Banff Springs Golf Course – Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Written by Jacob Bradley
Golf Writer/Golf the Rockies
posted in GolfTheRockies.net on Tue, Mar 15th, 2011

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BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA – The Stanley Thompson-designed Banff Springs Golf Course is an incredible course for golf aficionados on a golf vacation to Banff, Alberta. Nearby Mt. Rundle towers at 10,000 feet, while across the valley, hot springs let of a mist that rests atop pine trees in Bow Valley. The busy town of Banff rests beneath, while at the base of Mt. Rundle stands gothic steeples that reach toward the sky. Meanwhile, the Banff Springs Hotel calls travelers. Under the steeples rest the aforementioned Banff Springs Golf Course.

The Banff Springs Golf Course was the first golf course in history to cost more than one million dollars to build.  “In 1928, when Stanley Thompson began his work here, horses, mules, railcars, and hundreds of men brought in soil, removed rocks, and shaped the earth to build Banff the perfect course,” according to Jose Silverman, an Alberta golf expert.

Like many traditional courses, some work has been completed on the Banff Springs Golf Course to make sure it challenges longer hitters and still provides the resort golfer a fine experience.

Golf Canada’s West is the official tee time and golf package company for the Canadian Rockies and BC. For golf packages, call 1.877.323.3633 or click here.

Box 960
Banff, Alberta
Canada, T0L 0C0

Directions
Take the Trans Canada Highway (#1) to the Banff exit. Follow Banff Avenue through town to intersection of Spray Avenue. Turn left at lights and follow Spray Avenue around bend. Turn left on to Golf Course Road (there will be a sign “To the Bow Falls and Golf Course”). Follow Golf Course Road over Spray River Bridge and the Clubhouse will appear on your left.

Rates

The Stanley Thompson 18: Value Season (May) $149,  High Season (June thru September) $219. Guests of Banff Springs Hotel will receive preferred rates. The Tunnel 9: Value Season (May & Oct) $60, High Season (June thru September) $80.

Facilities
On-Site – Banquet Facilities, Fitness Centre, On-Site Accommodation, Spa, Swimming Pool

Payment Methods
American Express, Cash , Debit Card, Diners Club, EnRoute, JCB , MasterCard, Travellers Cheques, VISA

Stanley Thompson Eighteen
TeesParYardageSlopeRating
Pro717,07214274.4
Black716,93814073.8
White716,39014070.7
Yellow715,60713166.7

Golf Canada’s West is the official golf course, tee time and golf packaging company of Alberta and the Canadian Rockies. Call them at 877-323-3633. For additional information be sure to check out GolfTheRockies.net. For more Alberta vacation and tourism information, please visit BanffNationalPark.com