Shaganappi Golf Course Calgary 10th tee

[twitter]I love the sound of the golf birds. Go ahead, call them ‘birdies’ if you wish, but to me the song of the robin early in the morning is the sound of golf.

For nearly a decade in my single years, I would get up with the birds to chase birdies. Even now, as I get up before the sun to go to work on the radio, the robins sound like golf. So it was a treat this morning to get up with them and actually swing.

I have played just three rounds in the past 3 years, a far cry from the nearly 40 I was playing just 6 years ago. Family and budget have eaten into my early morning “walks.” Ever since moving to Calgary, however, I have driven past the first 4 holes of a golf course that has been calling to me – today I answered.

Shaganappi Point Golf Course is a municipal range in Calgary with two courses: a full 18 holes measuring a short par 68 and another 9 hole course. It’s $40 to get up with the birds on a Wednesday morning and it was worth it.

Call 403-221-3510 to book a round, or get set up with a City of Calgary parks and rec account and book online.

I made 5 pars, shot bogey for my round and broke a sweat walking up and down over the ridges. I nearly drove the green on a par 4 and rimmed out a few birdie putts, but that didn’t matter because the birds were singing.

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