To some, it’s a pastime; to others, a way of life. Wherever golf ranks on your list of passions, high mountain courses are among the most spectacular and rewarding golf experiences in the world. The pinnacle of Canada’s mountain golf is Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, consistently rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. Few golf courses in North America can boast its spectacular combination of setting, extraordinary vistas and naturally sculpted fairways. Designed by Canadian Golf Architect Gary Browning in 2000, it continues to be a favourite among returning guests, and a discovered jewel for new visitors. With breathtaking views of the Three Sisters, Cascade, Pigeon and Ha Ling Mountains, Stewart Creek is a course that no one who has had the opportunity to experience will soon forget.
Stewart Creek Accolades and Awards:
- Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary 2004, recertified in 2007 (awarded by Audubon International)
- 2008 Score Golf Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada rating of 30th, up 21 spots from the previous ranking.
- Environmental Leaders in Golf 2004 (awarded by Golf Digest and the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America)
- Score Golf Awards, Best Conditioning 2008, Best Guest Services 2006, Best Pace of Play 2006
History of Stewart Creek
Built on an abandoned mine site, this world-class championship course weaves the history of Canmore and the Canadian Pacific Railway into the natural contours and rugged geological formations that are the signature of mountain golf. Measuring 7,195 yards from the back tee and 5,136 from the front, Stewart Creek challenges the professional player while allowing for a stimulating game for the novice.
To further enhance the golfing experience, 2008 saw the unveiling of a brand new Clubhouse at Stewart Creek. The outstanding facility houses an extensive pro shop, full service restaurant and members lounge, as well as members lockers and an upstairs boardroom. Cart rentals, golf lessons, and special event bookings are all available at Stewart Creek. Power carts and the use of the practice facilities, including a full grass driving range tee, are included in all green fees.
From Calgary: From the 1A Trans Canada Highway, turn off at the Three Sisters Parkway Exit (just past Dead Man’s Flats), go over the overpass, turn left at the stop sign, keep right at the traffic circle. Stewart Creek is located at the top of the hill. (Distance: 105 km – 1 hour travel time)
From Banff: From the 1A Trans Canada Highway, turn off at the Three Sisters Parkway Exit just outside of Canmore (it will say Stewart Creek), turn left at the stop sign, keep right at the traffic circle. Stewart Creek is at the top of the hill. (Distance: 26km – 20 minutes travel time)
From Canmore: Get on the 1A Trans Canada Highway east towards Calgary, turn off at the Three Sisters Parkway Exit just outside of Canmore (it will say Stewart Creek), turn left at the stop sign, keep right at the traffic circle. Stewart Creek is at the top of the hill. (Distance: 5km – 7 minutes travel time)