Les Furber sculpted the Links of GlenEagles course into the rugged lower foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the result is a thrilling golf ride that takes in dramatic changes of elevation high above the Bow River Valley. Featuring five par fives and five par threes, the course is partly routed along a bluff that runs 200 feet above the valley floor.
The 170-yard 5th hole falls around 75 feet from tee to green and it signals the start of a journey along a group of scenic ridge holes that offer terrific views of the valley below. It’s immediately followed by a double doglegged par five, where a ravine runs along the left side of the fairway, with a gully positioned in front of the green.On the back nine, a couple of terrific par three holes are worth a mention. The first of these is the 206-yard 12th, which plays to a shallow green that’s surrounded by a sea of sand on the other side of a ravine. The other noteworthy one-shotter is probably the best hole on the card, with a 130-foot drop from tee to green, allowing golfers to take a far shorter iron than they’d probably use when faced with a similar yardage on a straightforward hole.
Glen Eagles was a beautiful course with extremely friendly and professional staff. It is very much a target golf course with shorter par 5's that are difficult to go at in 2 because of the way the course is shaped. There is an absolute insane amount of sand! Every par three seemed to be covered in bunkers. Overall a very pleasing design with great views and an appropriate challenge!