Fairmont Summer Golf Tip Sheet
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-05-14
With warm temperatures returning across North America, summer is just around the corner. Along with the change in seasons, here’s what’s in store at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ golf properties:
Play Time – With so much to do and see at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, sometimes guests have a difficult time fitting in a full 18-hole round of golf. To allow more guests to experience the exceptional beauty and challenge of Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s iconic Stanley Thompson golf course, the resort is now offering the option of playing either a five- or nine-hole loop. Rates are $60 CAD for five holes, or $99 for nine. Tee times for the abbreviated rounds are available after 3 p.m. and include use of golf cart, practice balls and TaylorMade rental clubs.
Happy 125th – This golf season marks a milestone for fans of Stanley Thompson, perhaps Canada’s most celebrated golf course designer, as September 18th, 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of his birth. To honor him, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is planning a birthday party for Mr. Thompson on the afternoon of September 18th, and golf rates that day will be just $125 per player CAD. Starting June 1st, the regular rate will be $209 CAD per player through September 30th. Information about available golf packages at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is available here.
So, You Think You Can Putt – The smart money says drive for show; putt for dough. Well, Fairmont Banff Springs is giving golf guests a chance to test that maxim. Friday, June 1st, Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course will host the third-annual So You Think You Can Putt contest. Players vie for the title as the best putter in the Bow Valley, and a chance to win a stay-and-play package at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Play begins with a 4 p.m. shotgun start. Registration is $55 plus tax, and includes tee gift, prizes, and a $10 beverage credit.
International Women’s Golf Day – Tuesday, June 5th is International Women’s Golf Day and Fairmont Banff Springs is planning to mark the occasion in a big way. The golf club will be hosting one-hour instruction clinics for women only between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Lululemon will be hosting yoga clinics during the breaks between golf instruction clinics. Cost will be a suggested $20 donation to the YWCA. Complimentary rental clubs and practice range access will be offered to all women. And, a special women-only golf tournament will be held on the Tunnel 9 golf course, starting at 4:05 p.m. Fee for the tournament also will be a $20 donation to the YWCA.
Canadian Par 3 Championship – For players inclined to put their skills to the test, join Fairmont Banff Springs, Saturday, August 25th for the Canadian Par 3 Championship, played on the Stanley Thompson Course. With five regular par-3 holes, all of the course’s remaining holes will be converted to par 3s for the competition. Registration includes tee gift, as well as the chance to qualify for the World Par 3 Championship at Turtle Hill Golf Club at Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda. Participation is $149, plus tax for non-members; $99, plus tax for Fairmont Banff Springs members; and $50, plus tax for golf professionals. A succulent barbecue from Stanley’s Smokehouse will follow and is included in the registration fee.
Happy 25th Anniversary – This summer marks the 25th anniversary of Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. In honor of the milestone, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, consistently rated one of the top golf resorts in British Columbia, is offering an outstanding 25th Anniversary Golf Vacation Package. The two-night package includes two nights’ accommodation, two rounds of golf per person per night, including complimentary golf cart, and special 2th anniversary logoed merchandise, including golf cap and golf balls. Package rates start from $242 CAD per person, per night, based on double occupancy in a Fairmont room. Package is subject to availability.
Heli-va-Game – The newest golf experience from Fairmont Chateau Whistler might be its most unforgettable yet. Aptly named the Heli-va-Game Package, the new offering takes guests to explore the most exclusive Whistler glaciers via helicopter – all with a golf club in hand. After checking in at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, guests are whisked away by private helicopter to the ‘coolest’ experience in golf awaits atop an ice cap. Here guests can tee off for a little glacier golf then explore the ice caves below before feasting on a mountaintop gourmet picnic prepared by Fairmont executive chef Isabel Chung. Once back at the hotel, guests will enjoy the finer things in life with a three night stay on Fairmont Gold and unlimited golf at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course. The “Heli-va-Game” package price starts from CAD $12,500 per foursome.
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