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The Mountain View
Built originally as the opening nine, Mountain View 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 favours long straight drives leaving many short approaches and birdie opportuniities. However, shorter controlled shots will also allow for commendable scores.
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 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.
|Mon - Thu||Fri - Sun*|
|18 Holes - Senior 65Y+||$70||-|
|18 Holes - Junior 9Y - 17Y||$55||$59|
|9 Holes (restricted times)||$43||$50|
|9 Holes Junior 9Y - 17Y (restricted times)||$30||$32|
|Twilight (Up to 18 Holes)||$55||$59|
|Early Bird - 9 holes, cart, range balls & breakfast (call to book)||$40||$50|
|Family Night (Saturday after 5pm) 2 adults, 2 children & Pizza (call to book)||-||$79|
|Tuesday Night Ladies Nine & Wine (9 holes, pull cart & wine) Call to book||$45||-|
* and holidays
|18 Holes||9 Holes|
Tee Time Policy
Please arrive atleast 15 mintues prior to your tee time to ensure addequate time to check in with both the pro shop and starter.
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.
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.
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.
Rain Check Policy
New for 2020 Elbow Springs is offering a 100% rain check policy. We want to ensure you get the best out of your round of golf at Elbow Springs that is why we are proud to offer rain checks for your golf and power cart. If you start playing golf in the rain, if it starts to rain during your round or even if you finish your round of 18 holes we will give you a 100% rain check for the green fee rate and power cart for which you paid for. Just bring in your original receipt so we can give you a rain check to come back and enjoy the course on a sunny day! Rain checks are only valid for the season in which the green fee was purchased.
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.
To book lessons with Ryan, call 403-246-2828 ext 802, or visit him in the Pro-Shop.
Cam Driscoll is a certified Class A Teaching Professional and a member of the PGA of Canada. Whether you are new to the game of golf or looking to improve your game, his 30 years + of teaching experience will help you enjoy the game of golf.Lessons are personalized to the students needs with hands on instruction and iPad video when required.
Contact Cam directly at 403-510-7749 to inquire about private and semi-private lessons.
Dani Poupart born and raised in Fernie, BC. Playing hockey from the age of three lead her to a University Hockey career at Manhattanville College in New York. Graduating in 2008 with a degree in sociology and a minor in political science. Starting her first job at the age of 13 at a golf course in Fernie introduced her to golf, where she turned pro in 2011. Teaching is a passion of hers and enjoys watching peoples games improve with the guidance she can provide.
To book a lesson with Dani call 250-423-8768.