City’s golf courses deliver great value to visitors
With spring in full swing for many Canadians, the return of warm weather means only one thing – the start of golf season. Golfers are heading back to their courses for some well-deserved tee-time.
For those looking to discover new courses, golfing is a great excuse to get out of town, be it for the day, the weekend or an extended getaway. And whether you’ll be hanging with your buddies, or spending quality time with family, Saskatoon offers picturesque and luxurious golf courses, a wide variety of accommodations and culinary options to suit every taste.
In the spirit of a great golf season ahead, Tourism Saskatoon offers seven must-experience courses you will want to play this summer.
Dakota Dunes Golf Links (www.dakotadunes.ca) – Golf where the pros tee off. Located on the historical Whitecap Dakota First Nation lands, adjacent to the 85,000 square-foot Las Vegas-style Dakota Dunes Casino, this golfing hotspot is Saskatchewan's highest ranked golf course according to Golf Digest and SCOREGolf magazine. This 18-hole, full-service work of art, has hosted many of the world’s top young professionals as they perfect their game in the hopes of gaining a spot on the Nationwide or PGA Tour.
Greenbryre Golf & Country Club (www.greenbryre.com) – Welcoming both recreational and corporate golf tournaments, the 18-hole Greenbrye Golf & County Club offers a variety of terrains to suit every golfer - from rolling fairways bordered by birch, maple and ash trees, to six water hazards and 40 bunkers, designed to make every golfing experience both challenging and fun. After a long round of golf in the sun, Greenbryre’s Club 19 is the ideal place to reflect on the day’s performance and relax over great food and drink.
Holiday Park Golf Course (www.saskatoon.ca) – Nestled against the backdrop of the South Saskatchewan River valley, this 18-hole - nine-hole executive - championship course was designed for an advanced level of play, ideal for those looking to improve upon their handicap. Tree-lined fairways, manicured greens and challenging pars offer a variety of ways to test your skills. After a hard day on the course, the Tee-Time Café, located right off the green offers what every golfer needs to satisfy their healthy appetites.
Moonlake Golf & Country Club (www.moonlakegolf.com) – With the highest slope rating in Saskatchewan, Moonlake offers not one, but three challenging par 36 “nines”: The Heather, The Highlands and The Moors. This stunning, 27-hole Scottish links-style championship golf course is a must-play, bringing golfers as close to experiencing the sport in the land it was created, without the long travel time to Scotland.
Silverwood Golf Course (www.saskatoon.ca) – Saskatoon's only par three, two, nine-hole course, Silverwood was designed with the beginner golfer and families in mind. Complete with a driving range and practice green, families can learn as they go with group lessons for juniors and adults. Located on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River, this course offers majestic water views and is an ideal choice for families looking to experience the game together.
The Willows Golf & Country Club (www.willowsgolf.com) – A 36-hole championship dunes-style property, this nationally recognized golf hotspot offers four sets of tee boxes to challenge all skill levels. Much more than just a place to tee off, The Willows offers meeting and banquet facilities, private function rooms, seasonal lockers and steam rooms, a fully stocked golf shop and a clubhouse featuring both casual and upscale dining – all set against the backdrop of rolling hills mature trees and scenic water features.
Wildwood Golf Course (www.saskatoon.ca) – The course where many junior golfers perfected their game, Wildwood is a tree-lined 18-hole regulation course, offering challenging greens, a variety of hazards and a practice green for those looking to lower their handicap. Known as one of the best-value courses in Saskatoon, Wildwood is a great choice for all ages and abilities.
For more information or to plan your Saskatoon getaway, visit www.tourismsaskatoon.com.