The Best Golf Courses in Calgary, AB

Posted by Justin Havre on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 10:25am.

The Best Golf Courses in Calgary AlbertaThere are a number of great golf courses in Calgary for people from all walks of life, whether you're interested in joining a country club, going to municipal golf courses, or living in a neighborhood with a golf course. No matter if you're a beginning or experienced player, Calgary is bound to have a golf course that's perfect for you!

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Wintergreen Golf and Country Club

The season is upon us once again and Wintergreen Golf and Country Club is now open. This facility features a beautiful course in the foothills of Bragg Creek about 30 minutes from Calgary. If you enjoy golfing through the forests with rolling hills and plenty of great scenery, this is the perfect course for you.

The course measures just over 6,700 yards from the back tees with four different tee stations. It winds its way around a large lake with plenty of pine and spruce trees along the way. There's over 100-feet of vertical relieve and you'll enjoy the rolling terrain, as well. Many ponds and streams add to the beauty and challenge of the course.

Wintergreen also features a practice facility with everything you need. There's an expansive short game area including sand traps, a putting green, chipping area and pitching area. Whether you need to work out the issues in your swing or you need to work on the shots around the green, you'll find everything necessary here.

D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club

D'Arcy Ranch Gold Club is found must a few minutes south of Calgary. This 18-hole public course features a fully balanced design with plenty of natural beauty. Tree-lined ravines, slopes and plenty of water add to the beauty and the challenge of playing this course.

The golf club has become the 17th golf course to be designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. This means the course is using many different technologies and methods to help preserve the nature of the area. Over the past three year, D'Arcy Ranch has undergone a specific plan to ensure success with this task and will need to continue this program to remain certified.

As for the actual golf course, it's a part 72 course measuring nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees. With four sets of tees, all skill levels can feel comfortable playing the course. They offer a generous practice facility, lessons, leagues and junior programs, as well. D'Arcy Ranch is a very popular course among the locals and known as one of the top course in the area.

In addition to the golf, a full service pro shop and dining facilities are offered. Golfers can get their clubs fitted specifically for their size and swing by a CPGA Professional. They can also enjoy a meal in the dining room and lounge, which features a full service all day menu, breakfast menu and a wine and liquor menu.

McKenzie Meadows Golf Club

McKenzie Meadows Golf Club is known as the best choice for public golf in Calgary. This facility includes an 18-hole championship golf course, driving range, golf store, restaurant and more. Whether you just want to enjoy a round of golf or you prefer to join a league, there's something for everybody at McKenzie Meadows.

The course was designed by Gary Browning and is a links style golf course. It features seven lakes, plenty of white sand bunkers, four sets of tees and a beautiful view throughout. It's found in the Bow River Valley and the course is only a 20-minute drive from downtown. The longest tees measure 6,605 yards with the shortest tees measuring 5,132. This provides plenty of challenge for any skill level and an enjoyable round for all.

The driving range opens daily at 7am, except on Mondays and Thursdays, when it opens at 10am. Choose from three size buckets and practice as much as you want. If you need instruction, PGA professionals are on staff ready to help you improve your game. Another feature of the practice facility is the Golf Academy, which features a number of sessions to help with fundamentals, ball striking, practice and even video analysis.

After your round, you can enjoy a cold beverage and a meal in the Clubhouse Restaurant. With professional chefs on staff, the menu is excellent with plenty of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is also a great place for your next event or they can help with your catering needs.

The course provides rates ranging from $34.29 to $71.43 depending on the day of the week, time of day and whether you play 18 or 9 holes. Passes are also available from a five round pass to 30 round passes. Driving range passes are also available for 15 or 30 large buckets, along with club rental, pull cards and power carts.

Confederation Park Golf Course

Confederation Park was once called "The North Hill Coulee" and provides plenty of fun for visitors. It covers 162 hectares and is located between 24 Avenue and 14 Street NW to 30 Avenue and 10 Street NW.

