Picture Butte Golf Club - Homestead/Harvest Course

4.1429000000 4.1 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6310 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

  • P.O. Box 359, Hwy. 25 , Picture Butte, Alberta, Canada, T0K 1V0
  • (403) 732-4157
  • (403) 732-4267
  • www.picturebuttegolf.com

Year built: 1963
Architect(s): Les Furber Design
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Mar 31 to Oct 31

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Cooper 72 6310 yards 70.8 129
Blue 71 5862 yards 68.4 125
White 71 5126 yards 69.6 127

Opened in 1945, Picture Butte Golf Club has since become one of southern Alberta's most popular golfing destinations. The club has hosted several tournaments over the years, including the Canadian Senior Match Play Championship in 2006. The golf course has a scenic location atop a coulee just north of Lethbridge, providing golfers with views of the surrounding hillsides from nearly every hole. The 27-hole course is divided into three nines that can be played in different 18-hole combinations. The Homestead/Harvest golf course is the shortest of the three combinations, but it also has the most water. The par-4 fifth is the toughest water hole on the front nine. It wraps around a massive lake but that is just preparation from the formidable water hazards that you'll face on the back nine.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 7 reviews


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Reviews


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"Nice Course"


uTGDW7532TG's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fast Greens, moderate bunker condition. Love the trees on the Heritage & Homestead with great manicured fairways.<br/> Play was a little slow as we were booked at the tail end of a tournament.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not so good"


MatTarbuck's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Rather expensive course with a slow pace of play. Layout is interesting, some up and down holes, and a couple of target ones. Clubhouse is showing its ware, and little choice of menu. Staff were clueless, and totally unfriendly. Shame, as I really wanted to like the place.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"A good day on course"


Allan9716544's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well kept coure, long par four's. Would be nice to have a forth tee box


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great gold"


DrLance's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a super time, we played as 3. Fast play we kept up to the 2some in front of us. We had a 2some behind us and they kept up until our second nine we pulled away from them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good round"


u229257586's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time on the course. The course layout and overal condition was quite good, however a few of the greens were rough and bare in spots. There has been some ...interesting weather in the area recently which may have contributed to this. Had a fun and enjoyable round. The staff at the pro shop was slightly confrtontational when checking in. Good value!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lots of variety."


crammit's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy Picture Butte coarse. Lots of different challenges for for every level.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course is in Great shape"


vanHector's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/2/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is not the first time I've played this course but it was probably in the best shape I've seen it this time. The course is moderately challenging with lots of trees if you miss the wide fairways. Water comes into play on more than a few holes where accuracy trumps length. Greens where excellent even on the Monday of a long weekend. Overall very enjoyable course to play, my only complaint is the tree on the first hole that is right in the middle of the fairway making for a very difficult third shot on the par 5. It wouldn't be so bad if it came later in the order but as it stands I usually walk away with a bogie to start my round :(


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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