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Silvertip Golf Resort

2000 Silvertip Trail,

Canmore, Alberta T1W 3J4

  • Office

    +1 (403) 678 1600
  • Pro shop

    +1 (877) 877 5444 (toll free)
  • Fax

    +1 (403) 678 1609
  • Golf pro

    Scotty Holland
  • Academy

    Silvertip Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Significantly undulating terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Forest and residential.

  • Designer:

    Les Furber
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7173
5944
5089
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.6
69.0
68.8

Location

Latitude:

51.104829

Longitude:

-115.342026

How to get there:

27 km SE of Banff / 2.5 km NE of centre of Canmore.

Leave Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy) at the Canmore Town Centre exit, and head northeast (back across the overpass if coming from Banff). At the Hotel of the Rockies (now the Holiday Inn Canmore), turn into Silvertip Trail and follow the signs to the clubhouse.

Silvertip Golf Resort

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1997

Silvertip Golf Resort: Cradled by the magnificent Canadian Rockies and perched on the lower slopes of Mount Lady Macdonald, Silvertip is one of a small group of excellent championship courses clustered around Banff and Canmore. Spectacular mountain peaks, waving grasslands, alpine forests and deep valleys all contribute to the vistas you'll enjoy at Silvertip.

Laid out on the south-facing slopes of the Bow Valley, this often technically demanding course is more mountain-style than parkland, with dramatic elevation changes and several drives needing to be played from lofty tees. As you embark on the roaming front-nine loop, you'll quickly experience some of the 600 ft of elevation change that separates the top and bottom of this layout. You'll also understand why golf carts are compulsory here; there are significant distances between some holes, not least from the 4th to the 5th - a good chance to take in the natural forest scenery.

It's certainly not a layout that responds well to a "grip-it and rip-it" strategy, especially if you are wayward. There are some tightish tee-shots to make and a need to hit accurate approach shots. The greens are seldom generously round, but more often long and thin, or narrow and wide.

There's no shortage of fabulous mountain and valley scenery to enjoy, with arguably the best saved until last. A stunning backdrop of countless Rocky Mountain peaks frames the par-4 18th. This dramatic hole plunges downhill to a green defended by a rock-lined ice-blue pond. A cascading water feature to the left of the green (not the only one you'll encounter on the back-nine) completes the stunning closing scene.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Golf season is end-April thru early-Oct.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept): C$175 (all days). Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Silvertip is part of Stone Creek Resorts Club, which has a sister resort and golf club, Eagle Ranch, located on the other side of the Rockies in Invermere, British Columbia. | Perched on the lower slopes (benchlands) of Mount Lady Macdonald, which climbs to 8,269 ft, the Silvertip course is certified under the Audubon International Cooperative Scheme. | Silvertip is an alternative name for a grizzly bear. Although varying in colour from blond to nearly black, grizzly bear fur is typically brown in color with white tips, hence the name Silvertip.

Published ranking

2019 ScoreGolf magazine rating: 52nd best public course in Canada.

Where2Stay

  • Silvertip Resort5-star

    2000 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3J4

    +1 (403) 678 1609

    Visit website
    Silvertip Resort is located on the sunny side of the Bow Valley, in a mountain wilderness setting near the alpine town of Canmore. The region offers spectacular views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, and stands at the edge of an immense, untouched wilderness reserve. The resort Village at Silvertip already includes excellent dining options, meeting and banquet facilities, and beautifully appointed luxury condominiums that are available to rent, giving you one of Alberta's highest quality Stay & Play experiences. The development plans for the village include a luxury hotel.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Silvertip

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Stewart Creek; Canmore.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Banff Springs.

  • Holiday Inn Canmore

    1 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, Alberta

    +1 (403) 609 4422

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    Designed to enjoy the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the Holiday Inn Canmore (formerly the Hotel of the Rockies) offers 99 spacious guest rooms, each equipped with an attractive decor, comfortable bedding, and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Silvertip; Stewart Creek; Canmore.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Banff Springs

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