Vilna Golf Course
The Vilna Golf Course is a great place for newcomers to learn to golf.
The village of Vilna may be home to fewer than 300 people, but Vilna Golf Course still gets its fair share of visitors from all over the Lakeland area. The charming par-36 golf course backs right on to the edge of Bonnie Lake Campground, where golfers can get a relaxing stay and play experience.
Vilna Golf Course is also within a short drive of other resorts such as Garnet Lake Provincial Park, from where many of the course’s patrons will come to visit the 9-hole course.
“The course is in fantastic shape this year,” said Teresa Mason, the new manager of Vilna Golf Course. “It’s flat, it’s an easy walk, and it’s very family friendly.”
Mason said that her favourite hole is Vilna's signature No. 7.
“It’s a short par 3 that runs over the creek,” she said. “It’s quite pretty, quite scenic, and quite tough.”
Though there is a slight increase in challenge on the signature hole, Vilna is certainly not the most difficult course. With a strong junior program run in association with the local school, Mason said that the ease of the course allows newcomers a place to feel comfortable playing.
“The fairways are 100 yards wide,” she said. “It’s a great place to learn to golf.”
At a Glance
Located just one mile east and one mile north of Vilna, (160 km NE of Edmonton). Conveniently borders both Bonnie Lake Resorts and Bonnie Lake Campground.
3,300 yards • Par 36 (nine holes).
31, Kellen Kakeesim.
Golfers can enjoy a fresh hotdog and an ice-cold drink in the newly built, handicapped accessible licensed clubhouse as well as rent a set of clubs, pull carts or one of the 18 electric and gas powercarts that are available. The Clubhouse Pro Shop also sells tees, new and used balls, gloves, clubs, shirts, shoes, towels and soft spikes, as well as providing repairs and re-grips for those favourite clubs.
Men’s Night Tuesday, Mixed Scramble Night Thursday.
Junior program run in association with local school and local band program.