A Golf Weekend in Whitecourt is a Guaranteed Hole-in-One
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With attractions like mini golf, an elaborate trail system, gorgeous patios, and even an outdoor river slide and splash park, you are sure to have a lively weekend in Whitecourt.
Whitecourt, AB - “This could be my hole-in-one,” my partner Garrett Iverson states authoritatively as we stand at the tee box on the fourth hole of Whitecourt Golf and Country Club. The Athabasca River surrounds the par three tee box and I am silently hoping he is right and he makes his hole-in-one.
Despite my best wishes, his ball lands directly in the sand trap to the left of the hole. Not to brag, but my ball landed on the green. Regardless of the fact that neither of us scored a mythical hole-in-one, we are happy to be soaking in every minute of sunshine and good times on our weekend getaway to Whitecourt, Alberta.
The town of close to 10,000 residents, is a true gem when it comes to summer attractions. Located a short two hour drive northwest of Edmonton, it is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with friends and family, all the while making memories that will last a lifetime.
A Memorable Weekend in Whitecourt Itinerary
Here is a weekend itinerary to help you fill your visit with activities that will leave you reminiscing on amazing memories of this special place.
Morning, Day One: Try for a Hole-in-One at Whitecourt Golf & Country Club
A round of golf at Whitecourt Golf and Country Club is both scenic and fun. When you arrive at the course you are greeted with friendly faces and a welcoming atmosphere. The course caters to golfers of all abilities so both beginners and avid golfers can enjoy this course.
“I really like how friendly everyone is on this course”, Garrett stated during our round. “It just goes to show how the friendly atmosphere can really spread throughout the course. I would love to golf here again.”
Evening, Day One: Dinner on the Patio followed by an Evening Walk
After your round of golf, settle in at the clubhouse for a delicious meal on the spacious covered patio. With surrounding views of the golf course and delicious food, the impressive 2.5 million dollar clubhouse gives you a perfect place to rest and recharge after a day spent golfing or exploring the area.
Post dinner, explore some of the nearby walking and cycling trails. The town has an extensive trail system and you can view the trails through The Loop app which is available for download on the Town of Whitecourt’s home page. You can pick a trail based on difficulty, length or you can even choose a trail based on the type of surface. Whether you prefer a paved or a dirt trail, your evening walk will provide you with beautiful views of the area.
Day Two: Rotary Park’s River Slide and Splash Park, Brooks Creek Mini Golf
On your second day in Whitecourt, visit Rotary Park. The park features two impressive man made river slides and a large spray park. Pack your tubes and plunge down the river slides as this attraction is fun for all ages. The river slides and spray park are free to use and there is even an air-filling station to fill up your floaties. It’s easy to spend a whole day here!
“Rotary Park is a popular attraction, especially with Whitecourt being a family community,” states Janaia Utas, Visitor Information Counsellor at Whitecourt Forest Interpretive Centre. “People call us all the time and they are so happy that the river slides and splash park are free to use. It has been a great addition to the community.”
When you’ve had your fill of water activities or you’d like a change of scenery, head over to Brooke’s Creek Mini Golf for a round. You may have a better shot at a hole-in-one on this course; at least Garrett did, and it’s a fun way to have a friendly competition between friends and family.
Whitecourt is a town that likes to have fun. From aiming for a hole-in-one on the golf course to sinking one at mini golf, soaking in the natural beauty of the trails to plunging down the river slides, and so much more, a visit to Whitecourt is sure to brighten your life.
When You Go
Whitecourt is about a 2 hour drive Northwest of Edmonton on Alberta Highway 43.
Book your tee time online at Whitecourt Golf and Country Club.
Get local trail information on the Town of Whitecourt’s home page.
Cool off and hang out at Rotary Park.