The snow has melted, and the sun is shining. Golf season has arrived! Red Deer and Central Alberta have a plethora of courses to take advantage of all summer long. Whether it’s a full 18-hole round or a quick 9-hole outing, there are fairways and greens for all skill levels right in Red Deer’s backyard.
8 Red Deer Golf Courses to Check Out in 2018
River Bend Golf & Recreation
Test your game alongside the Red Deer River and enjoy scenic views you would not expect to see so close to the city. This 18-hole championship golf course also features a driving range and golf academy, golf shop, restaurant and a 9-hole Mini-Links course designed for junior golfers.
Balmoral Golf Course
Located just east of Red Deer on Highway 11 East, Balmoral Golf Course is a great course for all skill levels. If you are looking to play golf in a fun, friendly environment, this is the place for you. The course was built in 1963, so it is a mature layout but still planned well for all abilities to enjoy.
Spirit Creek Golf & Country Club
Spirit Creek Golf & Country Club is a public facility located in the Blindman River Valley, only 5 minutes from Red Deer. This 18-hole golf course is nestled among hundreds of mature spruce trees, so it’s not unusual to spot deer, moose, elk, fox, and eagles during your round. The front Valley 9 offers wide fairways and a nice leisurely stroll thru the river valley. In contrast, the back Creek 9 sees your elevation change on 6 of the 9 holes.
Innisfail Golf Club
The Innisfail Golf Club is home to 3 challenging and scenic 9-hole layouts – Aspen, Hazelwood and Spruce. It has been the home for golf in Innisfail since 1924 and offers the public one of the premier golf experiences in Central Alberta. Facilities include a brand new clubhouse, a fully stocked pro-shop and full practice facilities.
Located 5 minutes west of Red Deer on Hwy 11, Alberta Springs is a “must play” for your visit to Central Alberta. This immaculately groomed treasure features a selection of 4 tee boxes to accommodate all levels of play. Come and experience the exceptional service and outstanding facility at Alberta Springs.
Whispering Pines Golf and Country Club
Whispering Pines is both a superb recreational lake resort and a true golfer’s paradise. A fully developed resort that offers you the most recreational amenities of any resort development in Alberta. Carved into the rolling hills on the banks of Pine Lake, their 18-hole, par 72 golf course provides expertly landscaped terrain and strategically placed hazards that challenge golfers of all levels.
The Nursery Golf and Country Club
Located in Lacombe County, The Nursery Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole, par 73 layout that plays to just under 6,700 yards. Carved and sculpted from an existing seventy-five-year-old tree nursery, the natural layout has dictated the golf course design. The unforgettable eleventh hole is touted as the longest hole in Canada – a Par 6, 782-yard stretch.
Gleniffer Lake Golf Course & Resort
This layout features wide fairways, manicured greens and water features along eight of the nine holes, all shaped to perfection along sparkling Gleniffer Lake. After your morning round of golf, relax and enjoy lunch with a lake view in the 13,000 sq. ft. clubhouse. Club rentals, pull carts and power carts also available.
Stay and Play with Quality Inn & Conference Centre
When travelling, it’s always nice to get a local’s perspective. Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer’s top of the line staff provide just that! Combining high quality hospitality and service with personal charm, the staff at Quality Inn & Conference Centre Red Deer are more than happy to share their local knowledge with you. Plus, they have customizable Stay and Play packages to 10 different local golf courses starting at just $89 – meaning you should probably let them help you plan your next golf trip to Red Deer. You can email Guest Services Manager Jill directly at email@example.com to get started!