Alberta Golf Destinations

  • Calgary

    Alberta's largest city is famous for the Calgary Stampede, a medley of midway rides, rodeo, country music and line-dancing, beer-drinking bashes. Ironically, the 10 days of what's called the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth each July might be the easiest time to score a tee-time in the Stampede City because everybody else has temporarily gone Wild West. In 2011, CNN listed the Stampede, which attracts 250,000 visitors a year, as one of the top five parties in the world.

    The 18-hole Lakeside Greens Golf Club in Chestermere, AB is a semi-private golf course. Lakeside Greens Golf Club measures 6744 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 138 and a 72.0 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Collicutt Siding Golf Club is situated just 20 minutes north of Calgary in Crossfield. The player-friendly course will appeal to players of all ages and abilities. The golf course offers two distinct nine-hole layouts with a straightforward front nine that is followed by a more challenging, links-style back nine.
  • Edmonton

    Alberta's capital city is best known for West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in North America. At 5.3 million square feet square feet, "The Mall" -- as its simply known around these parts -- is home to more than 800 stores, about 100 restaurants and watering holes, a pair of movie theaters, two hotels, an amusement park, a waterslide park, a shooting range, a sea-lion show and an underground aquarium.

    Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf & Curling Club is centrally located within 15 minutes of the Edmonton Area, St. Albert, Morinville, and Cardiff. It first opened as a nine-hole course in the 1950s. Since the second nine wasn't added until 1996, there is a distinct difference between the front and back nine that makes it feel like you're getting two golf courses in one.
    Situated just about an hour northwest of Edmonton, many locals consider Barrhead Golf Club to be a must-play course in central Alberta. It has even been included in Golf Digest's list of "Best Places to Play." Though many would argue that the course alone is well worth the drive, it is conveniently located near camping stalls if you want to make it an extended stay.