Jasper Park Lodge

jasper park lodge
1 Old Lodge Road, Jasper, Alberta, T0E 1E0, Canada
Stanley Thompson, 2015

“Nature must always be the architect’s model,” Stanley Thompson once wrote, underscoring a principle that finds exhilarating expression at Jasper Park. Located in a national park of the same name, the course offers arresting long views of the Canadian Rockies and stirring close encounters with the crystalline waters of Lake Beauvert. Taking his own ethos to heart, Thompson aligned fairways with the surrounding mountains and shaped green complexes whose contours mirror the outlines of the distant ridges. Along the way, he also created what many regard as the finest collection of par-3s in Canada. Max fee: $239 (Photo: Brian Oar)