It took 50 teams of horses and 200 men working together for a year in order to clear the land of boulders and debris to prepare it for what would become one of Canada's premiere golf courses. Since the opening of the mountain golf course in 1925, this jewel set deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies has been the setting of unforgettable memories for all of those who come to play. Stanley Thompson, Canada's master golf course architect, displayed some of the finest work of his career with this design. The 18-hole layout offers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with distant mountain vistas. He built wide fairways that carve through thick forest, and maintained a partnership with the environment's natural contours, blending beautiful landscapes with challenging terrain. As a result, few golf courses in the world can match the rugged majesty of this national treasure.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge initiated a restoration project in 1994 to return this legendary Canada golf course back to its initial layout. Using Thompson's original blueprints from 1924, the main focus of the project was spent on restoring the bunkers and tee boxes in an effort to recreate the fundamental design.Highly acclaimed for its challenging layout and spectacular beauty, the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club is consistently rated by SCOREGolf Magazine as the #1 Best Golf Resort in Canada. It has also received 4.5 Stars from Golf Digest, the Gold Tee award from Meetings and Incentive Magazine 7 years in a row, and the Successful Meetings Magazine Pinnacle Award 6 years running. Most recently, although annually among the best Public Courses in Canada, in 2013, SCOREGolf Magazine rated the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club the #1 Public course in Canada as well.