About Us

Since 1984, The Glencoe Golf & Country Club has welcomed all generations of family to enjoy our world class practice facility, 45-holes of varied golf terrain and all of the amenities and unique events we offer throughout the season. With extensive programming for all members, international affiliate club partnerships, superb social celebrations and no food and beverage minimums, The Glencoe Golf & Country Club offers a one of a kind golf club experience in Alberta. In 2016, our Forest Course was ranked 35/100 best courses in Canada by SCOREGolf!

For a very limited period of time, we are accepting applications for Active membership! To receive more information or to arrange a Club tour, you may contact our Membership & Marketing Director Natasha Sawatsky at 403-240-7395 or via email at nsawatsky@glencoe.org.

Otherwise, simply click the gold bar below and complete the fill-in form and we'll get back to you promptly!

Membership Information

Mission

What is our purpose...


"Creating exceptional experiences"
It is the experience that counts! We create memories for all ages in their athletic, recreation, education and social pursuits. We complement our excellent facilities by providing exceptional experiences to our members, guests, employees and the community.

 

Vision

What we aspire to be...


"To be our members’ second home, providing excellence in all that we do"
The Glencoe is the next best place, other than home for our members, guests and employees. We care for them as families in our home. Our Clubs provide many of the comforts of home and continues to strive to be a one stop place for our families, providing much of what they cannot get at home. We will excel in all that we provide.

 

Values

respect

Respect

  • We recognize and respect all individual’s unique contributions.
  • We welcome diversity and respect all protected grounds under Alberta Human Rights legislation.
  • We listen to different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts and ideas and embrace a culture of inclusion.
  • We respect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint.
  • We treat our members, guests, employees, community and suppliers with respect.
  • We respect each other, our history and the Club’s facilities.
wellness

Wellness

  • We have a commitment to the health, fitness, well-being and safety of our members, guests and employees.
  • We value physical, mental, social and environmental well-being.
  • We provide programs and opportunities to enhance wellness for members and employees.
integrity

Integrity

  • We do the right thing as if someone is watching and evaluating everything we do.
  • We are honest, truthful and honourable.
  • We have trust in trustworthy people.
  • We say what we mean and we do what we say.
  • We act with the highest ethics in everything that we do.
relationships

Relationships

  • Relationships are the cornerstone of the Club’s success.
  • Effective communication is essential to a great relationship.
  • We value the fostering and cultivation of great relationships with members, family members, friends, employees, relatives, networks, associates and our community.
caring

Caring

  • Members and staff care about the Club, each other and the community.
  • We provide excellent service in all that we do that is thoughtful, considerate, helpful and empathetic.
  • We treat people as if they are special guests in our home.
  • We care about and honour our history.
innovation

Innovation

  • We always look for better ways to do things.
  • We value training and continuous improvement to be innovated leaders in all that we do.
  • We strive to be on the leading edge with our services, policies, facilities and communications.

Environmental Commitment

Environmental Commitment

In addition to being the 12th golf course in Alberta that has been certified under the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, The Glencoe Golf & Country Club has taken a number of additional measures to preserve and protect our natural environment for the future. With this program, the Club has an environmental plan that strives to protect habitat, conserve water, safeguard water quality and encourage communication of our efforts to staff, members and neighbours alike.

 

OUR COMMITMENT

The Glencoe Golf & Country Club has over 2900 members, with valued traditions and prestige. It provides a high standard of facilities and services and is committed to maintaining a balance between our environmental impact and golf activities.

By making changes to daily Club operations and setting short and long-term goals, the staff and membership of The Glencoe Golf & Country Club help to preserve and protect our natural environment for the future.

The mission of our Club is to promote environmental awareness while working to implement a Reduce, Reuse and Recycle perspective at the Club.

The Club implemented a recycling program in 2008. Every year, The Glencoe Golf & Country Club diverts over 30,000 pounds of its waste from the landfill. The Club has also begun using several biodegradable products both inside the Clubhouse and on-course.


