The North Saskatchewan River offers some of the most stunning views in Edmonton. Sprawling 1,287 kilometres in length, the river passes through the centre of Edmonton towards Smoky Lake before changing directions and flowing in the direction of the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary. From the valleys to the rapids, you’ll find many recreational activities along the river, golf being one of the most popular. When the weather is warm, locals and visitors staying in Edmonton hotels flock to the approximately 50 golf courses within the city. Consider one of the following to practice your swing or have a friendly competition with friends and family.
Rundle Park Golf Course
This Par 3 course offers versatility for beginners and seasoned golfers alike. Reopening for spring on the first of April, you’ll find tree-lined fairways, bunker-guarded greens, and a wide range of programs and events at this affordable, well-kept spot. As an alternative, you can also play disc golf!
Highlands Golf Club
Just a short distance from downtown Edmonton, this River Valley course is known for scenic views from its clubhouse and a stunning setting overall. Visitors will enjoy the perfectly maintained greens of this stimulating private course.
Riverside Golf Course
Owned and operated by the City of Edmonton, this course was interestingly build on a former coal mining site. This course actually incorporates the river into many fairways as a water trap, making it a challenge for all skill levels to rise up to.
Victoria Golf Course
Developed even before the City of Edmonton was, Victoria Golf Course is known as Canada’s oldest with great views of the valley and downtown in a killer location. This spot is ideal for warming up your game easing back into playing or for beginners looking to learn and have fun.
Raven Crest Golf & Country Club
Positioned on the North bank of the river, this classic course features many challenging holes for golfers in a scenic, tree-lined, and well-manicured landscape. Need a little extra practice? Putting and chipping facilities are available.
Windermere Golf & Country Club
Situated on the banks of the river, this course provides the southwestern side of Edmonton with a modern sanctuary that accommodates any player. Known to get increasingly more difficult throughout its 18 holes, this private club delivers a great game made even better by the tranquil sights and sounds of the water.
For your golfing excursion, be sure to get a great night’s rest and be on your A-game. From Downtown to West Edmonton, there are many IHG® hotels in Edmonton to choose from for a comfortable, reliable stay.