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Dancing Bull

About The Course

About The Course

"As I walked through the Poplar trees deciding if this would be a great place for a golf course. I was startled. Then I glanced over to find a large Bull Moose making his way through the trees. He stopped and stared at me. We both spent a few moments, each deciding our next move. There was a moment of great tension as we sized each other up. A few seconds passed which seemed like five minutes. He made the first move, picking up his feet high as he maneuvered through the long grass, dancing his way through the trees. In that moment we had our name --- "Dancing Bull".
Scott Atkinson, CEO
Play Golf Calgary
Dancing Bull is a challenging 18 with the course carving its way in and out of 50-foot high Aspen / Poplar forest. Some holes challenge even the straightest of shots. The rest of the 18 is balanced with some generous landing areas and some open spaces. We purchased one of the largest tree moving trucks you can buy. A truck big enough to move mature 20 foot Spruce, Aspen, Pine, Ash, and many others. These trees frame each hole and compliment the natural Poplars that have been there for decades.

Every detail of Dancing Bull was thought through by renowned architect Gary Browning. The fairways flow with a subtle but noticeable movement from tee to green. The greens open up from the prime landing areas in the fairway, with just enough bunkers to make you think twice about your strategy and club selection. The greens roll with subtle breaks that members and regulars will navigate having a "one up" over first-time visitors on which way putts will slide.

Every care was taken to preserve the natural wetlands that grace the property, fairways and greens will hug these wetlands as they flow around the natural grasses.

We look forward to sharing Dancing Bull with you. The perfect place to create new memories with your friends!
 

Dancing Bull Scorecard

Dancing Bull Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 35
Black 422 349 589 419 214 418 160 429 458 3458
Silver 415 320 572 400 196 395 155 415 440 3308
Blue 381 312 565 389 187 385 136 396 428 3179
White 363 305 530 369 166 380 126 386 415 3040
Red 303 258 488 315 119 284 103 291 337 2498
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Par 4 3 5 4 3 5 5 4 4 37
Black 431 195 501 435 142 522 554 319 445 3544
Silver 399 185 484 410 132 505 540 303 428 3386
Blue 385 166 470 398 119 478 469 280 419 3184
White 370 150 440 369 111 444 437 265 379 2965
Red 322 114 336 307 87 317 399 226 307 2415
Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 7002 73.8 139
Silver 6694 72.6 135
Blue 6363 71.1 137
Blue/White 6154 70.2 131
White 6005 69.3 129
White/Red 5558 67 123
Red 4913 68.7 123

Course Layout

Course Layout

Dancing Bull takes up the North half of the property with 30 acres of natural poplar trees and over a dozen natural wetlands. You will see the course on the right of the map below with the numbers in white. The course naturally progresses in difficulty with the first few holes being nice and wide allowing for a few errant warm-up drives. Once you hit the 6th hole your game better be ready to be tested as the holes crescendo nicely to the difficult 13th where a straight long drive is needed to make a good score.

Our Artist & Architect, Gary Browning

Our Artist & Architect, Gary Browning

Gary Browning M.E.Des., CSLA, AALA – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
President – Landscape Architect

Although the focus of Gary’s practice has been Western Canada, he has also worked internationally in the United States, the island of Guam, Mainland China and Indonesia. He has over 30 years of experience in the landscape architectural profession with specific expertise in the areas of resort planning and design, master planning, landscape design and golf course architecture.

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Browning Design Inc. is an organization of talented design professionals providing a full range of consulting services in the field of landscape and golf course architecture and associated land use planning. Our responsibility as environmental designers, planners and golf course architects is to assist our clients in creating positive, quality environments for living, working and playing.

Formed in 1976, the company has, over the last three decades, participated on projects throughout North America and internationally into the Pacific Rim.  The Company offers a number of areas of professional expertise in which we consider ourselves to be notably experienced and proficient, including golf course architecture, environmental planning, landscape architecture and land planning.  We are capable of providing a full range of planning and design services from preliminary feasibility assessments through conceptual development, detailed design, implementation and complete construction management.

Quality is the cornerstone of our firm, and all projects undertaken by the company, regardless of size, are attended to in a fashion that will not compromise or erode that foundation.  Our attention to detail sets us apart from all others and is second to none.  In all of our work we strive for innovative solutions that deal with the actual wants, environmental needs and aspirations of the end user, the people in an efficient and cost effective manner.

We take pride in having the quality of our work recognized by others and have received national design award recognition from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

The company prides itself in being able to offer personalized service, with the active involvement of the company principles, to all of our clients.  It has been gratifying to us that many of our clients have repeatedly requested our services for that reason.

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