While visiting Canmore for a late may weekend, me and my husband played a round of golf at Silvertip. We played twilight and there was not one ahead or behind us for a ways. The clubhouse is a nice setting, the washrooms were upscale and clean.
Heading out on the course the signage was relatively clear even for first time players of the course. There is a canteen and starter hut at the clubhouse as well as a canteen midway through the front and back 9. The staff were all friendly, and we didn't find them the least bit pretentious. (There are also many weddings and receptions held here)
Bring your camera to this course and play when they are less busy, as once you make your way up the mountain side, the views are spectacular. Playing twilight with the sun setting behind the mountains made the scene even more incredible. There are sme nice designed features that make the course more beautiful again. The tee boxes, fairways, and greens were in rather good shape for the time of year.
The cart paths are crazy winding and often steep. The electric carts have no trouble making the round, but you need to drive cautiously.
There were plenty of animals along the course that added to the setting, For a not very skilled female golfer, I enjoyed how forgiving the fairways are. The hills funnel my bad shots back into the fairway. The fairways were wide enough and the tree lines cleared well enough, that I only recall losing one ball all round.
This may not be a great course for a highly skilled strategic golfer do to the hills and funnel effect, but it was a fun course and I would love to go back again!
By far the best mountain golf resort course I have ever played. This is a bucket-list course to play!
This course is a top 100 course in Canada and a top 10 for Alberta for sure!
The food is fantastic as well, so ensure you plan some time on the 19th hole afterwards.
Also, look into booking dinner in the Rustica dining room. Best steak in Canada!
A gorgeous, albeit difficult, course! I am a very novice golfer, but I enjoyed my day here immensely. Read what other reviewers have to say and have fun with the course. Don't get hung up on the idea of a great score or a great game (unless you are, of course, highly skilled). I found that focusing too much on these things was impeding on my fun. I instead chose to focus on the great views, the beautiful course, and the good shots I did end up taking. This is definitely a must-play. I am looking forward to coming back once my game has improved a bit!
Really enjoyed the staff and course.
A must play while staying in Canmore.
The view is amazing!!
If you enjoy extreme mountain golf, then this is the place. Not for casual players unless you also have a good sense if humor.
The views of Three Sisters and Rundle are breathtaking.