Few places in the world are as awe inspiringly beautiful as the Canadian Rockies and its resort towns of Banff and Jasper. Protected by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, Banff and Jasper are living reminders of the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. Here mountain ranges tower into crystal clear skies. Turquoise lakes reflect rugged mountain peaks. Elk and Deer roam the resort streets, and lush green forests blanket valley floors. Add world-famous resorts and four of the highest rated courses in all of Canada to this setting and you will begin to realize why the Banff/Jasper region is one of the greatest and most popular golf destinations in all of North America.
The most famous courses of the region are the Banff Springs and Jasper Park Lodge courses. Designed by master architect Stanley Thompson, these courses put the region on the golfing map and are widely considered to be his best work ever. Thompson’s protégé, Robert Trent Jones passed on his knowledge to his son who built two great courses in the Canadian Rockies in what he called the “greatest natural setting I have ever been given to work with”. Stewart Creek and Silvertip, the two most recent additions to the region continue the tradition of incredible golf in the Canadian Rockies. Both are ranked in the top-fifty in Canada and both offer unforgettable views of the towering mountain peaks.
With all this fantastic golf it is easy to forget that the Canadian Rockies offer even more to do off the course than on it. From roaming glaciers and taking guided nature tours to lounging in natural hot springs and dining on world-class cuisine, i f you can think of it, there is a very good chance you can do it in Banff.
If you are looking for a vacation where incredible golf, scenery, luxury and amenities will all view for your attention, look no further than Banff and Jasper. Nowhere else in the world will you find such a blend of rugged, pristine nature, phenomenal golf courses and opulent five-star resorts. It is a vacation you deserve to take at least once in your life!
Getting there: Banff is two hours west of Calgary and twelve hours east of Vancouver on the border of BC and Alberta. The nearest major airport is Calgary International which is served by most major domestic and international airlines. Jasper is three hours North West of Edmonton and six hours North West of Calgary. The nearest major airport is Edmonton International which is served by most domestic airlines and several international airlines. The region can be reached by highway from all four points of the compass.
Après Golf: Just some of the more popular activities & attractions
- nature tours
- fine dining
- hot springs
- mountain gondolas
- horseback riding
- glacier tours
- scenic flights