Your Whistler Golf Guide
Like many other sports in Whistler, the golfing in here is also world class. We’re home to stunningly beautiful courses designed by some of the greatest golf players ever. With the Coast Mountains as your backdrop and fantastic courses, you may never want to play anywhere else!
Whistler Golf Course
Whistler Golf Course is located only a short stroll from the center of Whistler village. It’s well known for its fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
Whistler Golf Course was designed by golfing legend Arnold Palmer. It opened in 1983 and has been one of BC’s best golf courses ever since. Day rates start from $79 and a Standby Season Pass costs $1,695.
After your round of golf, you can enjoy one of Whistler’s best patios at Palmer's Gallery Bar & Grill in the clubhouse. With a Happy Hour from 4pm - 6pm and Daily Specials, you’ll see why this bar is so popular.
The clubhouse is also home to one of only two Nike Pinnacle stores in Canada. Carrying the latest and greatest Nike golf gear, it’s an ideal place to treat yourself to some new clubs.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Sitting on an ideal mountainside location in Whistler’s Upper Village, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club is a true Canadian golf course.
Designed by American golf course designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and opened in 1993, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club is a highly respected golf course and is an Audubon-certified course. Twilight Day Rates start as low as $79 while a Single Season Pass starts at $2,249
A breakfast of avocado toast at The Clubhouse is a fantastic way to start off your round of golf. And after your round, you can indulge on the evening menu, which has New York striploin steak, Coho salmon and pork tenderloin. There’s also a fully stocked bar in The Clubhouse with a delicious cocktail menu.
Nicklaus North Golf Course
You’ll find Nicklaus North Golf Course alongside the iconic Green Lake in Whistler. With float planes landing on the lake and glacier peaks in the background, it’s easy to see why Nicklaus North Golf Course is known as one of the most idyllic golf courses in Whistler.
Nicklaus North Golf Course was designed by one of the greatest golfers to have ever lived - Jack Nicklaus. Jack loved playing golf in Whistler and designed his dream course here. The course was opened for play in 1993 and has played to host to some of golfs biggest names. Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, John Daly, and Vijay Singh have all played here.
The green fees start as low as $69 and an Individual Membership has annual dues of $3,050.
Table Nineteen is the restaurant and bar in the clubhouse at Nicklaus North. The patio is often voted one of the best in Whistler, and it’s easy to see why. The spacious, paved patio sits right on the water's edge. From here you have a complete view of the float planes taking off and landing, as well the sun setting over the mountains. There aren’t much more scenic spots for dinner than Table Nineteen.
If you need a change of scenery from all the world-class 18-hole golf courses, Whistler has some alternative options. A firm summer favorite with locals is ‘Disc Golf’. Operating in a somewhat similar way to golf, the player has to throw a frisbee (the golf ball) into a basket (the hole).
The most popular course is Whistler Disc Golf Course in Spruce Grove. It has 27 holes that take you on a trail through the forest. There are other courses hidden through-out the valley, but most are a closely guarded secret!
Discs are inexpensive and can be bought at The Hardware Store and Nester’s Liquor Store, with different discs acting as a driver, iron, and putter.
Another alternative is wiffle golf. Wiffle golf has more likeliness to real golf than disc golf. The player uses a club, although generally shorter, and a plastic, hollow, golf ball. The holes are much shorter than in golf and usually involve a level change and some obstacles.
There is a wiffle golf course in the forest behind Lost Lake. This all-natural course is a fun way to spend a day off while stilling hitting some balls.