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Collicutt Siding Golf Course is the name of the golf course located in Crossfield, Alberta. It got its name for its location west of the Canadian Pacific Railway line between Calgary and Edmonton. This stretch of track includes a siding likely named Collicutt Siding. Trains can be easily seen from this course.

The course has two relatively different nines.

The front nine takes on a traditional rural course. It features three tees per hole with relatively little difference between back and middle distances. The sixth hole on this course is the first par five of the day and is a challenge with its reachable distance and peninsula green. A recent change made the 9th a reachable par five while the 8th is now one of Alberta's longest par fours at 503 yards. Prior to the change all four of the club's par five holes played southbound.

The back nine is more of a links type layout offering four tees per hole. From the championship tees, the back nine plays similar in length, but from the member tees it plays shorter. While the back nine offers the longest hole on the course at 615 yards from the tips, there are also several birdie opportunities, including the short par fours at 10 and 17.

On the front nine, the gold and blue tees are the same, but they are separate on the back nine.

The club recently opened a brand new clubhourse. A recent change also swapped pars on the final two holes of the front nine. The eighth is now a par four that is 503 yards from the tips. The members' tees were moved forward to make the hole more manageable. The ninth was extended to a short par five. It used to be a long par four.

This course was one of the first in Alberta to employ Standard Golf's smart-fit flagstick and cup technology. To this date they still use this system.

The course is known for its active junior golf program. The program is now known as the Dream Junior Golf Academy at Collicutt SIding.