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“Where to see the animals”

Banff Springs Golf Course
Ranked #10 of 39 Outdoor Activities in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Where to see the animals”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Drive the golf course loop at dusk to see the elk, we did and found the elf watching the golfers. We drove the whole loop around the golf course, and was able to photograph many elk and saw a fox. You can tell where the animals are, because the cars are stopped and everyone is out of their cars taking pictures

Visited September 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful golg course”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

The golf course is beautiful and easy to play had a wonderful day. We were given golf balls and towelsand the rental clubs were very good.

Visited September 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great course with terrible front person”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We are blessed to have had opportunities to played some hi-end courses in the past and this course should count as one of them, at the price they charged but greeted (lectured) by one condescending immature pro-shop attendant was an undesirable experience.

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful views but very poorly managed.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

I like golfing here as it truly is a beautiful course. The staff are so amateur and ill trained - and management are not a visible presence at all. As others have noted, there is never a starter or an effective marshal and it is often slightly chaotic. The pro club staff are not well trained in the course or products offered. Checking in or buying something can take an unreasonably long time. Unlike other reviewers, we have never noticed rude staff - just unprofessional and poorly managed. Fairmont really falls down on the job of training staff at this course. But it is gorgeous so you decide what's most important.

Visited September 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
“Great Golf”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The course was in beautiful condition. The only unpleasant experience occurred around the washroom facilities near holes 6 & 7...the smell was so bad we couldn't use the facilities. Hopefully that has been corrected, because it's a great course and for the price of green fees, should never have a negative comment made.

Visited September 2013
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