Glencoe Golf Communities
Glencoe Golf and Country Club lies in the Springbank Valley, just outside of Calgary. The area offers quick access to Bragg Creek, and of course, the Rocky Mountains. The area is dotted with luxury acreages, all with amazing mountain views. The golf course itself features 45 holes, including The Forest, a traditional, looped lane-way 18 holer, and The Meadows, which includes incredible waterways, elevation and drops, and banking slopes.
The Glencoe Golf & Country Club strives to balance the needs of our members with the needs of our native wildlife. During your round you might see deer or a moose, an osprey fishing in a pond, or a coyote stalking prey in one of our many natural grass areas. The focus of our habitat management program is to provide a variety of habitats that satisfy the needs of our wildlife for food, water and shelter.
Of the 440 acres that make-up the property, roughly 180 acres are maintained as golf course. The remaining acreage is composed of forest, natural grass areas, wetlands, ponds and streams. The Elbow River Valley is a historic wildlife corridor that is being increasingly developed for residential uses. The golf course property provides extensive habitat for large and small mammals, birds, fish and a few species of amphibian. The surrounding forests provide a travel route around the golf course while the on-course natural grass and riparian areas provide corridors for wildlife movement through the property.
Maintenance of habitat areas is kept to a minimum with winter tree removal being limited to hazardous trees or trees that create difficult growing conditions for greens. Maintenance of natural grass areas involves the burning of some areas in early spring or mowing in fall in an attempt to replicate the natural cycles of evolution of these grasses. No maintenance occurs in these areas during bird nesting season from May to August.