Pinehurst Resort No.2

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Calgary Golf & Country Club (Calgary, Alberta)

Calgary Golf & Country Club logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

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The Takeaway:  The most historic course in Calgary, the city's namesake course features some of the best greens that can be found in Canada in terms of design and conditioning. The start and finish of each nine is where Calgary shines with the rest being solid but not exceptional.  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Willie Park Jr. 1922 (Tom Bendelow original layout 1908)

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  403-243-3530

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Calgary Golf & Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 5788 Station A, Calgary, Alberta  T2H 1Y3 – CANADA

Photos:  See additional photos of Calgary Golf & Country Club

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What to Expect:  Located just a few miles south of downtown, the Calgary Golf and Country Club sits on prime real estate along the Elbow River. The terrain features significant movement throughout and trees frame all the fairways to create a parkland layout. The historic layout was redesigned over 100 years ago (1922) and features one of the most memorable opening holes in Canada; a short par five with a 100+ foot climb from tee to green that plays much longer than the yardage on the scorecard would indicate. In fact, the beginning and end of each nine delivers the most noteworthy holes while the remaining holes are generally solid but not exceptional. That being said, the highlight of the course is certainly the greens with alluring slopes and endless pin positions that create lasting intrigue while also creating the ability to ramp up the difficulty when needed. Enjoying one of the more unique routings in golf, Calgary Golf & Country Club has the front nine laid out in the middle of the property while the back nine represents the exterior boundaries of the course routed in an anti-clockwise direction; something I've only seen at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver. Overall, Calgary Golf & Country Club is a course that would be easy to enjoy everyday but doesn't offer overly compelling design features beyond the greens.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 70 6503 71.6 134
White 70 6115 70.1 130
Gold 70 5588 67.9 125
Red (Ladies) 71 5443 72.5 131

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  18th Hole – 456 Yard Par 4 –

18th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (456 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (456 Yard Par 4)

18th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (456 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (456 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  17th Hole – 199 Yards –

17th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (199 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (199 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  9th Hole – 353 Yards –

9th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (353 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (353 Yard Par 4)

9th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (353 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (353 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  1st Hole – 468 Yards –

1st Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (468 Yard Par 5)
1st Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (468 Yard Par 5)

1st Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (468 Yard Par 5)
1st Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (468 Yard Par 5)

1st Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (468 Yard Par 5)
1st Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (468 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  10th Hole – 291 Yard Par 4 –

10th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (291 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (291 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  3rd Hole – 439 Yard Par 4 –

3rd Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (439 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (439 Yard Par 4)

3rd Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (439 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at Calgary Golf & Country Club (439 Yard Par 4)

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