Kananaskis Country Golf Course

Hwy 40 South, 1 Lorette Drive,

Kananaskis, Alberta T0L 2H0

  • Office

    +1 (877) 591 2525 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (403) 591 7070
  • Fax

    +1 (403) 591 7889
  • Golf pro

    Bob Paley (PGA of Canada, Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Ocassionally undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Forest, riverside and high mountains.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7136
6187
4989
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.7
68.8
67.9

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Mt Kidd course. Also at Kananaskis is the 18-hole Mt Lorette course (par-72, 7232 yds from back tees; course rating 74.6).

Location

Latitude:

50.901490

Longitude:

-115.140367

How to get there:

81 km SE of Banff / 26 km S from exit 118 on Hwy 1.

Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Kidd course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1983

Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Kidd course): Nowhere in Canada will you find such a stunningly natural setting for two highly-acclaimed 18-hole championship golf courses. Here on the banks of the Kananaskis River, with the Kananaskis mountain range towering above, you'll enjoy spectacular scenery with not a house or road in sight. You'll also enjoy the relatively recent renovation of both courses, following serious flood damage and closure from 2013 thru' 2016.

Taking their names from two of the area's most prominent mountain peaks, the Mount Kidd and Mount Lorette courses were both crafted by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Both are laid out in two nine-hole loops radiating out from the clubhouse. Each course is as wonderful to play as the other.

As a backdrop for the par-4 1st on the Mount Kidd layout, nothing was more appropriate to the legendary designer than the mountain itself. The 9,705 ft peak provides a perfect sighter for your first tee shot of the day. The river is brought quickly into play on Mount Kidd, sweeping alongside the par-5 2nd hole. (On the sister Mount Lorette layout, the river's first appearance is saved for well into the back-nine).

Mount Kidd's signature par-3 4th is played downhill to an island-green, with a pond and three stylish bunkers encircling the green. On this much photographed hole, with the river swirling past on the right side, you take aim at Mount Lorette and hope your ball flies unerringly onto the green.

At times tree-lined, at others more open, impressive bunkering along the good-width fairways gives excellent definition to the holes. Pressed to choose between the two courses, many golf writers give the edge to Mount Kidd, based on slightly more elevation change than on the flatter Mount Lorette. But impressive as the two layouts are, it's the mountain scenery that invariably steals the show.

List of courses: Calgary / Banff / Jasper

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Golf season is May thru mid-Oct.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur C$118; Fri-Sun C$125.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The backdrop for Kananaskis Country Golf Course is provided by the spectacular Kananaskis range of the central Canadian Rockies. Two of the range's most prominent mountains, Mount Kidd (9705 ft / 2958 m) and Mount Lorette (8157 ft / 2487 m), start their upward journeys alongside the golf courses, providing ever-present mountain vistas as you play your way round.

The Kananaskis River, which flanks several holes on both layouts, flows north for another 40 km or so, before joining into the Bow River at Seebe. Located just east of the small community of Kananaskis, Seebe is a former Calgary Power Company employee township, which in fact no longer exists - despite what the road signs would have you believe.

Published ranking

Canada's 34th best course (SCOREGolf, 2022) and 17th best public access course (SCOREGolf, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Delta Lodge at Kananaskis Resort

    1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis Village, Alberta T0L 2H0

    +1 (403) 591 7711

    Visit website

    Located 26 km south of Hwy 1 down the Kananaskis Trail, this quiet hotel is situated amongst the stunning mountain scenery of the Kananaskis range. The well appointed guest rooms offer a lodge-like atmosphere, while Seasons restaurant is an upscale steakhouse with a sophisticated, authentically local menu, which also features plenty of fish and seafood options. Note: this hotel is not in the township of Kananaskis, which is just north of Hwy 1.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Kanananskis (Mt Kidd & Mt Lorette courses) (7 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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