River Spirit lies nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountains and is one of the popular Calgary Golf Courses. The Elbow River and Millburn Creek provide a breathtaking backdrop to many of River Spirit's 'signature' holes. All 27 Holes boast spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Rocky Mountains, while offering pristine amenities, including the marquee tournament facility; which hosts up to 300 guests.
The opening of River Spirit Golf Club's first nine holes began with the Spirit Nine in 2004. Architect Russ Olson has successfully blended the creeks and mature trees of the Elbow Valley below, with the prairie landscape above.
This is a golf course of outstanding merit offering the low handicap a challenge from the black tees at 3564 yards at the same time allowing the higher handicap ‘a more forgiving walk in the park’ from the white tees at 3072 yards.
The snow-capped Rocky Mountains can be viewed on six of the nine holes on this course. Trees that have been planted, act as a frame or backdrop to the golf holes and not as a strategic element. The Spirit Nine was named for the sacred ancient burial grounds located within the property, adding to the mystique and character of this popular nine.