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Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (Kananaskis, Alberta)

Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

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The Takeaway:  Mostly corridor golf to get started, the Mt. Lorette course lacks the excitement and views Mt. Kidd offers until embarking on an impressive stretch of holes (14-18) along the river that are top shelf.  Grade C+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Robert Trent Jones Sr. 1983

Cost:  $109 - $144 + $50 per cart Click for current rates

Phone Number:  403-591-7070

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 1 Lorette Drive, Kananaskis, Alberta  T0L 2H0 – CANADA

Photos:  See additional photos of Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette)

What to Expect:  One of two Robert Trent Jones Sr. designs at the Kananaskis Country golf complex located within a Canadian national park, Mount Lorette starts with perhaps the most difficult opening hole in all of Alberta. The genesis hole features a very testing tee shot where watery graves are commonplace. However, after a strong start, Mount Lorette backs off to less memorable holes that often feel claustrophobic and a bit disconnected for much of the routing. But right before players may be ready to give up on Lorette, the course comes back with a vengeance with holes 14-18 that play along the Kananaskis River and deliver a fantastic finishing stretch and memorable finish. With the river coming into play and superior architecture employed, the back nine is clearly the better half of the course and it is complimented by some stellar mountain views. Those that wish to walk the course will find it easy to navigate considering the mostly flat terrain, however the majority of patrons will elect to ride in a cart; especially if they plan on playing 36 holes for the day. Conditioning is solid throughout the course and has significantly improved after the courses were redone following a flood that shut the courses down for a handful of years. Ultimately, Mount Lorette is a nice compliment, but clearly a step down, to the Mount Kidd course that delivers superior architecture, variety, and views.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7232 74.6 139
Red 72 6742 72.4 135
Blue 72 6282 70.4 130
White 72 5625 66.6 118
Orange (Ladies) 72 4828 67.3 128
Gold (Ladies) 72 3792 61.6 116

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  17th Hole – 185 Yard Par 3 –

17th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (185 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (185 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 3:  6th Hole – 199 Yards –

6th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (199 Yard Par 3)
6th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (199 Yard Par 3)

6th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (199 Yard Par 3)
6th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (199 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  7th Hole – 496 Yards –

7th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (496 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (496 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  14th Hole – 551 Yards –

14th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (551 Yard Par 5)
14th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (551 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  16th Hole – 369 Yard Par 4 –

16th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (369 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (369 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  1st Hole – 427 Yard Par 4 –

1st Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (427 Yard Par 4)
1st Hole at Kananaskis Country Golf Course (Mount Lorette) (427 Yard Par 4)

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