Golf Course

Course Details

The Mountain View

Built originally as the opening nine, Mountain View room serves as a good warm up to the game with its straight forward par 4's. The course has only 3 holes with water and offers lots of room off the tee. Although forgiving for high handicappers, this course offers lots of 'risk-reward' shots to challenge the lower handicapped golfer. A long well placed drive on the par 5, 4th hole can set up a gutsy, partially blind long or mid iron shot to the green for a chance at eagle.

The course gets progressively more difficult. The par 3, 8th hole, tests the nerves with water off the front of the tee and a large, undulating green that is heavily guarded with trees and two large bunkers. The finishing hole is a par 5 that presents an opportunity to gamble and go for the green in two if the tee shot has been well struck.

Overall, Mountain View favors long straight drives leaving many short approaches and birdie opportuniities. However, shorter controlled shots will also allow for commendable scores.

The Elbow

Named for the Elbow River that meanders alongside the course, the Elbow nine serves as a more challenging course. It's bound to test your nerves with water coming into play on eight of the nine holes. If you're starting with Elbow, you'll want to hit some practice balls before hitting the course.

Elbow, with its narrower fairways and variety of dog-legs, the average golfer may be inclined to leave the driver in the bag and use well-placed iron or 3 wood tee shots for many of the longer par 4's. The fourth hole is one of the signature holes of the course. With a total carry across the pond to the green, this par 3 will be sure to test your skill. This pond is also home to our stocked trout so take a break from the game and feed the fish.

Many matches considered 'in the bag' are redefined on holes 7, 8, & 9. These equalizers bring golfers of all abilities back to neutral ground. Hole 9, a par 4, is the most difficult finishing hole at Elbow Springs. This long dog-leg left can make or break a round for all golfers. With a narrow fairway and a tight approach shot to one of the smallest greens on the golf course, this hole rarely gives up birdies. Par is always considered a good score.

The Springs

The Springs nine is a thinking man's course providing many decisions on every hole. Starting well on Springs usually leads to a good finish. With water and out of bounds coming into play on eight of the nine holes, Springs will test your skill and patience.

As golfers make their way to Hole 4, they will be enveloped in the serenity and scenic beauty of the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. On Hole 4, the black tee is the most elevated point at Elbow Springs offering a breathtaking view of the valley.

Hole 7 is the signature hole on the Springs nine. At 205 yards from the black tees, the shot is a total carry to the green over water. Hole 9 allows the opportunity to gamble and go for the green in 2. You must however, be able to carry the water in front of the green quickly stopping your ball on the green.

The Springs nine is a great course to practice your target shots and strategic game; another nine enjoyable and accessible for golfers of all abilities.

Golf Rates

Green Fees

Mon - ThuFri - Sun*
18 Holes$80$95
18 Holes - Senior 65Y+$67-
18 Holes - Junior 9Y - 17Y$52$57
9 Holes (restricted times)$41$48
9 Holes Junior 9Y - 17Y (restricted times)$27$29
Twilight$52$57
Early Bird - 9 holes, cart, range balls & breakfast (call to book)$39$50
* and holidays

Rentals

18 Holes9 Holes
Power Cart$38$20
Pull Cart$7$4
Rental Clubs$25$15

Elbow Springs uses a dynamic pricing model. This means our online green fee prices fluctuate with the weather, supply and demand, and time of day. Book online to get our best prices.

Tee Time Policy

We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Failing to cancel when the weather is suitable for play will result in a $40 no-show charge.

Frost Delay

We do not delay the entire day when we have frost. If your tee time is before the frost has lifted you will be sent to the hole you would be on had you teed off at the time you booked. You may not be able to play all 18 holes but will be charged only the twilight rate in this situation.

Dress Code

Dress on course (including practice facilities) must be in keeping with golf course tradition. Dress in clubhouse is business casual.

  • Men - Slacks, tailored shorts, shirts with sleeves and collars. No denim blue jeans.
  • Women - Sport shirts, tailored shorts with a 5 inch inseam, skirts, slacks, culottes or dresses. Collarless shirts must have sleeves; sleeveless shirts must have a collar. No denim blue jeans.

Lessons

Professional Staff

Colin Presley

Colin's first golf experience was the age of 15 when a neighbour invited him to hit golf balls into a pasture. Colin quickly got the knack and realized this was something he could be good at. He then got a job at the local golf course cleaning carts in the evening so that he could play golf in the morning and afternoon. That was when he decided he would make a career out of this game and enrolled in the Professional Golf Management Program at Georgian College. Colin turned Professional in 2010, and feels that if he can teach himself to play golf, he can teach anyone. Colin believes in working with each of his students individually to use their natural abilities. He realizes that every person is different and requires different "swing keys" to make what they do work.

Ryan Herbach

Ryan has been around the game of golf since the age of 4 when his parents put him in a junior lesson program. Ryan played casually growing up becoming a member of the local club as well as beginning work there at the age of 13. It wasn’t until High School Ryan got serious about playing golf and after a school project that required him to research a career that interested him, Ryan realized he wanted to become a golf professional.  After High School Ryan started the Professional Golf Management Program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. Ryan will never try and model your swing after someone else, each person’s swing is unique. Ryan will find what works for you and build your swing from there. Ryan turned professional in 2009.

James Fehr

James endeavors to provide developing golfers with strong foundational knowledge, the ability to self-assess and the insight to continuously improve.  Beyond shaping the swing and overlearning basic golf strokes, James encourages players to observe themselves and accurately critique and interpret their performance during practice game play and competition.  James has worked with top area amateurs and has been coached by world-renowned instructors. James’ students have distinguished themselves locally, nationally and internationally.  Student-athletes have qualified and competed in the Callaway World Junior tournament (San Diego, CA) on six occasions.  They have won the Alberta PGA Junior Masters, CN Future Links Championships, CJGA, MJT and FCWT events (United States).  James is a Class A Member of the Canadian PGA and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Calgary.

Lesson Packages

Private

45 mins$75
3 pack$199
5 pack$299
9-hole play$125

Semi-private

60 mins$50
3 pack$135
5 pack$200
Clinic (4+ people)$40

Season Long Coaching and Customized Packages are always available.