Hidden Valley celebrates 25 years
of camping and fun
Camping, golfing, and fishing are just some of the services offered at the picturesque
Hidden Valley Golf Resort, located only a mile-and-a-half southwest
of Estevan on Highway 18.
Hidden Valley has 135 fully-serviced
campsites with sewer, power (50 sites have 50 amp power) and water. Fifteen sites are pull-throughs.
The Souris River curls around the campground.
Hidden Valley’s camping
season is from May 1 to September 30. The golf course and driving
range are open from early April until the end of September.
The campground features some of the largest camping sites in
southeast Saskatchewan. Some are as large as 120 feet long and
55 feet wide. Guests can book Hidden Valley for staff parties,
group functions, reunions and other gatherings. The owners
have planted thousands of trees, greatly improving
the park’s aesthetics. Tree planting is an annual
event. The park also contains some of the last remaining native
prairie grass in Saskatchewan. Wild native crocusses and Saskatchewan’s
official flower the prairie Lily grows around the property.
Nearby Rafferty Dam has done what
critic and politician Dwayne Lingenfelter said it would never
do; it is full and anglers enjoy some of the best Walleye fishing
in the country. Drop a line in and try your luck. They are definitely
biting. A local fisherman even pulled a 23 pound Pike out of
the resevoir near Dr. Mainprize Provincial Park
One of Hidden Valley’s greatest
assets is a nine-hole executive length golf course with great
bent grass greens. The course
has Saskatchewan Golf Association and US Golf Association affiliation.
Robert McLean, a former Estevan
resident professional designed the track. Bob laid the holes
out along the Souris River and over the gently rolling elevation
changes of Hidden Valley. His experience in course design helped
Bob create a fun but also challenging golf course. Radium Hot
Springs Golf course in the British Columbia Rockies near Calgary
is also a McLean creation. 35 years of experience in the golf
industry as a golf professional and greens superintendent gave
Bob the knowledge and vision to build golf courses. Radium is
a well known and well respected golf couse that has received
recognition in Golf Digest.
Hidden Valley is crafted with
the same vision and ability Bob applied to Radium. The greens
are beautiful and the fence-to-fence irrigation ensures that
there isn’t a bad lie on the property. Golfers will tell
you that the back tees play tough and demands accuracy off the
tee. The choice of several tees gives every level of golfer
a chance to compete in a family outing. At 1760 yards, golfers of all ages
and skill levels will be challenged by the course.
If you are not up to the challenge
of the big course, Hidden Valley also boasts an 18 hole miniature
golf course. The course is fun and realistic style sand filled
synthetic greens provide realism. The full length 300 yard range gives guests a chance to work on their game during
the great prairie evenings in Canada’s sunshine capital.
The Resort office includes a pro shop, clubhouse and canteen.
Check out Hidden Valley.
Come for a day, a week or the whole summer. You’ll find
all the action you want, or all the privacy and quite to finish
that novel, or maybe have a snooze under the trees beside the
meandering Souris River, or catch a play at the Souris Valley
summer theatre, or ….well you decide.