Going Green

Summer 2024

Nothing says summer in Alberta like a day on the golf course. Luckily, we are blessed with plenty of options around Airdrie. Check out the “links” below!

Apple Creek Golf Course, north of Airdrie

Par 72, 6,895 Yards

Green Fees for 18 holes: Weekday, $69; Weekend, $89

Most difficult hole:

Possibly Hole 12, with three different water hazards to avoid.

Junior program:

Apple Creek’s Junior Membership is $279, including seven lessons on a set schedule. The course provides a safe, encouraging place for juniors to develop and be a part of its golf community.

From Head Pro Tye Babkirk:

“We have made changes around the greens to five holes that should allow players to shoot lower scores and not lose as many golf balls. If you have not played here in a few years, I encourage you to come try the new layout.”


Carstairs Community Golf Club, Carstairs

Par 72, 6,510 Yards

Green Fee for 18 holes: Weekday is $52; Weekend is $62

Most difficult hole:

Hole 13, a longer par 4 with huge poplar trees on both sides of the fairways, water on the right-hand side catching a shorter hit drive, and a water hazard to the left for any real errant tee shots. It’s followed be a fairly flat green that is hard to stick an approach shot on.

Junior program:

Carstairs’ junior program is designed to be super-affordable. It is revamping its junior clinic for the 2024 season, looking to run more lessons and more clinics to encourage more juniors to play. All junior memberships include access to all junior lessons for no extra cost.

From Head Pro Joshua Lockert:

“Beat the hustle and bustle of the big city and the big-city prices and enjoy our beautiful, well-maintained golf course. Also, our charming Ironwood Restaurant & Patio, with the coldest drinks and the nicest patio in Carstairs.”


Collicutt Siding Golf Club, Crossfield

Par 72, 6,958 Yards

Green Fees for 18 holes: $39 – $53

Most difficult hole:

Hole 16, a par 3, is the hardest hole on the golf course to par. Hole 15, a 616-yard par 5, is a nightmare for short-hitters.

Junior program:

Collicutt Siding hosts Canada’s largest introduction to the game of golf, the Dream Junior Golf Academy. The Academy hosts close to 1,000 children from the end of May until the end of July.

From Head Pro Lyndon King:

“We are proud of our small-town atmosphere, value and terrific course-conditioning.”


Woodside Golf Course, Airdrie 

Par 70, 6,155 Yards

Monday-Thursday Green Fee for 18 holes: $67

Friday-Sunday Green Fee: $79

Most difficult hole:

On our scorecard, it’s Hole 2. This is the longest par 4 on the golf course at 423 yards. An incredibly important tee shot because, if you miss the fairway, you have a really good chance at being blocked out by trees. This hole has one of the toughest greens that slopes from back to front. Hitting your approach shot behind the pin leaves you with a very difficult and fast putt down the hill. Making par on this hole is a great achievement!

Junior program:

There is a very popular junior program at Woodside that hosts close to 150 juniors in its spring camps. The camps run for four weeks and have a six juniors-to-one golf pro ratio, so each kid gets a lot of one-on-one instruction.

From Head Pro Kevin Graf:

“Woodside offers golfers a fair challenge for all skill levels. We are known to have incredible greens and great conditions all throughout the course. After the round, we offer a special dining experience in the newly renovated 525 Restaurant & Patio!”


Golf & Give

Golfing and fundraising go hand in hand as a great way to raise money while having fun.

Airdrie-area courses are known for their great hosting skills. Here is a partial list of tournaments occurring this year – find your cause and register for a round!