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!
Visitors welcome
Banff
Thompson, Stanley

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Banff

Designer

Stanley Thompson designed the original 18 in 1928. In 1989, the Tunnel-nine was added, resulting in today's 27 hole championship layout.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
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Calgary
Bendelow & Park Jr

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Calgary

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The original layout was designed by Tom Bendelow and significantly revamped by Willie Park Jr in 1922.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Banff
Newis, Bill

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Visitors welcome

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Banff

Designer

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

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Calgary

Designer

Joe Finger, Ken Dye & Robert (Baxter) Spann
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
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Calgary
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

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Calgary

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Robert Trent Jones Jr
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

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Jasper

Designer

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

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Banff

Designer

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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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Banff

Designer

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

Nearest city

Calgary

Designer

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

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Calgary

Designer

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

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Calgary

Designer

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

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Calgary

Designer

Russ Olson

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Banff

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

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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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Banff

Designer

Gary Browning

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