From the Rocky Mountains to the World's Top Golf Destinations

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       Canada is known for many things such as welcoming, friendly and polite people, Ice Hockey, cold winters, hot summers and the most multicultural country in the world. These examples plus many more make Canada an attractive holiday destination or place to call home. However, while golf isn't at the top of many lists, it very well should be. From thousands of miles of coastline, to the major cities that offer championship golf, the jewel in that crown is the Canadian Rockies! The Rockies sit between Calgary and Vancouver and the hundreds of courses that lie in between, deserve to be recognized on the world stage.

       Having played some of these courses when I was young to having played some recently over the least few years, the sheer exhilarating fact of playing in such a beautiful place with the prospect of your round being interrupted by a moose sends many golfers to the Great White North!

       I am very proud to introduce my business partner to the area and fellow Calgarian, Gord Shultz of Golf Canada’s West. Gord’s wealth of knowledge of the top courses and local hotspots ensure that you will not only have a wonderful golfing experience but a holiday that will leave you with magnificent memories that will last a lifetime or at least long enough until your next Canadian excursion!


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       Gord has been involved in the Canadian travel industry since early days attending the University of Calgary, from which he graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Commerce. After graduation, Gord established Tour Canada West, offering destination management services to companies around the world.  The company grew to an in-house staff of 12 principally organizing corporate meeting and incentive services to groups ranging as large as 1500.

       In 1999, the Banff / Canmore region was blessed with two new golf courses (Silvertip and Stewart Creek), and quickly recognized an opportunity to offer golf vacation services to individuals and groups, and thus Golf Canada’s West was born. Over the years, Golf Canada’s West has expanded its product offerings to include not only the Canadian Rockies, but British Columbia’s Columbia Valley, the Okanagan, Whistler and Vancouver Island.

       Always active in the community, offering time and expertise to groups as diverse as Scouts Canada, the local swim club and served 5 years on the Board of Directors of the Canmore Golf & Curling Club, rising to the role of Club President in 2005. Gord is married with 2 adult children and makes his home in Canmore, Alberta.

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