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Silvertip Golf Course

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Address: 2000 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3J4, Canada
Phone Number: 403.802.3619
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Golf on the Roof of the World - When the game of golf is played on a...

Golf on the Roof of the World - When the game of golf is played on a course carved out of original Rocky Mountain terrain, something fundamental changes. There is a mystery built in. Not just the practical question of where the ball will land, but how will you ever return to urban golf after a magical mountain golfing experience like the one at Silvertip. Designed by world renowned architect Les Furber, the course plays from an approachable 5,089 yards to an awesome championship 7,173 yards, with over 600 feet of elevation change, making it the single most breathtaking mountain course in the world for literally any level of play.

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Golf as it should be

We were touring the area and had made plans to play golf somewhere in the area. We looked at a couple courses before making our decision and by far, made a positive choice in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Martie E
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We were touring the area and had made plans to play golf somewhere in the area. We looked at a couple courses before making our decision and by far, made a positive choice in Silvertip. We played 2 days back to back 36 holes each day. Spectacular scenery, the course was in excellent condition (super challenging greens) and by far,... More 

Thank Martie E
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Silvertip is an unbelievably scenic mountain golf course. We've got nothing like this in Europe.... Think Crans Sur Sierre on the European Tour except twenty times better. Breathtaking views in all directions and the greens had that magical combination of softness and lightning fast speed so a good approach would be fully rewarded. Forget Banff Springs, save a few dollars... More 

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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If you are in the Banff/Canmore area you MUST play this course! Incredible views, elevation changes and an amazing downhill 18th hole add up to an incredible golfing experience. The three of us agreed that we had never seen views like it on a golf course anywhere in the world. The fairways were like carpets and the greens were like... More 

1 Thank jamieKidderminster
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Great views from each hole. Good condition a must play. I would make sure this is played before you play Banff Springs. Played first week in September Be prepared for any weather, saw rain, snow and sunshine all worth it.

Thank Dwane R
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87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

First time here and hope to get back. The course was in excellent condition, although the super-fast greens were a challenge. It's not overly long so even a duffer like me can post a decent score, although a few narrow fairways were a test. Can't say enough about the scenery, wonderful views of the Rockies, particularly across the Bow Valley... More 

1 Thank PatmanCalgary
Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This course presents as a resort mountain course, since the earlier years, they have made an effort for playability by cutting back the rough, thus widening the course slightly, but these are positive adjustments for the average player. if you can play the ball straight off the tee, this course will present far fewer issues, as many of the fairways... More 

1 Thank RockyMountainAnt
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Silvertip is one of the great mountain courses. The layout plays a lot of holes downhill with beautiful views of the mountains. The course is kept in amazing condition and so you enjoy the very best of golf while also enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. I have played this course several times over the years,... More 

1 Thank Zexi
Lake Country, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Fabulous course. Wonderful patio (waitress didn't seem to know what was up) but didn't matter. Wonderful course! Sooooo beautiful. Not cheap - book twilight - so worth it. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank 17mmp11
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30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

simply the most scenic course i have ever played each hole has a different view all day non stop...friendly professional staff.a delight to share with others..plan a round next time you are in Calgary..the elk will not only be watching you sometimes they just lay around on the greens...mountain golfing at it's finest

1 Thank Stephen C
Hamilton, Bermuda
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you like golfing in a scenic setting you would be hard pushed to find a course with better views than this. There are a few blind holes that would be better played a second time but all in all the course was pretty good and in great condition. The clubhouse food and service were both excellent as well.

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