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Banff Springs Golf Course

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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-6801
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Designed by the late Stanley Thompson, this challenging 6,729-yard, 27-hole...

Designed by the late Stanley Thompson, this challenging 6,729-yard, 27-hole course offers scenic thrills and golf challenges throughout its "Stanley Thompson 18" and "The Tunnel 9" courses.

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Wildlife and a beautiful scenic route around golf course & trails

While visiting Bow Falls - we continued over the bridge towards the golf course. We followed a paved road that was within the golf area. What surprises you'll have along with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Darcy S
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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204 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

While visiting Bow Falls - we continued over the bridge towards the golf course. We followed a paved road that was within the golf area. What surprises you'll have along with scenic route. We went looking for wildlife and we weren't disappointed at all. Along the way, we saw bulk elk, white wolf, chipmunks and moose. Unfortunately we didn't get... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We just drove by to see if there were elk this time but have played it in the past. The amazing elks we saw on the course that day made it more of a wild life outing than a golf game. The course was designed by Stanley Thompson; has 18 holes, par is 71, and yards are 6,938 yards. The... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for sharing your experience and recognizing the amazing staff at the facility. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Picturesque Canadian Rockies course with awesome views. Offers layouts of 18 holes and 9 holes. Showed up late morning on Friday without a tee time. Could not get on the 18 hole course but got right on the 9 hole course. Most I have ever paid to play 9 holes ($100 + $50 club rental) but was worth it for... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for sharing your experience and the enjoyment you had. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Banff Springs Golf Course is ideally situated adjacent to the Bow River River and the Banff Springs Hotel. Mountain views are spectacular and the holes are suitable for a range of player skills. Regrettably, the management of the club from the pro down to the ambassadors turns what would be a wonderful retreat into a poor experience. Staff attitudes... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for taking your time to share your experience. This is not typical of our staff engagement or behavior so It is important for us to learn more. Please email us directly at bsh.golfreservations@fairmont.com. More 

perth australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My one request while away was to have a round of golf at Banff springs Stanly Thompson eighteen golf course, best thing I did. I have played better layouts but never in such a unique environment, it was awesome, didn't play so hot but it did not matter , just being there will be something I will treasure. I was... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Great to hear your passion for your game of golf in Banff. We are so pleased you had a wonderful time and enjoyed some great beer afterwards! We hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

There are NO golf courses that can rival the Stanley Thompson course for unreal beauty. The course has an interesting design and layout and was in perfect condition. Good landing areas and nice greens. This green fee is absolutely worth it.

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for the positive notes with respect to the conditions and course value. We look forward to having you back. More 

Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed at the Banff Springs Fairmont hotel and we cant say enough about the beauty, service and the actual hotel amazing. Sadly our golf experience did not match our hotel experience there is a serious disconnect between the two. Yes the golf staff was kind and pleasant something we expect at every Fairmont. The problem lies in management. we... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for taking your time to share your experience. This is not typical of the level of service or standard we are known for, so It is important for us to learn more. Please email us directly at bsh.golfreservations@fairmont.com. More 

Sherwood Park, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Every golfer owes himself or herself one round at this great golf resort. Beautiful views around every corner on a first class track. Hole number 4 is rated as one of the top 18 in the world and deserves the rating. Great service and fast play. Only drawback is the cost- $250! Go ahead, treat yourself. It's worth it. I... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for golfing at our facility. I am glad you enjoyed this wonderful course. More 

Lewis Center, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I play a lot of golf and this is the most manicured golf course, but with all the tree-lined fairways, sand traps, and scenic views, this course is a must play if you have the time! Every single hole was stunning and the course was very fair as far as fairway length/width. The staff was great and the clubhouse has... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for sharing your experience and kind words about our staff. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Played nine holes and did post round drinks in the restaurant where we were served by Alice from NZ. Lovely girl, great service and very attentive. A real treat!

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FairmontMTNResorts, Manager at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for sharing kind words about Alice and pleased you enjoyed your experience. More 

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