Golf in the Province of Alberta
Where it all began. Local Green Fees actually started as Calgary Green Fees back in 2009 listing daily prices for 31 golf courses in the Calgary area. A neat idea that got a decent amount of local traffic, so Local Green Fees was born. Not much has changed since then for golfers in Alberta. Our northern climate makes for a short playing season from the end of April to October. Yet, the location of Alberta as a gateway to the Rockies brings the quality and scenery of its golf courses to the level of world class like Stanley Thompson at The Fairmont Banff Springs or Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course.
Other unique gems dot the province like the badlands beauty, Dinosaur Trail Golf & Country Club in Drumheller where you can play through the exposed sedimentary layers of the Red Deer River Valley's prehistoric history. Deep in the heart of Edmonton, against a backdrop of the Alberta legislature is the historic Victoria Golf & Driving Range, Canada's oldest city-run golf course, established in 1896 when Edmonton was still classified as a town. From the capital, head straight south down the Queen Elizabeth #2 to Lacombe to find the longest hole in Canada at 782 yards (hole 11 of The Nursery Golf & Country Club). Keep heading south to find three of Canada's highest rated courses in Calgary that include semi-private Heritage Pointe Golf Club and the two private courses, Calgary Golf and Country Club and Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.
Finally, you might be able to meet a celebrity if you can score a green fee at the members-only Royal Mayfair Golf Club. After all, rumour has it that's where all the Oilers go after the Flames beat them out of their wildcard position... Easy, my Edmonton friends. I'm just kidding with you. You knew I was from Calgary, right? ;)