Central Alberta Shines as a Golf Destination
Central Alberta Shines as a Golf Destination
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. Arranging a golf vacation is easy. Golf Central Alberta has brought together some of the finest golf courses and local accommodations to create golf packages fit for golfers of all abilities. Whether visitors are looking for a challenging course to test their skills or they’re just out for a casual weekend round – the golf in Central Alberta is top shelf.
Step 1: Pick Your Golf Course
Locally known as the “Wolf”, Wolf Creek Golf Course is one of Central Alberta’s most prestigious golf experiences. Play where the pros have played and take on Wolf Creek Golf Resort’s 27 holes spread across 3 unique links inspired layouts.
Located in the heart of Central Alberta, Wolf Creek Golf Resort is an easy 40 minute drive north of Red Deer. Offering a golf experience that few others can truly claim – expect to overcome tree lined ravines, active greens, sand dunes, and wind. Wolf Creek Golf Resort is a links style course that should not be missed.
Somewhat of an institution in Alberta, the Innisfail Golf Club has been around since 1924 providing one of the finest golfing experiences. With its tight fairways, rolling hills, and heavily wooded areas, Innisfail Golf Club is as challenging as it is scenic. Innisfails Golf Club offers 27 holes with 3 distinct and challenging 9 hole courses.
A proud host to the 2002 and 2016 Alberta Men’s Amteur Championships as well as the 2009 Alberta Senior Ladies Championship, Innisfail Golf Club is a challenging course where accuracy is a must. Quick greens, narrow fairways, and unique hazards will challenge your approach and put your putting skills to the test. Located just 30 minutes south of Red Deer Innisfail Golf Club offers some of the best golfing in Central Alberta.
Located just 5 minutes outside of Red Deer, Alberta Springs Golf Resort is an immaculately groomed golf course for all skill levels. Equipped with an aquatic driving range and full service clubhouse, Alberta Springs is the perfect stop on your Central Alberta golf getaway. Four different tee boxes and a well-thought-out course layout cater to golfers of all abilities. Visitors can expect top notch conditions and excellent service during their visit. ADD
Tucked away in the scenic south eastern corner of Ponoka and running alongside the Battle River, Ponoka Golf Club is a local favourite for lovers of the game. Experience the diverse layout featuring both links style and tree lined holes that test players with a variety of shot opportunities and strategy. Strategically placed bunkers and contoured greens are not the only things to look out for when playing the Ponoka Golf Course, wildlife is also a common feature. Be sure to keep an eye out for deer as you navigate down the fairway.
Situated in an elbow of the Red Deer River, River Bend Golf and Recreation Area is an 18 hole championship course that includes 9 hole mini-links course, a large driving range and 2 pitching greens. This 3 time host of the PGA of Alberta Championship boosts a course that is difficult but playable for everyone. Water hazards are not only part of the golf course but also add to the picturesque scenery of the River Bend Golf and Recreation Area.
Resting amongst almost 400 acres of stunning Alberta terrain, Pine Hills Golf Club is a par 72, 18- hole championship golf course with the peacefulness of a classic golf resort. Originally a 9-hole course that was sculpted from the natural sand dunes of the foothills, it wasn’t until 1989 the renowned Canadian golf course architect Sid Puddicombe integrated another 9 holes. Pine Hills offers a golf experience that you just cannot find anywhere else in Alberta. Once you’ve finished golfing for the day, Pine Hills Golf Club is located close to hiking trails, camping and the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and experience the casual atmosphere of Pine Hills.
Step 2: Pick Your Accommodation
Stay for a single round of golf or set up a home base for the week. Golf Central Alberta offers distinct and comfortable experiences all well-equipped to help make your stay that much more relaxing.
Step 3: Bring Your “A” Game
After the Round
Red Deer is Central Alberta’s entertainment hub. There is plenty to do away from the fairway. Find out where to go and what to do for the weekend and experience Central Alberta’s charm and hospitality.
Bring This Story Alive: Experience the amazing golf in Central Alberta. We’ll set up a golf itinerary for qualified media that lets you experience the best Central Alberta courses. Contact Debbie Olsen or Liz Taylor for more information.