Wolf Creek Golf Course - Old Course

4.0571428571 4.1 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6624 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • R.R. #3 Site 10 Box 5, Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 1R3
  • 1 (866) 783-6050
  • (403) 783-6569
  • www.wolfcreekgolf.com

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

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Wolf Creek Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6624 yards 72.0 135
Silver 70 5996 yards 68.7 126
Blue (W) 70 5691 yards 72.2 131
Blue 70 5691 yards 67.0 120
White (W) 70 4917 yards 67.7 121
White 70 4917 yards 67.7 121

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"Wolf Creek Golf Resort, Old Course"


David1684852's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Alberta Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Challenging Course"


Todddeb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Well maintained fairways and greens"


tianna's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Over priced"


u387318016's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very good course"


jeff7501122's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time the course is very challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best golf experience in Alberta"


Staypuft39's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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