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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course – Alberta

Published April 9, 2018 in Alberta , Canada - 0 Comments
Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Banff Springs – Stanley Thompson’s Mountain Classic

By Mike Johnny

Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is one of the top courses in Canada.  Arguably one of Stanley Thompson’s finest works, this course sits adjacent to the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow River.  The layout is majestic, the views expansive with the river and the mountains providing a stunning backdrop.  It may well feature the greatest opening nine I have experienced and possesses numerous signature holes.  Leading Canadian Golf publications place this course well within their top 10 and the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World currently ranks it #5 in Canada.

Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Banff Springs 9th green and the Bow River

On a cold spring morning, I was fortunate to play as a single where I could take my time, take lots of pictures and enjoy a unique golf experience.  The starter advised me holes which I should have my camera ready – 4 and 14.  He may have said all 18 of them.

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Alberta Rockies – Feel the Rush

Published February 3, 2016 in Alberta , Canada - 0 Comments
Canmore Golf & Curling Club

Alberta Rockies Golf – Feel the Rush in Canada by Tim Cotroneo

Alberta, Canada – Rush is one of Canada’s most famous rock bands. A rush is also the sensation you can’t help but feel when playing golf in the Alberta Canadian Rockies.

Where else in the world do golf courses embrace skyscraping mountain vistas on every hole? Where else is there a 50/50 chance of spying an elk or a bear at any moment? Where else can you top off a picturesque round with the thrill of adding 10 yards to each shot by playing in altitude with an attitude?

Arrive for your Canadian Rockies golf experience by flying into Calgary’s airport, and then breathe the freshest air known to man. Prepare to revel in an all-natural mountain theater and a golf setting that is second to none. From Calgary to Jasper, you’ll find five rarified 18-hole options for taking in the best of Rocky Mountain golf.

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