With an abundance of beautiful courses scattered across the Lower Mainland, it’s hard to narrow it down, but we’ve done our best to choose just five with exemplary characteristics. From private clubs to public courses, these are anything but par for the course.
A luxurious public course amid old-growth forest, the University Golf Club has 10-minute tee time intervals for a leisurely experience. It also features a 1,600 sq ft retail space that stocks premiere gear and the latest products for golf lovers of all levels. Only a short drive from the city by UBC, it offers a private country club vibe. The original clubhouse is now home to the BC Golf Museum.
Along the famed Sea-to-Sky Highway, Furry Creek is a full 18-hole public course offering panoramic ocean views and the occasional encounter with indigenous wildlife. Warm up at the two hitting nets and putting green on your way to the first hole, aptly named “The Drop Zone”.
Surrounded by panoramic views of the coastal mountains, Redwoods is a Ted Locke-designed championship course just 30 minutes outside Vancouver in Langley. Extensive amenities including practice facilities, driving range, lessons, golf shop and a licensed restaurant.
This award-winning course prides itself on guest services, exceptional course conditioning, and features the largest clubhouse in Whistler. Designed to complement the area’s natural habitat, Nicklaus North bares the name of the pro himself to underscore the exceptional experience one would expect.
With an international reputation, Northview’s claim-to-fame is its two courses, designed by legendary Arnold Palmer. The championship Ridge and Canal courses are accompanied by the Academy, home to Canadian PGA and LPGA golf pros ready to help you master the game on the same courses used as practice facilities for the PGA tour.
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