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“Overpriced and poorly managed”

Banff Springs Golf Course
Ranked #13 of 44 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.
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Booked through the hotel to play a round. The hotel did not tell us that the clubhouse was located in the middle of the course or that there was a shuttle service between the hotel and the clubhouse so after walking nearly 3 kilometres we arrived. The staff were busy booking people in and really not very attentive. We were paired with another 2 players rather than on our own and again we didn't know this until we arrived at the first tee. What happened next could only be described as incompetence as we progressed through each hole it became slower and slower, however when we asked the Marshall what the problem was he explained that members of the local club were playing in a competition and they were slow. Added to this the head golf professional was providing a group lesson to between 7-8 people two groups in front of us and the Marshall wasn't prepared to say anything to any of them which each of us found astounding given we are all experienced players. There was a full field, and in the end two of our group walked off such was their frustration at the pace of play which in the end took us nearly 6 hours and all for the privilege of paying $240 plus club hire. The experience was ruined.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Loads of wildlife to be seen as you drive around, my Husband has a dream of actually playing this stunning course one day!
We saw coyote, Elk including a Mum and little ones. sometimes difficult to see but always worth a stop ( if you can do so in safety) if you spot other vehicles stopped.

Thank pbclisa
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Brilliant / Beautiful / Breathtaking The course is a credit to those who manage the property. Wild moose leisurely wander the course and there has been mention of bears. Thankfully not on our time.

Thank Willtravel12
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Legendary golf course...a must experience for golfers. The greens ran great, very good shape. Only problems were some Elk hoof damage, but I guess that's just part of the experience.

I played the tips as the course isn't terribly long. If you can swing it I recommend playing back there otherwise (at least for me) I would have hit a lot of irons off the box. As it was I only hit an iron off the tee once on the par 4+.

Well worth the effort and money.

Thank Maria H
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Quick greens but watch out for lots of Elk Rutts and droppings. They like it here as much a the golfers!
Greens greater than 10.6 on the stump meeter.
Stunning setting though.

Thank FM100
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