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Paradise Canyon Golf Resort is one of those resorts you can’t seem to forget.
Whether it’s the Oldman River with the railway bridge in the distance, the friendliness of everyone you meet or the sheer brilliance of the Bill Newis design, is one that just sticks with you.
Golf Digest has recognized Paradise Canyon as one of Canada's top 60 courses. The course was also awarded the #1 rating in Southern Alberta. It has also been rated as one of the top courses in Western Canada and described by Golf Digest as "one of the best places to play.”
Even the country’s best amateurs tested their mettle here when The Canadian Amateur was held at Paradise Canyon in 2008.
One avid player, Dave Johnson from Canmore in the Alberta Rockies, sums up Paradise Canyon this way, "An Unrivaled Golf Experience... I have played 3 of the top 10 and a dozen of the top 75 ranked courses in Canada from Highlands Links in Cape Breton to the National Golf Club in Woodridge and Capilano in West Vancouver.
I am a serious golf addict. When I played Paradise Canyon it absolutely blew me away! I really don't know why Paradise isn't ranked number one in the country. This is an unrivaled golf resort experience in my opinion."
His reaction is likely due to Paradise Canyon’s fantastic layout and its variety of terrain from desert to valley.
Located in a canyon with the beautiful cliffs of Old Man River as the backdrop, wind is always a factor here and the direction of the holes take full advantage of it.
You will use every club in your bag. This golf course is extremely friendly but to ensure that you have the most enjoyment, match the right tees for your ability.
Visitors’ favourite holes? #12 is very popular but many players like #4 as well.
Hole #12, you’ve got a 143 yard, par 3. Depending on the wind, the signature hole at Paradise can require anything from a pitching-wedge to a 4-iron. On a calm day, taking one less club for the 140 feet of elevation drop can set up a good birdie opportunity.
With hole #4 you’ve got a great three shot par 5. A strong drive on this 544 yard hole will leave you in the right centre of the fairway to avoid the water left and set up a long iron lay up. The three-tiered, very shallow green is protected by sand and long rough. Miss this green and par becomes difficult.
Paradise Canyon is more than just a great golf course, it’s a complete resort.
Accommodations are located at the center of the facility where you’ll also find the top notch Paradise Canyon Restaurant.
On Fridays and Saturdays enjoy Prime Rib followed by an outstanding Sunday Brunch.
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If so inclined, you can drop your rod in the river and try your luck for walleye and pike.
Paradise Canyon has one of the best value Stay ‘n’ Play packages in the country considering the quality of the accommodations and the golf course.
For as little as $150, you can stay for the night in a luxury condo, warm up on the range and play a round of golf with cart. Not bad at all. One recent visitor from the U.S. called this,”… Possibly the best golf value in North America.”
Paradise Canyon is an RCI Affiliated Points Resort and boasts Gold Crown Accreditation. The Paradise VIP Program is an affordable alternative to time share. The Resort has 22 fully furnished condominium units and attracts visitors from all over the world.
The city of Lethbridge offers visitors a full range of shopping and urban amenities. And while you are in the area, be sure to visit Glacier/Waterton National Park, as well as Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Crowsnest Pass.
Getting there is easy. Once in West Lethbridge, go south on University Drive, until you see the sign for Paradise Canyon Golf Resort, turn left and travel 4 km. to the clubhouse. Visit www.playinparadise.com for more information.
Paradise Canyon has twenty-two fully furnished luxury condominiums to support their RCI/VIP memberships. Paradise offers an RCI pure points program which is regarded as being one of the best values in the time/destination industry.
Along with pure points the VIP Premier membership includes free access to the driving range, tennis courts, fitness centre, pool and hot tub, with discounts in the restaurant, proshop and golf course.
Memberships have an entry point of 10,000 points which is ideal for traditional time share owners who would like to convert their week of time and enjoy the greater flexibility of a pure points program. Paradise Canyon has the in-house capability of a Certified Travel Consultant to assist with the travel requirements of their members.
News And Hot Deals For 2010
THE NEW WEBSITE
New for 2010 is Paradise Canyon’s updated website where you can you can learn more about the resort and even book your tee time on-line. All the news, updates and information about the golf course, restaurant and resort will be updated on a regular basis, so visitors can be sure to get the latest info. They will also be posting ongoing promotions for the course, resort and restaurant.
One new great feature is the 18 Hole Course Tour in HD where you can join General Manager Mike Fleischhauer and local sports media personality Marty Baceda as they play each hole. There is also a Resort Video Tour where you can take a walk-through of one of the beautiful resort condos available at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort.
2010 GOLF RATES
18 Hole Green Fee at Paradise Canyon for 2010 are just $70 while All-Day Green Fees are a very reasonable $120. On Fridays and Saturdays they feature a Prime Rib buffet and on Sundays they have a superb Sunday Brunch.
FOLLOW PARADISE CANYON ON FACEBOOK
You can now become a Fan of Paradise Canyon Golf Resort on Facebook. They have started up the Official Paradise Canyon Golf Resort page on Facebook. Join to get updates on the 2010 season, specials, giveaways, contests and more. There will also be some specials perks and giveaways excusively for Facebook fans.
To Play, Stay, or Live in Paradise Call (403) 381-4653 • 1-877-707-GOLF