Steve Pike Anywhere: Banff Springs Golf Club

The 4th hole at Banff Springs Golf Club in Alberta, Canada is one of the world’s most scenic par 3s.

BANFF, Alberta – Banff Springs Golf Club, one of North America’s more scenic golf destinations, will kick off the 2019 golf season here when the Tunnel Mountain 9 course opens for on May 3. The opening of Fairmont’s famed Stanley Thompson Course will follow a week later, with play beginning on May 10. Special early-season rates will be available at each course.

Tunnel Mountain on July 1 will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, guests can play the Tunnel Mountain 9 Course for just $30 CAD after paying the regular rate for rounds on either Tunnel Mountain or the Stanley Thompson Course. Additionally, the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club has partnered with popular Grizzly Paw Brewing of Canmore, Alberta to create a commemorative pale ale. The $30 rate and the commemorative beer will be available to guests all season long.

The Fairmont Banff Springs is located in the heart of Banff National Park and is styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, offering commanding views of the surrounding mountains and the stunning Bow River. Just steps from the charming village of Banff, the resort is a National Historical Site and offers a tremendous blend of luxury and recreation. In addition to its two golf courses, In addition to golf, Fairmont Banff Springs offers world-class dining and shopping options in addition to a Willow Stream Spa and a host of additional recreational activities.

Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the web site for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California. He lives in Delray Beach, Fla, and can be reached at

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