This alpine forest course is a Radium, BC attraction that is worth visiting more than once. Unlike its sister course, the Radium Springs, it is more forgiving to beginning golfers but it does offer challenges to the low handicappers. Take advantage of the scenery, which includes the Purcell and Rocky Mountain ranges. Here are some of the challenges you will face at the Resort Course.
The challenge at this hole is the sloping green (back to front), held in place firmly by two bunkers. You’ll need an accurate tee shot to do well on this hole. Long hitters beware: there is a severe drop-off behind the green!
This hole will test your spatial awareness and distance control. Its severe dogleg right will force you to favour the left side from the tee to better position your approach shot. Making par on this hole is a good score.
Par 3’s are tricky on this course! You will need an extra club to make it to the green. When making your tee shot, go right instead of left. The green slopes and this will help you prevent the ball from rolling away on you.
This par 4 may be short, but it can be intimidating. The green is smaller than average, so don’t overshoot it here. Use an iron or a fairway wood on your tee shot, and that should solidify your approach.
Long hitters rejoice on this par 5. A left to right tee shot is needed, and you have the space to go far if you swing that way. What makes this hole difficult is the multi-tiered green and the three strategically placed bunkers that protect it. Watch out for the bunkers hiding on the left side of the fairway too.