Imagine a golf course where the fairways are carved from the surrounding forests, following the natural contours of an alpine valley surrounded by towering mountains and meandering past glacier-fed lakes. Imagine seeing elk, caribou, or bears on the back nine. This is no pipe dream. A good number of Alberta‘s signature courses throughout the province make the top ten lists year after year. Some of Alberta’s more than 250 courses are downright unusual. Picture this one: standing on the top of a bluff, you notice that both sides of the fairway plunge to the canyon floor below. A panorama of striped canyons and surreal rock formations unfolds before you. Welcome to golf in the Canadian Badlands. And with long summer days, you can play until close to midnight.