Welcome to the 2014 Golf Season


Welcome to the Calgary division of Eat Sleep Golf!  We're super excited for the 2014 season to officially be underway and at the season ahead.  We continue with our industry analysis throughout the 2014 season in order to provide some great recommendations and hopefully introduce you to some new and creative perspectives.

At Eat Sleep Golf we've got two main focuses:
  1. To connect with local golf enthusiasts - We hope to provide local Calgarians as well as those visiting this wonderful city, with up to date content, industry news, upcoming events, course conditions, product reviews, recommendations and more.  We aspire to be a leading source and a go to spot for everything golf within the Calgary area.  If you fall into this category, we hope you'll take some time, read some of our recent articles and find some helpful recommendations for places to play great golf.  Check out our 'Golf Course' page which provides a map and course list of all the courses in the area.
  2. To connect with local businesses - We want to engage with local golf courses, event organizers and other golf related organizations in order to help build your brand and achieve your goals.  This is something that we've been doing at Eat Sleep Golf for over 5 years and our reach and experience continues to grow.  As such, we offer a variety of services advertising packages, branding strategies, review articles and/or advertorial creation, social media management, blog creation and/or management, photography, graphic design, logo creation and more.  Have a look at our 'Services' page to see a better overview of these services and examples of our work.
We hope you're enjoying the 2014 season so far, and look forward to seeing you out on the links.  If you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Canadian Rockies Golf Announces 2014 Course-Opening Dates


(Canmore, Alberta) – Canadian Rockies Golf (www.canadianrockiesgolf.net) – the collection of inspiring mountain golf courses in Banff, Jasper and Canmore – announces 2014 season-opening dates.

  • April 25: Canmore Golf & Curling Club (practice range open now, weather permitting)
  • May 2: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course
  • May 2: Tunnel Golf Course at The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • May 9: Stanley Thompson Golf Course at The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • May 9: Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club
  • May 15: Silvertip Resort Golf Course
  • Closed until further notice: Kananaskis Country Golf Course
The Alberta Canadian Rockies golf destination is renowned for its course designs, mountain vistas, immaculate conditions, exemplary customer service, culinary cornucopia, and apr├Ęs-golf ambiance.

A place for upscale stay-and-play experiences amid one of the world’s most beautiful mountain destinations, Canadian Rockies Golf is golf that inspires.

For more information or to book packages please visit www.canadianrockiesgolf.net or call 1.855.835.8484.


Wood Returns to Destination, Takes General Manager Helm at Silvertip Resort

With a resume that exudes destination experience and quality, including positions at The Fairmont Banff Springs and Canmore Golf & Curling Club, Doug Wood is the new general manager at Silvertip Resort in Canmore.

“It’s wonderful to be back in the mountains,” said Wood, who was instrumental in helping found the Canadian Rockies Golf consortia. “Silvertip has an amazing future ahead of it and it’s a gorgeous place, as is the entire area. I’ve been a lot of places, but few can touch the Canadian Rockies golf courses for their variety and excellence.”

In addition to the beautiful, challenging golf course, Silvertip is home to a robust events schedule, including many weddings, due to the spectacular setting and resort’s quality.

For example, its Rustica restaurant features Alberta prime beef, extraordinary views, and has earned awards from Wine Spectator and other leading publications.

Golfers are encouraged to call 1.877.877.5444 for advance reservations.
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About Canadian Rockies Golf

Canadian Rockies Golf represents a collection of six award-winning golf properties located in the stunning landscape of the Western Alberta province: Canmore Golf & Curling Club, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Kananaskis Country Golf Courses, Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club and Silvertip Resort.

Known for dramatic, historic and untamed layouts, each course provides a unique mountain-golf experience where wildlife is regularly seen and unforgettable views are found. 

Customized golf and adventure packages including play at any Canadian Rockies Golf property can be booked via canadianrockiesgolf.net, or by calling 1.855.835.8484.



Canadian Rockies Golf Announces New Faces, Golf Experiences for 2014 Season


(Canmore, Alberta) – Canadian Rockies Golf (www.canadianrockiesgolf.net) – the collection of elite mountain golf courses in Banff, Jasper and Canmore – welcomes Gregg Lown as the new Director of Golf at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Lown brings a wealth of experience to the team, including leadership positions at El Cameleon Golf Course at The Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia and The Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland.

