“Wolf Creek is so good, so meticulously crafted that it’s often used as a study for blossoming golf architects,” writes golf journalist Andrew Penner. “In fact, many of the current ‘stars’ in the field come to examine its gorgeous contouring and detail to learn the finer merits of moving dirt in ways that are both pleasing to the eye and incredibly rewarding to play.”
Nestled in the heart of Central Alberta’s rolling hills is a 36-hole Scottish links style course that has been consistently ranked as one of the top public courses in Canada. Designed by renowned golf course architect Rod Whitman, the bent grass fairways and greens of the Old Course at Wolf Creek Resort have been given a rating of 4½ stars by Golf Digest Magazine. The tees, fairways and greens are meticulously maintained at Wolf Creek, but natural vegetation has filled in the gaps and allows the course to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. The deep pot bunkers and the native grasses make the course both challenging and rewarding and are a mustplay for avid golfers visiting Central Alberta.
Central Alberta Golf Safari
You could golf three rounds each day for a week in Central Alberta and never see the same hole twice. There are more than two dozen courses within an hour’s drive of Red Deer, including some of the most challenging courses in the province. You won’t want to miss tackling Canada’s longest hole at the Nursery Golf Club near Lacombe. At 782 yards from the back tees, this behemoth is one of the toughest par 6 holes in the nation. Whether you prefer the links style golf of Wolf Creek or you enjoy a course with rolling greens and water features, you will find it here.
The Red Deer region has a wide variety of golf courses at very reasonable rates and you can book a weekend or weekday golf package with a single call. Golf Central Alberta specializes in booking golf and accommodations packages in Central Alberta. All you have to do is choose your accommodations and your courses and they will book everything else – from the tee times to the accommodations. Some local hotels also offer their own money-saving golf packages, which may include courses not offered through Golf Central. However you do it, booking a package can save you time and money.