The fairways of the 18-hole course at the Hamptons Golf Club weave their way around a substantial residential estate on the outskirts of Calgary.
Hewn from the Borealis Forest and laid out on the banks of the Athabasca river, the course at Fort McMurray Golf Club can be demanding as it requires a series of challenging approach shots to be played across valleys and creeks.
Set in the dramatic Sandstone Valley in Calgary, Country Hills Golf Club is a 36-hole facility where the Dave Bennett-designed park-like Ridge course contrasts markedly with the rugged Talons course.
Originally established with a 9-hole course in 1964, Pine Hills Golf Club called in Sid Puddicombe twenty-five years later to expand this layout to an 18-hole track that now measures more than 6,500 yards from the back markers.
Holes 10-18 on the Raven course were used as the back nine of a composite 18-hole course at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club when the Canadian Women’s Open – an event won by Suzann Petterson – was held here in 2009.
The course at Ponoka Community Golf Club began as a 6-hole affair in 1926 before another three holes were added eight years later. Fifty years then passed until Bill Robinson renovated this course and expanded it into an 18-hole layout.
Situated sixteen miles north of the Carway Border Crossing with Montana, the Lee Creek Valley Golf Course in Cardston is a modern par-71 design from Les Furber, where each of the nines concludes with a demanding par five hole.
The Championship course at the Black Bull Golf Resort lies four miles from Ma-Me-O Beach on Pigeon Lake. Don’t expect to play holiday golf from the back tees here as the layout measures 7,342 yards with a slope rating of 142.
Sturgeon Valley Golf & Country Club was formed in 1960, with an initial 18-hole layout in play three years later. A major redesign then took place in 1980, with Bill Robinson setting out ten new holes on another parcel of land.
First opened for play in 1987, the 18-hole course at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area lies beside Red Deer River, within a 420-acre parkland property where families can also fish, hike and cavort in the water park during the summer.