Bogeyman big on Fawn Meadows

Did get to Innisfail Golf course last week, but that’s as far as we got.

The skies opened up, threw in a little thunder and lightning for dramatic effect and sent my niece and friend heading home to Edmonton.

But all was not lost as I finally hooked up with the Wednesday night crew for a most pleasant nine at Fawn Meadows.

Where is Fawn Meadows Golf and Country Club?

Glad you asked, just 30 minutes east of Red Deer on the outskirts of beautiful downtown Delburne.

It is a great little 9-hole layout featuring just about type of challenge for every type of golfer.

Tree-lined fairways, numerous sand traps, water and variable elevations tend to make you play just about every club in your bag.

Fawn Meadows has three sets of tees measuring 3,187 yards from the back tees down to 2,926 yards from the forward tees with par set at 36.

The fairways are in great shape but I did find some of the greens quite patchy, although they have probably filled in since I golfed there last.

My favorite hole is the par 3 number 7, from the back tees it is 175 yards from a highly elevated tee box over a large pond to a sloping green, of course, sloping towards the water.

You need a high hard shot to hit and stick on the green but the ball still looks good as it plunks into the pond.

Nice finishing hole, a long dogleg left, 540 yard par 5, have to hit drive around 250 yards to reach the corner, then hitting to a slightly uphill green, leaves you with a very makeable par.

The cozy little clubhouse and patio make for an enjoyable post game get together and the friendly staff will make sure you are looked after.

TEE TIMES: 403-749-3296.

GREEN FEES: Adults (9 holes) $18. Juniors (9 holes) $10.

Adults (18 holes) $31. Juniors (18 holes) $13. Power carts: (9 holes) $17; (18 holes) $28.

Fully licensed restaurant, tournament tent (a great place for your company or family golf tourney) and a 20 site serviced campground.

Chip Shots: Bumped into former golf pro Brett Bingham, he now is working at Mooney Insurance, not as much pressure as the golf tour and really enjoying it.

By the way, Brett will be at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame golf tourney at Innisfail Golf and Country Club on Aug. 4 doing his part for the fundraiser. Still 12 more spots open, get in on the fun by contacting Debbie at ASHOF at 403-341-8614.

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