“The course has seen dramatic improvements on an already excellent track. It is one of the nicest courses you could play for the dollars you spend. Excellent facilities and a friendly, welcome atmosphere awaits golfers and has one of the best views in central Alberta for lunch.”
- stanleykoi, from golflink.com
That’s what happens when you try to keep a charming, excellent golf course a secret. Everyone finds out – even Golf Digest, who called us one of its recommended “Place to Play” courses.
Located in the scenic Battle River valley, the course offers a mix of parkland and rolling links-style holes which, after your first visit, will leave you wanting more. You’ll find our staggered tee system favorable for your handicap. Ponoka is a decent challenge for all golfers — novice to advanced — and why it’s host for many provincial amateur and professional events. Click here to view a flyover of the course!
Best of all, we have that the small town “X factor” that cannot be replicated or manufactured: the great atmosphere developed from friendly, hospitable people.
Conveniently located in Central Alberta on the Highway 2 corridor between Edmonton and Calgary, we make for a great day away, but not so far you’ll need overnight accommodations.
We’re semi-private, with about 500 members and a nice mix of daily fee players. And at a quick 45 minutes from Edmonton, we’re a great getaway for a round with your golf buds, or as the venue for your all-important outing. You’ll feel at home the moment you arrive.
The Ponoka Community Golf Club is the result of hard working residents who possessed a love for the game of golf. Ponoka was established in 1929 — just six holes — by a group of doctors from the adjacent hospital. In 1936, it was expanded to nine holes. In 1987, famed golf architect Bill Robinson oversaw the addition of nine new holes as well as the renovation of the existing nine. Architect Robert Kains has been entrusted to oversee and map out our changes and tweaking since 2000.
Today, our 6,700 yards (from the back tees) course is short by today’s standards, but features challenging, undulating greens. In fact, Ponoka will challenge the best players with a mix of immaculate tree-lined fairways and rolling links-style holes.
"People who play us and the other local courses find us not only a great golf facility, but the best value to the average golfer.”
-Rob Macpherson, Pro/Manager
Ponoka hosts five different leagues throughout the week — two days for Ladies Leagues, with the Senior League on Monday Mornings and the Men's League on Thursday evenings.
We’re a full-service facility that boasts two stunning eating facilities: the Rusty Putter Grill & Patio serves up a wide variety of menu options; the Eagle’s Nest Banquet Room is available year-round for your special event.
Get outfitted from head to toe with the extensive range of merchandise in our pro shop, your one stop shop for Ping, Nike, Under Armour and Sun Mountain equipment and apparel.
Recently renovated, the course has taken on a new look with 250 yards of added length and 3 new lakes all to enhance the playability and beauty of the course.
Coaching and private lessons taught by our two CPGA Professionals are great for keeping on top of your game. Lessons for our Junior Golf League begin in May.
The Ponoka Loyalty Program pays you back with reward points on every purchase you make!
We’re blessed to have nurtured a great, friendly atmosphere here. But it was easy: it must be the people! We’re confident you’ll feel right at home the moment you arrive.