Canmore & Area Golf Guide
Boasting 6 world-class golf courses and 135 of the most beautifully laid out holes you will ever see, Canmore Alberta is a Mecca for golf enthusiasts from around the world who are traveling to the Canadian Rockies (jump to golf map). If you're planning on a golf vacation in Western Canada, you'll want to check out all of these spectacular mountain golf courses.
Canmore area golf courses are located at high elevations, therefore the golf season usually begins around mid-May and you can keep swinging until early-October. The actual dates vary from season-to-season, and from golf course to golf course so make sure you call ahead. Whether you're looking for a relaxing round of golf with some friends, or for the challenge of a demanding track, you'll find it right here in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
Below we have provided some basic Canmore-area golf course information. This information is intended as a guide to the SilverTip, Kananaskis, Stewart Creek, Banff Springs and Canmore golf courses. It is always recommended to call ahead, and take the time to properly plan for accommodations and tee times to ensure you have a memorable Canadian Rockies golf vacation.
Canmore Golf and Curling Club
Way back in 1926, a few volunteers got together and turned a piece of heavily treed ground into the Canmore Golf Course. With a mix of challenging par 4's and 5's, scenic tee shots and well bunkered greens, this course is enjoyable for all handicap levels. There is a beautiful Clubhouse, full Pro Shop and driving range to round out the amenities.
Bent grass greens, plush fairways and pristine air make the Canmore course a must play for all golfing enthusiasts. Being a semi-private club, tournament bookings are welcome.
CPGA Pro: Darren Cooke
Blue Tee: 6304 yds / Par 71 / Rating 69.1
White Tee: 5875 yds / Par 71 / Rating 67.0
Red Tee: 4979 yds / Par 71 / Rating 68.7
Season Opens: Mid to Late May
Stewart Creek Golf Club
Located in Canmore, right in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, is the Stewart Creek Golf Club. The magnificent 18 Hole, Par 72 Course opened in 2000 and is part of the 2300 acre Three Sisters development.
Designed by architect Gary Browning, and featuring the location's natural rugged beauty, this mountain golf course welcomes both the novice or seasoned golfer. Crystal clear ponds and streams, layered fairways, 35 bunkers and the surrounding scenery contribute to a complete golf experience which will leave you wanting to play Stewart Creek Golf Course again and again.
Course Designer: Gary Browning
Black Tee: 7150 yds / Par 72 / Rating 73.3
Gold Tees: 6771 yds / Par 72 / Rating 71.6
Blue Tee: 6023 yds / Par 72 / Rating 67.8
White Tee: 5156 yds / Par 72 / Rating 63.7
Season Opens: May 19 to Oct 15
Brewster's Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course
Brewster's Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course is a full 18 Hole, Par 67 public facility. This Rocky Mountain golf course is on the original Brewster Family homestead at the base of Mount Yamnuska. The location, where the foothills meet the Canadian Rockies, is a beautiful setting for hosting tournaments, group events, conference meetings, weddings and employee outings with a distinct Western flair. Brewster's Kananaskis Ranch Golf Course also offers Tournament and Accommodation Packages.
18 Hole, Par 67, Public
Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course
World renowned, the Banff Springs Golf Course provides a true test for even the most skilled players. Towering Rocky Mountains behind the greens create optical illusions which make club selection an integral part of playing here. Designed by the late master Stanley Thompson, the Banff Springs golf course will captivate your imagination as you play amongst the local Elk population and dream of days gone by.
Accuracy and patience are part of the game plan here. Well placed bunkers, beautiful evergreens and two rivers are always lying in wait to snatch up your golf ball.
Course Designer: Stanley Thompson Black Tee: 7074 yds / Par 71 / Rating 74.4 Blue Tee: 6938yds / Par 71 / Rating 73.8 Red Tee: 6390 yds / Par 71 / Rating 70.7 Yellow Tee: 5525 yds / Par 71 / Rating 66.7 Season Opens: Mid to Late May
Kananaskis Country - Mount Lorette
Located 35 minutes south-east of Canmore, is the Kananaskis Golf Course. Featuring two world class 18 hole golf courses etched in a valley, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies and bordered by the Kananaskis river, the trip to this course is worth the price of the green fees. Service and pampering are evident as soon as you arrive, with free valet parking and a friendly service staff who rival the best in the world.
A Robert Trent Jones design, Mount Lorette golf course plays out towards Mount Kidd. The elevation (5500 ft), bunkers and water force the player to make shot decisions you would not normally encounter at public golf courses.
Course Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Gold Tee: 7100 yds / Par 72 / Rating 74.1
Blue Tee: 6641 yds / Par 72 / Rating 72.1
White Tee: 6155 yds / Par 72 / Rating 69.8
Red Tee: 5429 yds / Par 72 / Rating 69.8
Season Opens: Mid to Late May
Kananaskis Country - Mount Kidd
The second course at Kananaskis, Mount Kidd is relatively flat with some rolling hills. Most of the greens are slightly elevated, and some of them are fairly large. One unusual feature is the double green that serves as the 18th for Mount Lorette and the 9th for Mount Kidd. Make sure you know which pin to go after in order to avoid a putt which may exceed 60 yards.
When you're finished playing your round, a dining room and lounge located on the upper level of the main clubhouse, which offers outdoor terraces and spectacular Rocky Mountain views.
Course Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr. Gold Tee: 7083 yds / Par 72 / Rating 72.8 Blue Tee: 6590 yds / Par 72 / Rating 70.5 White Tee: 6039 yds / Par 72 / Rating 68.2 Red Tee: 5539 yds / Par 72 / Rating 70.1 Season Opens: Mid to Late May
Silvertip Golf Course
Surrounded by the spectacular Rocky Mountains of Canmore Alberta, lies the SilverTip Golf Resort. The 7,200 yard, 18-hole championship course is complete with 600 feet of elevation changes resulting in challenging holes throughout.
Veteran course architect, Les Furber, brought out the true character of this piece of golf paradise. His use of natural features and incredible views make playing this golf course for the first time an experience you find difficult to ever duplicate.
Course Designer: Les Furber Championship Tee: 7200 yds / Par 72 / Rating 74.1 Silver Tees: 6585 yds / Par 72 / Rating 71.3 Regular Tee: green: 5988 yds / Par 72 / Rating 68.8 Green Tee: 5131 yds / Par 72 / Rating 69.0 Season Opens: Mid to Late May