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McKenzie Meadows Golf Club
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Owner description: Calgary Golf Course, Driving Range, featuring 18 holes and two grass tee ranges. Located in the South of Calgary along the Bow River in the natural setting of Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Calgary, Canada
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“not a great experience, wont be back soon.”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I booked a foresome for July 8th and when we arrived they tried to tell me that I had only booked for three people so one of our group would not be able to play. They refused to even consider that it might have been THEIR mistake at first, which it was. It was only after I really insisted it was their mistake that they reluctantly let us play. Not a great way to start a round...

The course had repair work everywhere, and the grounds crew was constantly either behind us waiting for us to move our carts or even in our way when we wanted to tee off.

Add to that a marshal that told us to hurry up on 11 because there was a gap when he didn't even know that the people in front of us had quit after 9 holes. (we played in 4 hours so we were not being slow). Then after we caught the group in front of us we had to wait for every shot.

The same marshal (Glenn) then parked his cart in the middle of the 18th fairway and chatted up a couple of maintenance girls causing us to have to wait 5 minutes for him to clear out so we could hit.

This used to be a very nice course but they no longer have their act together and its overpriced given the repair work that has been and still needs to be done. They need to train their employees to be a lot less arrogant than the pro shop and marshals are when dealing with paying customers.

All in all, we wont be back soon, as there are a lot of courses in Calgary that are better deals than McKenzie Meadows.

Visited July 2014
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Scott O, Manager at McKenzie Meadows Golf Club, responded to this review, 23 February 2015
We were disappointed to read this as we strive for excellence in Customer Service. We will certainly review all aspects of this review with our Management and Staff to ensure such a multitude of mistakes does not happen with any of our Golf Guests.
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Calgary
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not very impressed...”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Traditionally, this course has been a gorgeous place to golf, but after the flooding last year, it is an absolute disaster. Many of the holes are just large mud pits with patches of grass, and the 3-4 holes around the quarter house have absolutely no grass in the vicinity of the tee box. If they had priced the course accordingly it wouldn't be such a big issue, but its nearly $40 to golf nine holes with no added extras. On top of it, the staff continue to need a reality check on how to treat paying customers. As always, the seasonal staff are extremely polite and courteous, but the set of 4-5 managers are nothing short of pompous and rude. Our game got rained out about half way through, (The horn sounded), but they refused to give us a proper rain check or compensation for missing half our game. In fact, they laughed at us when we asked about our options. Absolutely horrible horrible service. Not sure if it's because we are young, (17-19) or what, but completely unacceptable. I will not even consider going back until the course is in better shape, and the management staff get over themselves and start providing proper service.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Tyler T
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overpriced”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

They had major flood problems last summer which closed them down. I went and played it May 29 2014. Cost was $93.00 with a cart. Absolutely ridiculous for the condition it was in. I have a hard time paying the $88 it was before the flood , but to increase the price on half grown in fairways and dead spots all over the course is just gouging. I have been there many times but won't go back now. Greens were the only nice thing about the course. Oh yeah , maybe for that price at least put GPS in the cart!

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank mike w
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Calgary
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148 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Terrific open links style course”
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Down in the deep south, Bow River Valley. Great staff, and the course has one of the best practice facilities in Calgary. You can leak it a little here on most holes and not be penalized. Overall a very good test off the blues, and a very well maintained course.

Visited July 2012
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Thank WalleyGog
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Calgary
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Dirty Washrooms”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

This course is over priced. The washrooms should be cleaned twice a day on the weekend. I don;t think the floors in the washrooms out on the course have ever been washed. YUK!!!!

Visited August 2012
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