MacDonald Island Miskanaw Golf Course
Equipment: The course consists of 18 holes, grass greens, a driving range and a putting green - and supposedly one of the better golf courses in Northern Alberta.
At the driving range you purchase your tokens and two tokens will get you a full bucket of balls. They use artificial mats and tees.
Enjoy your golf! :-) I did.
Fort McMurray Golf Club Hole #1
I hope you enjoy my tips on the Fort McMurray Golf Club. I only played the first nine holes so I provided a picture and some tips on the first front nine. This will certainly give you a feel for this course. I truly enjoyed it there, beautiful scenery and course. The power cart was a luxury as well from golfing in Labrador.
Fort McMurray Golf Course was designed by Bill Newis of GPEC Designs. Ranked one of the must play golf courses in Alberta by the Edmonton Sun. Carved out of the Borealis Forest and nestled along the banks of the Athabasca River.
Lots of shots over valleys and creek beds. Large greens for easy shot acceptance with varying degrees of undulation. Majestic beauty throughout the golf course enhances the enjoyment of playing. Demanding tee shots from teh championship tees provide a formidable challenge for the experienced golfer.
The clubhouse has a well stocked Pro Shop and licensed restaurant. The view is breath taking from the clubhouse deck.
Semi-Private, 18 holes, reservations required.
6858 yards, Par 72: Source: Club Score Card.
Hole# 1: A good tee shot will leave an approach shot of 150 yards to a large green gaurded by bunkers on both sides. On this course you have to definitely stay in the fairway if at all possible as usual, LOL :-) I remember by first drive going extreme right, it was gone!
Equipment: Some of the rules on the score card were:
RCGA rules govern all play except where local rules prevail.
Water Hazards: Red stakes indicate lateral water hazards. Yellow stakes indicate water hazard.
Obstructions: All buildings, course fixtures, bridges, signs, paths, sprinkler heads, control boxes and fairway yardage markers - drop within once club length from nearest point of relief - no penalty.
Staked Trees: Relief must be taken so that tree does not interfere with players swing - no penalty.
Fairway Markers: Measured to centre of gren from centre of fairway, red - 100 yards, white - 150 yards, blue - 200 yards, yellow 250 yards.
Fort McMurray Golf Club Hole #2
Hole #2 - Water comes into play about 230 yards off the tee on the left side. A good tee shot will leave an approach shot of 175 yards to a green surrounded by bunkers.
Equipment: Some of the golf etiquette at the course included:
Player's assistant will monitor slow play.
Dress code will be enforced.
Power Carts are restricted to paths around greens and tees and the 90 degree rule is in effect unless otherwise posted. Pull carts must remain at least 30 feet from greens and tees at all times.
All players must be registered at the pro shop before teeing off.
Persons using these premises do so at their own risk.
All ALCB regulations apply.
Remember the 3 R's. Rake traps, repair ball marks, replace divots.
Fort McMurray Golf Club Hole #8
Hole #8 - Straight away risk / reward par 5. Good tee shot will allow th egolfer to go for the green in 2. The hole runs adjacent to the Athabasca River and the golfer must cross a large creek 150 yards before the green.
Fort McMurray Golf Club Back 9 - Holes 10 - 18
Hole 10 - 388 Yard Dogleg Right Par 4 - A good tee shot will leave an approach shot of 160 yards over a large creek to a large green gaurded by bunkers in teh front and on the right side.
Hole 11 - 560 Yard Par 5 - Demanding tee shot as the hole is gaurded by a large pond on teh right and the Athabasca River on teh left. A legitimate 3 shot par 5. Club selection for the approach shot is vital due to a large green which is very deep front to back.
Hole 12 - 370 Yard Par 4 - Straight away par 4. Approach shot is to a large green which is very deep front to back. Club selection is vital for the approach shot.
Hole 13 - 400 Yard Dogleg Rigt Par 4 - Vital that tee shot stays in the fairway. Good tee shot will leave an approach shot of 160 yards to an elevated green well gaurded by bunkers.
Hole 14 - 350 Yar Par 4 - Straight away par 4. Approach shot requires proper club selection due to the size and deepness of the green.
Hole 15 - 225 Yard Par 3 - Intimidating tee shot that must carry over a creek 10 yards in front of the green. Two tier green gaurded by bunkers on both sides.
Hole 16 - 402 Yard Dogleg Left Par 4 - Imperative that tee shot carries the corner of the dogleg and stays in the fairway. Approach shot must stay below hole due to the sloping of the green.
Hole 17 - 208 Yard Par 3 - Straight away par 3. Green is very deep and well gaurded by bunkers, so proper club selection is vital.
Hole 18 - 599 Yard Par 5 - Legitimate 3 shot par 5. Third shot must carry a creek in front of the green. Green is very undulated and surrounded by bunkers.
Source: Score Card
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Fort McMurray Golf Club Hole #9
Hole #9 - Tee shot demands a minimum carry of 130 yards to cross creek. Approach shot to a very undulating green well gaurded by bunkers.
Fort McMurray Golf Club Hole #3
Hole #3 - A good tee shot will elave an approach shot of 150 yards to a green surrounded by bunkers.
Fort McMurray Golf Club Hole #4
Hole #4 - A lengthy hole which runs along side the Athabasca River. Large green for easy shot acceptance.
Fort McMurray Golf Club Hole #6
Hole #6 - Very deceiving to judge right club selection due to shallowness of green and prevailing winds. Green is gaurded by front and back bunkers.
Fort McMurray Golf Club Hole #7
Hole #7 - Narrow straight away par 4. Approach shot is to a narrow green gaurded by bunkers on both sides.
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