This northwest Calgary Park provides all types of features and a home for the Lions Festival of Lights during the Christmas season. As one of the most popular festivals during the winter months, many locals and visitors love the over 100,000 lights included in this festival every year.

Along with the many park features, Confederation Park is also home to a 9-hole golf course and a driving range. With the opportunity to take golf lessons, practice at the two-tier range and play the regulation 9-hole course, golfers love spending time at the Confederation Park Golf Course.

Rates for the course are $30 during the week and $33 on weekends. Seniors receive a $5 discount during the week and Juniors receive a $5 discount during the week and after 4pm on weekends. A regular bucket of balls is $7 and a jumbo bucket is $13.75.

Live in Calgary Golf Communities

If you love golf, wouldn’t you like to have a nice green fairway right outside your back door? There are many golf course communities in Calgary and area where you can live and golf!

Blue Devil

This is a public course and close to some of the brand new south east communities such as Cranston, Walden, Legacy and Seaton. It’s situated along the Bow River and is a great family course.

Calgary Golf & Country Club

The ultra-luxury homes of Bel-Aire and Mayfair in south west Calgary back onto this spectacular golf course, the oldest course in Calgary on its original site along the Elbow River. There is no finer course in the city limits than this.

Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club

The communities of Canyon Meadows and Woodlands back onto this private course, founded in 1961 on the north side of Fish Creek Provincial Park. It’s home to many PGA events and the annual Shaw Charity Classic. Picturesque and close to home.

Country Hills Golf Club

Another private course, Country Hills is in Calgary’s North West and has 36-holes in total offering two diverse golf experiences. Neighbourhoods next door are Country Hills Estates, Panorama and Hanson Ranch.

Earl Grey

Another historic course, this private club is on the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary’s South West quadrant. The community of Lakeview hugs the western edge of this course which blends into North Glenmore Park. An oasis in the city.

Glencoe Golf & Country Club

This course just outside the city limits is operated by the venerable Glencoe Club in Calgary. It offers 45-holes of outstanding golf and is surrounded by pristine forest and luxury chateau homes. A private course for discerning golfers.

Hamptons Golf Club

If you’re looking for real estate in Calgary’s North West, consider a home adjacent to this beautiful course, which boasts a 37,000 square foot clubhouse. 

Maple Ridge

The community of Maple Ridge surrounds with public course in Calgary’s South East quadrant. Maple Ridge offers affordable family homes with a golf community lifestyle offered by the 18-hole course next door.

McKenzie Meadows Golf Club

Along the Bow River below the South East community of McKenzie is the Meadows, a private links course with ponds, sand bunkers and plenty of good tee boxes.

Silver Springs Golf & Country Club

Also in Calgary’s North West is Silver Springs, a community and private golf course along the edge of the river escarpment. It’s a 300-acre course between Silver Springs and the community of Varsity.

Willow Park Golf & Country Club

Built in the 1960s, Willow Park was Calgary’s first master-planned golf course communities. Executive homes flank either side of this large 18-hole championship golf course with an elegant clubhouse for members.

Valley Ridge Golf Club

This golf course is on the banks of the Bow River, built on a former campground and amusement park site. Homes back onto the front-nine next to the river and the challenging back-nine in the community of the same name. It’s a semi-private facility in North West Calgary.

Make Golfing Easier With the City of Calgary Mobile Golf App

Golfing has become easier with the City of Calgary Golf app for players looking for more information about Calgary golf courses. The app is available at the Android Market or at the Apple App Store. It's free to download and can be found by conducting a search for "City of Calgary Golf Courses."

This interactive app allows a golfer to book a tee time online and receive news updates and special notifications. It also offers an interactive score card, a hole satellite flyover and GPS yardage. Reservations for tee times can be made in advance through the Golf App, by phone or at the City of Calgary website at Calgary.ca/golf.

Don't forget to download the free app to bring your golfing game up to a new level!

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