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16 Wonderful Alberta Golf Courses Can Now be Booked!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

It’s time to play more golf in Alberta! With the long winter behind us and the weather finally cooperating, GolfPatio is pleased to announce there are now 16 Alberta golf courses that can be booked online through our site. If you are looking to hit the links, Book your Alberta Tee Time through our convenient and secure site. Alberta golf choices now include:

Banff Springs GC
Broadmoor GC
Cougar Creek Golf Resort
Eagle Rock GC
Henderson Lake GC
Heritage Point GC
Inglewood GC
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Leduc GC
Lewis Estates GC
Links at Spruce Grove
RedTail Landing Golf Club
River Spirit GC
SilverTip GC
Wolf Creek Golf Resort

With a short golf season ahead, what are you waiting for? It is time to hit the links and get as many rounds as possible before the snow flies once again.

Please note GolfPatio will no longer be offering discount tee time through weekly emails, and will instead be offering golfers the ability to book tee times on our website in “real-time” at these wonderful Alberta golf courses. View all Available Alberta Tee Times or view what golf courses are currently offering Alberta Discount Tee Times.

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.

Walkin’ on the Sun:’s Calgary SUN Article

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Alright! Did you hear? made it into the sports section of the Calgary SUN yesterday! And just in time for the start of golf season too. We feel very honored for the special recognition and glad that others think our website is as cool as we think it is.’s co-founder Jay Barrett (CPGA Professional) was interviewed for the article and quoted many times throughout. Jay did a great job of articulating the convenient tee time service that offers golfers and explaining how the website works with both Canadian and international golf courses.

Check out’s Calgary SUN article to see what Todd Saelhof had to say about our golf website.

All the Best in 2010 from

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Warm wishes and Happy New Year from everyone here at! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and got those clubs you asked for at Christmas! We are very grateful to everyone who reads this blog, follows on Twitter and uses to book their tee times here at home in Canada, the US or wherever their travels take them. We are very excited to see what surprises 2010 holds for us here at and hope you check back often this year to see what great tee time deals has available.

Wishing you all the best in 2010,

The team.

Win! The Ultimate Day of Golf Contest

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The Northern Bear Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, is offering avid golfers the ultimate in golf experiences with their new contest. The winner of the Ultimate Day of Golf contest will invite three guests to take an elegant limo ride to the Northern Bear Golf Club where they will receive an hour-long private lesson. After the private lesson the group will hit the links for a spectacular round of golf at the Northern Bear Golf Club’s pristine facilities. After their reinvigorating round of golf the winner and his/her guests will dine at the finest clubhouse in Canada and receive champagne for the limo ride home.

Sign up today at Ultimate Day of Golf and not only will you be entered to win this fantastic prize, but you will also receive future discount tee time notifications for golf courses in Northern and Southern Alberta! Alberta golfers are encouraged to enter the contest as the Northern Bear Golf Course is located only 30 minutes outside Edmonton.

Northern Bear Partners With

Monday, June 8th, 2009

GolfPatio is excited and pleased to announce the Northern Bear Golf Course as a new partner.  The Northern Bear is located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada – a 30 minute drive from downtown Edmonton. It is a Jack Nicklaus design, built in the legendary tradition of his other prestigious and spectacular courses, and is the latest Canadian addition to the Nicklaus family of golf courses.  The Northern Bear is the third Canadian Signature daily fee course – Toronto’s Glen Abbey and Whistler’s Nicklaus North are the first two.  Play the “Bear” and you will find a perfect blend of tree lined fairways and strategic bunker placements.  There are five lakes and USGA standard greens all designed to give the ultimate in playability to every golf enthusiast.

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I have had the opportunity to play Northern Bear on many occasions as it is just ten minutes down the road from my old golf course, the Belvedere Golf and Country Club.  I must say that the “Bear” is perhaps my favourite layout of golf holes in Alberta.  Every hole is aesthetically pleasing to the eye when standing on the tee box and all are true golf holes without gimmicks or silly shots to be made.  The 9th and 18th holes are marvellous par 4’s with greens protected by lakes and the spectacular clubhouse up on the hill right behind them. You really feel as though you are in a special place when walking down these fairways and knowing that Nicklaus himself walked them as well.

The 10th hole is a fun, risk / reward par 5 that a player can try to go for in two shots or play conservative and make the “easy” par.  There are many more excellent holes, and I would have trouble singling out one hole over another as they are all challenging and fun to play.  It is not often that a golfer can say that about a golf course as there are usually a few holes that do not suit your eye or that you really do not enjoy playing.  When you play many golf courses, at the end of the round you can think back and have trouble remembering each golf hole but when you play the Bear, each hole seems to stick out and you remember the scenery and each shot you have made.

Though the Bear is a championship golf course, Nicklaus designs his courses for players of all skill levels.  There are five sets of tee boxes ranging from 5,800 to 7,400 yards which will entice novices and experts alike.  Holes appear intimidating from the tee box thanks in large part to some very well placed bunkers, but once you have hit your tee shot and are safely in the fairway you can look back and wonder what you were so nervous about.  The greens are well bunkered and have many collection areas if a ball is not hit deep enough into a green.  The course is demanding, but fair, and rewards a well hit golf shot.