“I’m excited to begin my role at this iconic Stanley Thompson course and support Canadian Rockies Golf in uniquely branding this destination,” said Lown. “Jasper holds a special place in the golf world.”

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is ranked the No. 1 resort course in Canada in 2013 by SCOREGOLF. Canadian Rockies Golf Packages with play at the celebrated course start at $309 per person, per night.

For booking information, see www.canadianrockiesgolf.net or call 855.835.8484.

Silvertip Resort Appoints New Executive Chef
Silvertip Resort will feature the culinary expertise of its new Executive Chef Laura Hansford as it welcomes golfers this spring.

Hansford, who has worked at Silvertip since 2010 as Chef de Partie and Executive Sous Chef, has placed her own stamp on the menus of its famed Rustica Steakhouse and Stoney’s Bar and Grill. Open to the public, both dining venues have consistently been added to “Best Of” lists in Canmore.

“Food is my passion and I am pleased to say all of our soups, sauces and sides at Silvertip are produced from scratch,” says Hansford. “We have great locals and guests that visit the restaurant and enjoy the food we make.”

Featuring Alberta prime beef, Canadian wines and spirits, and extraordinary views of the Canadian Rockies, Rustica has earned awards from Wine Spectator and other leading publications.

Golfers are encouraged to call 1.877.877.5444 for advance reservations.

Make Golf an Adventure with 2014 Vacation Packages
Canadian Rockies Golf has released 2014 golf vacation packages now available at www.canadianrockiesgolf.net. Paired with luxury accommodations in Banff, Jasper and Canmore, the exclusive experiences combine golf on Alberta’s award-winning courses with adventure and luxury.

A sampling of packages includes:
  • Canadian Rockies Pins & Fins (starting at $1,019) – Perfect for anglers, this trip includes a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course and choice of round at Canmore Golf & Curling Club, Silvertip Resort or Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, as well as a seven to eight-hour Bow River float and wade fly-fishing trip, and four nights’ accommodations. 
  • Fairmont Open Golf & Spa (starting at $1,159) – Features four nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs, a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course and at either Silvertip Resort or Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, vehicle pass to Banff National Park and an afternoon at The Fairmont Banff Springs renowned Willow Stream Spa, with a side-by-side couples massage. 

For more information please visit www.canadianrockiesgolf.net or call 1.855.835.8484.


About Canadian Rockies Golf
Canadian Rockies Golf represents a collection of six award-winning golf properties located in the stunning landscape of the Western Alberta province: Canmore Golf & Curling Club, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club and Silvertip Resort.

Known for dramatic, historic and untamed layouts, each course provides a unique mountain-golf experience where wildlife is regularly seen and unforgettable views are found.

Customized golf and adventure packages including play at any Canadian Rockies Golf property can be booked via canadianrockiesgolf.net.

Canadian Rockies Courses Launch Social Media Contest


Canadian Rockies Golf Launches Summer Photo Contest
 
Group Ranked Among ‘Most Beautiful’ Courses
(Canmore, Alberta) – Canadian Rockies Golf – the collection of elite mountain golf courses in Western Alberta – has launched a social media photo contest for guests who visit the destination this year.

Through August 24, golfers who visit any of the Canadian Rockies Golf course partners and post a photo of their round to either the Facebook or Twitter page feed using the hashtag #CanRockiesGolf, will be entered to win five rounds of golf for two people that can be used through the rest of the season.

Courses include Canmore Golf & Curling Club, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Silvertip Resort and Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club.

“Canadian Rockies courses provide some of the most stunning scenery in Western Alberta with mountains, lakes and wildlife all steps away from the greens,” said Alan Carter, Director of Golf at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. “This is a great way to show future visitors our beautiful courses and awe-inspiring surroundings.”

A few rules for the contest apply including: 
  • Photos should be taken recently
  • Photos must be posted or shared on one of the Canadian Rockies Golf social media feeds (www.facebook.com/canadianrockiesgolf or www.twitter.com/CanRockies)
  • Multiple photos can be submitted
  • Name the golf course in the photo
  • Submit at least one entry by 12 p.m. MST on Aug. 24 to qualify
  • Member, local, visitor and corporate golf rounds are eligible to enter
  • Limit one entry per day 

Canadian Rockies Courses Ranked “Most Beautiful” in Alberta, Best in Canada

In its current edition, ScoreGolf released its list of “The Most Beautiful Courses in Alberta,” which were wholly comprised of Canadian Rockies Golf courses: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (No. 1), The Fairmont Banff Springs (2), Kananaskis Country (3), Stewart Creek (4) and Silvertip (5).

