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BYO Astroturf – Golfing in Yellowknife

I just got off the phone with a lawyer in Yellowknife. She regaled me with tales of golfing North of the 60th Parallel.

First thing to know: there is no grass, or at least only very little. The golf course is mostly rock and sand.

Second crucial point: Bring your own square of Astroturf. Golfers carry around their own piece for teeing off.

Third critical point: Watch out for the bears! And bring heavy duty bug repellant.

Here’s a play by play with photos of how it’s done courtesy of Life in the Knife.

And what’s even more fun, there is an all night tournament in the summer called the Canadian North Midnight Classic. I recommend you listen to the CBC 1968 archive coverage of the tournament that year.

For golf tourism I think the Yellowknife Golf Club is not to be missed!

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Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.