Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course, deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, is the setting of unforgettable memories for thousands of golfers since the course opening in 1925. That summer, after a grueling year of planning and preparation (it had taken 50 teams of horses and 200 men to clear the land of boulders and debris). The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s award winning golf course was ready to play.
Stanley Thompson, Canada’s master golf course architect, displayed some of the finest work of his career with this design. The 18 hole layout offers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with distant mountain vistas. He built wide fairways carved from thick forest, and was always conscious of the environment’s natural contours, blending beautiful landscapes with challenging terrain. As a result, few golf courses in the world can match the rugged majesty of this national treasure.
In 1994, using Thompson’s original course blueprints, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge initiated a restoration project to refurbish the course back to its original layout. The main focus of the project was spent on restoring the bunkers and tee boxes in an effort to recreate Stanley Thompson’s design from 1924. This project coupled with some exciting improvements in 2001 will surely impress all levels of golfers.
Highly acclaimed for its challenging layout and spectacular beauty, the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club is rated by SCOREGolf Magazine as the #1 Best Golf Resort in Canada. It has also received the Gold Tee award from Meetings and Incentive Magazine 7 years in a row, and the Successful Meetings Magazine Pinnacle Award 6 years running.
Today, this award winning course remains one of the ”must play” courses in Canada; it’s a true classic that combines the best of what golf is all about — a love of the history and the game itself.