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Golfweek: Golf in the Canadian Rockies worth the hike: Golf across the Canadian Rockie is w...

BANFF, Alberta – Steven Young, the director of golf at Banff Springs, sometimes likes to greet playing partners wearing a sportcoat, plus-fours and spiffy purple-and-black saddle shoes. His weapons of choice on such occasions are hickory clubs and gutta percha balls. He’s a gregarious and gracious host – that is, if you don’t mind getting waxed by a guy playing equipment that Ben Hogan would have considered primitive. Young’s attire might seem like an anachronism at some of the newer courses here in the Canadian Rockies. But it works at Banff, a classic Stanley Thompson design. OK, let’s stop for a moment to acknowledge the redundancy in the preceding sentence. Canadians regard every Thompson design as a classic. If you go... • Delta Lodge at Kananaskis : deltahotels.com; 866-432-4322 • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel : fairmont.com/banffsprings; 866-540-4406 • Fairmont Jaspe...

Full article: http://golfweek.com/news/2012/apr/26/golf-canadian-rockie...

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