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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6663 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.1

Located deep in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains, it took 50 teams of horses and over 200 men to clear boulders and debris from the land that the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course now sits on. The course's designer, Stanley Thompson, did not let any of the natural assets of the landscape go to waste. Carefully carved from dense forests, the course features wide fairways that hug the natural contours of the land and elevated tees that take advantage of the breathtaking mountain views. The golf course is equally challenging as it is scenic with dramatic bunkering and an abundance of trees and water features that come into play throughout.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6663 yards 71.1 124
Blue 71 6373 yards 69.8 122
White 71 6033 yards 68.5 122
Red (W) 71 5397 yards 65.3 136
Red 71 5397 yards 65.3 115
Scorecard for Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.6/130 391 488 454 240 480 393 178 427 231 3282 492 403 181 603 361 138 380 360 463 3381 6663
Blue M: 70.0/127 381 477 418 220 458 378 156 409 214 3111 483 391 168 581 355 130 370 349 435 3262 6373
White M: 68.6/122 W: 74.4/139 368 460 399 204 444 364 139 395 182 2955 467 377 157 523 319 120 358 338 419 3078 6033
Red M: 65.8/115 W: 70.8/131 326 401 310 158 423 345 126 314 170 2573 458 349 135 460 311 114 345 328 324 2824 5397
Handicap 11 5 3 9 7 15 17 1 13 6 12 14 2 10 18 8 16 4
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 3 35 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 7 9 13 17 1 3 15 5 11 4 10 16 2 8 18 6 14 12

Course Details

Year Built 1925
Golf Season May - October
Architect Stanley Thompson (1925)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code We require proper golf attire. Collared shirts, tailored pants or shorts, and appropriate footwear. Denim, track pants and shorts, and sweat pants are unacceptable.

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4.3
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 10-14
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Perfect weather
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Another Canadian National Park Gem

Jasper Park Lodge might be the best over all resort experience in Canada. They have everything on a course: Putting Green, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Off: World class lodging, restaurants, things to do for the non-golfer that you could want. Off the resort, Jasper Park is amazing-most notably the IceFields Parkway drive.
As for the Golf, this is a golden age architect at his best. Stanley Thompson is known for his par 3s. At Jasper there is the 4th which will need a long iron or wood. The bunkering is great here. The 9th, Cleopatra, plays downhill and has multiple options and quite the backdrop. The 15th is short, but slopes off in all directions; recovery isn't easy. The par 5s are all quality and two are reachable for almost anyone; however, if one shot is off then bogey quickly comes into play. The par 4s have variety and two are very unique-the 3rd and 8th. The 8th is bunkerless, but like Foxy might be the most difficult hole. The 18th is the other nominee for most difficult as it is lengthy and the approach can come from an uneven lie. The greens have some contour but the amount that adds to a round. Nothing that a three putt is guaranteed, but enough that if on the wrong side or looking at a long lag, you will need to be on your game. Over all, not the most challenging course, but you're on vacation. This means that you should enjoy playing in 3.5-4 hours and shooting a good score.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day of 36 at Jasper. The only regret might be not walking. The only warning to give you is that it is in the Canadian Rockies so, like courses in the American Rockies, conditioning can be iffy at the beginning of the season. If it is Augusta like conditions you seek, then you will be disappointed: the greens were all very good (in Colorado at this time of the year many courses had temporary greens open on about 1/3 of the holes-not a good winter), there were some spots in the fairway, but lift and drop somewhere close was available. Certainly, not poor enough to take away from the multitude of positives: You will feel welcome, play in 4 hours, have every resource you could want, a pleasant staff, enjoy the scenery and be able to play a golden age architect's course that is very much like it was when created. Architecture buffs would really appreciate the bunkering and mounding.
If doing Banff/Jasper Parks, these are worth the day out of the park-which is saying a lot. If you are a golfer looking for "bucket list" experiences, then this and Banff combine for one of them. Not many places in America where Golden Age architecture is available to the public. Luckily, Canada has three Thompson's that you can.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Older Mountain Course

One of the first mountain courses in Canada it is very player friendly and can be walked. We played in the middle of May and the greens were not in good condition and some of the fairways lacked growth. All mountain courses offer great views so Jasper is not alone in this category. Normally rated in the top 25 in Canada, I would have to say there are many other courses in the interior of B.C.that are much nicer and certainly offer much better value.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club

Located just outside the township of Jasper is a course that was put together in 1924 by one of Canada's most prolific golf architects, Stanley Thompson. It consistently seems to fall into the top 25 courses in Canada on a regular basis. I've had a chance to play this course numerous times over the years but I can't rank it in my top 25. Granted the location & scenery that surrounds this course is amazing but I've always found the course conditioning to be on the scruffy side. Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club provides a wide variety of holes, numerous elevation changes, strategic bunkering & generous greens that roll out nicely.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing

Can't wait to get back

It's been a few years since I played the gem that is JPL. My memories of this course grow fonder by the season, it seems. I favor this Stanley Thompson National Park course over its neighbor, Banff Springs, as it's a routing that just flows so wonderfully. It's the perfect level of difficulty, and the hole variety couldn't be better. I've told people that it may or may not be the best course I've ever played, but there is no course I'd rather play every day, all summer long. Definitely worth the voyage up the Icefields Parkway if you're going to Banff-Canmore.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent

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