D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. Okotoks is a funny name, but noting funny about the course.  Located just minutes south of Calgary, the D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club is a pristine 18-hole public golf course with a great layout.

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with the tree-lined ravine, escarpments, slopes and water — a style and presence of national stature with unending challenges. It’s not a course you want to walk.  I played with some locals who knew the course well.  We played from the blue tees which made almost every second shot 168 yards.  It’s a good way to watch your handicap rise officially.  The locals say their golf season is from May to October.  It’s hard to imagine that this play gets to minus 30 Celsius in the winter.