|Date Published||March 27, 2014|
|Company||Leadstone Group Inc., Oilfield HUB, Oilfield PULSE|
|Tags||Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Golf Alberta, Golf BC, Golf Canada's West|
Wildlife, scenery, and incredible vistas are signatures of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Banff Springs, and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodgeâ€™s golf courses. From the coast mountain range in British Columbia to the rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies, a Fairmont golf experience should be on every golferâ€™s bucket list.
They say it took 50 teams of horses with a crew of 200 plus men a year to clear the land and prepare it for what is now Canadaâ€™s #1 golf resort, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Since 1925, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has been providing unforgettable luxury golf and travel memories for all its guests. With 446 superbly appointed guest rooms, suites, and luxurious signature cabins set along the shores of Lac Beauvert, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the retreat of your dreams. The signature cabins are a perfect location for golfers to come together after their rounds.
In the mid 90â€™s, a restoration project was undertaken with the sole purpose of returning this jewel in the Rockies back to its initial layout. Using Stanley Thompsonâ€™s original blueprints from 1924, the project spent its focus on restoring all the bunkers and tee boxes, highlighting the courses original, and fundamental design.
Not one to rest on its laurels and accolades, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge completed construction on a new 10,000 square foot spa for golfers and vacationers alike to relax and rejuvenate. Ten treatment rooms, two coupleâ€™s rooms with Jacuzzis, therapeutic mineral baths, glacial-inspired steam rooms, and an outdoor heated pool are offered up so you can continue swinging with ease as you prepare for the next dayâ€™s round.
At the foot of the towering peaks of Mt. Rundle in Banff National Park lays the Fairmont Banff Springs golf course. Created by master golf course architect Stanley Thompson in 1928, this was the worldâ€™s first course to cost over one million dollars toÂ build. It would take teams of men and horses six backbreaking years to complete his vision. Eighty years later, it is a vision, which has evolved and brought enormous pleasure to all who have playedÂ her. Recent restorations have lengthened the course for modern times, yet these alterations have stayed consistent with Thompsonâ€™s original genius. In 1989, an additional 9-hole course was constructedÂ by Geoffrey Cornish and William Robinson, which brought 27 holes of championship golf to Banff National Park. One of the most photographed holes in golf is the Par 3, the fourth hole, named â€˜Devilâ€™s Cauldronâ€™. Step up; this could be your time for a hole in one.
With 768 guest rooms, the â€˜Castle in the Rockiesâ€™, the Fairmont Banff Springs, has been providing luxury accommodations and hospitality to the world for more than 125 years. Drawing energy from the surrounding mountains, the Willow Stream Spa will rejuvenate your tired muscles, balance your rhythms, and awaken your spirits.
It has been said there is golf in the mountains, and then there is mountain golf. Your golf experience atÂ the Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf club is the latter. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club stretches out along majestic Blackcomb Mountain, which traverses creeks, ponds, lush alpine meadows, and stands in shaded Douglas fir trees. Even with its rugged scenery and over 400 feet of elevation change, the layout is thoughtful and allows all levels of golfers to enjoy their play. Home to Western North Americaâ€™s David Leadbetter Golf Academy, the course also features a double ended 350 yard practice and learning centre.
It has been said there is golf in the mountains,
and then there is mountain golf.
In keeping with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts standard of luxury and hospitality, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort features 550 luxuriouslyÂ appointed guest rooms and suites. Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, your accommodations provide for spectacular mountain or village views. For a truly spectacular treat, enjoy the hotel within a hotel luxury of Fairmont Gold.
Whether you choose your Fairmont golf experience one resort at a time or on an extended golf holiday, you will discover firsthand why Fairmont Hotels and Resorts receive the awards and accolades of â€˜Best in the worldâ€™.
Golf Canadaâ€™s West is the official golf package provider for Alberta and British Columbia. Give them a call at 1-877-323-3633 or visit them online at golfcanadaswest.com to book your next golf experience.