About Us

A Picturesque Golf Course

Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course is all about a fun, relaxed round of golf and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Woolfrey Coulee. Nestled along the bottom of a coulee not far from downtown Medicine Hat in the green coulee of Medicine Hat, Cottonwood Coulee is an 18 hole executive par 4 golf course featuring dramatic elevation changes, plenty of wildlife and gorgeous views of the prairie landscape. The course features 7-Par 3’s, 10-Par 4’s and 1-Par 5. The yardage maxes out at approximately 4700 yards from the black tees and can play as short as 3400 yards from the Gold tees.

Opened since 1993

Cottonwood Coulee is a one of a kind course built on land with a rich history. It was designed by golf architect Harold Pasechnik who used Seven Person’s creek and the massive Cottonwood trees found in the coulee bottom as the main features of the course. Sever Person creek comes into play on 8 of the 18 holes and the Cottonwood trees provide a unique challenge on several other holes. Prior to becoming Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course, the area was known as “Woolfrey Coulee” was a popular gathering spot for visitors and residents of the Gas City. The original fire pit and concrete “dance floor” still exist are used as part of our “BBQ Pit” and could tell you plenty of stories of the Elks party’s, Oil company wraps ups and even Lanny McDonald’s wedding reception that occurred before the course was built.

Hours Of Operation

Monday – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Tuesday – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Wednesday – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Thursday – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Saturday – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
Sunday – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m


The course was originally built and owned by 4 local families. Ted Woolfrey (who’s family owned and operated a dairy farm in the coulee), Alvin (Peng) Semrau, Fred Ammann and Ed Bleile.  Several of their family members were involved in running the course while they raised their families. Ted Woolfrey passed away in 2012 leaving his share of the golf course in the hands of his wife Marion Woolfrey. 

In March of 2020, several of the owners were ready to move on from the course and sold there shares. Mac Baker, who was hired as Course Superintendent in 2012 and promoted to General Manager in 2015, along with his wife Emily purchased into the ownership of the course along with Marion Woolfrey. Mac continues to manage the day to day operations of the course in his role as General Manager while Marion remains actively involved in decisions made around the course and can often be found enjoying the golf course or entertaining friends on the Clubhouse Patio.


  • Fun friendly atmosphere
  • All golf levels welcome
  • A relaxed dress code
  • Fully stocked pro-shop
  • Full service dining room