A good walk: Golf in the countryside
Golf is a great excuse to take a nice walk. Our country roads are lined with great stops and it just so happens these stops have immaculately manicured grounds and swans, a place to stop for burgers and chocolate mousse on your way back to the car and carts with GPS. In case you want to putt putt from putt to putt, The Tri-Region is home to fifteen golf courses, and we’ll be profiling two of them.
A short walk
Practice your short game at the Putting Horse Ranch 18-hole all putting course. Kids and newbies will like this course since all the holes are less than 200 m and they happen to have horseback riding. What’s not to love?
You’ll also encounter black swans that greet players down by the lake and lots of other wildlife – songbirds, sandhills cranes, bald eagles, deer, rabbits, coyotes, red-tailed hawks and hoot owls.
This lovely course features a natural creek, rock waterfalls, undulating greens and a popular BBQ area. The ranch is the perfect location for company picnics, big family gatherings and fund-raisers because the course itself only takes a couple of hours, so all your guests will still have steam left for the big BBQ party afterwards.
But back to short game for a second – Pineridge Golf & RV Resort is 153 acres of lakeside parkland right off Lake Wabamun at Seba Beach. It’s the only course in Alberta sporting a 12 hole game, perfect for a quick cottage round. Plus how often can you say you used a an electric scooter instead of a golf cart on a course?
Or take a cart instead
Trestle Creek Golf Resort is a year-round resort nestled in Parkland County. This resort includes a 27-hole course, a waterpark and lazy river, walking trails, a rec centre and a secure community of RV lots covering over 600 acres of land. Each hole offers a different challenge with a huge variety of terrain in play and two creeks and six lakes that flow through the layout. The naturally-contoured course is designed and built by the globally recognized designer, Brad Dupuis – who also shaped the #1 rated courses in the Caribbean and Europe. And we already mentioned those nifty GPS-enabled golf carts.
The on-site Last Spike Grill offers a full menu of ever-changing specials and feature entrees for your well-deserved après-golf reward. We think their three-onion ring man-sized gourmet bison burger and chocolate mousse brownie look particularly appealing.