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Alberta’s Jasper Park Lodge Distracts Golfers

Alberta’s Jasper Park Lodge Distracts Golfers

The 14th hole of the Jasper Park Lodge isn’t that long at just 360 yards but golfers find this part of course’s design and layout really distracting. Located in Alberta, Canada, the course has fairway curls around the Beauvert Lake whose waters reflect the massive peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

Ranked as the number one golf resort in Canada, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is wrapped in six mountain ranges, hot springs, waterfalls, islands and glaciers, all located at the center of a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed by Toronto architect Stanley Thompson and operating since 1925, golfers would agree that the course is one that gives onlookers an awe.

The golf course features what Thompson’s work of art is popular for: it has bushy bunkers, tees are elevated, erratic fairways and unique use of the natural landscape fused into its architectural design.

Another challenge for golfers is the 9th hole which a 231-yard downhill stretch overlooking the Pyramid Mountain in its horizon. This part of the course is said to be where Thompson infused his sense of humor while designing. He named the hole after the famous Egyptian beauty, Cleopatra since the configuration of the bunkers and bumps is similar to the body of a fully blossomed woman.

The golf course features packages as low as $349 per night at double occupancy inclusive of accommodation, golf, cart and range balls.

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