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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3281 yards
Slope 131
Rating 36.1

Previously known as Smoky Lake Town and Country Golf Club.

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Golf Season May 1 to Oct 15
Architect Sid Puddicombe (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, RV Camping

Reviews

4.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Reviews 221
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Smoky Lake GC

I hadn't played Smoky Lake for a few years so I made it the starting point of a fall golf trip around Alberta.

A cordial greeting both in the pro shop and by restaurant staff left an exceptional impression. Smoky Lake's strength is in it's Sid Puddicombe design. Most of the holes run along and through stands of Boreal forest. Numerous elevation changes provide for extra fun and offer some great views.

The fun starts with a mid length, dogleg left, 558 yard, Par 5. Hit your drive right centre of the fairway and you'll be tempted to cut the sharp dogleg left and go for the green in two. A great risk/reward opening hole.

Hole 4, a sweeping 548 yard, dogleg right Par 5 plays into a green shared with the Par 4, 6th hole. The course favours those that can work the ball both ways and asks for crisp irons into nicely groomed and receptive greens. Overall course conditioning is very good. After your round make a point to stop at the restaurant. Excellent fare and a cold one go down well on the large deck looking out over the 9th green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

sept28

nice day for a game and nice course would recommend giving it a try

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the drive

Definitely worth the drive. Got a great deal on GolfNow. (deal or no deal, it's still worth the trip). Probably the nicest 9-hole course you will play. Whole course is in excellent condition. Greens are tough. Some have subtle breaks, while others have a lot of sloping putts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 221
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Smoky Lake GC

Albertans get a chance to play a number of courses designed by Sid Puddicombe and Smoky Lake is a great piece of property that Sid turned into an absolutely wonderful test of golf. The elevation changes, doglegs right and left, well placed bunkers, and enormous undulating greens and gorgeous views are just a few of the reasons golfers should put this course on their play list. There are three exceptional 9 hole courses in the province, Mannville Riverview GC, Two Hills Lions Club and Smoky Lake GC. You can't go wrong with any of them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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