Lancaster Park Golf Course
Hwy 28A Namao, AB
Army golf has a whole new meaning on this links layout at the Edmonton Garrison base.
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Follow 97 Street north out of city until it becomes Hwy 28, then take Hwy 28A into Lancaster Park, and follow signs for golf shop.|
|Sunup to sundown|
Profile Last Updated: March 06, 2007
In golfers terms, army golf means "left, right, left, right" and refers to the way some hackers will work their way towards the hole. At Lancaster Park, army golf literally means army golf. The course was opened in the 1950s as a nine-hole layout for use by staff at the nearby military base.
Lancaster Park opened as a public course in the late 1960s and its use increased when it was expanded to 18 holes in 1996. It's a short drive from the rapidly expanding north side of Edmonton and its wide open layout is forgiving for beginners.
On the Course
With a relatively wide open layout, Lancaster Park is a good course for beginners and people who want to work on their game. That's not to say that there aren't challenges; tree-lined fairways and greens on the original nine can easily catch stray shots, and the wind can play havoc with shots on the fourth, fifth and sixth holes, as well as the 12th, 13th and 14th. The 12th hole, at 543 yards from the white tees, is a double dogleg that entices long hitters to go for the green, but punishes errant shots.
Amenities and Bookings: Club rentals, pull and power cart rentals, licensed dining room, pro shop. Book tee times 24 hours in advance.
Yardage: Par 72, 18 holes, 6511 from blue tees, 6349 from white tees
Reservations: Call (780) 973-3303