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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. Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Forest, riverside and high mountains.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7232
6282
4828
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.6
70.4
67.3

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Mt Lorette course. Also at Kananaskis is the 18-hole Mt Kidd course (par-72, 7136 yds from back tees; course rating 73.7).

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 Lorette course)

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

Est. 1983

Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette 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.

Laid out on relatively flat, easily walkable terrain, the Mount Lorette layout incorporates an excellent mix of holes. Many of the good-width holes are played through avenues of tall pines. Others occupy more open terrain, often flanked by water.

Spectacular mountain vistas provide visual inspiration for the solid and stylishly bunkered front-nine. On the more varied back-nine, the closing five holes are played alongside or occasionally over the fast-running Kananaskis River. At the par-3 15th the ice cold waters sweep in front of the green. They'll need to be crossed again with your tee-shot at the par-4 16th. The final river crossing comes at the very picturesque par-3 17th, where the pebble and rock-lined river once again cuts in front of the green. At the long par-4 18th your final target is a huge double-green, shared with the 9th hole of the otherwise quite separate Mount Kidd course.

If you are in the Calgary-Banff area, don't hesitate to book-in for the day at Kananaskis, making sure you have time to play both Mount Kidd and Mount Lorette. Each is as wonderful to play as the other.
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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

2018/19 ScoreGolf magazine rating: 73rd best course and 34th best public course in Canada.

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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