Silvertip Golf Resort


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Silvertip Golf Resort Est. 1997

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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.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Silvertip Golf Resort
2000 Silvertip Trail,
Canmore, Alberta T1W 3J4
Canada
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Office   +1 (403) 678 1600
Pro Shop   +1 (877) 877 5444 (toll free)
Fax

  +1 (403) 678 1609

Email   info@silvertipresort.com
Website   www.silvertipresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Scotty Holland
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Significantly undulating terrain.
 
Surroundings: Forest and residential.
 
Designer: Les Furber
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7173 5944 5089
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.6 69.0 68.8
 
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept): C$175 (all days). Golf cart included. [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 end-April thru early-Oct.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.104829)
Longitude: (-115.342026)
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Silvertip Resort 5-star
2000 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3J4
+1 (403) 678 1609
www.silvertipresort.com

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
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Golf within 10 km Stewart Creek; Canmore.
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Golf within 30 km Banff Springs.
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Holiday Inn Canmore 
1 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, Alberta
+1 (403) 609 4422
www.hicanmore.com

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
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Golf within 10 km Silvertip; Stewart Creek; Canmore.
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