The term “safari” often conjures up images of zebras, giraffes, and khakis , but we’ve got an entirely new definition for you here in the Canadian Rockies. It is the elusive golf safari, or, “golfari” that we are here to talk about. Now that the ski season is winding down, it’s time to pull up your tartan socks, don a cabbie cap and head out to the golf course. We’ve got great ideas lined up for a multi-day golf vacation in the scenic Canadian Rockies right here for you.
Banff Springs Golf Course
Start your Golf Safari in style: an exquisite golf course with an astounding view, Banff Springs Golf Course is a sight to behold. Opening in May, there are two courses to enjoy: the Stanley Thompson Course and the Tunnel Mountain Course. Created in 1928, the Stanley Thompson is an 18-hole course, with a par 71, and features over 6,900 yards of the course. Tunnel Mountain, an addition added in 1989, is designed for a shorter, quicker game, with 9 holes and a 36 par, and 3,300 yards to explore, for a grand total of 27 holes of championship golfing. Both courses are situated such that everywhere you turn, you are surrounded by a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Canadian Rockies. Allow 2-3 days minimum to explore and enjoy this precious jewelry of the Canadian Rockies .
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The courses are situated such that a stay at the Fairmont Springs Hotel is a perfect setup. This opulent retreat is nestled in the side of the mountains, affording a 360 degree view of the stunning surroundings. With 764 guest rooms and suites, there is a plethora of options for you to choose from. Want a cozy room tucked in a hidden corner of the chateau? No problem. How about a spacious suite with a view of the mountains? Fairmont’s got that, too. Check out our package rate for great deals on rooms, when you bundle up your golf vacation with Enjoy Banff. And, for the next level experience, the hotel offers a Fairmont Gold membership. From the second you step into the private check-ins located on the fifth floor, you will be pampered with exclusive services and amenities that the hotel has to offer. From a healthy continental breakfast to transportation services to luxurious rooms and suites, you will be floored by the services available to you.
Silvertip Golf Resort
Next, head off towards the tranquil Canmore, equally stunning, but a bit more private. Make Silvertip Golf Resort your 2 nd playground. Glancing around Silvertip, it’s easy to see why they have the catch phrase “golf on the roof of the world”. A certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the course has 183m (600ft) elevation change, and up to 7200 playable yards of course, affording golfers of all skill level a full and fun game. Not only that, the course also features beautiful forests and crystal blue mountain ponds that are surrounded by Rocky Mountains, making it one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Check booking details HERE.
Keep golfing day in and day out by staying close by in the local Canmore Chateau. the area has to offer. Chateau Canmore delivers an all inclusive experience that suits whatever need you are looking to fulfill. The full-service resort at Chateau Canmore includes a lovely indoor swimming pool for the kids to splash around in, an outdoor hot tub to soak beneath the crisp stars, and a dry sauna to sweat all your worries away.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club
Next, pack your gear and set off to Jasper, a MUST on every Golfer’s Bucket List.
Opening in 1925, the legendary Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club took over a year to build using horses and manpower to clear the land. The 18-hole course is has been rated Canada’s #1 Golf Resort in 2013 by SCOREGolf Magazine, and features some incredible, ruggedly beautiful scenery. Maintaining the landscape’s natural contours, this course meanders through incredible terrain, offering spectacular vistas of the surrounding Rockies.
For your overnight stay, Fairmont Jasper offers beautiful guest rooms, suites, and luxurious Signature Cabins featuring an array of amenities and services to make your getaway as comfortable as possible. The Cabins are an excellent option for families or for hosting an exclusive retreat, and are catered to by the Fairmont’s legendary service. The stunning vistas surround the the resort, and the rooms provide a unique view of the jagged mountains, creating a serene and unparalleled golfing experience. Booking details HERE.
Enjoy Banff’s customized golf vacation packages combine rounds on excellent courses with stays at your preferred accommodations venues. Further more, we can assist with adding transportation and other exciting activities to your stay, as horseback riding helicopter tours, rafting trips, fly fishing, bike riding tours, wildlife tours, sightseeing and so on.
Call up our friendly Rocky Mountain Specialists today at and let them organize your Tee Times in our beautiful Rockies! Golfing in the Canadian Rockies promises an unforgettable and unparalleled mountain golf experience.
P.S. Start Planning your tee times soon, it’s almost peak season in Banff and the beautiful resort fills up very quickly!