The True Golfers Guide to Whistler
Whistler is known for world-class downhill skiing and all-a-round mountain biking. But did you know it’s rated the number one resort for golfing in British Columbia? Whistler is the hidden gem of the golfing world; experience courses like no other. Every field flows from a different angle of the Whistler Village, creating unique, magnificent views from every hole. It’s time to pack your clubs and hit the green; the golf vacation you’ve been dreaming of is waiting.
Read on to find Whistler’s best courses for your next golf getaway.
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Nicklaus North Golf Course
Nicklaus North is a top-notch course in Whistler. It is located just north of the village, balanced between Green Lake and Whistler Blackcomb. Tee off beside Whistler’s finest; you’ll be surrounded by famous Whistler peaks, Armchair mount, Wedge Mountain, and Whistler & Blackcomb.
Work through 18 spectacular holes, avoiding ponds, sand pits and the shining Green Lake. Designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1996, this course has a men’s rating of 73.0 and a women's 76.5. This course is begging to be played with a par of 71 and 6,961 yards of the green. This stunning course is open starting early May to early/mid-October, depending on snow levels. You can access public and private golf lessons, indoor facilities (The Cabin), a driving range, a practice green, and a chipping bunker.
Book your tee time for either 18 or 9 holes if you only feel a short game. Then, you'll have the most spectacular surrounding views even if you aren’t on your game. Words can’t describe how beautiful this course is; you’ll have to go and visit for yourself.
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Whistler Golf Club
The Whisler Golf Course is conveniently located in the heart of the village. You couldn't ask for a better setting with Whistler and Blackcomb as the field's background. Arnold Palmer designed this unique course; it was his first Canadian field. There is a magnificent view from every hole; you’ll have to play all 18 to experience them.
The best score on this field is 59, try your luck and challenge the leader. You'll have to bring your A-game for some holes reaching over 500 yards in length. The Whistler Golf Club also offers a Driving Range directly beside the village that is open to everyone, no reservation required. All abilities are welcome to give it a crack.
You can’t miss out on this once and lifetime course; soak in the magical views and play your best round yet.
Fairmont Golf Course
The Fairmont Golf Course runs parallel to Lost Lake for the ultimate view of Whistler Mountain. This unique course craves the slope below Blackcomb Mountain, fitting seamlessly into the Coast Mountain Range. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the holes flow through whistler as if they were naturally formed.
Open May to October, depending on snow levels, take in the whole mountain golf experience throughout the best seasons of the year. The 18 holes stretch 6,635 yards of lushes green grass. Course par is 72; challenge yourself to get the new best score.
This stunning course will have you daydreaming during every other round. So book your tee time to get your slot at this magical getaway.
Once you’ve checked off Whistler’s best courses, head north to visit Pemberton’s famous Big Sky Golf Course. Play on this magical course with stunning Mount Currie in the background. Each hole has a breathtaking view of this towering mountain.
Plan ahead and organize your next golf retreat in Whistler; you won’t regret it. With these A-class golf courses, you’re bound to have the best round yet. Combinate beautiful scenic views, crisp grass, and a positive attitude; you’ll feel just like the pros!