Member Profile

Alan Carter

Current Golf Facility: Edmonton CC
Member Classification: Executive Professional
Education Background: Colleage Business Diploma, Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management
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 2019 Top 100 Program Points
 2018 Top 100 Program Points


Born in Sarnia and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Alan Carter started to swing golf clubs at the very young age of three years, following his Golf Course Superintendent father around the fairways and greens of Southern Ontario.  In 1980, Alan decided to test this passion for the game and entered the games workforce, finding a job in the back shop at the Rolling Hills GC, a place he remained for five seasons before stumbling across one of his mentors, Irv Lightstone, at Maple Downs Golf & Country Club.  In 1985, Alan made his application to the Canadian PGA under Irv’s tutelage at Maple Downs, successfully completing his apprenticeship in 1990.  In 1992, he transferred to the Alberta Zone, to open the Heritage Pointe Golf & Country Club Estates south of Calgary in DeWinton, Alberta.  After two successful seasons he then moved to the Jasper Park Lodge to become Head Professional and in 2001, the Director of Golf/Executive Professional.  In 2014 he made the move to Edmonton to become the General Manager/Executive Professional at the Edmonton Country Club, a position he maintains to this day. 

Over his years with the PGA Alan has been recognized by his peers for many of his accomplishments, including the 2004 PGA of Alberta Merchandiser of the Year, the 2010 PGA of Alberta and PGA of Canada Club Professional of the Year and finally in 2018 the inaugural PGA of Alberta and PGA of Canada Executive Professional of the Year.  Alan’s professional career has began with a strong educational foundation, which includes a Business Diploma, as well as a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management.  Alan is proud to be a PGA of Canada member and has been involved with the PGA of Alberta’s Board of Directors since 2004, first as a Director, then becoming the Presiden and now remains as an Advisor.

Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?
I enjoy that I work in an industry where I get up and want to go to work each and every day
Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?
Irv Lightstone - 45 Year Head Professional, Maple Downs Golf & Country Club
Q. What would you be doing if you weren’t a Golf Professional?
Own a Business of some type
Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?
Cypress Point
Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?
Tiger Woods
Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?
Sand Wedge
Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?
Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?
61, Heritage Pointe Golf & Country Club Estates and Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club
Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?
Becoming the Head Professional in Jasper at the age of 26
Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?
All Music (Jimmy Buffett), Sports, travel, roller coasters
Alan Carter

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