Sunday, June 24, 2012
Canadian Rockies Golf Kicks off Summer with Best Holes for Great Views
“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 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.
To view the stunning topography, vacation options and learn more about golf in western Canada, visit www.canadianrockiesgolf.ca. Website visitors can view stay-and-play packages or request custom quotes for trips and packages, or they may call 877.323.3633 for more information. Online information is regularly posted at www.facebook.com/canadianrockiesgolf.