The Fairmont Banff Springs
Golf Course

Bow Falls Road, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Phone: (403) 762-6801
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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course - What they say...
Golf Digest - Ranks the Stanley Thompson designed golf course at #77 in the top 100 courses outside America. Fairmont - Renowned for its panoramic beauty, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is a captivating and challenging layout set in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains.  The course offers just two simple things. First, a breathtaking view in every direction and second, a magnificent layout that thrills every golfer fortunate enough to spend a day here. Amateurs and professionals alike are constantly amazed by its panoramic challenge. From the actual hole design to the optical illusions created by the surrounding mountains, this course will delight and tempt you. Stanley Thompson, Canada's master golf course architect, used his expert talent when he designed the original 18 holes in 1928. The course winds along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle. In 1989, 9 holes were added, resulting in 27 holes of championship layout. A golf academy and practice facility will assist you in sharpening your game before your day on the links. Club and shoe rentals are also available. Transportation: The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course Club House is a 30-minute walk from the hotel. A shuttle service is available between the hotel and the Club House, and leaves every half hour (on the hour and half hour) from the hotel's main entrance. GolfTheRockies.com - As part of the Alberta Signature Golf Series, the Banff Springs Golf Course offers you the chance to play on one of eight of the most challenging, championship quality courses in the world. Nature is at it's best here; untouched, unspoiled and majestic. Don't be surprised if an elk leaps out of the way of your well hit drive. GolfCanada.com 'Masterpiece' is the only word adequate to describe Banff Springs. This is truly a resort in the grand tradition. The setting along the Bow River, presided over by three massive mountains, is glorious. The century-old Banff Springs resort with its 800 rooms, 17 restaurants, 35,000 square-foot spa, and glorious elegance, is splendid. And the 27-hole links-style course, originally designed by Stanley Thompson in 1927, is superb. Banff Springs is said to be the first course ever to cost $1 million to build. Clearly, it was one of the best investments in golf history. Directions: Take the Trans Canada Highway (#1) to the Banff exit. Follow Banff Avenue through town to intersection of Spray Avenue. Turn left at lights and follow Spray Avenue around bend. Turn left on to Golf Course Road (there will be a sign "To the Bow Falls and Golf Course"). Follow Golf Course Road over Spray River Bridge and the Clubhouse will appear on your left. BanffRezRez.com - Imagine golfing in Banff surrounded by nature's most spectacular landscape. You'll be challenged to concentrate on your game and not on the scenery around you. Banff boasts the world-famous Banff Springs Golf Course, with other top-notch golf courses within a few hours drive. Experience the exhilarating feeling of playing mountain golf and book your Banff Springs or other golf tee times today. TourCanada.com - One of the greatest golf adventures you'll ever experience will be found at Banff Springs! Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, and with the world famous Banff Springs Hotel in the background, golfing the Banff Springs is truly a breathtaking experience! The course offers 27 challenging holes and was said to be the first golf course that cost over $1 million to create! Each of the three nine hole courses are named after the surrounding mountains (Tunnel, Sulpher, and Rundle). The course itself is within the Banff National Park. It's not unusual to tee off with an elk or two watching! The Rundle/Sulpher combination totals 6626 yards from the Blues and has a rating of 72. The Rundle/Tunnel combination totals 6443 yards from the Blues and has a course rating of 71.5. The Sulpher/Tunnel combo totals 6721 yards again from the Blues, and has a rating of 72.5!



Clubhouse from Tunnel 9 green (photo by Ken Stevenson)


14th hole on Stanley with the Banff Springs Hotel in view


Stanley Thompson - Hole #1 - View from the Tee


Tunnel Nine - Hole #1 - View from the Tee


Clubhouse with Cascade Mountain


Sunrise


Driving Range


Pro Shop at the Clubhouse


Entrance at the Clubhouse Restaurant


Inside


Lunch Buffet


View from the Clubhouse Restaurant

Taxi Mike’s Guide to Banff Spring Edition, 2006.

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