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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6624 yards
Slope 135
Rating 70.0

The Old Course is one of two 18-hole courses at Wolf Creek Golf Course. Both courses provide a taste of traditional Scottish golf tucked amongst the rolling hills of central Alberta. While it may have the classic features of an inland links course, the Old Course mixes in a few desert holes to keep golfers on their toes. The course was kept as simple as possible, creating a layout that seamlessly blended with the natural landscape while still creating a challenging game. The immaculate fairways are lined with long native grasses and the greens are large and undulating. Like any good links golf course, there are deep pot bunkers strategically placed throughout.

Course Details

Year Built 1984
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season High Season: May 15 - Sept 30. Shoulder Season: April 15 - May 14, Oct 1 - Oct 15
Architect Rod Whitman (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Wolf Creek Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
6 Reviews (6)
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Reviews 216
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wolf Creek Golf Resort, Old Course

Since it's opening in '84, Wolf Creek's Old Course has consistently ranked as one of the better courses in Alberta & the nation. From the 1st tee onwards you need to pick & choose your lines, learn where not to miss your shots, find the right part of the greens to hit & then if you can follow that with an ability to get a good read on the greens & stroke your putts with precision, you can score well on the Old Course. There are the usual hazards like well placed deep bunkers & just a touch of water but it's the rough & fescue grasses lining these fairways that will beat you up in a hurry if you're not accustomed to giving the course your full attention during the round. Pull into the onsite RV park, make use of the full practice facilities & enjoy an extra spicy Caesar on the deck of the expansive log cabin style clubhouse. In the morning make your way over to the Links Course. You won't go wrong playing either course on offer at Wolf Creek.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Course

Great course, every shot you make must be perfect or it will quickly cost you.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Well maintained fairways and greens

Good greens and fairways, some challenging holes with narrow fairways. Bunkers could be quite challenging. Great greens - well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Over priced

It seems Wolf Creek is relying on some old history. The place is becoming run down. The golf carts were wore out and we had to swap a coupe out after nine holes. The paths have deteriorated to the point they are wrecking the carts. Some of the tee boxes had clover or alfalfa growing in them. They seem worried about keeping the "natural environment" but then had asphalt shingles nailed to creosote railway ties as steps.
There wasn't a starter. There wasn't any information as to the triad location and the flags were not colour coded to aid in position. I assume this is done to make the course more difficult to play. The greens were excellent. The course is getting run down. I will never golf this course for the full price they are asking. Even at a 23% discount there are better valued places to play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good course

I had a great time the course is very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Best golf experience in Alberta

Living in Red Deer, I've been lucky enough to play the Wolf a number of times over the past few years. It may be tough if your game isn't up to snuff, but it truly is a golf experience like no other. The course is ALWAYS in immaculate shape, the holes are very unique, and it can actually be surprisingly forgiving for a course this tough.
Count on some wind, perfect, rolling greens and playing at least one shot from thick rough...but you'll get a fair test of your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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