Golfing

Come putt with us

Golfing in the Northwest Territories? Absolutely. We golf all through the spring, summer and fall, and we've been known to stage golf tournaments in the winter snow as well. In June and July, 24 hours of daylight allows golfing round the clock. Several courses feature a range of necessary equipment, including golf carts. Visitors are always welcome. Most of our clubs are open May through September.


 


Fort Simpson: Seven Spruce Golf Course, 9 holes, grass fairways, clubhouse, rentals.

Fort Smith: Pelican Rapids Golf and Country Club, 9 holes, grass fairways, sand greens, clubhouse, cart rentals.

Gamètì: 9 holes. Ask at the hotel.

Hay River: Hay River Golf Club, 9 holes, grass fairways, clubhouse, club and cart rentals.

Inuvik: A driving range and 3 hole golf course. Check at the Visitor Centre.

Norman Wells: Four holes. Check at the Visitor Centre.

Yellowknife: Yellowknife Golf Club, 18 holes, sand fairways, artificial greens, clubhouse, club and cart rentals.

Ulukhaktok: Billy Joss Golf Course, 9 holes, shale fairways, artificial greens, club rentals, open June to September.


Play Through

Leave your fancy golf shoes at home and come compete for fun in Northwest Territories golf tournaments from June to October. There's at least one major tournament in each golfing community. The Billy Joss tournament and the Midnight Sun tournaments, with tee times at midnight and beyond, draw visitors from southern Canada for great entertainment. Check our Events Listings for time and places, and book early, our northern tournaments sell out fast.

  • Seven Spruce Spring Open, Fort Simpson, early June

  • Yellowknife Midnight Golf Classic, Yellowknife, June 20-21

  • Billy Joss Open Golf Tournament, Ulukhaktok, July

  • Seven Spruce Best Ball Tournament, Fort Simpson, July

  • Merchants' Classic Tournament, Fort Smith, early August

  • Open Golf Tournament, Yellowknife, August long weekend

  • NWT Open Golf Tournament, Hay River, end of August

  • Best Ball Tournament, Fort Simpson, early September

  • Sneeze and Freeze Open, Fort Simpson, mid-October

Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

Believe it or not, Northerners are golf-crazy. (Be sure to let the muskox play through.)

Flying in floatplanes. Riding on car ferries. And – yes, skinnydipping. 

In the land of perpetual sun, it's easy to play 18 holes before dark.

Experience the finest summer festivals in Canada's North

You already know about polar bears, gold mines, Northern Lights, and endless evergreen forests...

Built in 2009, Inuvik's Road’s End Golf Club boasts a grassy, 250-yard driving range and a three-hole course. Keep an eye out for ravens as you swing – the course once had to close when the sneaky birds made off with all the golf balls. 

Located next Norman Wells' Heritage Hotel near the banks of the Mackenzie River, the grassy, evergreen-lined Ptarmigan Ridge course offers the only golfing in the Sahtu region, with four holes – soon to be expanded to six.

Within easy walking distance of downtown Fort Simpson, the Seven Spruce Golf Course in features rolling, grassy fairways and a laid-back vibe. Rent clubs and tackle the sun-soaked nine-hole course or put up your feet in the clubhouse for a relaxing afternoon.

With artificial greens atop the tundra, Ulukhaktok is the coolest place you’ll play golf. The town’s nine-hole course if the world’s northernmost, and the annual Billy Joss Open draws visiting celebrity golfers. Word to the wise: Let the muskoxen play through...

Eighteen holes. Sand fairways. Grassy putting greens. Jackpines, bedrock and ravens. It’s safe to say you’ll never play golf anywhere like the Yellowknife Golf Club – especially if you come for the Midnight Sun Golf Tournament, which tees off on the summer...

This manicured nine-hole course follows the curvaceous contours of Hay River’s namesake river. Grassy and aspen-shrouded, it’s a duffer’s delight. There’s also a driving range and a beautiful log clubhouse with a deck overlooking the water – a great place to spend...

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