Mountain golf: Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta's Canadian Rockies
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 1
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 1
The new first hole at Silvertip Golf Resort is now a short, downhill par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 2
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 2
The par-5 second hole plays downhill, 514 yards from the championship tees at Silvertip Golf Resort. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 4
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 4
The fourth hole at Silvertip Golf Resort is a narrow par 4 defended by water on the right side. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 6
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 6
The par-3 sixth hole at Silvertip Golf Resort plays over water to a heavily defended green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 9
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 9
The par-4 ninth hole at Silvertip Golf Resort plays long and uphill to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 10
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 10
No. 10 at Silvertip Golf Resort is a long, par-5, dogleg right from an elevated tee box. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta
Silvertip Golf Resort's clubhouse is home to a steakhouse, Stoney's Bar & Grill. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta's Canadian Rockies
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta's Canadian Rockies
Trees are abundant at Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta's Canadian Rockies. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 13
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 13
The par-4 13th hole at Silvertip Golf Resort plays from an elevated tee straight downhill towards the Sisters mountains. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 15
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 15
No. 15 at Silvertip Golf Resort is a short par 3 that plays over a pond. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 18
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta - hole 18
No. 18 at Silvertip Golf Resort is a long par 4 that plays straight downhill on the approach shot. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Alberta's Silvertip Golf Resort
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Alberta's Silvertip Golf Resort
A Les Furber design, Silvertip Golf Resort features over 600 feet of elevation change on the golf course. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Silvertip Golf Resort in Alberta's Canadian Rockies

Silvertip Golf Resort, located in Alberta's Canadian Rockies, is one of the area's newest golf courses, and it's certainly the most dramatic.

The course is located in Canmore, just down the road from Banff, and is set on a mountainside, which sets up more than 600 feet of elevation change from the course's highest to lowest point. As a result, elevated tees abound, starting on the first and second holes and climaxing with the 13th hole, which is downhill 150 feet alone.

Silvertip Golf Resort's 18th hole, which plays back towards the clubhouse, is also severely downhill, making its yardage of over 400 yards a bit misleading. A good drive will leave just a wedge in for many players.

Silvertip is a golf resort with plans for a full-scale residential and village development, set to be built over the next 20 years or so. That said, there isn't much real estate on the golf course at this point. Most holes are framed by pines on either side.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.

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