Broadmoor Public Golf Course
2100 Oak Street, Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 0V9
This 18-hole track in Sherwood Park is one of those hidden gems golfers quietly enjoy.
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Sherwood Park|
|Getting There |||From south of Edmonton, travel east on Whitemud, left on RR 333, straight through to traffic circle, turn left at lights. Right beside Broadmoor hockey arena.|
|Cross Street |||Brentwood Blvd|
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Profile Last Updated: February 23, 2009
Established in 1961, Broadmoor is one of those affordable gems of a course that you'd rather not tell too many pals about. Dropped smack dab in the middle of a residential area in Sherwood Park, this well-groomed 18 presents quite a challenge for would be hackers. Service is excellent and the course is usually in fantastic shape, mostly due to the contributions of superintendent Bob Onyschuk. Broadmoor luckily landed Onyschuk a few years back after he proved his worth at the stunning Cougar Creek course west of Edmonton.
It's by no means a grind in terms of length, but Broadmoor's tricky set-up can bite you hard. The south nine begins with a fairly straight forward four-par, though a banana off the tee can get you in definite tree trouble.
The fifth has a nasty, undulating green, while the next hole, a problematic par-three, has trouble everywhere. Number nine is a somewhat terrifying par-five because of the massive water hazard staring you right in the face as you drive. The north side starts with another five-par that boasts a tough, elevated green. A few shortish par-fours appear to be a relief though a huge number is always just one ill-timed stroke away.
Amenities: Club/cart rentals, pro shop, driving range, licensed dining room, the usual
Reservations: Four days in advance