Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Banff, Alberta – Golfing in the Lap of Nature

If ever there was a place on earth where you could swing your clubs in the stunning backdrop of nature, it has to be at Banff in the Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Known for its picture perfect beauty with its snow capped peaks, hot springs, greenery, crystal clear lakes and unending blue skies, a Banff summer golf vacation will be the memory of your lifetime.
North America’s most popular tourist destination, Banff has a plethora of activities that will make you one with nature. Biking, hiking, canoeing, skiing, kayaking, camping, fishing and of course golfing for all you golf addicts. The most spectacular championship course is the Banff Springs course. At the foot of Mount Rundle and along the picturesque Bow River this course has incorporated its natural surroundings into that of the play area flawlessly. Designed by Canadian golf architect Stanley Thompson this was originally an 18 holes course. 9 more holes were added to it in the year 1989 making it a 27 holes challenging course. Amateurs and professionals alike will be astounded by its design and panoramic beauty. Natural beauty presents interesting optical illusions while you tee off and makes your game enjoyable. You also get to use clubhouse facilities, the pro shop, rental equipment, shoes and also use the practice area to brush up on your strokes.
The Stewart Creek in Canmore, Alberta is another scenic 18 hole course. Golf Digest has rated this course as Canada’s second best in its 19th annual ranking of courses. The course design and the views are enough to get you high playing golf. The Silver Tip course is a course which has its execution to perfection. The valleys and mountains are a part of this course and give you the most challenging game of your life.
It is in Banff where golf gets new dimensions, and new challenges which makes the game a rare package of high adventure and classic serenity; a truly rewarding experience. When you are in Banff, your vacation will be incomplete without sampling its shopping highs, exploring the town of Banff or skiing and mountain biking at the 3 ski resorts of Mount Louise, Sunshine Village and Ski Norquay, which are in close proximity.
If you want to unwind after all the adventures of Banff then head to the Banff hot springs. The spas and fine dining experiences will make your day worthwhile. Heading to Banff during the summers mean warm temperatures of 70-72 F and daylight hours of up to 11 pm during the summer solstice. However more time in the sun means you can suffer from over exposure to the sun so it is wise to carry ample sunscreen, sun hats and sunglasses.
So what are you waiting for?? Make Banff your next golf vacation destination.  Get your vacation booked through a golf vacation planner so that you are not left to the tortures of an unplanned holiday. The best deals with nature are only at the recognized World Heritage Site – Banff. Make the most of it.