In the rolling hills of Central Alberta lies a truly unique golf experience – Wolf Creek Golf Resort. Faithful in design to golf’s old world Scottish origins, Wolf Creek is 36 distinctive holes of pot bunkers, wild native grasses bordering immaculate fairways, and enough challenge for a lifetime.
Wolf Creek Golf Resort has lodges on site for “stay and play” golfers who want to rest overnight before or after their golfing trip. And, interestingly, they not only offer twilight golf green fees, they also have “moonlight” rates too – they certainly breed them tough out west!
The Old Course at Wolf Creek
The existing Wolf Creek course (now known as the Old course) saw a lot of earth moved during construction – imitation dunes were fashioned – but it often receives comments from visiting golfers of how natural the terrain is. This is a compliment to the architect that artificial features blend in so well to the native landscape on these “faux links” holes. Its rugged terrain and dramatic contours cause the course to play a lot longer than the yardage on the scorecard reads.
The signature hole is probably “Hawk’s Alley”, the 385-yard par four 4th on the Old course, where the tee shot, through a narrow chute of black spruce trees to a generous landing area, is followed by an approach to a green surrounded on two sides by water, with a deep bunker protecting the right side.
The Links course
Rod Whitman gives us the Evolution of Old World golf design with the Links Course. Cut through vast natural sand dunes and deeper off the tee, the Links Course demands the best from all areas of your game. Additional fairway width gives the Links Course beautiful rolling contours unique to sand belt golf courses.
The Links Course is an inland links course that features all of the classic elements of a traditional Scottish course including pot bunkers and immaculate fairways lined with long native grasses. Although it definitely connotes the Scottish highlands, there are some points where the golf course seems more desert in nature, adding an interesting twist to the round. The third hole is touted to be the toughest par-4 for on either course due to the tricky water hazard running along the left side of the narrow fairway..
The long par four 12th is a highlight hole of the course, encompassing a challenging center-split fairway which blends into the adjacent 13th hole.