Silver Tip Golf Resort of Canmore, Alberta

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Written by Madison Valois posted on Saturday, November 8th, 2008

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Canadian Rockies golf with an altitude

CANMORE, Alberta – Naturally spectacular, naturally elevated and naturally inspired, Silver Tip will challenge your golfing skills as much as it will invigorate.

Boasting 600 feet of elevation change and playable from an approachable 5,000 yards to a championship 7,300 yards, Silver Tip golf course in Canmore, Alberta is a Canadian Rockies luxury golf experience. Bring your
“A” game and a camera; Silver Tip golf course may be the most scenic golf experience in the Canadian Rockies.

Nestled up against the most beautiful mountains in the Rockies, Silver Tip offers a haven from the world. Ideally located high on the sunny side of a mountain on the Trans-Canada Highway, Silver Tip has a bird’s eye view of Canmore and offers views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. The city of Calgary is just 90 kilometers to the east (60 minutes), and Banff National Park is just 23 kilometers (20 minutes) to the west.

Silver Tip climbs from an elevation of 1,310 meters (4,300 feet) to 1,560 meters (5,200 feet) and provides a jaw dropping view of the Bow Valley and the town of Canmore.

Carved from the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies, Silver Tip is a world-class, 7,200-yard championship course designed by golf architect Les Furber, Silver Tip is as challenging as it is spectacular!

At Silver Tip, golf is much more than a game. It’s about being in touch with nature. Where you are surrounded by some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, and where moments of solitude are broken only by the voices of nature.

From its elevated mountainside location and astounding 360-degree views, to the warm southern Alberta sunshine and countless acres of untouched wilderness, Silver Tip offers what few golf courses can – 18 holes of beautifully designed golf overlooking the spectacular Bow Valley corridor, deep in the heart of Rocky Mountain wilderness.

Silver Tip golf course was named the “most scenic” golf course in the Canadian Rockies by in 2004.

The Silver Tip Golf Resort is a soft-spike facility. Metal spikes are prohibited. Golfers must wear non-metal spiked golf shoes or soft soled shoes. Spike replacement can be made at the Pro Shop for $12.00.

Gentlemen on the course are required to wear collared shirts with either short or long sleeves. Properly tailored shorts are permitted. Ladies’ shirts may be sleeveless, but must have a collar. Skirts are allowed,
provided they are at least mid-thigh length. Blue jeans are not allowed on the golf course.

Players are required to replace divots, repair holes and ball marks, and leave bunkers with no trace of use. A 90 degree cart rule is now in effect.

For reservations, call 403 678-160 or toll free at 877-877-5444.

Directions to Silver Tip:

From Calgary
(96 km, approximately 50 minutes):
Take Highway #1 west to the Canmore Town Centre exit. Take Silvertip Trail
up the mountain (5 minutes) to the Timbers Clubhouse.

From Banff
(20 km, approximately 25 minutes), Lake Louise (75 km)

Take Highway #1 east to the Canmore Town Centre exit, turn left at the
light to cross the overpass and turn left again at the next set of
lights. Take Silvertip Trail up the mountain (5 minutes) until its
termination at the Timbers Clubhouse.

From Canmore
(5 minutes) Take Railway Ave. north across Highway #1. Turn left at
the first set of lights. Take Silvertip Trail up the mountain (5 minutes)
until its termination at the Timbers Clubhouse.


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