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4.0
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4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7621 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 2020
Golf Season Year round
Architect Phil Mickelson (2020)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.2
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 10-14
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Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

SAVE MONEY

Very disappointing experience we played in September 9th and were surprised when we reached the first green to find that it had been punched and sanded, the green were completely unplayable , there was no mentioned of the greens being aerated when booking the tee times or checking in, generally green fees are reduced to compensate. Very greedy of the course to charge full price and give no warning. The tee boxes should have hammers so one may put a peg into the ground . Overall it appears this course is not ready enough for play at this point. Give it ten yrs with new experienced maintenance and grounds crew ,Golf value is - 40-50$ , We were taken for 110$. Additionally the golf cart rattles like old cart and no signed for distance on the driving range

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Wait 10 yrs Save your $$

This is a new golf course and you can tell. 8:30 am tee off on a beautiful day.The layout is unique on 3 maybe 4 holes. A lot of our groups tee shots funnelled to the middle of the fairways where the divots are .It is an easy walking course. The tee boxes should have hammers so one may put a peg into the ground . The greens were quite bumpy from all the ball marks or lack of repaired ball marks. You will have a 12 ft put and have to fix 4 or 5 ball marks. Grass is not growing in several areas of the course. The sand in the bunkers is magnificent! However there is also mud in them aswell. Signage and direction is nowhere to be found. Overall it appears this course is not ready enough for play at this point. Give it ten yrs with new experienced maintenance and grounds crew ,and this will be a nice course to host a great tournament. Golf value is - 30-40$ , I was taken for 115$ And didn’t lose a ball , Unless I have to play in a tournament here, I will give it quite a few years before I go back. Hopefully it improves immensely.

,,,,Then again what course wouldn’t?

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Top Course in Calgary

I’m a scratch golfer here and I’ve played and travelled across North America and competed junior golf.

I will start with the positives:
This course is unbelievable for what they have done and made in such a short time. Let’s not forget this course was built out of flat land. When you play and see elevation changes, just keep that in mind. It’s remarkable and often really overlooked.

It’s a long and difficult course but they have cut the rough down to make it more enjoyable.

They are moving extremely fast to make this course proper. What I mean by that is they opened the course early and in a matter of 3 months. Built a full blown driving range, temp clubhouse is coming up, all bathroom/shacks are being built, pairing of asphalt is going in. It’s great to see this happening so quick.

It’s extremely long, and such a great variations in shots. This is a course where I used almost every single club in my bag and that speaks for itself. Real golfers knows what that means.

This is course that you go to when you are going on a. Golf trip. I haven’t experienced this until I went to my destination course. It gives that vibe to me when I play here. It just feels special.

The negatives and areas of improvement:
— like the person below said, early in the season the fairways were tough. The grass and dirt foundation was not there earlier in the year. But that is “expected” for a new virgin course. Now a better way to approach it is to delay the opening. But honestly I appreciate them rushing this out
- Cost, you pay to play one of the courses in the country.
- non members coming to the course. Obviously they are trying to create the hype. I respect that, Calgary is going through a tough time.
- initially the greens weren’t holding any balls (May). I just played again after 3 months off and now the greens are really nice and holding. I do agree, there is 2 hole where the digits on the greens are not repaired by the players. This comes with non-members and people who are just trying to mess around the course. But the course should give free divot repair tools to the lower level golfers.
- cart fees are standard but like there a bit of stretch
-trees need to mature.

Sounds like I have more negative than positives but I want to show the negatives for the course to see and improve on.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 216
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mickelson National GC

The initial plan for a course at this location was born in 2003. That idea was resurrected in 2014 by the Windmill Golf Group and together with five time major winner Phil Mickelson, that long awaited vision will come to fruition in 2020. Located a few miles west of Calgary, the Mickelson National Golf Club offered a sneak peek of their course to golfers this past summer. I wasn't about to let the six hour drive be an excuse not to take them up on this offer a second time around.

To bring this course to life, it's evident that a lot of "earth" was moved to make this little piece of "heaven". I can't help but believe that this stadium like layout may very well have been crafted and inspired to some extent by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains to the west.

The score card offered for the days round indicates that this track plays from 4938 yards and reaches out to a lengthy 7372 yards from the tips, although the final yardages have yet to be written in stone. The fairways tumble and roll throughout the entire course. Phil is an enthusiastic driver of the ball and the design of this course allows players to demonstrate their driving abilities (or lack of) and "hit bombs" on every hole but the par 3's. A wonderful collection of blowout style bunkering is found everywhere and the placement of these hazards are as strategic as they are aesthetic. These well shaped bunkers are either filled with tan colored or brilliant white sand. Shots finding the rough appeared to come out with some predictability but if you found the tall thick fescue, you were in a world of hurt. Water can be found on the course but the fairways should be easier targets to hit. The routing of the course felt seamless as the holes flowed nicely from one to the next.

Plenty of thought went into the making of the greens and green complexes, they are magnificent. Most are protected by stout bunkering and slopes that will bump missed approach shots away from the putting surfaces. The greens are large, well contoured and putts rolled consistently. Holes 16, 17 and 18 were great fun and made the finish to the round very satisfying.

I did stray from the 10 designated holes that were open for play and had a hurried view of the rest of the course. It wouldn't come as no surprise if Mickelson National finds its way onto some one's list of "best new courses". Members will certainly have something to look forward to come the spring of 2020 when all 18 holes of this stunning new playground are opened.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 216
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mickelson National GC

It's not often that the average golfer has an opportunity to play a new course before it officially opens. This past summer, the Mickelson National GC, operated by the Windmill Golf Group allowed early access of this otherwise private course to the general public from June through September, 2019. Ten of the 18 holes were open for play. Located just west of Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway, the Mickelson National GC is expected to open all 18 holes in time for the 2020 golf season.

The first hole introduces you to the rolling terrain that runs throughout the course and is interrupted by fantastic blow out style bunkering. The fairways are generous and framed by playable rough and then by unbelievably thick and treacherous fescue (hint...stay out of the fescue). There are a few elevation changes on the course, nothing dramatic, but just enough to make you think through your club selection on a few of your approach shots.

The greens offer an exceptional variety of sizes and shapes and are protected by false fronts, greenside bunkering and the occasional water hazard. The greens are well contoured and rolled perfectly.

Although this review is only based on the 10 holes that were available for play, I think Phil has delivered a bold and modern design that compliments the surrounding views. It's a wonderful mix of rolling parkland with a strong linksy feel to it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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