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McCall Lake is a municipal golf course in northeast Calgary. It is located in the 1600 block of 32nd Avenue Northeast.

The main course is a championship 18-hole course that plays to a par 70. This course is known for its ninth hole. The hole is a V-shaped dogleg par-four around McCall Lake. It is possible to drive the green, but it is all carry over water to reach the green.

There is also a short nine-hole par-three course where the longest hole is about 135 yards.

The course is located directly south of Calgary International Airport and is beneath the approach to one of the runways. Golfers can expect to see aircraft take off and/or land over them during the round.

During the 2013 winter season, the city announced the course would close after the 2014 golf season.  No specific reason was given for the closure; however the core issues were weather related.  The clientele at this course (especially the par three course) has more fair-weather golfers compared to the other courses.  McCall Lake is not an all-weather course and has experienced flooding of the lake and the lower holes recently.  The course has had turf problems in the past and was in need of extensive renovations. The future of the course though is a little clearer. In June 2014 - not long after announcing the course would stay open for 2015 - the city announced the course may be spared from closure and may receive funding for renovations.

In 2018, a major renovation took place on the main 18-hole course. The renovation relocated and eliminated some bunkers, added playablility and expanded to five tee boxes per hole with two new sets of forward tee boxes. The new course will play from 4051 to 6845 yards and be a par 71. The drainage was modernized and the shores of the McCall Lake holes were fortified to reduce flooding. While the routing of the course was not significantly changed, both holes 5 and 6 were lengthened and one stroke was added to par. Also the ninth hole was shortened to a straightaway driveable par four at a maximum length of 320 yards which includes a "principal nose" bunker about 70 yards short of the green.

The new course opened in 2019.