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Golfing in the Canadian Mountains

Golfing in the Canadian Mountains

Golf is a sport that allows the players to commune with nature which is why most golfers prefer courses set in naturally beautiful background. Statistics prove this right. Tourism rates in mountainside courses stand better than of the lowlands. The same is also true with the Canadian Rockies. Unless there is a course developed at the foot of Mount Everest, nothing beats so far with the golf courses in mountainous regions of Canada.

The Canadian Rockies is part of the province of Alberta which is geographically similar with Colorado. That is, mountainous on the western side while vast and fruitful plains on the east. Going by air requires visitors to enter through Edmonton and Calgary which are big, clean and appealing cities.

One course that has gained worldwide respect is the Jasper Park Lodge Course which was laid out by the prominent designer Stanley Thompson with the concept of ‘marrying the course to its surroundings’. And with that concept, you may foresee that the course is indeed worth your time and effort to go to.

Just after the Royal and Ancient clubhouse in St. Andrews, there you will find the Banff Springs Hotel which is one of the structures easily recognized by golf lovers in the area. Halfway between Banff and Calgary is where Kananaskis Country located. Three hotels and two golf courses are available to accommodate and provide services tourists. The two courses are designed by Trent Jones who is known for laying out courses that are fun to play at.

This is one thing you can be sure of. It will be difficult to leave such an enjoyable place and you will surely find a way to go and visit the Canadian Rockies again.

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