Fairmont Hot Springs has long been a great all inclusive destination for Albertan's and travelers alike. From Central Alberta it’s a relatively quick (less than 5 hours) and beautiful drive through the National Parks and mountains to the Columbia Valley.
Riverside (above) is an 18-hole course which crosses back and forth over the fast-flowing Columbia River a total of six times. It is an undeniably scenic course that attracts golfers of all levels.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is home to Canada’s largest natural hot springs, many accommodation options, spa, dining, shopping, and tons of outdoor activities including golf.
There are three golf courses on the property and each offers a different experience and are great for golfers of all skill levels.
Riverside is the most acclaimed course of the group and crosses back and forth over the Columbia River six times and provides the golfer with stunning views all the way through the round. A relatively flat course, Riverside is extremely walkable and plays from 5370 yards off the front tees to 6507 yards off the back tees.
Mountainside is the second championship course on the property and the oldest. After the 2012 storms/floods that took its toll on the entirety of the resort, the Mountainside Course received remarkable upgrades after having been buried in debris from the slide. From its historical roots and design, Canadian golf course architect Doug Carrick took the already esteemed course to an even higher level of excellence.
Mountainside (above) is set against the backdrop of Rocky Mountain majesty, this historic course has been testing golfer’s skills for more than 50 years.
Mountainside is a par 72 with three sets of tees from 6552 yards at the tips to 5189 yards from the front tees with many great views of the valley and mountains on several holes. There are lots of risk/reward shots, strategically placed bunkers and the occasional water hazard thrown in just to keep your attention – pretty sure you will enjoy both courses.
For a little fun or to get your game into shape prior to hitting up the two championship courses try out the fun Par-3 Creekside Course (above).
Creekside is a lovely 9 hole course featuring ponds, cascading creeks, views and “big holes” (8 inches). It is a little shocking at first to see the big holes but it sure is fun when you start draining more putts than usual.
After your round be sure to head up to the Hot Spring Pools. The soothing, mineral-rich waters and stunning views are a great source of relaxation and healing after a day on the links. Over 1.2 million gallons of fresh mineral water flow through the pools daily and the two pools are maintained around 102F and 89F.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a four season resort and offer a variety of packages to suite almost anyone. Be sure to call the friendly booking team at 1.800.663.4979 to book your package today!
If you are looking for a longer getaway make Fairmont Hot Springs Resort your base and tour the Colombia Valley Golf Trail. There are nine terrific courses within 35 minuets of the resort. If that’s not enough head south just over an hour and you have access to the multiple courses in the Cranbrook area.
Whether you decide to stay for a weekend or a week you are sure to enjoy the courses, amenities, food and the hospitality at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
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