This week will start my four week segment on Canadian golf courses. In late September my husband and I visited Saskatchewan, Canada to visit friends, play golf, observe the Northern lights and see a moose. Well, two out of four isn’t bad. No Northern lights and no moose but I am not taking those off my bucket list just yet .
Back to golf! The first course we played was in North Battleford. It was called North Battleford Golf and Country Club (click on their name for a link to their website) located close to the North Saskatchewan River. Prices vary depending on the season so be sure to check out their website. The view was absolutely beautiful.
We started with lunch in the dining room and I had the French Onion soup with a Reuben sandwich which was delicious. It was a bit chilly so that was the perfect beginning.
The front nine was fairly flat with wide open fairways and decent size greens that were relatively fast. The back nine had some hills with narrow fairways. The fairways were lined with birch, spruce and tamarack trees. The fall colors were in their seasonal splendor, and it was beautiful.
The carts were electric and didn’t have a GPS system but the course was well marked with typical 200, 150, and 100 yard markers as well as yardages on sprinklers.
We played in the afternoon with a bit of a chilly wind but moved along nicely. It took about 4 hours to play in our foursome. I played the green tees which was 5609 yards. It had a rating of 72 with a slope of 120. I shot a 93. Not bad for never seeing the course.
The pro shop was very small with a limited amount of inventory but the people were very friendly.
We had a wonderful round with great friends at North Battleford Golf and Country Club. You can’t beat the Canadian hospitality, and the country is beautiful. Be sure to play the course if you are in that part of the country.
Remember ladies, golf is a journey; walk with me!