Credit: Photo courtesy Wintergreen.
Wintergreen Golf & Country Club
P.O. Bag 2, Bragg Creek, AB, T0L 0K0
403-949-3333 Fax: 403-949-4090
This Bill Newis-designed course is located thirty minutes from Calgary where the rolling foothills butt up against the majestic Rockies.
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Located 30 minutes west of Calgary. Take Hwy 8 west to Hwy 22, go south into BraggCreek.|
|Late April to mid October|
Profile Last Updated: May 21, 2009
Considered one of the prettiest alpine courses in Alberta, as well as one of the best kept secrets in the area, Wintergreen wastes no time making a golfer think. The par-5 first hole is reachable in two shots, if you want to be aggressive. Just beware: water runs along the left-hand side and trees and bush line the right fairway. Challenging enough for the expert golfer, yet friendly enough for the beginner, Wintergreen winds its way through trees, open valleys and rolling hills.
Water has its place at Wintergreen
Noted local architect Bill Newis routed the 18 holes through a thick pine and spruce forest where water comes into play on 13 holes and the elevation changes afford great views on this course, built in 1989. The clean mountain air is always refreshing, and helps clear a golfer's mind. That's good because decisions have to be made starting on the first hole.
Wintergreen is a full service club with a well appointed club house, pro shop, outdoor driving range, putting green, practice chipping area and practice bunker. The 18-hole Championship course has both power cart and pull cart rentals, club rentals, club repairs, a CPGA professional offering golf lessons. Dress code is in effect and tee time reservations are recommended.
The numbers game
Yardage: Red 5,061; White 5,577; Blue 6,229; Gold 6,692
Course Rating: Red 69.3; White 66.2; Blue 69.9; Gold 72.5
Slope Rating: Red 112; White 117; Blue 127; Gold 134
Information: Course Type: Semi-Private, Resort. Total Holes: 18. Par: 72. Yardage: 6,692. Longest Hole: 535 yards. Shortest Hole: 152 Yards. Tee Times: (403) 949-3333.