Jasper Park Lodge - Alberta - Canada

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge,
Old Lodge Road,
Jasper,
Alberta,
T0E 1E0,
Canada


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Jasper Park Lodge is set most splendidly in the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains of Alberta overlooking the crystal waters of Lake Beauvert. Canada’s most famous and most revered architect, Stanley Thompson, literally moved the earth to create Jasper Park in 1925.

Stunning snow-capped mountain peaks are now aligned with Jasper’s fairways which are set in the valley which in turn provides thrilling lakeside views. Few golf courses in the world can match the awe inspiring Jasper Park Lodge experience.

Thompson’s original course was routed twenty years after it opened in 1925 and it now follows a circular route in an old fashioned out-and-back manner with the 9th at the farthest point. Nevertheless, Jasper Park remains a classic architectural example and almost exactly as Thompson originally designed it.

Jasper Park Lodge is a course that will appeal to golfers of all levels. It is both interesting and challenging without being brutal. This is not a championship layout – Jasper Park is simply a lovely course which is set in a gorgeous and romantic location and it seems fitting that the club has its own annual competition called the Totem Pole.

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Description: Jasper Park Lodge is a course that will appeal to golfers of all levels. It is both interesting and challenging without being brutal. Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Reviews: 8
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Edward Brost

A beautifully stunning scenic course with an average layout. Worth playing it you were in the area. It was worth playing and I enjoyed my round but was only awed by its location.

August 02, 2020
6 / 10
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Peter Wood

In 1925 Stanley Thompson opened his mountain masterpiece to add to the allure of the property as a holiday destination. The Fairmont Jasper Park offers all sorts of healthy activities such as horse riding, bikes, walking, golf, tennis etc- all in a truly beautiful location. The course and hotel are set in a large valley beside Lake Beauvert which is clear as a bell, and pretty as a picture!

Thompson has used the might peaks surrounding the property as a focus for the holes- some of which soar to 11000 feet!

His routing is impressive, making the most of the property to provide nice elevation changes, although still very playable. The knockers on Jasper Park will say that it is not a true championship course, that it perhaps isn’t a strong enough test of golf, but I don’t agree.

Good design allows different standards of golfers to play the course according to their own strengths and weaknesses, and although Jasper Park has a number of greens open the front to allow weaker golfers to bounce in their approaches, their are still many challenges for the stronger golfer as well.

Thompson has provided variety throughout the course, so it is a delight first time around, and remains that way on repeat plays. The big crescendo are the holes he built on a tiny peninsula on the lake.

Holes 14, 15, & 16 use the land nicely to produce two shortish par 4’s and a par 3 that are delightfully tricky.

One added bonus to playing Jasper is the wildlife. Play a late afternoon round and you are likely to meet the natives!

Whenever you play you will remember the tranquil, almost surreal setting- it is a very quiet, peaceful place to play golf, and you can get caught up just taking it all in.

Notable holes include:

- hole 2, named Old Man, is a pretty par 5 where players will need to plot their way past the bunkers
- hole 3, called Signal Dip- a strong par over a rise and down before approaching a raised green set into a ridge
- hole 9- Cleopatra- a long downhill par 3 with a big bunker directly in front of the green
- hole 13- Grand Allee- a strong par 5 which dips down to a sheltered green
- hole 14- Lac Beauvert- a short par 4 requiring an accurate tee shot over the lake from a peninsula tee through a gap in the trees to hit the fairway, and then an accurate short iron approach
- hole 15- The Bad Baby- a ticklish short par 3
- hole 16- a mid length par 4 with water protruding out infant of the green

Jasper Park is the sort of course you could play with family, and everyone would enjoy the course. It is the sort of course you want to play again.

It is no accident that two of the greatest golf architects- Alister McKenzie, and George Thomas rated Jasper Park among their favourites..

