Golf in Sylvan Lake: Great reasons to tee off this Spring


So many reasons to tee off this Spring!

There’s plenty to offer golf enthusiasts from beginners to seasoned players, making Sylvan Lake the perfect hub for a golf getaway.

The area boasts four different courses and driving ranges all within just a 10-minute drive of Sylvan Lake. Clubs and courses welcome players of all skill levels but remain challenging enough to entertain more advanced players.

“People come for the lake, but you’ve also got a variety of courses within a half hour that are great. Golf in the Sylvan Lake area is a little less fast paced than the city,” said Al Norlin, Executive Professional at Alberta Springs Golf Course.

Sylvan Lake might be known for lakeside action, but here are a few reasons to golf here this summer.



Sylvan Lake is a popular Central Alberta destination and it’s the perfect spot to escape the city for a quick round with friends. With a variety of accommodation options, Sylvan Lake is a great place to check-in for the night.

“We are a resort town with lots of recreation and golf is part of that, said Dean Dereniuk, Golf Operations Manager and Head Golf Professional at Meadowlands Golf Club. “Stay and play programs mean golfers can stay in the area and plan their entire vacation around golf.”

After a day of golf, take advantage of a local hotel stay-and-play package. Fit in an extra round without worrying about driving after that post-round beverage! If you need assistance with stay-and-play packages, connect with any of the local pro shops, who can assist in putting together group bookings or custom packages.


Play Four Local, High-Quality, Public Golf Courses

Golfers won’t be bored with four golf courses right near Sylvan Lake and more than two-dozen courses within about an hour’s drive of town. There’s sure to be a course to fit your game!

Each course features a fully licensed restaurant and/or clubhouse, as well as pro shop with a golf professional on staff. RV and camping accommodations are also available at each facility.

  • Lakewood Golf Course is a well-treed course that is picturesque and player friendly. Located on the east side of Sylvan Lake, this 9-hole par 36 course is one of Alberta’s hidden gems.

  • Meadowlands Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 public course that is known for its open fairways and challenging greens. Water and sand hazards make this course exciting for seasoned players, but three sets of tees keep it playable for beginners.

  • Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club offers beautiful views from its 18-hole par 72 semi-private course. The course also has a short game practice area with a practice putting green.
  • A rolling 18-hole course just a couple of minutes outside of Sylvan Lake, Alberta Springs Golf course sits among the rolling hills and fields. This course offers lessons, a driving range and is home to The Loft restaurant.


Improve your game

There’s always room to improve and a golf vacation is the perfect excuses to polish those skills. Each course has a driving range for warming up and working out the kinks in your swing plus pro shops where you can get advice on the latest gear.

If you’re new to the game or a seasoned player, check out the lessons and clinics offered by courses in the area. Nothing is better than having a pro help to fine tune your swing. You might surprise yourself with a hole in one.


Lake Life for Golfers and Non-Golfers

Sylvan Lake has a variety of options off the course too. Within a few minutes’ drive of each course there’s lakeside life, bike trails, walking trails and more. Non-golf members of the family can check out Sylvan Lake’s local spas, restaurants, and shops.