Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mount Lorette
Mount Lorette is one of two 18-hole courses at Kananaskis Country Golf Course. Robert Trent Jones designed both layouts, which are named after the surrounding limestone peaks of the Canadian Rockies. The bordering mountains tower over the course at 10,000 feet above sea level. Thanks to its location in the Kananaskis Valley, the golf course has a rugged, beautiful landscape of dense boreal forest and glacier-fed creeks and ponds. Golfers can expect to be visited by the abundant wildlife that inhabits the course. While its sister course, Mount Kidd, is defined by sand, the challenging water hazards characterize the Mount Lorette Course.
|Blue (W)||72||6282 yards||75.8||139|
|White (W)||72||5625 yards||72.1||135|
|Orange (W)||72||4828 yards||67.3||128|
|Gold (W)||72||3792 yards||61.6||116|
|Black M: 74.6/139||427||420||396||267||567||199||496||414||577||3763||414||503||395||405||551||193||369||185||454||3469||7232|
|Red M: 72.4/135||407||396||373||220||545||178||450||391||525||3485||408||482||365||381||530||177||342||155||417||3257||6742|
|Blue M: 70.4/130 W: 75.8/139||378||361||343||191||502||154||430||364||513||3236||402||446||332||355||499||157||304||152||399||3046||6282|
|White M: 66.6/118 W: 72.1/135||349||330||313||168||459||143||373||336||467||2938||352||390||302||337||425||139||247||133||362||2687||5625|
|Orange W: 67.3/128||315||295||286||107||364||99||312||302||319||2399||324||359||283||314||392||120||210||125||302||2429||4828|
|Gold W: 61.6/116||212||224||242||100||279||91||203||211||287||1849||243||292||220||231||325||111||194||108||219||1943||3792|
My favorite at Kananaskis
The Canadian government did the right thing by saving Kananaskis from the devastating flood in 2013. It reopened in 2018 mostly intact. Only one hole on Mount Lorette, a par 5 along the river, was tweaked. Otherwise, it has returned to its natural glory.
I slightly favor Mount Lorette because it uses the river so well on the back nine, where a couple of par 3s and a short par 4 hug the riverbank.
Early in the round, a wolf walked out of the woods, shook off its fur and was gone again. That was a highlight, a creature I'd never seen before in all my travels.
It's amazing such a rugged landscape is so close to downtown Calgary. For a stay and play, the nearby Pomeroy Kananskis Mountain Lodge has been upgraded. What hasn't changed are the stunning views of Kananaskis from high atop the mountain ridge behind the hotel.