When it comes to a country club atmosphere at a public course, it's hard to top the Long Creek Golf and Country Club at Avonlea. When it comes to challenging golf at a good price in Saskatchewan, this lovely 18-hole prairie valley course is also hard to beat.

    Located four km east of Avonlea about 40 minutes south of Regina, Long Creek has been extremely popular since it opened in the 1980s. In recent years - with the addition of a modern 11,000-square-foot clubhouse in 1997 - it has become a destination course for golfers in Southern Saskatchewan and neighbouring provinces.

    At 6,419 yards from the tips, Long Creek may seem like a walk in the park but it isn't. Greens tend to be medium sized and medium challenging. The course features numerous tight fairways and creek ravines that must be crossed to reach the greens. So, the patient shotmaker who can judge the yardages and hit an accurate shot will score well.