Day two of the three day golfing adventure brought us to Silvertip Golf Resort in Canmore, Alberta. Today’s guest was Kalen, a good friend of Eric who we had met several years back. It was an absolutely gorgeous day out. I think it was unanimous at the end that Silvertip is not an easy course. It’s a brutal course. At times it feels as though it’s mocking you behind the tall trees. It’s also not a cheap course at $160 per person per round. Is it worth it? Sure the scenery is amazing, breathtaking even; the staff are pleasant and helpful, the grass is bright green and the traps, oh the traps, they are everywhere. The view though is what sells this course. However, it’s just not a course you can come to and enjoy at your own pace… which is what I’d expect at $160. You feel pressure to keep pace from the folks ahead, behind, and even your golf cart’s very cool GPS. The carts are easily the most equipped I’ve come across. Complete with complementary bottled water in a cooler, personal ball and club washer and state of the art GPS that shows your cart in relation to those around you. It’s incredible. Plus with a built in messaging system the guys at command centre know exactly where you are. And I mean exactly. Just one thing one of our carts didn’t have… brakes. And you’ll definitely need those (see one of the b&w shots… and you’ll know what i mean).
In the end, I lost a record 10 balls on the course somewhere between me and the mountain tops. My score… well, let’s not go there.