ScoreGolf also published its list of the “Top 59 Canadian Public Golf Courses” list, of which The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge ranked the No. 1 course.  The Fairmont Banff Springs (No. 3) and Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club (12) were also recognized on the list.

For more information:  www.canadianrockiesgolf.net, 855.835.8484 (toll-free).


About Canadian Rockies Golf

Canadian Rockies Golf represents a collection of eight award-winning golf courses located in the stunning landscape of the Western Alberta province.  They are Canmore Golf & Curling Club, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Kananaskis Country Golf Courses, Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club and Silvertip Resort.

Known for dramatic, historic and untamed layouts, each course provides a unique mountain-golf experience where wildlife is regularly seen and unforgettable views are found.  

Canadian Rockies Golf Course Status Updates


(Canmore, Alberta) – Following record rainfall in Canmore and Kananaskis Country, Canadian Rockies Golf would like to inform of the current status of our eight courses: 
  • Canmore Golf & Curling Club: Front nine is open and back nine has a tentative opening for Tuesday, June 25 as standing water continues to recede at the present rate.  There is no damage to the course, equipment or buildings.
  • Kananaskis Country Golf Course: Both Mt. Kidd and Mt. Lorette are closed for the 2013 season due to significant flooding.  Golfers and groups with confirmed tee times will receive full refunds. 
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs: As of Tuesday, June 25th, all 27 holes are open.  The driving range will open on Wednesday, June 26.
  • The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge: Open for play and not impacted by the flooding in Canmore or Kananaskis Country.
  • Silvertip Resort: Reopening date of the golf course is currently pending final assessment with anticipation to be open within the next two weeks.
  • Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club: The front nine is recovering from the floods and is projected to open at the end of the week.  The back nine suffered significant flooding and will take time for the water to recede.  Anticipated opening is in two weeks. 

“The safety of our staff, their families and our guests remains a priority and we are pleased to report that our Canadian Rockies Golf team is safe and the water on a few of our courses is receding,” says Chris Schatzmann, Head Golf Professional at Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club. “It is a strong community and we are thankful for all the people who have dedicated time to help in the clean-up and recovery effort.”

Canadian Rockies Golf continues to monitor the status of the courses and provide information as it becomes available.

For more information:  www.canadianrockiesgolf.net, 855.835.8484 (toll-free).  For the latest information on course openings visit www.facebook.com/canadianrockiesgolf and www.twitter.com/canrockies.


About Canadian Rockies Golf

Canadian Rockies Golf represents a collection of eight award-winning golf courses located in the stunning landscape of the Western Alberta province.  They are Canmore Golf & Curling Club, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Kananaskis Country Golf Courses, Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club and Silvertip Resort.

Known for dramatic, historic and untamed layouts, each course provides a unique mountain-golf experience where wildlife is regularly seen and unforgettable views are found.  

Goose Golf Towel Review


This year I was introduced to a new golf towel from Goose Golf, which is unlike any towel I've seen before. I admit, I've never put much time or effort into buying a new golf towel, as I've never really noticed a significant difference from one towel to the next.  After using the uniquely designed Goose Towel, I've learned that there's more to golf towels than meets the eye...

The purpose of a golf towel is pretty obvious, to assist golfers in keeping their equipment clean and dry and ready for action.  The way Goose Golf differentiates themselves from all the other towels on the market is in the design.  As you can see from the picture, the Goose towel is much different from your typical golf towel, with a multi-layer wet/dry design.  By wetting the inner layer before your round (while the outer layer remains dry) I found this to be a significant improvement for keeping my clubs clean compared to my previous towel.

I'm able to wash my clubs in between to layers then dry it using the outer layer.  This is not only a more effective and efficient way of cleaning my clubs, it also helps the towel to stay looking nice and clean with the majority of the dirt staying on the inner layers.  Again, compared to my previous golf towel which now looks like an old and soiled rag, I found the Goose Towel to a step above their competitors.



For more information about Goose Golf, their towels and/or their other products, please visit them online at: www.goosegolf.ca.  You can also get connected with them on Twitter (@GooseGolfTowel) and/or on Facebook (www.fb.com/goosegolf)