There are no more enthusiastic golfers in North American than in Wild Rose country, Alberta, Canada. A blunt statement, but one supported by studies. More people per capita tee it up in Alberta than anywhere else in the continent, and their love of the sport shows by the quality of the courses. Edmonton is one of the top destinations in Alberta for golfers to visit because there is always a high-quality course nearby. Here are just a few of the great courses that you might want to play at spring. Check out these Edmonton golf courses.
The Goose Hummock Golf Resort is always a popular choice among golf enthusiasts. Known to the locals simply as “the Goose,” the course is not for the faint of heart. It is considered one of the toughest courses in the Edmonton area. There are literally water hazards everywhere along the course, the 17th hole including an actual water green in fact. It features long fairways and impeccable landscaping. If you want to put your game up to the test, you might want to plan on bringing some extra sleeves of balls… just in case.
Another challenging course is The Links at Spruce Grove. This well-groomed, lengthy course provides championship golf in a pristine, natural setting. It’s one of the qualifying courses for the Edmonton Telis Open, and features champion tees at 6767 yards, while the regular tees measure in at 6284 yards. Golfers who struggle to stay in the fairways might find the trees to be quite the challenge. Despite what its name, The Links, might imply, this course is heavily treed.
A fairly new course that’s been built in the midst of rolling hills and tall pines is the Cougar Creek Resort. It’s a long, intimidating course that even seasoned pros find challenging to play the first time out. It’s framed by many ponds and creeks, and the final two holes both feature prominent water hazards. It’s serene setting provides the perfect break from the fast-pace and sounds of the city. If you are an average player, you’ll probably find the pro tees to be a bit too challenging, so plan to play from the regular tees. After your game, enjoy some fine dining in the cafeteria.
All three of these great courses are open to the public, and they represent just a few of the many awesome public courses that are available in the area. So if you are traveling to Edmonton this spring, don’t forget to pack your clubs or you’ll miss the opportunity for a golfing adventure like no other.