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4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7332
Slope 142
Rating 76.6
Type Public
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.
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
Scorecard for Athabasca Golf & Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 76.6/142 483 538 219 431 542 356 150 406 429 3554 465 396 513 623 186 439 510 191 351 3674 7228
Blue M: 73.4/134 423 525 198 310 521 345 150 406 414 3292 426 359 469 572 164 389 495 154 343 3371 6663
Blue/Silver M: 72.2/132 372 486 198 310 492 345 150 383 385 3121 426 359 419 519 164 389 456 154 335 3221 6342
Silver M: 70.4/127 W: 75.6/134 372 486 170 303 492 321 130 383 385 3042 366 308 419 519 155 336 456 144 335 3038 6080
Green W: 70.8/120 342 440 88 287 430 276 104 354 323 2644 314 274 344 473 94 301 402 89 279 2570 5214
Handicap 5 3 17 11 1 13 15 9 7 8 14 10 4 16 12 2 18 6
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 1 17 13 3 11 15 5 7 4 16 6 14 8 12 2 18 10

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Golf Season Apr 15 to Oct 15
Architect Sid Puddicombe (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.4
24

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 3
Watching the Game 3
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Narrow Fairways 7
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
Advanced Golfers 7
A Weekend Splurge 4
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 2
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Athabasca G&CC

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic course, great layout.

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Alberta Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Don't miss this one

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Would come back again and play.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

This course is a jem!

This is a shotmakers course with a premium on smart club selection! A lot of fun to play.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

#3 is awesome

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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course with a mountainess feel

The course was in great shape, picturesque and has felt like you were in the mountains. We saw wildlife multiple times. We were amazed.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

great course

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Hidden jem of Alberta

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Course!!

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!
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

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