102. Glencoe (Forest)

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Glencoe Golf & Country Club

  • Forest course
  • Calgary, Alberta (23KM southwest from downtown)
  • 15th in the Province
  • Robert Trent Jones Jr.
  • 1987 & 2015
  • 94.018 points

Built by the great Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s son a few years after helping his dad on nearby Kananaskis’ project, Glencoe is one of the best shotmakers golf courses in Canada. To no ones surprise, the Forest has earned a reputation as a players golf course, with many current and former Golf Canada Team Members calling this golf course home.

What makes Glencoe so difficult? The scorecard length is a brute at 7500 yards, but demanding iron shots are to be found here, playing over expansive and creative bunkering. The surrounds themselves repell balls further away, providing difficult chip shots—often playing to downslopes—to the golfer.

Of course, difficulty is both a compliment and stimga based on who you talk to, but there is no denying the quality of the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and the finishing three holes.

If you like Glencoe Golf & Country Club’s Forest course, you may like:

National Golf Club of Canada

Muskoka Bay


  • Andrew Harvie

    Based in Toronto, but having lived in Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, Arizona, and Texas, I have been lucky enough to see over 400 golf courses and counting!

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