Just think, in a few hours, you’ll race out of this cubicle into the summer sun, warm breeze and your lucky plaid golf shorts. Soon you’ll be out on the green, in the zone, where you belong. Until then, here are three of Central Alberta’s best courses to feed your office daydreams.
Gleniffer Lake Resort and Country Club
The Glennifer Lake golf course is in Spruce View, just 50 minutes south west of Red Deer. This public, 9 hole, par 36 course winds its way through an exclusive vacation resort – with wide fairways, water on eight of nine holes and sparkling Glennifer Lake in background. Bring the whole family to the par 3 pitch-and-putt, and then relax on the sunny patio at the big clubhouse. The course is a perfect place to organize your own custom tournament, with affordable green fees, onsite catering and event planners to help.
The Nursery Golf and Country Club
Built on the site of a 75-year-old tree nursery, just north of Lacombe off Hwy 2, the Nursery golf club offers a stunning 18-hole, par 73 course. Escape the workaday world into 41,000 trees, beautiful undulating greens and ponds and creeks on 14 of 18 holes.
Watch out though – hole 11 is a par 6, 782-yard monster and Canada’s longest hole. Call the pro shop to find out how kids golf free in July.
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Visit the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, along Hwy 2, to test your skills at the golf putting area (and eight other games too), tour the hall of fame, hockey gallery and sports-themed museum exhibits.
While you’re there, sign up for the museum’s annual golf tournament in August at the Innisfail Golf Club. Your registration includes breakfast, green fees, golf cart and dinner. Play this challenging and scenic 27-hole course, designed by Bill Robinson in 1924. And after conquering Innisfail’s toughest hole – the uphill and hard to read Hazelwood 4 – celebrate at the tourney banquet in their new licensed clubhouse.
Image courtesy of The Nursery Golf & Country Club on Facebook.