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Address: 241155, Range Road 34

Type: Public Golf Course

Holes: 27   |   Par: 72

Tips:  Spirit/Millburn 6,855Yards

Millburn/Cattails 6,990 Yards

Spirit/Cattails 7,037 Yards


30 minutes west of Downtown Calgary on Hwy 8.

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All rates include power cart & driving range.

River Spirit’s Rates per Player:

Monday & Tuesday excluding holidays:  $94.50 plus GST

Wednesday & Thursday excluding holidays:  $97.50 plus GST

Friday – Sunday including holidays:  $104.50 plus GST

Play Golf Alberta’s Rates per Player:

Monday – Thursday excluding holidays:  $45-$60 plus GST

Friday – Sunday including holidays:  $60-$80 plus GST


River Spirit Golf Club…

…is one of the most scenic golf clubs in our area and only a short drive from Calgary or Cochrane. Nestled along the edge of the Rocky Mountains, the course offers beautiful views of the natural landscape. The layout is among the most diverse, and playable to all levels. Enjoy our clubhouse restaurant and outdoor patio after a round of golf with friends. River Spirit is truly a must-play course for city golfers, or a spot to book a round on your way out of the city before the weekend. We look forward to your next round of golf at River Spirit!

Our Calgary

The layout at River Spirit Golf Club is a true gem. The Elbow River and Millburn Creek provide a breathtaking backdrop to many of River Spirit’s signature holes. River Spirit Golf Club boasts three different 9-hole layouts for a total of 27 holes that can be combined into many interesting rounds. All courses at River Spirit feature four different sets of tees to ensure an enjoyable round for every caliber of golfer. However, no matter how you choose to play River Spirit, you will still find yourself among some of the most picturesque scenery in all of golf.

In addition to excellent on-course play, River Spirit also boasts a 325-yard driving range, complete with grass tees, five target greens, bunkers and two practice putting greens — all of which will help you keep your score as low as possible.


Women’s Tee Boxes:


Red:  Yards – 5,322  Slope – 124  Rating – 70.7

White/Red:  Yards – 5,637  Slope – 129  Rating – 72.5

White:  Yards – 6,059  Slope – 138 Rating – 74.9


Red:  Yards – 5,329  Slope – 125  Rating – 70.9

White/Red:  Yards – 5648  Slope – 130  Rating – 73.0

White:  Yards – 6,170  Slope – 140  Rating – 75.6


Red:  Yards – 5,385  Slope – 129  Rating – 71.0

White/Red:  Yards – 5,669  Slope – 131  Rating – 72.9

White:  Yards – 6097  Slope – 139  Rating – 75.1

Men’s Tee Boxes:


White:  Yards – 6,059  Slope – 123  Rating – 69.2

Blue/White:  Yards – 6,293  Slope – 126  Rating – 70.7

Blue:  Yards – 6,492  Slope – 130  Rating – 71.8

Black:  Yards – 6,855  Slope – 132  Rating – 73.7


White:  Yards – 6,170  Slope – 125  Rating – 69.9

Blue/White:  Yards – 6,336  Slope – 127  Rating – 71.0

Blue:  Yards – 6,560  Slope – 131  Rating – 72.1

Black:  Yards – 6,990  Slope – 134  Rating – 74.1


White:  Yards – 6,097  Slope – 122  Rating – 69.7

Blue/White:  Yards – 6,377  Slope – 125  Rating – 71.5

Blue:  Yards – 6,598  Slope – 128  Rating – 72.4

Black:  Yards – 7,037  Slope – 130  Rating – 74.4




Choose River Spirit Golf Club as the location of your next golf event. From the moment you begin coordination until the final award is handed out, we are here to serve you. Whether you plan to hold a large corporate or charity event, or just a group of 12 on a golf getaway, we ensure your complete satisfaction. To get your planning underway, call (403) 246-4776. ext 2

Weddings & Banquets:

River Spirit Golf Club offers the Calgary community more than just one of the most diverse and scenic rounds of 18 for any level of golfer. This setting transforms into a spectacular location for any event host’s needs. The scenery and vistas at our venue are second to none, and we also have the hospitable, experienced staff you need to make the special days in your life worry-free, whether it be a fairy tale wedding ,an important corporate meeting or fundraising for whats most passionate to you.

River Spirit offers unique experiences over 27 holes

If you’re looking for variety in your golf game, and are an advocate of elevated tee boxes or perhaps favour a walkable, flat style of layout, then you’re going to love the River Spirit Golf Club and what it has to offer over its 27 holes.

Speaking to the layout of this track, which is just west of Calgary, Leif Hanson, the course’s Director of Golf noted, “Our Spirit nine is kind of a mix of, I’d say, parkland and tree-lined courses. There are six holes up top and then three holes down in the river valley that are tree-lined.

“For our Millburn nine, probably our most challenging nine according to Golf Canada’s handicap system, but it’s probably our shortest nine, too. It’s parkland with rolling hills. Again, you tee off up top, drop into the river valley for holes four, five, six and seven, and then you’re back on top for eight and nine.

“Then our Cattail nine is our most walker-friendly because you don’t go up and down hills. It’s more of a players’ course where there’s a lot of shots you have to hit to certain areas,” Hanson noted of golfers having to avoid the wetlands that mark this nine. “It’s more of a course where you have to have strategy off the tee.”

Put together by architect Russ Olson, perhaps best known for his Saskatchewan treasure, Dakota Dunes Golf Links, full use was made of the topography along the Elbow River to create this piece of art.

Despite the obstacles that face players here though, Hanson explained, “It doesn’t play as hard as it’s made out to be. It has four tee boxes on each hole, and it’s very public friendly. There aren’t a lot of forced carries. It’s more of a player-friendly course,” no matter which 18 of the 27 holes you may decide to challenge.

River Spirit offers a wonderful warm-up/practice area including a huge grass teeing area, with the option of hitting mats on the driving rang which has five target flags to aim at. There are also two short-game practice areas, a bunker to get those sand shot woes out of the way, and a putting green with plenty of roll to it. And, if you’re game has gotten away from you, there are three CPGA professionals on staff to lend a hand with any problem areas.

River Spirit GC is happy to help you put on your golf tournament, not matter what size, and offer up competitive pricing, Hanson explained.

“Again, I think we’re one of the most price-friendly places. On the high-end, we are $140 for a primetime weekend rate, something many courses don’t offer. It includes the green fee, a power cart, a tee gift, a bottle of water and $50 prize allocation. Then, we have Corporate Mondays that includes the same things, with a smaller meal, for $99.”

So whether you’re looking to challenge this interesting layout, with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains in the distance by yourself, with a trio of buddies, or perhaps a few dozen acquaintances getting together for a tournament, River Spirit GC tees up what you’re looking for. For tee times, go to and follow the links.

By Gord Montgomery

Inside Golf Writer

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