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400 – 7th Street NW, High River, AB

Public Golf Course

Holes: 18   |   Par: 71

6,568 Yards


South on Deerfoot Trail / AB-2  (approx. 45 km from downtown Calgary)

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Highwood Golf Club

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All rates include 18 holes, power cart & driving range.

Highwood’s Rates per Player:

Monday – Friday excluding holidays:  $82 plus GST

Saturday &  Sunday including holidays:  $92 plus GST

Play Golf Alberta’s Rates per Player:

Monday – Friday excluding holidays: $40-$55 plus GST

Saturday & Sunday including holidays: $50-$65 plus GST 

Welcome to the Highwood

Since 1958, the Highwood has been the golfer’s choice in the Foothills. We have two distinct golf offerings: the championship Highwood 18 and the family friendly Spitzee 9. 

On site, we also have a full service clubhouse with The Foxes Den Restaurant, the Wellman Room for banquets and weddings, covered patio, locker rooms, fully stocked pro shop, grass tee driving range, and extensive short game practice area. Our club is known for small town charm, incredible value, and inviting atmosphere.

Proud host of

2016 Sun Life Financial Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship
2019 Alberta Junior Championship
2022 Alberta Men’s Mid Amateur Championship
2024 Alberta Senior Men’s Championship

Women’s Tee Boxes:

Red:  Yards – 5,282  Slope – 131  Rating – 70.6

White:  Yards – 5,855  Slope – 136  Rating – 73.9

Men’s Tee Boxes:

Red:  Yards – 5,282 Slope – 115  Rating – 65.9

White:  Yards – 5,855 Slope – 124  Rating – 68.0

Blue:  Yards – 6,568  Slope – 132  Rating – 71.4

The 18 hole championship course is a par 71 and plays between 5282 and 6568 yards. The course is made up of the nines formerly known as ‘New Heritage’ and ‘Mountainview’. The front nine is scenic and tree lined and can challenge even the most skilled golfer. The back nine has many risk-reward holes that offer the chance to lower your score if you are able to take advantage of the opportunities given. The Highwood has played host to several provincial tournaments in the past and is scheduled to host the 2024 Alberta Senior Men’s Championship.

Highwood Golf Is a Playground for Golfers Of All Levels

By Gord Montgomery, Senior Writer, Inside Golf

The one noticeable thing about the Highwood Golf facility, situated in High River, is that it’s a place for everyone to tee it up. Sure, there’s am 18-hole layout that can test the very best players the province can chip its way, but at the same time it offers a nine-hole loop where anyone, and everyone, can enjoy their outing.

Sitting about 30 minutes south of Calgary, this is a popular spot to test, or hone, your skills in the game. Speaking to the big 18, the course’s Head Professional, Dan Warwaruk, noted that while that part of this configuration isn’t long at just over 6,500 yards from the rear deck, it is challenging as you wander about the Heritage and Mountain View nines.

“Definitely. If you were to look at the results of the provincial Mid-Am championship we hosted a couple of years ago, not many guys were under par. These are 20-something year-olds, 30-something year-olds, highly skilled golfers with today’s tech and the scores were not like ‘Oh, they shot 61, 62.’ No they were barely scraping it around.”

What stands out here is the protection that is offered by trees. Lots of trees on the front nine. Some water. Lots of water on the back nine. And also some tight fairways to kick things off.

“There’s water on seven of the nine holes on the back nine,” Warwaruk said, adding with a chuckle, “We do very well on golf ball sales! It’s a firm, but fair, test of golf. And while it isn’t overly long, it also doesn’t exclude some older players that might still be playing against the young guys and feeling like it’s a wide=open battleground and giving up 60 yards on every tee shot. No, you have to plan your way around,” on this par-71 design.

Along with all that water on the back side, trees come into play on the front in a big way meaning this is essentially two different layouts back-to-back.

“In 2013 we had a massive flood and it really changed the face of the property,” explained Warwaruk, who was there at the time. “At the end of the day, as we sit today, the two nines on the 18-hole course are quite different. We’ve got the front that’s very tree lined. It’s what you’d expect, tight, tree-lined, a traditional golf course,” built in the late 1950s. “There’s quite a difference between the nines, both in looks and playability,” where you want to stay on the fairway on the front to avoid the trees and then just let things fly on the back, reconstructed in 2014, where there is more room given the lack of trees back there to hinder progress.

So while that portion of this facility offers a good challenge there is another nine here, the Spitzee loop, which offers a more relaxing style of play. It’s a nine-hole Executive style of layout playing to a par of 33.

“We were a 27-hole championship course when we flooded and then as we started to rebuild, it just made sense,” to downsize a bit. “We were able to cobble together another nine holes, which is a separate golf course, with its own separate tee sheet. It has four par-3’s, four par-4;s and one par-5. It shares a lot of the treed feature that our front nine (on the large course) has. This is basically on the piece of the property closest to the area that got devastated the most so it’s got totally new holes. It’s a very nice piece of property.”

Sitting so close to Calgary, and with the completion of the ring-road in the big city, the commute to High River and Highwood Golf is not all that far meaning golfers from the central and northern areas of Calgary, who avoided driving to this area, now have easy access. “We’re getting a lot of new players from those never before tested areas,” said Warwaruk.

As for amenities at Highwood Golf, there are no shortage of those at all. The club offers a grassed tee driving range (and mats prior to the grass being ready); a short wedge range of about 130 yards; a short game green with bunkers; and by the clubhouse a putting green and a hitting net for those who only need a couple of swings to be ready to head out and take on the many challenges of the big course, or the fun of the shorter nine at this popular golf hangout.

“We’ve got something for everyone,” Warwaruk ended.




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