For our annual mountain golf trip this year, we decided to stay on the Alberta side of the Rocky Mountains. While we love the BC side of things, there are a bunch of great courses right in our own back yard according to Score Golf’s top 100 courses in Canada.
So we started off with the #35 ranked course according to Score- The Stewart Creek Golf Club in Canmore, Alberta.
Of all the mountain golf courses we’ve played, I’d rank this course as one of the most playable of the mounatins courses with great elevation changes. Each hole is well designed with fair landing areas and interesting/challenging greens. Oh, and like all other mountain courses, the views are absolutely spectacular! My wife and I continued to reuse and overuse this word “Spectacular” throughout the week time and time again.
We did run into a little mix up that turned out to be quite funny. The golf marshal came by to warn us about a bear on the 5th hole while we were teeing off. However, he accidentally jumped into our cart with our clubs and drove off by the time we got off the tee box. He finally found his way back to us after we let a group play through and thoroughly apologized for the incident. It did break up our flow slightly but we definitely understand the need to try to both the bear and players safe from each other.
In the end, it was quite amusing and it made for a memorable round.
Now for some pictures…