Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette course) Est. 1983

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Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette course): [AFTER SEVERE FLOOD DAMAGE IN 2013 the Kananaskis courses were forced to close. A programme of strengthening the flood defences and rebuilding the courses is now nearing completion. See the club's website for re-opening dates, which are slated for 2015].

Nowhere in Canada will you find such a stunningly natural setting for two highly-acclaimed 18-hole championship golf courses. Both crafted by Robert Trent Jones Sr, the Mount Kidd and Mount Lorette courses take their names from two of the area's most prominent mountain peaks. 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.

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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Making Contact

Kananaskis Country Golf Course
Hwy 40 South, 1 Lorette Drive,
Kananaskis, Alberta T0L 2H0
Canada
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Office   +1 (403) 591 7272
Pro Shop   +1 (877) 591 2525 (toll free)
Fax

  +1 (403) 591 7889

Email   drobinson@kananaskisgolf.com
Website   www.kananaskisgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Bob Paley (Head Professional)
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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.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7102 6155 5429
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.9 68.2 70.2
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Mount Kidd course (7072 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

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

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: C$98 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Golf season is May thru mid-Oct.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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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.

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Location

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Latitude: (50.901490)
Longitude: (-115.140367)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Delta Lodge at Kananaskis Resort 
1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis Village, Alberta T0L 2H0
+1 (403) 591 7711
www.deltahotels.com

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
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Golf within 10 km Kanananskis (Mt Kidd & Mt Lorette courses) (7 km)
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