Bashaw Golf & Country Club
One hundred years of golf and going strong
The campsite at central Alberta’s Bashaw Golf and Country Club is beautifully positioned: screened by trees, it backs onto the beaches of Buffalo Lake and faces the lush fairways of the golf course. Lorna Sinclair, clubhouse manager at the club, said that they hope to open several more campsites next year, as there is always a waiting list.
“We have a special stay-and-play rate that attracts a lot of people,” Sinclair said, “and we’d like to offer more spots to them.”
At approximately 100 years old, the Bashaw club is generally believed to be the fifth oldest golf course in Alberta. It offers a full roster of events for its members and guests. Seniors, men and ladies have their dedicated times to play—on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday evenings, respectively. Every second Friday there is a mixed social. Annual events include a junior tournament, men’s and seniors’ open events, and the Golf for the Cure fundraiser.
On this 2,867-yard, par-35 course, the signature hole is the seventh.
“That’s the one I hear the most about,” Sinclair laughed. “There’s a dogleg with a creek just in front of it, so you either have to hit really well to get across the creek and around the dogleg, or lay up and hit before. On the ninth hole, there’s a hole-in-one almost every year.”
Sinclair said that a new tee box was recently added, and as a result the course is being re-sloped. Though the Bashaw club does not employ a pro, there is one available nearby.
“If someone wants lessons, we refer them to the pro at Pheasantback,” Sinclair said.
At a Glance
Two kilometres from the town of Bashaw, nestled beside Buffalo Lake in central Alberta
White 2,867 yards, Red 2,735 yards; Par 35 / 37