Fairmont Banff Springs
PAR: 71 | LENGTH: 6,938
- The original 18-hole course was built in 1928 by Stanley Thompson, one of Canada’s most famed course architects.
- In 1989, 9-holes were added. This addition was designed by Cornish and Robinson.
- Many players, both amateurs and professionals, have described an optical illusion created by the surrounding mountains adding to the challenge of play.
- The hotel that accompanies the course was opened in 1888 as one of Canada’s Grant Railway Hotels.
- The Fairmont at Banff Springs has been affectionately nicknamed, “The Castle in the Rockies.” The architectural style is that of Scottish Baronial which is defined by: uneven roof lines, gables, and small turrets called bartizans.
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