From the rolling, scenic terrain of the Qu'Appelle Valley, to the lavish country club setting at Regina, Saskatchewan has golf that is enjoyably varied in course design and challenge.
Saskatchewan has a long history of golf, with many courses established in the early 1900s.
If there is such a thing as a typical Saskatchewan golf experience, it would be characterized by open fairways, rolling terrain and roughs consisting of tufted prairie grass.
An interesting feature of Saskatchewan golf is that many sand-green courses remain. These courses were constructed during the Great Depression, when cultivating and irrigating pampered grass greens was not realistic. Over the years, most sand-green courses have been converted to grass greens. Out of tradition, some courses have opted to keep these sand-greens—and many players prefer them. Many locals refer to this style of golf as “pasture golf.”
The historical value of many courses in Saskatchewan includes special details—such as The Lobstick at Waskesiu Golf Course, near Prince Albert. The Lobstick is an evergreen tree that has been limbed halfway up the trunk. Trees like this were used by the northern Cree nations as markers or monuments.
Wonderfully interesting experiences and fun challenges await in Saskatchewan—and be prepared to enjoy some remarkable value, as well.
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Wildwood features natural tree-lined fairways, leading to small undulating greens surrounded by a variety of hazards. This course provides an intermediate level of play which makes it popular with golfers of all ages and abilities.http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/Community Services/LeisureServices/Summer Facilities/Golf/Pages/Wildwood.aspx
Located on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River, Silverwood is a wonderful course for golfers of any level to play. The course is an executive par-3, perfect for quick rounds or for fine-tuning your short game. Silverwood also is equipped with a driving range, pro shop, practice green and coffee shop. CPGA professionals are available to help you get your golf game to the next level.http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/Community Services/LeisureServices/Summer Facilities/Golf/Pages/Silverwood.aspx
Holiday Park is a 27-hole facility that combines the best of Saskatchewan golf with the natural beauty of the area. The 18-hole championship course is for the more advanced player, with a variety of obstacles to put your skills to the test and have you using all of the clubs in your bag. The 9-hole executive course is designed for a quick and fun game of golf without excessive challenges. Twilight specials are offered every day of the week: 18 holes for the price of nine.http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/Community Services/LeisureServices/Summer Facilities/Golf/Pages/HolidayPark.aspx
A brilliant combination of long and short holes, Joanne Goulet Golf Club is the primary 18-hole municipal golf course in the city of Regina. Most of the hazards on this course are created by the Wascana Creek, which weaves through the whole of the course and is in play on 15 of the holes.http://www.westerngolfmanagement.com/dir_joanne.html
Designed to get players to work on their short game and putting, Lakeview Golf Course is one of the two pitch-and-putt golf courses in Regina. Short fairways give golfers the opportunity to play with a variety of the irons in their bag. If you ever wanted to try your chances at that elusive hole-in-one, this course is the place to be.http://www.westerngolfmanagement.com/dir_lakeview.html