Athabasca Golf and Country Club

4.2666764706 4.3 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7332 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 76.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts must have collars or sleeves and no cut off shorts are permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7332 yards 76.6 142
Blue 72 7051 yards 73.4 134
Silver (W) 72 6316 yards 75.6 134
Silver 72 6316 yards 70.4 127
Green 72 5479 yards 70.8 120
Green (W) 72 5479 yards 66.9 123

Athabasca Golf Club originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1963 but expanded to a full 18 holes in 1995. The same designer who added the new nine, Sid Puddicombe, came back again for a $1.8 million renovation that earned it the title of being the fourth most difficult golf course in Canada. The layout is as scenic as it is challenging. The natural beauty of the Athabasca River Valley surrounds you as you play and you may even be joined by some of the many animals that call the golf course home, including fox, moose, and deer. The occasional bear has even been spotted at Athabasca Golf Club. The stretch that begins with the signature par-3 14th to the final dogleg hole is a tough set of holes that will test even the best golfers.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

24 out of 24 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways thick rough  

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"Athabasca G&CC"


David1684852's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Alberta Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

With the golf season in Alberta winding down I headed 3 hours north to tackle a course long regarded as one of the more difficult tracks in Canada. The Athabasca G&CC offers a superb variety of challenging holes, great scenery, numerous elevation changes, fairway corridors flanked by birch, aspen & pine trees all leading to very receptive, true rolling greens. I arrived at 08:30 to find the course under a frost delay until 10:30. I have to thank the pro for getting me out ahead of several groups of impatient seniors that showed up later. I managed to play 18 holes in just under 3 hours and managed two under my handicap. Having hit 10 FIR & 11 GIR, a great round by anyone's standards. I just couldn't get those birdie putts to fall in. None the less, with blue sunny skies, no wind and exceptional course conditions, everything all added up to a very satisfying & memorable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Fantastic course, great layout."


uOKUO5829OK's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing here, great shape all around. Loved the layout, challenging but also a course for all types of players. A must play course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Don't miss this one"


Coastwalker's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Alberta Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We try to play this course at least once a season. It never disappoints. The course is in great shape, the greens are fast and there is lots of variety. The setting along the river is beautiful and peaceful. On some days it yields the odd glimpse of wildlife just to add interest. The locals are friendly and very proud of their course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


Shauna14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would come back again and play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is a jem!"


casey1954's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a shotmakers course with a premium on smart club selection! A lot of fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"#3 is awesome"


balldirector's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course. No matter what tees you play from you have to play #3 from the tips or at least go have a look.


I recommend this course


"great course with a mountainess feel"


Trevor9830851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, picturesque and has felt like you were in the mountains. We saw wildlife multiple times. We were amazed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great course"


robdeb's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable day on the course. Excellent course conditions, friendly staff and proper spacing between groups.

Only issue for the day was a cart that quick functioning but was quickly replaced after a phone call to the club house.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden jem of Alberta"


Logan5237484's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had heard many good things about Athabasca but never expected to be as good as it was. Very challenging and interesting design with a tough and tight front nine but a more fair and open back nine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course!!"


Ksirving's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Although I don't live in the Athabasca; I am within a 45 minute drive. Booked 18 holes to play Monday, and had such a great experience that we went back for 18 Tuesday, 27 Wednesday and another 18 Thursday! Challenging but forgiving for all levels of golfing. The water and extensive trees give a feel of golfing in the mountains. Beautifully kept course; fast greens....deer walking across the fairway was a nice sight. Will absolutely play it again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great track"


biggmanski's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I love this course. Needs a good rain to make it really shine. The only downfall is the snack cart is only around on weekends and the restaurant is terrible. High prices for subpar food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"May last round"


Ken4891817's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the layouts; tree lines; bunker placement; narrow fairways; fast greens. Too bad have to stop after nine with thumb size hail. Definitely will go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun and challenging course"


njcorny's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with some narrow fairways and lots of hazards and elevation changes. It really needs water, but we haven't been getting rain so most courses are suffering this year. Greens are fast and undulating. The third hole was closed so we played a bonus hole instead. People were friendly and we'll be back again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Athabascas Jewel THE GOLF COURSE"


derekgnorth's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is just awesome. Challenging course and in a well maintained condition.<br/> The best course in Alberta in my opinion.<br/> The staff are great and I would say to all golfers GO PLAY here you will like it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem of Alberta"


Brock9297679's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

It has to be one of the best courses for the price in all of Alberta. Especially if you can find a good deal on golf now, you can golf this amazing course for 10-15 dollars (77 is the normal weekend rate) I golf this course once a week while I'm out at my cabin in the Athabasca, and I will continue to go back. Some days the pace of play can be slow (if you run into a group of kids on a weekday)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course."


lhaug's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course that we travel to usually a couple times of year. Next time we will ask if there is a tournament as we got stuck behind a 5some looking for the same ball for over 10 minutes. once we got to the back nine it was smooth sailing. I would have loved to re-golf the front nine.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Players"


uCWPX1578CW's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The experience made me want to come back again.Well worth the drive. Would recommend course to whoever enjoys Golf as it fits Golfers of all handi-caps


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


Charlette23's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

The back nine layout is way better than it was years ago. It really gives the golfer a continues flow of challenges from the front to the back nine.... The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food is good.... There are 2 things that I would like to mentioned though... First, it's the high tension wire across the hole 16..... I have good drive... 2nd shot I hit the wire and my ball did not go any farther and got a bogey instead... The point is it does ruin the game when you hit it and it affects the picturesque view of this hole. 2nd, it's slow play but I guess it's the weekend..... Overall.... This golf course it's a hidden gem of Alberta.... Everyone should try this challenging golf course.... It's a well worth golf course to drive to and play... I highly recommended this golf course to all my fellow golfers..... I love this course...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great track"


KelProdahl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course a number of times and I always feel it is well worth the drive from Edmonton (1.5 hrs). It a beautiful course, a hidden gem in Northern Alberta .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice design"


Grantcole's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a great layout, love all the trees, feels like you're in the mountains at times. Greens were an average speed with a few showing some scars from a rough winter I suspect.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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