Cooke Municipal Golf Course - a must play course in Saskatchewan
By George Bowditch, Sask. Golfer
The Cooke Municipal Golf Course is located in the heart of Prince Albert is another great part of the golfing paradise in Saskatchewan. This 18-hole championship layout course has been consitently ranked among the top five public golf courses to play in Saskatchewan and Manitoba by Score Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
The par 71 course is a 6,509 yard design that challenges golfers of all skill levels, and the friendly staff will ensure that your visit to the Cooke is a memorable experience.
The Cooke Municipal Golf Course is rich with history and noteworthy news. Just check the golf course’s beginning.
Cooke Municipal's history can be traced back to 1909, when a few men from the "old country" who played the game at home, gathered to form a club and lay out a small nine-hole course on land south-east of the City which then belonged to the Hudson's Bay Company.
They then formed the Prince Albert Golf Club and with each following year the game became more and more popular. In 1924, after settling a three-year land lease dispute, the City of Prince Albert obtained "an informal undertaking" from the government of Saskatchewan for the lease of the property. The city in turn signed a ten-year agreement with the Prince Albert Golf Club provided the land be used for golf purposes only.
Darcy Myers is the Head CPGA Professional at Cooke Municipal Golf Course and he explains the 12th hole is the signature hole and that you have to be at the top of your game to conquer it.
“The signature hole, the par 3 12th, ranges from 110 yards and can play as long as 181 yards. The tee shot plays from a slightly elevated tee box to a long but narrow green, which is protected by a water hazard on the right and two pot bunkers on the left, putting a premium on accuracy. With prevailing winds pushing shots toward the water hazard, 3 is a good score any day.”
The Cooke Municipal Golf Course has a driving range, two short game areas, CPGA Professionals to help you sharpen your game and a well-stocked pro shop to help you with all your golfing needs and fashions to look your best.
The Cooke Municipal Golf Course is proud to have a spacious clubhouse with a licensed restaurant, lounge and a deck overlooking the golf course. My Place offers a unique and casual dining experience in the beautiful surroundings of Cooke Municipal Golf Course.
The restaurant and lounge is the perfect place for that early morning breakfast, lunch with your clients or dinner with that someone special. So whether it’s after a long day at the office or before you head out to the game we have a spot for you and your group. They will host parties, meetings and special events and offer full catering services as well for your event.
They love to throw special events and parties and there is always new things in the works. They will help you host your next birthday, anniversary, fund raiser or when your place is just too small. Whether it’s a corporate or a family event they have a main lounge as well as private rooms as well as the largest patio deck that you can book in Prince Albert.
The staff at the Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert will make your visit one to remember. They have been following great tradition for over 100 years so you know they know how to make it most enjoyable. Just show up with your clubs and they will do the rest.
Don’t miss a chance if you are in the area as the Cooke is a must play. Call the golf shop at (306)763-2502 or visit them online www.cookegolf.ca