Strathmore GC’s challenges come early on in your round

By Gord Montgomery, Senior Writer, Inside Golf If you’re teeing it up at the Strathmore Golf Club, you best have your game face on right away. After all, according to the professional staff there, the toughest tests here come early on. Brian Bassen, the Executive Pro, and Brad Gagne, the Club’s Head Professional, agreed the stretch from the second hole through the sixth are what can simply make, or break, your round. And when you come right down to it, it’s the fifth hole in particular that is the one that can easily tax players the most. Asked to characterize…

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The Track GC their philosophy is simple: “Have fun. Enjoy.”

By Gord Montgomery, Senior Writer, Inside Golf If there was one word to sum up the philosophy of The Track Golf Club in Langdon, it would be ‘Fun.’ You see, that’s what this rural golf course wants to bring back to the game. Laughter. Joy. And no strict dress restrictions. Speaking to their desire for people to come to this layout, enjoy the day, and leave with a smile on their face, Gregg Schubert, the Head Professional at The Track, noted: “We wanted a place where people could be comfortable …. to be more relaxed, unpretentious. Just go out and…

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An old design doesn’t mean an easy round at Inglewood

By Gord Montgomery, Senior Writer, Inside Golf If you’re a fan of old-style golf courses where precision matters more than power, and a short game trumps long bombs, than the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club in Calgary fits the bill perfectly. Put into play in the 1930s, this scenic 18-hole layout in the heart of the city features a style more common to days gone by than today’s designs. Speaking to that fact, Head Professional Sam Kirkness led off by stating the location of Inglewood, and the superb playing condition, are keys to having the public access his green grass….

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Lakeside Golf Club offers a close getaway to a fun, but challenging layout

Given that the Lakeside Golf Club in Chestermere is a mere drive, and OK, a wedge shot as well, from the heart of downtown Calgary, perhaps it could be your newest go-to spot for golf this year. Located just a short distance off the eastern side of Calgary’s ring road, Stoney Trail, and  mere minutes from the downtown core, the club’s Director of Golf, Glenn Carr, noted that people not familiar with his track are going to be impressed by what they find when they do get the chance to tee it up there. “I think it’ a very fun…

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