Caddy Shacking Across The Pond – Banff Springs


It’s no wonder that Fairmont Banff Springs Resort is nicknamed “The Castle of the Rockies.” This luxurious golf resort offers 768 top class accommodations.  The hotel was modeled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, and is quite the architectural beauty. Whether you prefer a room in the privacy of one of the castle’s corners, or if you fancy a room with an incredible view of the Rockies, Banff Springs will fill your every need and anticipate all of your desires. It is guaranteed you will be treated like a king in this castle.



Fairmont’s golf course has world-class bunkers and is known for its breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains. Fairmont Hotels and Resort’s mission statement is that “Everyone is an Individual.” They realize that all of their guests are different and cater to each guest individually to ensure that they have the perfect stay while in Canada, or any of their other locations in North America. While playing a round at Banff Springs, be sure to don resort casual dress, or something more formal, if you wish. Golfers are treated like professionals here, and are expected to dress like them as well. After a round of golf on the greens, many guests like to enjoy a victory meal or drink at the Golf Course Clubhouse on the Stanley Thompson Fairways. There is no better location for a prime golf course. Banff National Park is an UNESCO World heritage site; the course and hotel are surrounded by picturesque views of the pristine mountain range.



While staying at this incredible resort, be sure to partake in the private Fairmont Gold Reception, located on the fifth floor. It is here where you will experience unrivaled personalized service including a private check-in desk, personal concierge service and an impressive guest lounge. The guest rooms are elegant, spacious suites with genuine feather pillows and plush luxurious robes, amongst other amenities fit for royalty. This includes a health conscious continental breakfast in the lounge. In this lounge you can mingle amongst other VIPs of the same caliber as yourselves over canapes at the honor bar.



The resort offers high speed Internet in every room so there is no danger of losing touch with the outside world, if you so desire. The dining experience offers a selection of 12 restaurants of deliciously different types of cuisine to chose from. These range from Canadian, Italian, Bavarian, and Japanese to an array of simple healthy alternatives. Every gentleman can appreciate a fine wine or Scotch. Knowing this, as the afternoon turns to evening, Banff offers daily wine and Scotch tasting to provide your palate with something new and different from the Arnold Palmer you drank earlier on the golf course. You could also wind down and loosen out those stiff muscles in the rather opulent Willow Stream Spa, perfect after a long 18 hole hit.



No other resort is quite like the Fairmont Banff Springs.  If you are looking for an adventure beyond eating a high stack of pancakes topped with Canada’s famous maple syrup, head to this gem of a golf resort, you won’t regret it!

By Kaitlin Dunning.

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