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Silvertip Golf Resort boasts clear mountain ponds and a stout 600 feet of elevation change.


“Thompson had a different job than he did at Banff,” said Jasper Director of Golf Gregg Lown. “He started with a fresh palate of land and framed each hole into the mountains.” The effect is almost cinematic.


Even looking backwards at a hole produces a perfect setting. While the course doesn’t have a dazzling hole like the fourth at Banff Springs, it does have some standouts. The 231- yard ninth is a drop-shot par 3 with a tiny green that would be at home on Pebble Beach Golf Links. The 14th is a cape hole, a 361-yard par 4 that tees off over and hugs the coastline of Lake Beauvert. Similar to Banff, and unlike modern mountain golf, the course is easily walkable. The elevation is lower here, but


you will still pick up half a club on the 6,663-yard course, which has earned best resort and public course accolades multiple times from Canada’s ScoreGolf magazine. The golf course wraps around


Lake Beauvert and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, whose cabins’ rustic luxury spaced out over 700 acres makes for a tranquil experience. The quiet ambience of the property is markedly different than Banff or


Moraine Lake, and its “Valley of 10 Peaks,” is a short distance from Lake Louise.


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Lake Louise, where day-trippers and tourist buses produce more hustle and bustle. The Lodge celebrates its centen- nial in 2015. A meal at the Emerald Lounge overlooking the lake is the perfect way to end your day in the northern Rockies. Away from the course, consider the


Old Fort Point hike. It’s short, and only mildly challenging, but produces fantastic 360-degree views. The Canadian Rockies should be on


any golfer’s wish list. Amidst some of the most stunning scenery in the world, you will find luxurious accommodations and memorable golf.


Silvertip Golf Course borders two wildlife corridors and houses a wide variety of Rocky Mountain wildlife. The golf course boasts clear moun- tain ponds and a stout 600 feet of elevation change, providing plenty of outstanding vistas that the area is renowned for. Choose your tee wisely—the back tee slope of 153 should scare you forward. Silvertip is located just off


Highway 1, 50 miles from Calgary, on your way to Banff.


> Hike some of the best trails in the


world: Peyto Lake, Tunnel Mountain in Banff and Lake Agnes Tea House at Lake Louise.


> Have a drink at some of the most


scenic bars imaginable such as the rear patio at the Banff Springs Hotel.


> Practice your photography. Your


Facebook friends will think you are a professional.


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