Tunnel Mountain 9
In 1989, the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course added this dynamic 9-hole golf course to the original Stanley Thompson 18, bringing the total number of championship golf holes to 27. Designed by Cornish and Robinson, the Tunnel Mountain 9 added scenic and challenging holes that further solidified the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course as a must-play Alberta golf destination.
Golf Course Road
Banff, Alberta, Canada, T0L 0C0
Reopening May 5, 2023 (weather dependent)
Pro Tips for Each Hole
Hole 1: Prettie, Par 4
The key to playing the very first hole is to remember that your drives should favour the right side of the fairway. Putting on this green tends to fool players so pay extra attention while reading your putts.
Hole 2: Aylmer, Par 4
Aylmer provides the perfect opportunity for golfers to score well, early on! This green tends to slope, so a drive down the middle will leave you with a relatively short second shot to the green.
Hole 3: Wapiti, Par 3
This is a big green so the closer your shot is to the flagstick the better your chance of keeping your putts to two or less. When you first set up your shot, your drive should bite off as much of the right side of the fairway as it can. Leaving you with the shortest distance to the hole for your second shot.
Hole 4: Bourgeau, Par 3
This tee shot will require some height in order to reach the elevated green. At the green, you need the proper combination of speed and line to make any putts. Once you’ve done that you’ve mastered the toughest par three in Banff!
Hole 5: Stoney Squaw, Par 4
In order to have the ideal approach shot your drive should favour the left side of the green. Keeping in mind that this green also slopes severely to the front will help you to avoid the bunkers or a blind uphill chip.
Hole 6: Grotto, Par 5
Grotto has three distinct areas: front, back right and back left. Crossing between these areas will require good line judgement and remembering that your drives should favour the ride side of the fairway.
Hole 7: Norquay, Par 4
A large and receptive landing zone allows you to be aggressive with your drive. This green is narrow and wide and falls from the right to the left helping your approach shot to stop quickly.
Hole 8: Tunnel, Par 3
Tunnel is a short hole with a large green and can look like a birdie, but golfers should not be so easily deceived. High winds that aren’t felt at the tee make it important for the golfer to determine proper yardage from the multiple tee options and adjust for the wind.
Hole 9: Castle, Par 4
Normally played directly into the wind, your drive must be played between the two fairway bunkers. Another large green means if you can get the ball near the flagstick you can earn a distinct advantage. At this hole take a minute to enjoy the spectacular views!
Golf Pro Shop
Our Pro Shop carries several lines of merchandise available for souvenirs or tournament prizes. Personalized prize items can be created for group organizers. Bring us your old clubs and we will give you a credit towards new clubs or merchandise from our Pro Shop.
Stanley’s Smokehouse is our full service Southern Barbeque restaurant. The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course also has a Snack Bar located at the clubhouse, and on-course beverage carts are available. We would be happy to assist you with any special requests or requirements.
Driving Range & Practice Facilities
Use of the driving range and practice facilities are included in the price of our green fees. Non-golfing guests may also use these facilities by purchasing driving range and other practice access at the golf shop. The driving range is open from 30 minutes prior to our first tee time until the last tee time on our 9-hole course. This time can vary by season; please contact us for more information.
Improve your game with lessons from our pros. Ask about private, semi-private, group, or customized lessons from our on-site teaching professionals. Drop-in lessons are also available.
Alberta residents are eligible for exclusive rates. Tee times must be booked at least 7 days in advance. Proof of residency is required. Subject to availability. The Alberta resident rate will be applied at the time of booking and will be reflected in your confirmation. No further discounts will be provided the day of at the golf shop.
An adult guardian golfer must accompany all junior golfers (up to ages 17). Players under the age of 12 must get approval prior to arrival from the Director of Golf before they are allowed to play. Generally, if the junior has a certified handicap, this is an adequate assurance that they have a fundamental understanding of the rules and golf course etiquette. All golfers must have their own set of golf clubs. Pace of play will be enforced.
We offer the latest Taylormade M2 golf clubs for rent. Rental sets also include a sleeve of Fairmont Banff Springs golf balls.
Rental choices include:
- Mens Regular Graphite – Left or Right Hand
- Mens Steel Stiff – Left or Right Hand
- Ladies Graphite – Left or Right Hand
Rental Club Pricing:
- 18 Holes: $80.00 / set + 5% tax
- 9 Holes: $50.00 / set + 5% tax
- 30 minutes prior to our first tee time until last tee time on our 9-hole course (this can vary by season, please contact us for more information).
Heritage Rental Clubs:
Unisex Right and Unisex Left
- 18 Holes: $85.00 / set + 5% tax
- 9 Holes: $55.00 / set + 5% tax
Rental Shoe Pricing:
- 18 Holes: $25.00 / set + 5% tax
- 9 Holes: $15.00 / set + 5% tax
Please note: Le Club AccorHotels benefits do not include golf club rentals at resort properties.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course has a limited number of caddies available for hire. Caddies must be booked a minimum 1-week in advance.
- 18 Holes: $125.00 / set + 5% tax
- 9 Holes: $75.00 / set + 5% tax
2 or more players
- 18 Holes: $200.00 / set + 5% tax
- 9 Holes: $125.00 / set + 5% tax
Proper golf attire is required at all times for both golfers and non-golfing riders. Shirts must be collared or mock neck golf shirts (no t-shirts or muscle shirts). Bottoms must be golf pants, shorts, skorts or skirts (no denim, track suits, joggers, cut-offs, or board shorts). Golf shoes or running shoes only (no boots or cleats). Shoe rentals are available upon request. All members are responsible for the appearance of their guests.
Carts are not mandatory but are included with green fees. Golfers are allowed to walk and may use a pull cart as an alternative. A maximum of two players and two sets of clubs is allowed per golf cart. We have a limited number of four-bag attachments for golfers who want to share walking and riding. You must request this at time of booking in order to be guaranteed receiving one. Guests must have a valid Canadian driver’s license or equivalent to drive a cart.
Each golfer may bring along one non-golfing guest to ride along during the round. There is a charge of $50.00 per rider for 18 holes. Non-golfing riders must be over the age of 16 unless permission is granted prior to arrival from the Director of Golf.
Banff Golf Vacation
Whether golf is part of your trip or the whole point, when you play at The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, you’ll remember it for a lifetime.