The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Renowned for its panoramic beauty, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is situated in Banff National Park, a mile high in the Canadian Rockies. With breathtaking views in every direction, it is a captivating and challenging course. Amateurs and professionals alike are constantly amazed by its sense of difficulty. The optical illusions created by the mountains towering overhead may deceive the eye of even the most skilled player. Designed by world-renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson in 1928, the original 18-hole course was later complemented by the construction of an adjoining 9 holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson and opened in 1989; thereby completing this championship layout.

The course features a driving range, a complete short game practice facility and the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Academy, which offers a wide range of instructional programs. Holes gently roll along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain, Mount Rundle and Tunnel Mountain. Greens range from expansive and rolling to small and flat. The course may be walked, however, due to its length, many choose to use electric carts which are included in the green fee. Transportation between the clubhouse and the hotel is made easy with a shuttle that runs continuously between the two locations.

The Fairmont Banff Springs attracts business visitors and holiday golfers alike and has been played by such notables as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Clint Eastwood and world-famous golfer Bobby Locke, who described the course as being “out of this world.”

Course Info


  • Course Designer: Stanley Thompson
  • Holes: 18
  • Course Par: 71
  • Length: 6,663 yards
  • Season: May – October
Tee Rating/Slope
Black 72.9/135
White 70.0/133
Gold 66.0/123
Gold Ladies 71.6/137
Red Ladies


  • Course Designer: Bill Robinson, Geoffrey Cornish
  • Holes: 9
  • Course Par: 35
  • Length: 3,287 yards
  • Season: May – October
Tee Rating/Slope
Black 70.4/129
White 68.0/126
Gold 66.0/123
Gold Ladies 70.8/137

A Thrilling Layout. Breathtaking Views.

From the actual hole design to the optical illusions created by the surrounding mountains, this Alberta golf course will delight and tempt you.

  • Ranked #8 Canada’s Best Public Golf Courses, 2016


  • Ranked #4 Canada’s Best Public Golf Courses, 2015


  • Ranked #6 of Top 100 Courses, 2014


  • Ranked #2 of Top 10 Golf Courses, 2012

    Links magazine

  • Ranked #7 of Top 100 Courses, 2012


  • Silver Award Winner, 2012

    Golf West’s Annual Platinum Readers Choice, Alberta

  • Ranked #10 Best Canadian Golf (Classic) Courses, 2011


  • Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary,2006

    The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program is an award-winning education and certification program that works to protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game.

  • Awarded Four Green Leaf Rating, 1999

    Audubon Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program