The Links of GlenEagles | Golf Course Review

Course: The Links of GlenEagles
Location: 100 GlenEagles Drive Cochrane, Alberta
Phone: 403-932-1100
Architect: Les Furber

As an avid golfer who has played a number of the private and pretty much every one of the public and semi-private courses in Calgary and the surrounding area, I was excited about the opportunity to provide my feedback / review of the Links of GlenEagles in Cochrane.

I am no stranger to driving near and far for a great game of golf. Located 10 minutes West of Calgary limits, The Links of GlenEagles is a very manageable commute and a worthwhile investment for this golfing experience.

I’ve played The Links of GlenEagles on a number of occasions before, but I have to admit, the panoramic mountain views from pretty much every hole never get old. An additional aspect of GlenEagles that I really enjoy is the five, five, and eight format – five Par-5s, five Par-3s and eight Par-4’s.

After golfing GlenEagles this most recent time, I have to say the main reason that I am continually drawn to the course is the layout – the rare combination of interesting/unforgettable holes, elevation changes and risk/reward opportunities all while maintaining playability is difficult to resist.

A few highlights of the round include:
• Two of my favorite Par-3 golf holes in Calgary – #5 and #16 (you would know them if you saw them – even if I didn’t just give you the numbers). Try playing #16 from the back tees if you want to experience a true golf test
• Two (or three) really great risk/reward Par-5 holes (three eagle putts on the day for me)
• Stunning river and mountain views throughout (a storm was rolling in from the West presenting an amazing backdrop for our round)
• Some of the nicest, truest-rolling (and difficult) greens that I have played on this year

A couple of items to note for those who may not have played GlenEagles before:
• Though some might enjoy it, the 180-yard “aqua range” isn’t really my style. I’m more of a traditionalist in that I like to warm-up with all of my clubs (including the driver)
• I typically prefer to walk when I play. GlenEagles may be walk-able for some, but it would certainly be a test of one’s endurance

If you are a frugal golfer, I suggest you sign-up with The Links of GlenEagles to receive their weekly email. The email details some tough-to-resist rate breaks and promotional offers – definitely worth checking out!

In my mind, GlenEagles’ unique mix of truly memorable holes, mountain vistas and course conditioning is difficult to beat anywhere in Calgary or the surrounding area. For these reasons, I highly recommend a trip to The Links of GlenEagles in Cochrane – you won’t be disappointed.

4.5 / 5 stars

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