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Sun Catcher 18 NOW OPEN!

About The Course

About The Course

"Walking from Dancing Bull, you make your way through the natural Poplar trees. You move in and out of the sun rays that peek through the tree branches. At the end of the grove of tree's it opens up and the sun hits you with its full heat. As you walk the south side of the property winding through the natural fescue grasses the serene feeling overtakes you.  This is "Sun Catcher!"

Scott Atkinson, CEO
Play Golf Calgary

A sun catcher is the ‘optical’ equivalent of a wind chime. Some designs are simple and abstract. Some designs seem to dance in the sun and are called ‘Sun Dancers’.  Sun Dancers are individual creations. It is what sets them apart from “art” that is mass produced. The Sun Catcher Course is an individual creation, nothing about it is mass produced. When Gary Browning created Sun Catcher, the design was influenced by his mood, the weather, the site and the time of year. Just like a sun catcher, depending on the time of day, the weather, the wind, it will offer you a different, exciting and unique look each, and every time you play it. The long shadows, the wild and rolling fairways, the treacherous, undulating greens will leave you with a sense of foreboding……..her raw beauty is disarming.

“Look difficult....play fair”.

Sun Catcher Golf Club is defined by creative strategy and tight lines of attack, a wayward shot off the tee may be findable in the benign fescue rough but the chance of birdie became highly improbable.

Sun Catcher Golf Club offers choices….
  • The aggressive golfer can attack, take unusual risks and be rewarded.
  • The conservative golfer can, manage his game, have FUN, and not be harshly penalized.

Sun Catcher Golf Club “dances” in the sun, just as its counterpart Dancing Bull.  They each dance to a different drum, but both are diabolically related.

Sun Catcher Scorecard

Sun Catcher Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 36
Black 409 353 468 197 450 163 560 295 422 3317
Silver 386 331 463 192 435 160 546 290 390 3193
Blue 364 321 455 185 425 149 510 266 380 3055
White 359 310 436 162 371 142 498 256 355 2889
Red 331 208 347 127 269 113 371 201 280 2247
Teal 331 208 306 78 174 91 371 179 255 1993
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 5 36
Black 386 370 571 384 368 176 486 177 520 3438
Silver 371 345 558 370 360 168 462 160 497 3291
Blue 334 324 485 353 351 159 440 151 473 3070
White 307 305 461 335 341 123 368 133 447 2820
Red 276 261 404 291 242 97 319 106 325 2321
Teal 207 255 354 283 234 94 263 73 285 2047
Tee Yardage
Black 6755
Silver 6484
Blue 6125
White 5709
Red 4568
Teal 4040

Course Layout

Course Layout

Sun Catcher is on the South half of the property, with water to navigate and natural fescue grasses lining the fairways, this course is setup for bump and run, knockdowns, and creative shots into the greens. You will find it on the left below with the numbers in black. You will see more of a brown fescue look between the holes representing more of a natural links-style versus the lush green parkland style of Dancing Bull.

With Sun Catcher 18 fully opening, Serenity will have 36 holes open for golf in 2021! 

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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