Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 1
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 1
The first hole on the Mt. Kidd Course at Kananaskis Country Golf is a long, dogleg right par 4. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd double green
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd double green
A double green sits below the clubhouse of the Kananaskis Country Golf Course, with two layouts by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 3
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 3
The par-4 third hole on Kananaskis Country Golf's Mt. Kidd Course is a sharp dogleg left. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 4
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 4
The par-3 fourth hole on Kananaskis Country Golf's Mt. Kidd Course is considered by many to be the signature hole. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd bear
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd bear
A bear and her cub wander out onto the Mt. Kidd course at Kananaskis Country Golf Course. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd river
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd river
The Kananaskis River flows through both golf courses at Kananaskis Country Golf Course. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 8
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 8
The tee shot on the par-3 eighth hole of the Mt. Kidd Course plays over the Kananaskis River. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd clubhouse
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd clubhouse
The clubhouse overlooks the ninth hole of the Mt. Kidd course at Kananaskis Country Golf Course. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd bunkers
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd bunkers
Kananaskis Country Golf's Mt. Kidd Course features signature Robert Trent Jones Sr. large bunkering. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com
Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 16
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Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd No. 16
The par-4 16th hole plays to a green set on a hillside on the Mt. Kidd course at Kananaskis Country Golf Course. Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com

Kananaskis Country Golf's Mt. Kidd course in Alberta

Kananaskis Country Golf Course in Alberta's Canadian Rockies actually consists of two 18-hole golf courses, the Mt. Kidd and Mt. Lorette, named for the mountains they sit beneath.

Both golf courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., who actually had a hand in finding the location. Originally planned for the other side of the valley, Jones saw the Kananaskis River and mountain backdrops and persuaded the Canadian government, which owned the land, to let them build on the present side.

Both courses are valley-type courses with few elevation changes and water hazards on each. More than 140 bunkers sit between the two courses. The Mt. Lorette course demands a little more shot-making, though both are championship caliber at over 7,000 yards from the championship tees.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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While the masses come to Banff Springs from all over the world, Kananaskis is lesser known. But it's closer to Calgary, and peak-season green fees for Kananaskis Country Golf Course are a bit cheaper than Banff Springs, Stewart Creek and Silvertip as well (and there's no charge for grizzly bear sightings).
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Kananaskis Country Golf's Mt. Kidd course in Alberta
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