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 premier 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.
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.