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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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Bucket list golf!

There are only a few courses I've played that have this kind of scenery. Pebble of course, and Teeth of the Dog, Capilano in Vancouver. Very well maintained, fast greens. Bunker... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chris S
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are only a few courses I've played that have this kind of scenery. Pebble of course, and Teeth of the Dog, Capilano in Vancouver. Very well maintained, fast greens. Bunker sand was a little heavy and not what you would find at a PGA Tour stop course. Fairways were wide in resort course style, but there were some challenging... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful Stanley Thomson design from the 1920's which was renovated and returned to its original design state a decade or so ago. The scenery is beautiful, the grass is green and lush, and the wonderful old bunkers are a joy to behold. There is a lot of long grass, and natural areas to punish the wayward golfer.... More 

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Tequesta, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just played three rounds on the Stanley Thompson course as part of a six day ISAGS tournament. The conditioning was top notch and the design is stunning. Don't miss this one!

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FairmontMTNResorts, Director of Golf at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

It was great having you with us and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Banff you are probably there to see the sights along the way. If you like golf then this is a sight worth seeing. Yes, the greens were tough but this is vacation golf with the most incredible scenery. Resort golf always costs and some courses are just "cow pastures" and they are pricy, too. This is... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Director of Golf at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank/you for the comments. It is great to hear how the staff made a positive difference in your husbands experience. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This would have been in my top 3 courses ever played, and I've played quite a few of the "top 100" Fantastic layout and incredible scenery and wildlife; however, if you are a serious golfer then you know the conditions of the greens are the most important aspect of playing, and these were absolutely the worst I've ever played. The... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Director of Golf at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for taking the time to share your golf experience on trip advisor. The conditions of our golf course are important to us and we would like to learn more surrounding what you experienced. A senior golf representative will be in contact with you. More 

Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I golfed here recently with 2 singles and it was a memorable experience. Friendly staff and great conditions made for a memorable day. It is hard not to enjoy a round when you are surrounded by surreal scenery.

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FairmontMTNResorts, Director of Golf at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Pleased to hear you enjoyed a great experience here. We hope you can join us again in the future. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a majestic game of golf. The Stanley Thompson 18 was postcard to postcard views and scenery. The course was in fantastic condition and the signature holes were unbelievable. The staff we extremely professional and helpful. The fairways are wide and forgiving and the greens protected by more craters than the moon. Our playing party just loved the round and... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Director of Golf at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank-you for the kind words about the staff and sharing your experience. More 

Chicago, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your camera for the views. We played the Stanley Thompson 18. The course is not particularly challenging if you are a golfer. Enjoy the views, the wildlife, and the pars! Also a great practice facility on site.

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FairmontMTNResorts, Director of Golf at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank-you for sharing your experience. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the most striking courses I've ever played. We just played the nine hole course, which sits inside the full 18 hole course. It shares the same views except for the river. Takes about two hours to play and the course is in great condition. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Oh, and we saw a wolf, a... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Director of Golf at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments. Great to hear you enjoyed a wonderful experience and the staff were engaging. More 

Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

At the beginning of the round we were told we have lots of time as we are the only people on the course. After 4 holes a marshal told us that we needed to start rushing. Why? because the men's night members were coming behind us, and his words "if they complain, we can't help you". It was freaking bazar... More 

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FairmontMTNResorts, Director of Golf at Banff Springs Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for taking the time to share your golf experience on trip advisor. This is not typical of our staff interactions with guests so it is important for us to learn more. A senior golf representative will be in contact with you. More 

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