Banff Springs Golf Club
Located in Banff, a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, and designed by the late Stanley Thompson, this scenic course combines natural beauty and tradition with its 27 holes of championship Alberta golf.
STANLEY THOMPSON 18
Course Designer Stanley Thompson
Length 6,938 yards
White Slope 126, Rating 69.7
Gold Slope 133, Rating 71.3
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TUNNEL MOUNTAIN 9
In 1989, the course was complemented with the construction of an adjoining 9 holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson.
Course Designer Cornish and Robinson
Length 3,287 yards
White Slope 125, Rating 68.2
Gold Slope 128, Rating 70.8
Not only is Banff Springs one of the most beautiful and scenic courses in North America, it is also oozing with history. Originally Banff Springs was laid out as a 9 hole course by Bill Thomson, and later expanded to an 18 hole course in 1924 by the one and only Donald Ross. However, the layout as it plays today was done by Canadian architect Stanley Thompson in 1928.
Banff Springs sits on the edge of Banff National Park, which didn’t exist when the course was built. But now the land surrounding it is extremely protected – this is unique to Banff Springs as well and its sister Fairmont course, in Jasper. Because of this, golfers at Banff Springs are treated to an entirely unique golf course experience.
While the course looks very much as it did when Thompson finished it in 1928, in the 90s when the course built a new club house, the routing was changed and the original 1st hole became the 15th.
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