Perfect Banff Area Golf Itinerary – Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis

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Written by Tom Higgins Golf Writer/CanadaGolf.com posted in GolfTheRockies.net on Tue, Mar 1st, 2011

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ALBERTA, CANADA – It’s no wonder so many golf vacations and golf packages concentrate on the Banff Area. This prime slate of real estate in Alberta, Canada, which in addition to Banff also includes Canmore and Kananaskis, and together features some of the top golf courses in North America. Read on to check out the perfect Banff area golf itinerary from CanadaGolf.com.

Day One – Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in Banff, Alberta

Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course’s 18 holes of championship caliber golf are popular for its old-world feel. The natural beauty of Alberta, Canada surrounds this heritage golf course. Rundle Range and Bow River are highlights at this golf destination.

“It stands the true test of time and appeals any golfer,” said John Dellop, a Canadian Rockies golf expert.

After a day of great golf, be sure to sample the shops in downtown Banff. Another option is to plan an extra day to go rafting – for great deals check out Banff Rafting.

Day Two – Canmore Golf and Curling Club in Canmore, Alberta

After the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, travel to Canmore, Alberta to tee off at the spectacular Canmore Golf and Curling Club. The locals know it’s good, and because of that the Canmore Golf and Curling Club is their preferred golf course choice.

“It’s like the ‘Cheers’ of golf – everyone here knows your name,” said Dellop. “It is right on the valley floor with an unobstructed view of the entire Bow Valley. Surrounded by Canadian Rockies, framed by the Bow River on one side, this course is something special.”

According to Dellop, there is a pethora of restaurants to satisfy anyone, and the Trough is highly recommended for the culturally diverse crowd.

Days Three and Four – Mt. Kidd and Mt. Lorette in Kananaskis, Alberta

Head to Kananaskis and play Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed courses Mt. Kidd and Mt. Lorette. These are 36 holes of pure heaven for a golf enthusiast. Mt. Kidd features great views and is the best private golf experience you will find at a public course in North America.

At Mt. Lorette a lot of water comes into play and it is a great test from any tee box.

Day Five – Silvertip Resort in Canmore, Canada

Head back to Canmore to play the Silvertip Resort. With 18 championship-caliber holes, it is a favorite inclusion on golf packages in Alberta, Canada because of the challenge that you get from every hole since golfers are playing on the side of the mountain. No two shots are ever the same.

Day Six – Stewart Creek in Canmore, Alberta

For your final day of golf, remain in Canmore to play Stewart Creek’s 18 holes. The course’s attention to detail with its well-kept fairways and the quiet feeling of golfing in nature makes it a round you won’t forget on your golf vacation to the Banff area in Alberta.

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