The natural areas surrounding Camrose are not the typical flat, prairie farmland that normally comes to mind with rural Alberta. This portion of Alberta rises and falls over gorgeous green hills that almost call out to golfers. The many golf courses in and around Camrose are all highly rated and reviewed as not only fun to play on but also easy on the eyes.
If golf is your escape, then you’ll be happy to know you can plan an overnight getaway out of many of Camrose’s golf courses and their RV parks and campgrounds.
Tee up at Camrose’s oldest golf course that celebrates 100 years in 2022! The Camrose Golf Course in the city’s northwest corner sits at the tip of Mirror Lake Park. The greens cover a large area of parkland which offers large trees for shade or an added challenge to your game. Speaking of challenges, you will encounter water hazards, small sand traps, and numerous small hills from the first to the eighteenth hole.
Feature hole(s): 4
You will swing from the top of a hill and try and make it into the hole down below. Before you do, look around as you’re given views of most of the golf course, and Mirror Lake Park.
Golf to get away or get away to golf? Either style works at the Whistle Stop which offers not only 18 holes of golf, putting greens, and a driving range, but also accommodations through their campground. The sites offer power, water, and sewer hookups, a playground, and onsite washrooms. The Station, or clubhouse, is also a full-service banquet facility with a hall that can house up to 65 people.
Feature hole(s): 13
Number 13 is a feature due to its challenging nature. The entire course has obstacles to avoid or get around like ponds and trees, but hole 13 makes almost a 90-degree turn from north to east; and while you attempt to bend it like Beckham, you are surrounded by a few of those other hazards. Best of luck!
This beautifully landscaped course is just north of Camrose in New Norway and is not 9, not 18, but 27 holes. Your round of golf takes you through a historic farm site that has been restored and maintained to cater to golfers of all skill levels. At the clubhouse, you can order breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks, before parking yourself at their RV campground for the night.
Feature hole(s): 6 West
With 27 holes, Silver Creek divides them into West, South, and North. On the west 6, your ball will either travel alongside a narrow water hazard or could end up in the pond! As you make your way from the tee to the hole, you’ll notice a great view across the water hazard you conquered.
This course takes your game south of Camrose in Rosalind. Double Dam is on a spacious area of farmland surrounded by ponds and forest, which both make their way onto the course. After a round on the course, you can sit back with a meal or drink at the restaurant or fuel up before the game with their brunch buffet each Sunday. You can also come here to stay and play as Double Dam has a 48-site campground with water, power, and sewage. As a bonus: the campground offers Wi-Fi for a small fee.
You can get in a round of 18-hole golf at Miquelon Hills, a weekend of camping, and the best of both worlds nearby: you are close to the quiet natural area of Miquelon Lake Provincial Park as well as all the amenities in the city of Camrose like hotels, dining, and shopping. The course has a unique layout with a water hazard popping up around nearly every hole.
Feature hole(s): 16
Hole 16 on Miquelon Hills has you traversing two water hazards while trying to get your ball around two bends in the green.
If you or those you golf with are not ready to tackle the 18-hole course and need a little more practice, you can test your swing at The Clubhouse Virtual Golf, which is also great for rainy days or keeping up with your skills over winter. If you’re ready to hit the greens, but not ready to commit, Bashaw offers an 8-hole course at their Bashaw Golf Course & Country Club which also offers camping.