Just northwest of Calgary on Crowchild Trail lies the luxury community of Bearspaw. The golf course and community feature the best of the Bow Valley experience, with gorgeous mountain views, rolling hills, and wooded ravines. With this natural splendor, the golf course is striking and offers over 200 acres of varied terrain to challenge your game and offer the best of foothill living.
As the oldest private golf club in Alberta (established 1897), the Calgary Golf and Country Club has the distinction of offering the stunning natural features of Alberta, while also boasting direct access to Calgary’s largest commercial areas. Calgary’s bustling south-centre corridor has grown around this preserved natural park, which lies on the Elbow River. The neighbourhoods of Altadore, Brittania, Bel-Aire, and Windsor Park enjoy access to this lovely golf course, parkland along the river, and also Calgary’s largest shopping mall, Chinook Centre. This area truly showcases the balance of Calgary’s wilderness and cosmopolitism.
The name of this course gives a window into the majesty of its 200 acres of parkland, flowing over the canyon lip and lying along the idyllic meadows of the river valley. Located on the edge of Fish Creek Provincial Park, the five sets of tees stretch along tiers of land and of challenge. With expansive practice areas and views of the provincial park, Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club will provide a welcome space for golfers of all abilities.
The Hamptons present an ideal golfer’s neighbourhood. The golf course winds throughout the neighbourhood, meaning that everywhere, there are houses that back onto the green. The course is spotted with lakes that reflect the glorious prairie sky. The rolling, immaculate greens are a joy to walk through, providing a manicured prairie experience. Not only are there luxury homes all throughout the community, but the clubhouse itself demonstrates the architectural luxury of the area, flooded with natural light and overlooking a massive lake. The golf club works closely with the community, and based upon ongoing community needs, the club is working to reconfigure in order to match the evolving needs of the community. The course reflects the luxury and dynamism of the area surrounding it.
Country Hills Golf Club offers a unique golfing experience with its two 18 hole courses, giving even more variety for your regular golfing. The Talons course meanders along the Nose Creek pathway, featuring waterways and bunkers, making it one of the most challenging tracks in Alberta. Meanwhile, the parkland style Ridge course is split into an upper, opening nine and a lower nine. Up on the ridge, you start your golf course with spectacular city views. Down in the valley, the course features bold cliffsides and the winding creek. With the communities of Hanson Ranch, Panorama Hills and Country Hills all bordering the golf course, and with the two courses, there are plenty of golf features to keep you happy.
Earl Grey Golf Club benefits from its proximity to Elbow River and North Glenmore Park, offering a picturesque 18 holes. The course is tucked between the parkland and the quiet, established community of Lakeview, which is filled with well kept gardens. The area has been tucked away in a private oasis from the rest of Calgary. Over the coming years, they will be gifted with quick access to the South West Ring Road and the Tsuut’ina Park entertainment district.
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.
Heritage Pointe is both a golf club and a residential development. Located just minutes south of Calgary in De Winton, these three 9 hole courses will wow you. Each course is unique, adapted to the varied foothills and river valley. The Desert course is a traditional challenging links style course, while The Pointe is a nature lovers dream, as it the course explores steep pitches in and out of the valley, creek crossings, and forested hills. Finally, The Heritage is an adventure in drops and long-hitters that will excite you with the risky shots alongside the jaw dropping views. Whether you settle in the luxury acreages of Heritage Pointe itself, discover the stellar views of the acreages in De Winton, or stay closer in to South Calgary, you will have immediate access to astounding golfing.
Lynx Ridge Golf Club is just on the border of Calgary, beside Tuscany, properly in Lynx Ridge. This relaxed course is a newer addition to the golf scene in Calgary, but has had more than enough time to establish itself as a desirable course. With five progressive tee boxes, there are appropriate levels of difficulty for all skill levels.
Pinebrook Golf & Country Club perches above the Elbow River, west of Calgary. Its position above the river valley offers unrivaled mountain views. The mountainous feeling extends from the horizon into the property, where stands of Douglas Firs outline the waterways. Despite the crags in the distance, the course itself is welcoming to beginners, and offers extensive practice areas in addition to its 18 hole course.
Silver Springs Golf & Country Club overlooks the Bow River, providing a slice of nature within the heart of Calgary’s north west. The club is only 15 minutes from downtown and lies between the Silver Springs and Varsity neighbourhoods. This means that the largest shopping mall in the northwest is just down the street, while the University of Calgary, as well as two hospitals are within easy access.
Valley Ridge Golf Club flows along the Bow River at the western edge of Calgary. There is no neighbourhood in Calgary with quicker access to Banff National Park than Valley Ridge. At the same time, it is quick to delve deeper into town, with a direct route that takes you downtown. The lovely, tree lined golf course does not a require a membership to access, so it will work well for the occasional golfer, or someone who prefers to explore all of the courses available to them.
Willow Park Golf & Country club is an idyllic parkland in the midst of a well-established neighbourhood. The quiet area, large trees, and babbling waterways do not bely the quick access to plenty of commercial areas including Southcentre Mall and Deerfoot Meadows. Willow Par perfectly blends suburban peace and parkland with proximity to the amenities of the south-centre.
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