July 07, 2020
8 / 10
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robert
An excellent resort course with an outstanding setting. While the bunkering does not compare with Banff GC, holes #9 (Cleopatra) and #10 are good examples of Stanley Thompson bunkering. The bunkering is seldom penal and the greens are accessible. The greens are large with easy undulations. Best to keep an eye on the weather for the condition of the course. This year was a very late Spring with recent heavy rains so the course is in marginal condition.
June 28, 2012
8 / 10
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Brian H Findlater
Number 6 in Canada! you've got to kidding. Beautiful scenery yes, a good course but nothing remarkable except the mountains in the distance. I would have trouble putting this course in the top 50. There are at least 5 mountain course that are better.
May 04, 2012
6 / 10
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Ryan
I loved this golf course. Among the greatest in Canada with its amazing integration of mountain and water and goose. Part of the caché is that it's close to nowhere. And even nowhere is far away.
July 29, 2011
10 / 10
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Simon Rourke
Having played Banff Springs on my recent June 2010 visit to Canada I was intrigued as to how Fairmont’s other ‘famed’ course Jasper Park Lodge would play. Firstly I want to comment on the service at the club, it was second to none and everyone from the pro shop staff to the starter couldn’t do enough for me and made me feel very welcome. I actually played 36 holes that day, I hadn’t planned to but they kindly offered me a 2nd round later that day for a mere $70 so would have been rude not to take it! I played the first 18 with a scratch golfer who worked at the club and he was a pleasure to play with and gave me all the good lines to take on each hole, my 2nd round was with another JPL staff member so was very fortunate. Overall I would say that Banff Springs is a better course, Jasper is pretty open and you can afford to spray your driver about off the tee (as I did…) and get away with it, so from that perspective it wasn’t overly difficult and my score suggests I played much better than I actually did. However, the conditioning of the course was excellent and the greens were in far better condition than those at Banff so for that they should be commended. The Par 5’s on this course, with maybe one exception, are easily reached in two off the tips, and the Par 4’s are not excessively long providing you keep it in play. As mentioned in my Banff review, a feature of Stanley Thompson designs are the long Par 3’s and this was true with the 4th which was well over 220yds. The standout hole on this course is the Par 4 14th over water which is a beautiful hole to play, again it is easily reached with driver and wedge but you must clear a huge expanse of water and trees to get on the fairway which is pretty undulated the closer you get to the green. As with Banff the practice facilities are excellent with complimentary range balls upon arrival, and again the setting of this place is stunning and there is always a good chance of seeing bears, or in my case seeing coyotes and elk. The green fee for me was $179 which isn’t cheap but I feel the price is justified by the quality of the setting and the fact that certain holes are a pleasure to play, Jasper is certainly a course I would recommend to any serious golfer and I look forward to going back there one day soon.
July 02, 2010
8 / 10
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steve grainger
given its ranking in Canada's top 100 (11 I believe)..I felt a little bit disapointed by this. The setting is beautiful. However for me it didnt quite have the wow factor of some of the other courses I played whilst in Canada. I found some of the fairways just a little too wide, although the par 3's were excellent and the holes down by the water were beautiful...
June 22, 2010
6 / 10
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Mike Stefan
Jasper Park Lodge is set in the spectacular Rocky Mountains about 5 hours west of Edmonton, Alberta. This amazing location offers a high end resort mixed with abundant nature and wildlife. The beautiful scenery provides a calming factor to those games that don't go as planned. The course has a variety of elevation changes but still allows an individual the pleasure to enjoy the walk. The holes provide wide landing areas and focus more on the accuracy on the approach shots. This is a course that can be scored on as it not that intimidating off the tee. The course is well designed but it lacks the "wow factor". All that being said, Jasper is one of my favorite places to play.
November 29, 2008
8 / 10
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Luke Steeden
May 27, 2010
Outstanding "old" golf course, in stunning, remote setting (Canadian Rockies). Pristine condition. Excellent facility, very accomodating. One of my personal favorites.