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Canadian Rockies golf trip back on!!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Feb 27, 2014.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Hot damn. Last summer's cancelled -- flooding, Woe Canada, sorry you guys got nailed -- trip is back on the books. A week in June. Banff. Jasper. Tres bien!!!!
     
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    Have fun, we had to cancel our 1st anniversary to calgary because of that flood. I used to live there, i was so excited to show my husband my old stomping grounds and was heartbroken but even more for those families. I had a cousin affected.

    Have you ever been there before?
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Many many many years ago. And I've never played golf up there in them thar hills. Stanley Thompson here I come!! (Golfers with no lives will understand that one.)

    Hope you can get your trip rescheduled!
     
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    Watch out for the elk and Grizzlies! I hear you get a do over if you hit one though. Hahahaha
     
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    It will be a long time before we can get out that way now. We have to rip our porch off and redo it :(.

    You will have a blast i am sure, wildlife all around.
     
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    Played with black bears on the course in Whistler and Mammoth. Plenty of deer. Javelina in AZ, bobcats all over and a cougar once here. Elk in Oregon. But never to the density the critters hang out at Banff Springs. And if it's a grizzly, I'm gone. Heard moose are the nastiest, however.

    Sorry about the porch detour.
     
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    Moose there are like gators here. Stay in the short grass and you won't see 'em.
     
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    a week in june. up here, we call that spring.
     
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    I'm going to freeze, Glen, I have no doubt. lol And Jeff, what is the short grass?
     
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    Hey Ken - welcome to our part of the golf world!

    After all the input and great advice that I have received from you over the years about golf in the Las Vegas and greater area, I hope to return the favor a bit!

    I assume that you are going to golf both Banff Springs and Jasper Park Lodge.

    I've played Banff Springs many times - the most recent was when they re-aligned and 'renovated' the course in order to put it back to what Stanley started out. I really noticed this with the bunkering - that is really where they improved the course. As an aside, if you get a chance, try to golf the 'inner 9'. Most don't bother, since it has been added in what most call as an 'afterthought', however, I found it in the best shape, since less damage from wildlife.

    Now on to my favorite of the two - Jasper. Simply has a superior layout and design. It has a good mix of open/forest holes and more variety. It ranks up in my top 5, and needs to be experienced once.

    As far as any Calgary/Edmonton/mountain course - make sure to ask away - I've golfed over 200 courses in Alberta alone, and, from reading your posts, we tend to share the same criteria when evaluating the course (ie. favorites in Vegas area - Coyote Springs, Paiute, Conestoga, Primm).

    And by June, everything should be in great shape (although a bit worried about a bit of 'winter kill' this year - lots of snow on ground for too long this season (got earlier than normal snow cover in October).

    Go get 'em!
     
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    It's that long, skinny green patch where you aren't allowed to park your cart while trying to locate your ball.

    Seriously, we have encountered moose a couple times, and they ignored us.
     
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    depending on where your going june shouldn't be that bad. Maybe a tad chilly at night but we got married at the end of june and it was +30 and the hottest day that summer lol. Beginning will be a bit cooler obviously but middle on should be fine.
     
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