Well for the past 10 years, I've been part of a Can-Am golf tourney. Essentially every year, on the August long weekend, 12 Canadians and 12 Americans get together and in alternating years, we play courses in North West USA, and Canada (Alberta/BC). This year, the tournment is being held in our Rocky Mountains, in and around Banff, Alberta. And YES, team Canada is defending the title. Good luck to my fellow team members, lets bring home the trophy again in 2016.
So on the topic of golf, here are some local courses that will meet the needs of all levels of golfers.
FORT SASKATCHEWAN GOLF COURSE
This is a nice little 9 hole golf course that has some really challenging holes. My favorite hole is hole #6. This is a picturesque par 3 where you hit over a little creek, and onto an elevated green.
Note: Mondays are 2 for 1 green fees!!!!!
FOX RUN GOLF COURSE
Located just south east of Fort Saskatchewan, this 18 hole golf course offers a fairly wide open golfing experience. I've only golfed here a few times, but for a local course, it definately does the trick. This year, Fox Run is hosting a golf tourney July 23 and proceeds going to the local Legion. My team "Dukes of Hazards" will be there supporting this cause.
THE LEGENDS GOLF COURSE
Again located just south of Fort Saskatchewan, this 27 hole golf course will challenge all levels of golfer. The Champions 9 is my favorite 9 holes at this course.
FORT IN VIEW GOLF COURSE
Located just West of Fort Saskatchewan off highway 37, this 27 hole course is wide open and offers a fun experience for all levels of golfer.
GOOSE HUMMOCK GOLF COURSE
Last but certainly not least, is Goose Hummock. This is my home course. Located just north of Gibbons, this picturesque 18 hole course is cut into the trees, and water plays a factor on 14 of the 18 holes! Bring your AA game! My favorite hole here is definately number 17 which is a true island hole. Fantastic par 3.
Special: Angus Mcduff special......2 golfers (full cart and driving range), 2 hot dogs, and 2 waters $99 (have to book online).
Well thats it for this blog. If you have a course that you really like, add a comment so that others can enjoy as well. Have a great day on the course, and don't forget to "grip it, and rip it"!!