Best golf courses: Calgary / Banff / Jasper

Explore the Canadian Rockies, Calgary, Jasper & Banff, Lake Louise and discover great golf courses designed by internationally-renowned architects. The Canadian Rockies’ golf courses offer the best of world-class facilities and captivating scenery. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the top courses in Calgary, Banff and Jasper on our customised maps.

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
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Banff
Thompson, Stanley

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Banff

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Thompson course: original 9-hole design by Scottish designer Bill Thomson (1911); expanded to 18 holes by Donald Ross (1924); redesigned to today's layout by Stanley Thompson (1928).
Tunnel-nine: designed by William G. "Bill" Robinson, and younger brother John F. Robinson (1989).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
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Calgary
Park, Willie Jr.

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Calgary

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Original design at this site by Tom Bendelow (1911); significantly redesigned by Willie Park Jr (1922). Several Canadian designers, including Stanley Thompson (1929), Robbie Robinson and Les Furber, made modifications over the years. Restoration (in the style of Willie Park Jr) by Ron Forse (2007).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Banff
Newis, Bill

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Banff

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Bill Newis
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calgary
Finger, Dye & Spann

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Calgary

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Joe Finger, Ken Dye & Robert (Baxter) Spann
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Calgary
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Calgary

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Robert Trent Jones Jr

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Calgary
Furber, Les

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Calgary

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Les Furber
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Calgary
Unknown

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Calgary

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Unknown
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calgary
Garl, Ron

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Calgary

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Ron Garl
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
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Jasper
Thompson, Stanley

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Jasper

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Original design by Stanley Thompson (1925); renovated by William G. "Bill" Robinson (1994).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Banff
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Banff

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Banff
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Banff

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Calgary
Newis, Bill

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Visitors welcome

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Calgary

Designer

Bill Newis
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Restricted
Calgary
Newis, Bill

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Calgary

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Bill Newis
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calgary
Leonard, Stan

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Calgary

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Stan Leonard
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Calgary
Olson, Russ

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Calgary

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Russ Olson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Banff
Furber, Les

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Banff

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Les Furber
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calgary
Robinson, Bill

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Calgary

Designer

William G. "Bill" Robinson.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Banff
Browning, Gary

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Banff

Designer

Gary Browning

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Ryder Cup 2023: Luke Donald has been named Team Europe captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, to be contested September 29 – October 1, 2023 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.

Presidents Cup 2022: The U.S. won the 2022 Presidents Cup 17.5 – 12.5.

Xander Schauffele wins his singles match 1-up over Corey Conners and clinches the Presidents Cup for the U.S. Team.

Who's Who

The 25‑year‑old Viktor Hovland, defending champion, wins the Hero World Challenge 2022 beating Scottie Scheffler, last year's runner-up, by two shots.
Every year twenty of the world's top-ranked golfers are invited to compete at the Hero World Challenge.

Jon Rahm wins the the DP World Tour Championship 2022 at Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth course).

Rory McIlroy claims the DP World Tour order of merit title and finishes the year European no. One for the fourth time in his career.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Costa Cruise & Golf

Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...

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