As Lisa Lanctot with Calgary Recreation explained, lots of things have changed over the course’s lifespan, including golf course design, equipment and player needs.
“Plus there’s normal wear and tear on features over time,” Lanctot added. “To renew the great potential of McCall’s 18-hole course, an update to modern design standards was needed.”
Designer Wade Horrocks of Ground3 Landscape Architecture said the course has generous playing corridors, mature parkland character, abundant water features and subtle elevation changes.
“We built on those strengths and applied them to the modern game,” Horrocks said. “This type of course design emphasizes strategy and player enjoyment over difficulty and challenge. It is notable for producing some of the most exciting and interesting golf courses ever fashioned.”
A 9-hole sneak peek of McCall Lake golf course opens to the public on May 17, with the rest of the holes set to open later in June.