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2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

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Welcome to the 2014 GolfWest Reader's Choice Awards. We surveyed our readers—the keenest golfers in Western Canada—to determine their golfing favourites. From favourite course to favoured hole number, favourite clubhouse to the best of the pros—it's all here. As well as their favourites in the Canadian West, our readers have named some choice courses in Montana and Washington too.

Favourite BC Course
Platinum Bootleg Gap Golf, Kimberley
Gold Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park, Castlegar
Silver Greywolf Golf Course, Panorama
Bronze Fernie Golf & Country Club, Fernie
Favourite AB Course
Platinum Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Kananaskis
Gold Earl Grey Golf Club, Calgary
Silver Lee Creek Valley Golf Course, Cardston
Bronze Redwood Meadows Golf & Country Club, Redwood Meadows
Favourite SK Course
Platinum Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu
Gold Sage View Golf Course, Riverhurst
Silver Northern Meadows Golf Club, Goodsoil
Bronze Candle Lake Golf Resort, Candle Lake
Favourite USA Course (Pacific Northwest)
Platinum Marias Valley Golf Course, Shelby, MT
Gold Circling Raven Golf Club, Worley, ID
Silver Buffalo Hill Golf Club, Kalispell, MT
Bronze Northen Pines Golf Club, Kalispell, MT
Most Scenic - BC
Platinum Riverside Course at Fairmont, Fairmont Hot Springs
Gold Bootleg Gap Golf, Kimberley
Silver Fernie Golf & Country Club, Fernie
Bronze Revelstoke Golf Club, Revelstoke
Most Scenic - AB
Platinum Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Kananaskis
Gold Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club, Crowsnest Pass
Silver Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Resort, Banff
Bronze D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club, Okotoks
Most Scenic - SK
Platinum Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu
Gold Dakota Dunes Golf Links, Saskatoon
Silver Northern Meadows Golf Club, Goodsoil
Bronze Melfort Golf & Country Club, Melfort
Most Scenic - USA (Pacific Northwest)
Platinum Indian Canyon Golf Course, Spokane, WA
Gold Meadow Lake Golf Course, Columbia Falls, MT
Silver Whitefish Lake Golf Club, Whitefish, MT
Bronze Circling Raven Golf Club, Worley, ID
Favourite Hole # - BC
Platinum St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino - No. 18, Cranbrook
Gold Greywolf Golf Course - No. 6, Panorama
Silver Revelstoke Golf Club - No. 9, Revelstoke
Bronze Fernie Golf & Country Club - No. 16, Fernie
Favourite Hole # - AB
Platinum Camrose Golf Course - No. 4, Camrose
Gold Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Resort - Devil's Cauldron - No. 4, Banff
Silver D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club - No. 7, Okotoks
Bronze Paradise Canyon Golf Resort - No. 13, Lethbridge
Favourite Hole # - SK
Platinum Elk Ridge Resort - No. 18, Waskesiu
Golf Sage View Golf Course - No. 1, Riverhurst
Silver Saskatoon Golf & Country Club - No. 9, Saskatoon
Bronze Cypress Hills Golf Course - No. 1, Maple Creek
Favourite Hole # - USA (Pacific Northwest)
Platinum Circling Raven Golf Club - No. 12, Worley, ID
Golf Indian Canyon Golf Course - No. 10, Spokane, WA
Silver Marias Valley Golf Course - No. 2, Shelby, MT
Bronze Colville's Dominion Meadows - No. 5, Colville, WA
Favourite Pro Shop/Clubhouse - BC
Platinum St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, Cranbrook
Gold Riverside Course at Fairmont, Fairmont Hot Springs
Silver Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park, Castlegar
Bronze Radium Resort, Radium Hot Springs
Favourite Pro Shop/Clubhouse - AB
Platinum Kananaskis Country Golf Course, Kananaskis
Gold Paradise Canyon Golf Resort , Lethbridge
Silver Taber Golf Club, Taber
Bronze Blackhawk Golf Club, Edmonton
Favourite Pro Shop/Clubhouse - SK
Platinum Candle Lake Golf Resort, Candle Lake
Gold Greenhills Golf Resort, Rose Valley
Silver Saskatoon Golf & Country Club, Saskatoon
Bronze Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu
Favourite Pro Shop/Clubhouse - USA
Platinum Meadow Lake Golf Course, Columbia Falls, MT
Gold Whitefish Lake Golf Club, Whitefish, MT
Silver Circling Raven Golf Club, Worley, ID
Bronze The Highlands Golf Course, Post Falls, ID
Favourite Pro - BC
Platinum Kevin Maffioli, Christina Lake Golf Club
Gold Paul Whittingham, Cranbrook Golf Club
Silver Denny McArthur, Granite Pointe Golf Course, Nelson
Gold Brent Taylor, The Springs Course at Radium
Favourite Pro - AB
Platinum Ben Finlayson, Taber Golf Club
Gold Bill Penny, Camrose Golf Course
Silver Chris de Bruin, Bridge Valley Golf, Lethbridge
Bronze Rob MacPherson, Ponoka Golf Club
Favourite Pro - USA (Pacific Northwest)
Platinum Tim Olson, Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Favourite Attraction
Platinum Fairmont Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
Gold Banff Upper Hot Springs, Banff, AB
Silver Kootenay Lake Ferry, Crawford Bay/Balfour, BC
Most Challenging Golf Course
Platinum Wolf Creek Golf Resort, Ponoka, AB
Gold Shadow Mountain, Cranbrook, BC
Silver Wildstone Golf Course, Cranbrook, BC
Bronze Greywolf Golf Course, Panorama, BC
Golf Area You Would Most Like to Play in Future
Platinum Kootenays/Columbia Valley,
Gold Interior BC,
Silver Northwest USA,
Bronze Alberta Rockies,
Favourite Resort or Hotel
Platinum St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, Cranbrook, BC
Gold Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
Silver Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu, SK
Bronze Bighorn Meadows Resort, Radium Hot Springs, BC
Favourite Restaurant
Platinum Whitefish Lake Restaurant, Whitefish, MT
Gold The Old Bauernhaus, Kimberley, BC
Silver CoCo Pazzo Italian Cafe, Lethbridge, AB
Bronze Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB
Favourite New or Innovative Golf Product
Platinum Bushnell Pro Laser Rangefinder,
Gold Soft Cleats/Shoes,
Silver TaylorMade Golf Clubs,
Bronze Flip N Go Golf Push Cart,
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