2016 in Pictures – Banff Springs (part 2)

In an effort to step up my photo game this year I am pleased to share 10 of my favourite golf images over the past year.  With a healthy layer of snow already in southern Ontario I hope this brings back good memories from your 2016 golf season and stokes the fire of anticipation for 2017!

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The story:  Given that these are two pictures of the same hole I don’t feel like I am breaking the rules too much.  The third hole at Banff Springs is my second favourite par 5 I have ever played (Highlands Links #7 gets top honours) and these views give you a good idea why.  While the 4th hole (see Banff Springs – part 1) gets proper accolades this is a highly underrated golf hole.  The sheer magnitude of the Rockies set against the expansiveness of this par 5 was incredible to experience.  I was blessed with a perfect morning for pictures and took full advantage.  The top image looks back from behind the green and the lower image was taken as I rounded the subtle dog leg and could see the green.  This courses is what bucket lists were meant for.

To all my readers, a very Merry Christmas, joyous and safe holidays and my best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and prosperous 2017.

In friendship, Mike

 

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2016 in Pictures – Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club

In an effort to step up my photo game this year I am pleased to share 10 of my favourite golf images over the past year.  With a healthy layer of snow already in southern Ontario I hope this brings back good memories from your 2016 golf season and stokes the fire of anticipation for 2017!

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The story: Stewart Creek is located in Canmore, AB and is surprisingly close to Banff.  For those, like me, who are always seeking to get in 36 a day this was my second round following a stunning morning at Banff Springs.  This was the view off the opening tee and the image does not do justice to the significant drop to the fairway below.  I was grateful there wasn’t a group behind me because it took me forever to tee off, seriously.  I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a more beautiful setting off the first tee.  The course, the conditioning, its people and mountain views like this are all reasons why Stewart Creek is set well within top 100 course lists in Canada.  I can’t wait to come back.

Click here for my full review of Stewart Creek