Canadian Rockies Golf Kicks Off Summer With Best Holes For Great Views
(ALBERTA, CANADA) - Canadian Rockies Golf courses in central Alberta have released their Summer Best Golf Views list, giving golfers favored locations for a photo or video opportunity while on the course in the iconic destination.
"It's easy to be distracted by the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies as you play a round here," says Gord Schultz, owner of Golf Canada's West, the Canadian Rockies Golf official golf packager. "We polled past guests and team members to give us their best bets for incredible mountain vistas."
Summer golf packages in Banff, Jasper, Canmore and Kananaskis Country include views, rounds and overnight stays starting at $179 per person per night.
A list of packages, virtual tour links, and professional tips on how to play each "Best Views" holes, can be found at http://www.canadianrockiesgolf.ca
Best Views in the Canadian Rockies
15th Hole, The Fairmont Banff Springs: This 479-yard par 4 is the original first hole of this historic course, nestled against its famed Waldhaus Restaurant and pub. The view from the elevated tee includes a distant view of the valley, edged by mountain cliffs and the Bow River.
18th Hole, Stewart Creek Golf Club: The par-5, 520-yard finishing hole at Stewart Creek not only provides one last crack at making birdie it also saves the golf course's best view for last. The view may cause you to lose focus on the golf shot as it provides a panoramic view of the 18th green, #9 green and Hole #1 with Cascade mountain providing the back drop. Take a virtual tour of the hole via Stewart Creek's website.
10th Hole, Canmore Golf & Curling Club: The first and tenth holes are great opening holes running side by side, featuring a large bunker between the approach of both holes. A 520-yard par-5 hole, the 10th is situated in the valley between two towering mountain ranges.
9th Hole, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge: Known as Cleopatra, this voluptuous par 3 measures 231 yards from the back tees. Any of the tees have an incredible view from a high elevated tee, with a mesmerizing backdrop of Pyramid Mountain. Check out new flyovers of the course from The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge's Website.
4th Hole, Mount Kidd Course: This 197-yard par-3 hole is Kananaskis Country's most photographed hole. The backdrop to your tee shot is the impressive Mount Kidd to your left and directly in front is Mount Lorette, the namesake for the other 18 holes at Kananaskis. To the right of the tee is the crystal clear, fast flowing Kananaskis River and further right is the snow covered Mount Evan Thomas.
18th Hole, Silvertip Resort: The par-4 finishing hole sums up your Silvertip experience, with tees sitting at the highest point on the golf course. A dogleg-left orientation drops dramatically to the Timbers Clubhouse below, allowing both golfers and diners on the outdoor patio with a view of great golf shots, the breathless Bow Valley and towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains. An online webcam gives travelers a wide-angle view of the hole each day.
Canadian Rockies Golf courses are easily accessible via Calgary International Airport, with service by most major air carriers.
About Canadian Rockies Golf
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The critical acclaim and extraordinary attributes of the six members of the destination - "Canadian Rockies Golf: Historic. Dramatic. Untamed." - include:
1. Canmore Golf and Curling Club (www.canmoregolf.net
• Voted Best Golf Course in Rocky Mountain News' Best of the Bow Awards (2011)
• Valley-based property requires players use all clubs in their bag, narrow fairways challenge all levels of golfers
• Tree-lined course, friendly community atmosphere provides intimacy and camaraderie
2. The Fairmont Banff Springs (www.fairmont.com/banffsprings
• Historic course and Conde Nast Traveler Top Golf Resorts winner for its castle-like hotel, award-winning Willow Stream Spa and exquisite resort amenities
• 27 holes of golf - 18 Stanley Thompson-designed holes including the 200-yard, par-3 Devil's Cauldron, 147 bunkers, and the 9-hole Tunnel Course
• Designated an Audubon Signature Sanctuary; panoramic beauty, picturesque-mountain setting between Sulphur Mountain & Mount Rundle
• Situated in BanffNational Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Golf Digest "Top 75 Resort in North America," "Best 25 International Golf Hotels" Golf Magazine "Gold Resorts" and "Top 3 Golf Course in Canada" and Golfweek Best Classic Canadian Courses (ranked 4th, 2012)
3. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (www.fairmont.com/jasper
• Celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2012
• Voted No. 1 Golf Resort in Canada by ScoreGolf Magazine
• An Audubon Signature Sanctuary; featuring the "wild side of the Rockies" - elk, caribou, coyote and wolves inhabit the national park and roam the course freely
• Designed by Stanley Thompson, the 18 holes carve contours at the feet of mountains
• Located in the heart of Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Golf Digest "Top 75 Golf Resorts and "100 Best Outside the U.S.; Golfweek Best Classic Canadian Course (ranked 2nd, 2012); GOLF Magazine "Gold Resorts" list 2012.
4. Kananaskis Country Golf Course (www.kananaskisgolf.com
• Celebrating its 30th season in 2012
• Golfweek "Best Canadian Modern Courses" ranking (2012)
• SCORE Golf! "Top 5 Best Public Courses to Play"
• Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed courses, situated in serene Kananaskis Country
• 36 holes played beneath breathtaking Mt. Lorette and Mt. Kidd, after which the courses are respectively named
• Features immaculate lush fairways, famed island-like 4th green on Mt. Kidd course, 140+ silica sand bunkers and the cascading Kananaskis River
5. Silvertip Golf Resort (www.silvertipresort.com
• National Geographic Top 10 Environmental Courses (2011)
• 2009 Golf Digest Environmental Leader Award
• Home course of PGA Tour Member and 2006 Players Champion Stephen Ames
• Golf Digest rated 4 ½ stars, lauded for environmental sensitivity, maintenance practices
• 600 feet of elevation change, including dramatic par-4 18th with awe-inspiring altitude drop from tee to fairway, fairway to green
• Wine Spectator "List of Excellence" Award for Rustica Steakhouse
6. Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club (www.stewartcreekgolf.com/golf
• SCORE Golf! "Top 5 Best Public Courses to Play"
• Golfweek "Best Modern Canadian Courses" ranking
• Surrounded by the spellbinding Three Sisters Mountains
• Audubon-certified course preserves habitat for plentiful wildlife