golf course is the setting of unforgettable memories for thousands of golfers since the course opening in 1925. Stanley Thompson, Canada`s master golf course architect, displayed some of the finest work of his career with this design.
Alberta is a great place to find great golf, with interesting and challenging courses that provide fantastic views of the beautiful landscape. In fact, Alberta is home to six of Canada’s ten best golf courses. For anyone wanting an excellent place to golf, it doesn’t get much better than this.