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Golf Courses around Banff and the Canadian Rockies
Banff National Park, Alberta
It goes without saying that the Canadian Rockies provide one of the greatest backgrounds for a golf course in the world. Babbling brooks, towering mountain peaks, pristine greens and wildlife grazing on the fairways are just a few of the unique things that make golfing the Rockies so superb. From your hotel or accommodation, you can organize rentals of clubs if you haven’t brought your own. The thing is even if you play the worst game of your life, you just can’t get into Happy Gilmore angry mode because it is just too beautiful. Silvertip Golf Course and Resort is the perfect example. Located only minutes from Canmore and the boundaries of Banff National Park, it is nothing short of heaven.
Professional golfers such as Stephen Ames have declared the Silvertip to be the most spectacular he has ever played and once you arrive it is easy to see why. Master golf course designer Les Furber is the mastermind behind Silvertip. He designed a par-72 course which has over 600 feet of elevation change and some really testing (and rewarding) championship tees. Despite its somewhat testing sections, Silvertip is still suited for the recreational player as much as the professional.
Aside from the actual course which is already world renowned in the golfing world, Silvertip also has some superb dining options such as Stoney’s Bar and Grill. Even if you aren’t going to be playing a round, the food here is amongst the best around and the views, especially in the outdoor patio area make for a tranquil, enjoyable meal. It is also perfectly suited for corporate team building functions and gorgeous summer weddings as well. As a location in the Canadian Rockies, it really has everything on offer. Silvertip golf course really is one of the best golf courses and resorts in Canada.