ABC’s of the Rockie’s – G
// April 22nd, 2011 // Uncategorized
Within an hours drive you will find some of the worlds greatest golf courses including Banff Springs, the 2006 and newly announced 2011 hosts of TELUS World Skins Games where you can witness some of the world’s top golfers battle it out!
27 holes (Three 9-hole layouts)
Signature Hole: #4 on the Rundle layout
Called the Devil’s Cauldron you reach this hole after emerging from the woods onto an elevated tee. Across a glacial lake you will see the green 170 yards away surrounded by incredible mountain ranges.
Designed by the famous Canadian architect Stanley Thompson, this is an iconic golf course filled with incredible scenery and important history to the townsite of Banff. If you have the money – and the patience to deal with the many surrounding tourists – this course promises to be memorable!
The closest golf course to us at Cathedral Mountain Lodge is a hidden jewel of the Rockies – removed from most tourists. Set in the mountains this course has well maintained and perfectly laid out courses, beautiful views, and friendly staff who are more than willing to go out of their way for a perfect time.
36 holes (two 18- hole layouts)
Signature Hole: #4 on the Mt. Kidd course
Just outside of Calgary this course is a perfect pit stop before you catch your flight back home. Frequently visited by Calgarians on the weekends practicing their swing enjoy the incredible mountain views and peace of mind knowing that you’re only an hour away from the airport!
18 HolesSignature Hole: #9
Nicknamed Cleopatra this par-3 hole has beautiful views of the stunning Pyramid Mountain in the distance.
This is not within an hours drive (more like 3…) but Jasper is such a popular destination I thought I should mention it!
Also created by Stanley Thompson, the course was developed in 1925 it took 50 teams of horses and 200 men a year to clear the land for one of Canada’s top premier golf courses to be enjoyed. This course is three hours away from us but if you’re headed up anyways make this part of your sight seeing adventures.
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