St. Paul Golf Club
While the small Alberta town of St. Paul’s claim to fame is being home to the world’s first UFO landing pad, that’s not all it has to offer. The St. Paul Golf Club is also a great experience for tourists and locals alike. Located on the west side of the town, the St. Paul Golf Club boasts an 18-hole championship course where patrons have access to a wide variety of amenities, including its most recent addition: the Tin Cup Restaurant and Patio, a full restaurant with the largest outdoor deck seating in town. The Tin Cup also includes a gluten-free menu and is completely handicap-accessible.
Before you settle down for the evening at the Tin Cup, however, you’re going to want to work up an appetite by amping up your game on St. Paul’s fun-yet-challenging golf course.
“The different thing about us is that we have two very different styles of golf course in our back nine compared to the front nine,” said Jerrid Pasitney, general manager at St. Paul Golf Club. “The back nine are set up as an older-style, more traditional play, and our front nine are set up in a newer links-style, open course play. It’s almost like a Scottish style.”
Don’t forget to start your game off with a quick warm-up at the practice net and putting green to fine-tune your technique before heading out onto the course, where you may find some challenges on Hole 14.
“It’s a short Par 4 with a lot of risk/reward,” said Pasitney. “You can get in a lot of trouble if you don’t keep on the fairway.”
Additional amenities at St. Paul include a fully-stocked pro shop, cart and club rentals, beverage cart, barbecue facilities and tournament facilities. Be sure to stop in and check out this open and welcoming club for a round of golf, a great meal or both.
Pasitney also mentioned St. Paul’s growing junior program, something that has been rather successful for the course. According to Pasitney, the program has grown from just 20 or 30 participants to over 100 in just the past few years.
“We run our junior program every year in the first week of July,” said Pasitney. “It’s an orientation to golf that teaches the fundamentals of the game. Then, for the rest of the summer, the junior players can golf with their parents.”
There are many events and tournaments hosted at St. Paul Golf Club throughout the year, including a variety of scrambles and, significantly, the St. Paul Golf Club Championship that takes place on Sunday, August 11. There are winners in juniors, seniors, women and men. Come on out this year and put your skills to the test.