Ponoka Golf Club is “Where Everybody Likes to Play.”
(We used to be “Alberta’s best-kept secret” but the word got out!) 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 — which is why it’s host to many provincial amateur and professional events.
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.
“My friend and I came to this course as a meeting point between Edmonton and Calgary and will definitely be back! We are both beginners and found ourselves able to reasonably keep up. Everyone was very friendly and we had a great afternoon.”
– Andrea Astle
“I give Ponoka five stars. The course is in excellent shape. The staff are doing a fantastic job, focusing on excellent customer service. I’m very impressed with the value-added services with my membership this year, such as the free lessons and wonderful communication strategy through Facebook and email”
– M. Stol
“The course is in excellent condition and the greens are awesome. Keep up the great work management greens keeper and all staff.”
– James Chapple
Our Community Roots Are Deep
Literally & Figuratively.
The Ponoka 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.
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.
The Area’s Best Course for a Successful Outing!
We Will Help You Plan and Present
Your Perfect Golf Event
Whether you’re planning a small corporate tournament or a large fundraising event, we will provide the staff, facilities and services to handle every detail of your event.