ADDITIONAL INITIATIVES

  • Retrofit of energy saving light bulbs;

  • Replacement of hot water heaters and boilers for higher efficiency.

  • Full recycling throughout the property (Clubhouse, on course and in our Turfcare areas).

  • Replacement of irrigation system enabling the Turfcare staff to fine tune irrigation and conserve more water, Our irrigation foreman is a Certified Irrigation Auditor.

  • Implementation of Integrated Pest Management Program to monitor the health of the turf, limiting the chemicals applied to the golf course and protecting the Elbow River ecosystem and drinking water for Calgarians.

  • Biodegradable food containers in all food and beverage areas;

  • Participant of the Alberta Birdlist Project reporting on bird observations throughout the year to the Federation of Alberta Naturalists for inclusion in their provincial database.

  • Participant of the Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program run by the Alberta Conservation Association. Our contributing observations are also submitted into their provincial database.

  • Construction and distribution of approximately 50 nesting structures for birds throughout the property;

  • Continuous planting of many grasses and trees native to Alberta on our 440 acres of property;

  • 100% wind-powered golf cart fleet.


GROUNDS & WILDLIFE

The Glencoe Golf & Country Club strives to balance the needs of our members with the needs of our native wildlife. During your round you might see deer or a moose, an osprey fishing in a pond, or a coyote stalking prey in one of our many natural grass areas. The focus of our habitat management program is to provide a variety of habitats that satisfy the needs of our wildlife for food, water and shelter.

Of the 440 acres that make-up the property, roughly 180 acres are maintained as golf course. The remaining acreage is composed of forest, natural grass areas, wetlands, ponds and streams. The Elbow River Valley is a historic wildlife corridor that is being increasingly developed for residential uses. The golf course property provides extensive habitat for large and small mammals, birds, fish and a few species of amphibian. The surrounding forests provide a travel route around the golf course while the on-course natural grass and riparian areas provide corridors for wildlife movement through the property.

Maintenance of habitat areas is kept to a minimum with winter tree removal being limited to hazardous trees or trees that create difficult growing conditions for greens. Maintenance of natural grass areas involves the burning of some areas in early spring or mowing in fall in an attempt to replicate the natural cycles of evolution of these grasses. No maintenance occurs in these areas during bird nesting season from May to August.

Our aquatic habitats are likewise maintained with minimal interference. Mechanical removal of leaves and other organic matter from ponds and streams limits algae growth and eliminates the need for chemical controls. By fostering the growth of native riparian vegetation like sedges, rushes and cattails, we are providing nesting material, shelter and a food source for muskrat, ducks and other birds.

Bird observations made by volunteers are compiled and submitted to the Federation of Alberta Naturalists (FAN) Alberta Birdlist Project for inclusion in a provincial database of bird populations. Amphibian observations made by our staff are submitted to the Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program (AVAMP) to get a better understanding of the fate of amphibians in the province.

We hope that you enjoy the unique natural setting that is The Glencoe Golf & Country Club and take pride in the way it is integrated into the environment.


INTEGRATED PEST MANAGMENT

An Integrated Pest Management Program has been implemented to monitor the health of the turf, limiting the chemicals applied to the golf course and protecting the Elbow River ecosystem and drinking water for Calgarians. As a result of this program, Turfcare works closely with the Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program run by the Alberta Conservation Association. Our contributing observations are also submitted into their provincial database.


AUDUBON

The Glencoe Golf & Country Club has achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Darin Hull, Environmental Management Coordinator at The Glencoe, led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on this course and has been recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Audubon International.

The Glencoe Golf & Country Club is the 12th course in Alberta and the 654th in the world to receive the honour. "The Glencoe Golf & Country Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program.

They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property," said Jim Sluiter, Staff Ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs. To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation and Water Quality Management. Courses go through a recertification process every two years.