Travel: Canada / Alberta

Take Fairmont’s Stanley Thompson Challenge

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 April 2016 00:18 Saturday, 23 April 2016 00:10

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Fairmon Banff SpringsBANFF, Alberta — Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Fairmont Banff Springs are providing golf guests a unique opportunity this summer to experience two of the highest-ranked and most-beloved golf courses in North America for one great price with the newly unveiled Stanley Thompson Challenge.

For just CA$299 per player, plus tax, guests will receive one round of golf on the Stanley Thompson Course at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and one on the Stanley Thompson Course at Fairmont Banff Springs, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the current Golfweek’s Best Canadian Classic Courses. Plus, guests will receive a special Thompson-inspired welcome gift when they check in at each course.

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Canadian Rockies Golf Unveils Summer Stay-and-Play Packages

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 02:38 Thursday, 23 April 2015 02:29

Stewart Creek Golf CourseCANMORE, Alberta, Canada — Canadian Rockies Golf announces its new stay-and-play packages for the 2015 season.

Starting in May, golfers can explore Alberta's finest courses while also enjoying fishing, helicopter tours and world-class accommodations. Designed by internationally-renowned architects, each course offers well-appointed facilities, top-tier service and spectacular scenery.

There has never been a better time for Americans to stay and play — the exchange rate is extremely favorable for U.S. travelers (as much as 20% more bang for the U.S. dollar).

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Mickelson National Will Fill A Niche In Calgary Area

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 12:12 Monday, 13 October 2014 10:52

by Gord Montgomery
 

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The Mickelson National Golf Club, now under construction near Calgary, will be a one-of-a-kind facility in that area, and perhaps even in all of Alberta, says the man in charge of the operation, Barry Ehlert.
 
In a phone interview, Ehlert, who heads up the Windmill Golf Group, said the idea of a high-end golf course in that part of the province is what is missing from the sport’s landscape at present.

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Calgary’s Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada Drawing Worldwide Buzz

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 02:25 Thursday, 02 October 2014 02:18

altThere are all sorts of ways to measure the buzz surrounding the soon-to-be-under-construction Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada.

Membership inquiries.

Media coverage.

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"We launched a website — mickelsonnational.com — and it's been amazing. When you type in Phil Mickelson, we're several pages in on the Google search, but it's starting to creep up there pretty quick," said Barry Ehlert, the managing partner of Windmill Golf Group.

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K-Country Golf, Stay, Is A-OK With Writer, Wife

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 22:38 Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:29

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

If you haven’t been to the Mount Kidd and Mount Lorette, the two gems of Kananaskis Country Golf lately, there are a couple of questions you should be asking yourself, like, “What was I thinking?” and “How soon can I get there?”

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