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Tee Times for 26 Alberta Golf Courses Now Online!

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Just over a month ago we announced 16 Alberta golf courses could be booked in ‘real-time’ on GolfPatio.com. We are happy to announce today that golfers can now book tee times at 26 Alberta Golf Courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our website!

The full list of Alberta golf courses with tee times on GolfPatio.com are:

Edmonton: (Book Now!)
Cardiff GC – Morinville
Cougar Creek GC
Eagle Rock GC
Jagare Ridge GC
Leduc GC
Lewis Estates GC
RedTail Landing GC
The Links at Spruce Grove

Northern Alberta: (Book Now!)
Athabasca GC
Lac La Biche GC
Whitecourt GC

Central Alberta: (Book Now!)
Wolf Creek Golf Resort – Links Course – Ponoka
Wolf Creek Golf Resort – Old Course – Ponoka
Drayton Valley GC
Edson GC
Ponoka GC
The Nursery GC – Lacombe

Calgary: (Book Now!)
Heritage Point GC – The Desert – De Winton
Heritage Point GC – The Heritage – De Winton
Heritage Point GC – The Pointe – De Winton
Inglewood GC
Lakeside GC – Chestermere
River Spirit GC

Canadian Rockies: (Book Now!)
Fairmont Banff Springs GC
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Silvertip Golf Resort

Southern Alberta: (Book Now!)
Henderson Lake GC – Lethbridge

Enjoy searching the numerous tee times available! We hope you find it easy to search, select and book your tee time online, however if you have questions please don’t hesitate to Contact Us!

Triumph of the Underdog: Graeme McDowell Takes US Open

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Was it luck of the Irish or perhaps his familiarity with this type of course that gave Graeme McDowell the edge to win the US Open? Whatever it was, it definitely worked for the guy! The temperamental golf course at Pebble Beach was simply no match for the special brand of skill and tenacity McDowell demonstrated this past week.

McDowell, finishing with a 3-over 74 on Sunday, made history as the first European to win a US Open since 1970. No doubt Kenny McDowell had an especially memorable Father’s Day being able to share in this moment with his tremendously talented son. After McDowell finished playing, an elated father gave his son a hug on the course proudly saying: “You’re really something, kid.”

And I can safely assume we all agree. McDowell played like a world-class golfer all weekend.

Although it may seem like a stretch to some I would like to point out that that this seems to be the summer to celebrate the triumph of the underdog. From Montreal’s unexpectedly strong performance during the Stanley Cup semis to Switzerland beating World Cup favorites Spain last week to McDowell taking top prize on Sunday. It looks like the underdogs are beginning to show their strength to their flashy opponents, and I have to say I am loving it! In McDowell’s case, being closely tailed by players such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els could have shaken a lesser athlete’s confidence. However, McDowell maintained his focus and determination and played like a world-class champion.

Game for a Challenge: Mike Weir at the US Open

Friday, June 18th, 2010

This past Thursday the 2010 US Open kicked off at Pebble Beach in California. Although the venue’s sensational vistas have been great for spectators, the dry weather and firm greens have been serving up a fast game for the players.

The rigid greens and lack of moisture have been presenting golfers with a difficult game to say the least, but Canadian Mike Weir says he’s up for the challenge. Weir was quoted by the Vancouver Sun confidently stating, “I enjoy that challenge. I’ve done well in the U.S. Opens because I know it’s going to be tough. You know every three-footer is going to be tough.”

Sitting in fourth place, Weir just trails one stroke behind the leaders, but not without a sense of purpose. Since being diagnosed with cancer this past year, Weir’s mother Donna has become a fixed mark for him during these often turbulent games. He spoke about the impact his mother has had on him in a recent press conference saying, “It’s nice because I’m playing for somebody else…It’s always been about me, me, me. What am I going to shoot? It doesn’t matter to me. I love my mom. What do you say?”

How can you lose with that attitude? Let’s go Mike! As always, Canada’s behind you on this one.