The Northern Bear is not just about golf.  The club is able to accommodate corporate tournaments and outings to suit any business’ needs.  They are also able to host corporate retreats and meetings as well as weddings and other special events.  The setting is beautiful, and as you enter the clubhouse, which overlooks the 9th and 18th holes, you are met by their signature waterfall in the lounge entrance.  Real estate is also available with the Villas at Northern Bear.  Visit the course profile page for Northern Bear Golf Club to see more course details.

Book your tee times for Northern Bear today and enjoy! Also, continue to check our Discount Tee Times for periodic reduced rates.

Until next time,
Jay Barrett
CPGA Head Professional

Free Golf at Fairmont Hot Springs

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Thinking about  a trip to B.C.? There’s no time like the present to take advantage of the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s latest enticing offer: free golf.

Located in the Windermere Valley of eastern B.C., the Fairmont will be offering accommodations for $89 per person (based on double occupancy) and golf for free at one of their three courses – Riverside, Mountainside or the par-3 Creekside (nine holes) from April 19 – 23 and April 26 – 30. In addition to accommodations and one round of golf for every night booked, this package also includes access to the pools, steam room and sauna.

As Harrison McKay, the Fairmont Hot Springs’s marketing manager, said in the Edmonton Journal this week: “This is a great opportunity to experience the B.C. Rockies with 45 holes of free golf on your doorstep. Our courses are in wonderful shape and our natural mineral springs and spa can make sure you stay in great shape after your round of golf.”

Learn more about the Fairmont Hot Spring Resort’s golf courses by checking out GolfPatio’s descriptions of these fantastic courses.

Fairmont Hot Springs – Riverside Golf Course

Fairmont Hot Springs – Mountainside Golf Course

Discount Tee Times to Heal Spring Golf Itch

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The weather is warming and we’re all itching to dust off the clubs and hit the links. Depending on where you live you might have a more patient wait than others (ie. me in Edmonton). However, simply because you live in a colder climate does not mean you can’t play some golf in March and April!

Due to the tough economy there are lots of great flight seat sales currently so it might be cheaper than you think to book a weekend golf trip to a sunny destination. As a result, I wanted to inform our readers that GolfPatio has a nice inventory of Discount Tee Times in many of the popular sunny spots, such as Arizona, Florida, California, Texas, Nevada, and Hawaii.

I was browsing the Discount Tee Times today and saw deals up to 70% off normal rates, such as a 68% tee time special for the Links Course at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club. This course is absolutely beautiful and you can play 18 holes with a power cart for $59US, which saves you a whopping $126US.

Prefer Southern California? There is a nice tee time discount for the Carlton Oaks Golf Course just outside of San Diego. You can golf 18 holes there for an amazingly low price of $35US. If you always thought you could be a pro than you will be happy to know that Carlton Oaks Golf Course is hosting both a Canadian Tour School Qualifier and PGA Tour First Stage Qualifier in 2009. Put yourself to the test on this beautiful Perry Dye designed course.

I don’t want to forget everyone out East! In Florida alone I believe there are about 400 Discount Tee Times each day currently. One tee time special that stood out to me was at the famous Great White Course at Doral Golf Resort, which was designed by Greg Norman. The Great White Course at Doral is known to be the only true “desert-scape” golf course of high quality within the Southeastern United States. The tee time discount is 24%, which for such a high quality course is quite generous. Golfing at Doral will still run you about $190US but the $60 you save can definitely buy you a nice souvenir or a fun 19th hole feast.

I could go on for days about the many discount tee times being offered but I encourage you to take a look and get out there golfing sooner rather than later. Browse the links provided below for Discount Tee Times at the most popular destinations or search other locations on our Discount Tee Times page – enjoy!

Arizona Discount Tee Times
California Discount Tee Times
Florida Discount Tee Times
Hawaii Discount Tee Times
Nevada Discount Tee Times
Texas Discount Tee Times

Five Edmonton & Area Golf Courses Profiled

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

I am happy to inform our readers that we have recently added five new golf course profiles to Three of the courses are Edmonton Golf Courses and we have also added two Alberta Rocky Mountain Golf Courses for our readers that want to take a summer golf vacation. Here are the five new course profiles:

Lakeshore Golf Course
Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club

Legends Golf & Country Club
Victoria Golf Course

We hope these new golf course profiles help you in deciding your next tee time location. Please suggest additional courses that you would like to see profiled on We plan to add more Edmonton area golf course profiles in the near future. Now go tee it up!

Edmonton Golf Course Profiles Added

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Thirteen new profiles of Edmonton area Golf Courses have been added to Here is a sampling of some of the great golf courses that are now profiled on our site:

Black Hawk Golf Course
Goose Hummock Golf Resort
Jagare Ridge Golf Club
Lewis Estates Golf Club

The Links at Spruce Grove

Northern Bear Golf Club

The Ranch Golf & Country Club

RedTail Landing Golf Club

Wolf Creek Golf Resort

We hope these brief course profiles will assist you in making your decision on which golf course to play this weekend. Please feel free to suggest courses you feel should be profiled on We plan to add more Edmonton golf course profiles in the near future. Enjoy your round!