Whistler has long been considered one of the premier golf resorts in North America. Five championship golf courses serve the Whistler area including The Whistler Golf Club, Nicklaus North, Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Big Sky Golf & Country Club & The Meadows at Pemberton.
Whistler Golf Courses
Five championship golf courses serve the Whistler area providing an array of different options to choose from. Check out a brief introduction to each course below.
Whistler Golf Club
Par 71 - Yardages: Blacks - 6722, Blues - 6336, Whites - 6004, Greens - 5348
Whistler's longest serving golf course this Arnold Palmer design has seen extensive renovations since its inception in 1983. Whistler's purest golf course this track is carved out of a forested area on the valley floor. Narrow fairways and fast green's give this course bite. Ball strikers will excel at this course as it's very much a second shot track. Reasonable green fees and great junior rates make this a great place to golf with the family.
Nicklaus North Golf Course
Par 71: Gold - 6908, Blue - 6413, White - 6004, Green - 5489, Red - 4732
Whistler's most recognized golf course is very often Nicklaus North. While much of this has to do with the famous man behind the design Jack Nicklaus this course does the famous golfer justice with it's elegant design and playability. The most open design of the three Whistler courses this wonderful track follows the natural contours of the Whistler Valley where it was designed. Spectacular views of the surrounding mountain's and the only course to run alongside Whistler glacier fed Green Lake make this course a visual masterpiece. The course is always in remarkable shape and feels like a Nicklaus design 1 through 18.
Chateau Whistler Golf Course
Par 72: Gold - 6635, Blue - 6243, White - 5692, Red - 5157
What makes the Chateau Golf Course so unique from every other course on this list is the fact that it's carved into the side of a Whistler Mountain. Constant elevation changes see the golfer climbing or descending 50 - 100 meters each hole from tee to green. The course also offers unparalleled views of the mountain side and the Whistler Valley located several hundred meters below. As for the course itself it's an amazing test of skill as tee-shots must be on target in order to split the carved out fairways. Slick undulating greens offer roller coaster putts when golfers reach the putting surface. If you're looking for unforgettable round of golf to tell your buddies about back home, this might be right up your alley.
Big Sky Golf Club
Par 72: Black - 7001, Blue - 6496, White - 6037, Green - 5208
Winner of several prestigious awards over its 20 year existence Big Sky Golf Club is one of two courses located in the nearby community of Pemberton, B.C. Pemberton is a 25 minute drive north of Whistler and offers spectacular mountain views in particular of Mountain Currie one of the most photographed stills in the area. Big Sky Golf Course was designed to be a throwback to the classic link style golf courses of yesteryear. This wonderful course has succeeded in spades in providing golfers with a classic design we rarely see these days in the modern golf era.
The Meadows at Pemberton
Par 72: Black - 6407, Blue - 6496, 5973 - 6037, Red - 5211
Pemberton's other course the Meadows at Pemberton has long been one of the best-kept secrets in the area. The most affordable option of the five courses this track offers a great course at a great value. Consisting of two polar opposite nine's the front nine is wide open allowing players to grip it and rip it around the nine. When you make your way to the back nine, however, it's time to put the driver away as you enter a forested area protected by tree-lined fairways on each hole.