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Paradise in Lethbridge: A golfing getaway for players of all ages
Story by Kenton de Jong
Paradise Canyon Golf Resort opened almost three decades ago, but in the summer of 2018, it became a household name. This summer it played host to the PGA MacKenzie Tour, one of the most prestigious golf tours in the world, and the allure of the course appeared in households across the world.
Why Paradise Canyon was chosen to host this distinguished event became clear as I drove down the coulee into the course grounds. Over millions of years Oldman River has carved a winding path on the edge of Lethbridge. The resulting coulee is now one of the largest urban parks in North America, giving residents plenty of places to walk, hike, canoe, kayak and golf. Along with people, this valley is full of wildlife. In my brief few hours there, I saw over a dozen deer, some close enough to touch, and was warned countless times about rattlesnakes. The whole area was paradise incarnate; an oasis of rolling hills, cliffs, trees and courses. It’s any golfer’s dream come true.
Lethbridge offers challenging links for the experienced golfers in the family, plus great options for the non-golfers.
If You Go
For more information, go to www.tourismlethbridge.com .