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Okotoks a golfers paradise

The foothills are a golfer’s paradise with five scenic and challenging courses located in and around Okotoks.

Within the area of the town itself golfers have three excellent choices at D’Arcy Ranch, River’s Edge Golf Club and Crystal Ridge Golf Club.

River’s Edge, located on the east side of town near Highway 2, has been operating as a championship 18-hole golf course since 2004. The relaxed atmosphere appeals to golfers at every level. The course yardage spans close to 7,000 yards from the championship tees all the way down to closer to 5,200 from the front boxes. For more information, contact the River’s Edge pro shop at 403-938-4200.

Crystal Ridge Golf Course rests high above the Sheep River valley on the northeast edge of Okotoks, with panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies in a nine-hole, par 35 course. Crystal Ridge also offers a state-of-the-art miniature golf course. For more information, call 403-995-5563.

D’Arcy Ranch is an 18-hole, par 72 course located on the northwest side of town off Highway 2A and Milligan Drive. It allows you to be a member for a day as it is a 100 per cent public facility. The course is challenging, but fair. Book a tee time by calling the D’Arcy Ranch pro shop at 403-938-4455.

Just outside of Okotoks’ town limits are arguably two of the best golf courses in Alberta including Heritage Pointe and Sirocco. Heritage Pointe offers 27 of the most challenging holes you will find in the province. To book your tee time call 403-256-2002.

Sirocco Golf Club, located just south of Spruce Meadows was founded in 2005 making it still a relative newcomer to the area. The 7,185 yard course offers a few favourites including the picturesque hole 7 featuring awe-inspiring views of the Rockies. To book a tee time call 403-201-5505.

Caption: Okotoks’ D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club is one of five courses in Okotoks and the surrounding area.

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