Golf is a dealmaker’s game, and exorbitant green fees tend to limit the game to the wealthy. But Calgary’s home to some affordable gems nestled away in and around town; you just have to know where to look. Look no further.
Fee: $19.50 for 9 holes, mid-week
A mature course brimming with full-grown trees and shrubbery that was built 50-odd years ago, the Point is located just outside downtown. The back nine offers a spectacular view of the city’s skyline. 1200 26 St. S.W., 403-221-3510
Fee: $39 for 18 holes, mid-week
At this mature course, the lush landscape hides the surrounding residential area. Broad fairways are lined with tall trees. 1240 Mapleglade Dr. S.E., 403-221-3510
Fee: $17.50 for 9 holes
This is an executive nine-hole course located on the edge of the Glenmore Reservoir. Know as a pitch ‘n’ putt course, it’s great for practice and working on the short game. 5840 19 St. S.W., 403-221-3510
Fee: $62 for 18 holes, Mon. – Wed.
Located along the beautiful Bow River Valley and Fish Creek Park, the course itself has seven lakes and white sand bunkers. Voted Best Public Golf Course in Calgary. 7215 McKenzie Meadows Dr. S.E., 403-253-7473
Strathmore Golf Course
Fee: $45 for 18 holes
Just 30 minutes west of the city, the course is noted for its manicured stretches of fairways surrounded by ponds, bull rushes and greenery. A terrific big sky, open prairie course. 80 Wheatland Trail, Strathmore, 403-934-2299
Image courtesy of Fevi Syu.