Stewart Creek Golf Course -
Golf Digest consistently gives this course a 4.5 rating -
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Stewart Creek Golf Course is located on the Three Sisters Mountain Village. It's a 2,300 acre development in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Just a 15 minute drive from Banff.
This spectacular Par 72, 18 hole Mountain Golf Course will take your breath away. Banff Golf at it's finest.
Try navigating your golf ball through soaring pine trees that shelter immaculately groomed fairways. Scenery and design combine to make an average day on these fairways a memorable event.
Stewart Creek Golf Course is a fantastic surprise. The course layout, amongst the hills, pine trees and old mine entrances is a delight. There are a variety of holes ranging from pretty challenging to fairly straightforward. Views of the course and from the course are stunning. This is a must-play for anyone in the area.
The course was designed by Canadian architect, Gary Browning. Measuring 7,150 yards from the back tee, Browning has sculpted the rugged landscape into layered fairways. There are subtly sloped greens with natural forest. They define the landing areas.
Built in 2000, Stewart Creek Golf Course quickly became recognized as one of Canada's premier mountain golf destinations. In the year 2000 this course, was runner-up in Golf Digest's "Best New Canadian Course" category.
He has strategically placed 35 bunkers around rushing streams, crystal clear lakes, rocky outcrops and restored mine entrances. You are reminded of the history surrounding the Town of Canmore.
Canmore was originally known for its coal mining. Starting in 1886, thousands of miners worked these tunnels. Now, on the eastern slopes of the Rundle Range near Canmore (a fifteen minute drive from Banff), the spectacular Stewart Creek Golf Course plays overtop many of these long forgotten mine shafts.
Because of old mine shafts located under the course, there was a potential for collapsed or sinking fairways. Stewart Creek Golf Course was forced to spend an additional $300,000 on reinforcing these fairways.
Interestingly, the final 18-hole design of Stewart Creek incorporates a number of refurbished mine entrance ways. The openings have been reconstructed with new timber and serve as excellent rain shelters. Cool!!!!
Stewart Creek Golf Course has over fifty miles of tunnels under the course. With substantial rainfall or constant pressure from golf carts, these fairways could sink and endanger the public. So 120,000 square feet of a geo fabric (or geo grid), was used as underlay to strengthen the ground on two of the riskiest fairways.
This course boast the lush Kentucky Bluegrass fairways that are woven between granite outcroppings. "Impressive" describes the golf course at Stewart Creek.
The first hole is a medium-length par-4. It drops over one hundred feet to a pristine fairway. This fairway is lined with pines and a granite shelf. It's a bona fide jaw-dropper.
Other highlights on the front side include the ninth hole. It's another par-4. A parachute could come in handy. It's about 230 yards from the tee. The fairway simply vanishes. Golfers are forced to layup.
From the fairway, it's then another nervy mid-iron to the green. This green is protected by two massive water features - one on either side of the green. Yikes!!!! Some extraordinary focus is required here.....
The back nine at Stewart Creek is filled with photo-ops and beautifully sculpted holes. Some tees beckon a soft fade while others set up best for a subtle draw.
The Three Sisters, a spectacular three-peak mountain, hovers over the property. It provides a stirring backdrop on a number of holes. The remaining holes are framed with the impressive Rockies and the Bow Valley.
This website showcases 3 outstanding golf courses. Banff Springs, SilverTip and Stewart Creek Golf Courses. All these courses are within a 15 to 20 minute drive from the townsite of Banff.
Racking your brain for Bachelor Party ideas??? Why not look at a boy's weekend for the groom to be....you could play all three courses over a weekend.
Stay in beautiful Banff....splurge at the Banff Springs Hotel....well worth it!!! The boys may like a little luxury....after all you only do it once...right!! Think about it. Banff Golf works....A weekend to remember!!
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