Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course

Updated: June 14, 2004, 5:06 PM ET
Golf Digest

Jasper Park
The par-5 third hole measures 454 yards.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Need To Know
Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course
Box 40
Jasper, Alberta, Canada TOE1EO

Robert Trent Jones Sr. once said Jasper Park incorporates the strategic, heroic and penal schools of golf course architecture like no other course in North America. Few who have played here would disagree.

Designed by Stanley Thompson in 1925, the heavily wooded Jasper Park Golf Course took 50 teams of horses and 200 men to clear the land of boulders and debris. The result is a par 71 that measures 6,598 yards from the tips. Here, among the elk that wander on the course with regularity, the target is often one of the many snow-capped mountains off in the distance.