As our fingers itch to grab a golf club, it’s time to start planning your annual golf trip.

The Canadian Rockies Golf destination is not a hard sell – who wouldn’t want to play amid the towering Alberta mountains, playing historic courses when the days are long and the ball goes farther than you imagined?

Planning your trip is easier than you think. We’ve included some tips below:

1) Getting there – a direct flight away.

Many don’t know that Calgary International Airport is only a flight away from most major U.S. airports. Here’s a list of air carriers with direct flights from select cities:

  • Air Canada: direct flights from New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas
  • West Jet: direct from Orlando, Honolulu, Toronto, Vancouver
  • United: direct from San Francisco (for Star Alliance members)
  • US Airways: direct from Phoenix
  • Delta: direct from Minneapolis  

2) Pick your time frame

 Golf courses in Alberta generally open at the beginning of May and close after Canada’s Thanksgiving, the second week of October. Remember:
  • Daylight can last 15 hours in late June through mid August (play 36 or more in one day!)
  • Temperatures are favorable between mid June and October 1 in beating the summer heat
  • Like fall color? September to early October are your best bets.

3) Pick a package – or make your own.

We recommend you choose one of our signature Canadian Rockies Golf experiences if you’re traveling for the first time. It takes the mystery work out of routing, giving you more time to enjoy a sampling from the destination. Here are a few worth considering:

The Canadian Rockies Invitational: Our best value, this 5 night/4 round trip includes play at The Fairmont Banff Springs, Kananaskis Country, and your choice of three stunning courses in Canmore, starting at $909 per person.

Fairmont Golf and Spa: Enjoy 4 nights and 2 rounds, plus a treatment at The Fairmont Banff Spring’s famed Willow Stream spa, starting at $949 per person. Ask about trips to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, as well.

Pins and Fins: Enjoy four nights, 2 rounds, plus a full-day fly-fishing excursion

See the complete list of packages, or customize your experience here:

4. Call Golf Canada’s West – Our Official Packager

They are our official packaging company, which will guide book your rooms and tee times, offer preferred rates for rental cars, and greet you personally at the airport to send you on your journey, in true Canadian hospitality. Reach them at 877.323.3633 to start the planning process today.

No matter what time you visit, we suggest at least five days in this beautiful destination.

There’s never been a better time to visit. Call us today at 877.323.3633.

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