A recent article in the Banff Crag and Canyon provides the best insight into the unique area of Canmore, made all the more noteworthy by the insights of Canmore Golf and Curling Club’s own Darren Cooke. We knew you’d want to share this story with your mates.
The good people, the good earth that is Canmore golf
Posted By By Eddie Hunter
If you have gone to the Internet for instructions to get to the Canmore course avoid the one that says, “You leave Edinburgh heading towards Firth.” That is the Canmore in Scotland. Our Canmore will be in the morning sun at the south end of Mt. Rundle in the Canadian Rockies; about three minutes off the Trans-Canada Highway.
The Scottish course may be older but this Canadian course has a history like no other in the world; and you feel it.
It started in 1926.
For those who worked underground in the Canmore coal mines it must have been a treat to create something green on the surface. They started with four holes that had to avoid the mad little steam engine that carried coal from the mines.
A lone Scot, who missed the game from his homeland, did not start it but it could have been. These people were from, Finland, Poland, Scotland, Britain and several European countries. The cooperation / energy, that grew from those hard working people and their dedication to golf, lives today in this beautiful eighteen hole course and the local people that carry this proud heritage.
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