Silvertip Golf Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7173
Slope 146
Rating 74.6
Type Resort
SilverTip was named for a rare and beautiful type of grizzly bear, and the natural image is a good match for this exhilarating course. Renowned golf architect Les Furber calls SilverTip, "an extreme golf experience." It's unlikely that you have ever played a golf course of such character and challenge. Rated one of the best new courses in Canada, SilverTip caters to golfers worldwide. This is a course to match the grandeur and scale of the Canadian Rockies.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7173 yards 74.6 146
Professional 72 6534 yards 71.5 140
Championship 72 6183 yards 69.9 140
Silvertip 72 5850 yards 69.0 129
Silvertip (W) 72 5850 yards 74.2 150
Forward 72 5053 yards 68.8 133
Scorecard for SilverTip
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 74.6/146 345 514 211 433 437 205 351 555 444 3495 559 432 372 454 598 206 373 220 464 3678 7173
Professional M: 71.5/140 325 496 173 395 401 188 319 533 388 3218 536 397 349 399 537 145 341 178 434 3316 6534
Championship M: 69.9/140 295 480 173 395 375 175 290 510 316 3009 510 360 325 399 530 145 325 165 415 3174 6183
Silvertip M: 69.0/129 W: 74.2/150 284 471 156 354 356 172 290 498 294 2875 488 334 303 379 506 114 302 155 394 2975 5850
Forward M: 68.8/133 W: 68.8/133 262 423 123 302 315 125 214 439 280 2483 473 286 280 311 472 90 241 120 297 2570 5053
Handicap 12 6 16 8 10 18 14 2 4 3 11 13 5 1 17 9 15 7
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 5 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 0
Golf Season Year round
Architect Les Furber Design

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Gentlemen on the course are required to wear collared shirts with either short or long sleeves. Properly tailored shorts are permitted. Blue jeans are not allowed on the golf course.

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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Alberta big hitter

Silvertip, I am not sure what else to say but wow. This course is special, and after playing it I am not surprised by the fact that it is highly regarded in Canada. I loved this course, it checked nearly every box of things that I like in a golf course. First off, the clubhouse is extremely nice. Nice big pro shop with multiple items, including a great yardage book and nice logo ball. They have a restaurant and a bar area, the bar is very nice with multiple televisions and some doors that swing open and connect it to the best patio seating area I have seen. Awesome patio that looks over the 18 fairway and green as well as the tee box and fairway of 10. Food was great and the people were nice. The course is incredible, so many trees and the views are top notch. Mountains everywhere you look, it is really something. It is extremely quiet even though there are a few small housing areas on the course, I didn’t mind that. The greens were great, vert fast and they were smooth as glass. White sand bunkers are always a plus, the only thing I would have liked a little more was a newer golf cart, this one wasn’t that old and it had GPS on it but I still am a sucker for newer carts. The driving range was very cool, hit balls into a mountain back drop. Very nice range. First hole takes you down a few switch backs with the cart which is fun.

6 sets of tees to make it fun for everyone, 7140 yds from the tips down to 4822 from the reds. Plenty of length options to choose from. The very first hole is 345 from the tips, dog leg left. You can cut the corner or play a draw around the bend and hit a hill which will roll you even closer. Awesome hole to start the round and a fun one to see how close you can get. Every hole on this course was fun and provided different challenges, tons of elevation change gives you some great tee views and makes every hole pretty easy to remember. The tips give you some really long holes especially #8 at 555 yds, #14 at 598 yds. #18 is a 464 yd par 4 with an awesome tee shot that dog legs to the left, and drop in elevation heavily. You play your tee shot towards elevated sign that is a bear, and let the hill do the work. Awesome hole, as you come down the hill the views are incredible and there is a nice pond as well as the club house. Makes for a very memorable round. I wont forget this one soon and am already looking into coming back to Banff to play Silvertip again, as well as try a few new ones. Highly recommend, this is in my top 5 for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Magnificent course

Our group played 3 courses in Canmore, AB (Canmore GC, Stewart Creek, Silvertip). All were enjoyable. The one that I recommend if you only can play one round is Silvertip. Every hole is beautifully designed and the views of the mountains are amazing. Several holes have water features, so it really is stunning to play. Several challenging holes hit up and down hill being situated on the side of a mountain range, Silvertip rates in the top 5 courses I've played, and I've played many great courses around the world.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Great Course - Not RCGA Certified?!

First of all, beautiful course. Its a great challenge and great scenery. The greens were nice and fast and rolled true on each and every hole. The fairways were great and the rough was a challenge but nothing unbearable. We had a bit of rain so slightly soggy but nothing that took away from the round.

My biggest drawback on this course is the slope and rating is not recognized by Alberta Golf or the RCGA, which means you cannot enter a score when playing at this course. I love to try new courses but the reason I do is so that my handicap is more accurate and not just from one club. For such a beautiful and well recognized course I have no idea why they cant produce a recognized slope and rating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Canmore golf

Unreal views. Lot of shots to either uphill or extreme downhill to green shots. When we played it was cat paths only. After 9 I ask pro shop If we could go on course walking the hills was crazy difficult. Fortunately we were allowed to go on fairways on back. Like I said unreal in the mountains.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
British Columbia Advisor
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Lots to see and fun golf

The elevation changes alone make this course a must play. With the changes comes some of the best views of the mountains on any course. Right off the first tee you have a huge downhill dogleg that sets the tone for an enjoyable round.

A lot of fun shots while also mixing in some very difficult recovery shots if your game is not on. It makes you think while not making you play shots you don't have. Mid-summer this course is at its best with really quick greens that make short putts stomach tumblers.

A great place to visit and play once. Steep price may keep thrifty golfers away but to hit a ball into some of those backdrops is at least worth trying once.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A must play in Alberta

The experience is amazing! Stunning views and immaculate course. Elevation changes and undulations make good ball striking necessary to score well but with multiple tees it caters to all levels of golfers. Although no matter what you score I am certain you will leave with a smile. Friendly staff and an awesome patio overlooking the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course

Excellent course, friendly staff and amazing views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing scenery and challenging

First time I played this course and I already want to make a trip back. It was in excellent condition and a very friendly environment. Plenty of elevation tee to green and very challenging fairways force you to play a long iron off the tee instead of driver. Really brings out the kind of golfer you are and challenges your skills. I played it in a drizzle cloudy kinda day so I can only imagine how nice it would have been with sunshine! Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Mountsin golf,

Love the experience, great mountain course, not gimmicky.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
2000 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, Alberta, Canada T1W 3J4
(403) 678-1600, 1-877 877-5444
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