Greywolf - British Columbia - Canada

Greywolf Golf Course,
1860 Greywolf Drive,
Panorama,
British Columbia,
V0A 1T0,
Canada


  • +1 250 341 4100

  • Chad Thomlinson

  • Doug Carrick

  • Chad Thomlinson

Greywolf is located in the Purcell Mountains, around a two-hour drive southwest from Banff in British Columbia. Intrawest, the leading North American mountain resort operator and the BMR golf company jointly own the course. Greywolf was designed by renowned golf course architect Doug Carrick and opened for play in 1999.

There was much to do in arriving at the finished article when this mountain course was built – miles of drain pipe to catch water from the nearby ski slope every spring, an irrigation system to maintain water pressure over an elevation change of 400 feet, fencing to stabilize slopes and prevent erosion, shipment of sand, gravel and earth – all this and more was undertaken to arrive at a fantastic finished product. Greywolf has the power to “overwhelm, inspire and rejuvenate the golfer’s soul” says the club.

Greywolf may have wonderful changes in elevation, spectacular views and thought provoking design but what truly sets it apart is the quality of turf. Holes were constructed from tee through fairway to green using bentgrass which many feel is the secret to giving the course such a manicured appearance.

Each of the Greywolf loops of nine is named. The outward half are “The Cliffhanger Nine” and the inward half are “The Panorama Nine” and there are many visually stunning holes on the course but the magnificent 6th hole is worth special consideration as it is truly one of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring par three’s in the country. The signature 6th is appropriately named “Cliffhanger” and it measures 200 yards in length. You must handle the swirling wind from Toby Creek valley as you stand on the tee box and evaluate your tee shot. Your ball must carry over Hopeful Canyon onto an island green with the only bail out to the right, as there is a vertical rock drop off to the front, back and left. Good luck, and remember, fortune favours the brave!

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Description: Greywolf Golf Course may have wonderful changes in elevation, spectacular views and thought provoking design but what truly sets it apart is the quality of turf. Rating: 5.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

I still can't believe how this course doesn't rank higher. I've played some great courses in Canada and the UK/Ireland (and been lucky enough to play 3 in the worlds top 50) and whilst respecting the history of those other courses, I haven't played anything with the sheer beauty and backdrop of this course. All my friends from the UK remember this course more than any other. Wonderful.
6 / 6
Greywolf
August 02, 2012


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Jon
October 24, 2012
I agree, I have played most of top 100 in the UK and this is my absolute favourite. Played it 3 summers running, every hole is a signature hole. Just stunning!! Recently ranked 22 in Canada.I cannot believe there are 21 courses better than this in Canada. Much better than Banff Springs and Jasper.Great location for a golf break with at least half a dozen golf courses nearby.
An excellent resort course set in the mountains at a ski resort. Carts are absolutely necessary as you work your way around this beautiful setting. Definitely worth a day trip from either Banff or Lake Louise or spend several days playing this or several other excellent local courses. The best known hole is the #6, a par three (Cliffhanger). A similar experience to playing an island hole. The design uses both bunkers and ever present water to guard the landing areas for tee shots and approaches to the greens. Several very interesting short par 4's which should be played from both the Black (6695) and Blue (6190) just for the fun of it. Replays may be available at a reduced rate or just return for a second round. Practice range plays uphill after 150 yards so just warm up and get to the putting.
5 / 6
Greywolf
June 28, 2012


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