Designed by Stanley Thompson, Canada's master golf course architect.
Using his expert talent, Stanley Thompson created the original 18 holes in 1928. The course winds along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle.
As was his trademark, Thompson directs players around the layout through the strategic placement of bunkers. There are a lot of those in play here and what they do as much as penalize a player for an off-line shot is show them the proper angle from which to attack the putting surfaces.
“Stanley Thompson was really known for his bunkering, and we’ve been told, that these are the best examples of Stanley’s bunkers here at the Banff Springs,” according to Steve Young, Director of Golf. “These days, a lot of courses might put 30, 40, 60 bunkers on their course; we have over 150 on just 18 holes.”
In 1989, the Stanley Thompson course was complemented with the construction of an adjoining 9 holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson, resulting in 27 holes of championship Alberta golf..
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."