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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Visitors welcome

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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

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 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.
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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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

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

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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

Designer

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.
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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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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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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