Great Golf Courses in BC, Canada

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Written by Chris Smith posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011

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By Frank Musial
Golf Writer/CanadaGolf.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Schedule a golf vacation to British Columbia, Canada to experience some of the best golf courses in the world among some of the best settings in the world. Most golfers’ favorite part of the game here is the opportunity to watch a perfect shot lift off the tee and soar into the distance with a spectacular landscape in the background. Golf is British Columbia is never a good walk spoiled with the Canadian nature around you.

“Imagine stepping up to the tee against a superb, natural background of snow-capped mountains, pure wilderness, deep, blue ocean and crystal clear lakes,” said Jeff Scott, BC golf expert. “This is golf in its purest form that is only found in BC, Canada.”

Here in Canada’s British Columbia, discover signature courses designed by world-renowned golf architects like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and Thomas McBroom. Each is framed by picture-perfect scenery at every hole. Test your skills on courses that range from championship and links-style layouts, to executive lengths and family-style designs.

And there’s plenty to do off the golf course too. Only in BC, Canada can you book a golf package to play a round in the morning, then go whale watching in the afternoon and attend a symphony in the evening. Next to a backdrop of breathtaking landscapes around top golf courses are many exciting experiences to enjoy, including world-class dining, countless festivals, museums, galleries, shops displaying the work of unique artisans, world-class hiking, exclusive guest ranches, soothing spas and relaxing hot springs.

GREAT GOLF IN VANCOUVER

Vancouver, BC has the ability to stun even a well-seasoned traveler on a golf vacation to this amazing region of Canada. In fact, this part of British Columbia is perfect if there is more than golf on your agenda. Vancouver is a place where you can golf, sail and ski – and all in the same day if you are so inclined. Vancouver is a beneficiary of a mild climate where the grass grows all year long, and pulsates like the young, vibrant gateway city it is, making it perfect to host a variety North America’s top golf courses.

GOLF, SKI, SNOWBOARD AND MORE ADVENTURE IN WHISTLER, CANADA

Golfers have not experienced a combination of adventure on the golf course like they will in Whistler, BC. Peer down the Canadian Rockies, view one of British Columbia’s most beautiful mountain lakes and relax in peace between two BC mountain snowcapped peaks. Nearby Mt. Currie rises 8,450 feet and is laced with jagged rocks.

“It is made even better by the fact that if you are here on a golf vacation, this can be done 30 minutes after playing a round at Big Sky Golf and Country Club in Pemberton, BC. Helicopter pilot from the local agency are quick to point out various landmarks on the horizon on your journey,” said Scott. “As they descend into a fairway at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort hotel appears. It is one heck of a great golf adventure that can only be done in Whistler, BC.”

VANCOUVER ISLAND GOLF

Vancouver Island is one of the top places to plan a golf vacation in Canada. With a 250-kilometer golf trail that stretches from Victoria to Campbell River, it is no wonder this Pacific paradise of British Columbia was rated as the Top North American Island by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. The Vancouver Island Golf Trail features 11 destination golf courses that are the highlight of a tourist’s golf package in BC. Vancouver Island’s golf courses are set around cosmopolitan Victoria, BC, beautiful vineyards of Cowichan Warm Land, the stunning beaches of Oceanside and the fantastic wilderness of the North Island. Be sure to explore all Vancouver Island, BC has to offer on and off the golf courses along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.

THOMPSON OKANAGAN

Throughout the years, Thompson Okanagan has attracted numerous renowned course architects to design a handful of the more than 50 golf courses found in this region of BC, Canada, including Les Furber, Michael Hurdzan, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Fred Couples. It only takes a moment at the start of your golf vacation to realize why top talent enjoys designing courses here in British Columbia – with mountain views of the Canadian Rockies that stand tall over the horizon and desert terrain married against a backdrop of orchards, vineyards and brilliant blue lakes, the BC landscape found in Thompson Okanagan can transform almost any golf course design into something breathtaking.

BRITISH COLUMBIA ROCKIES

Experience an unrivaled golf vacation on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies in BC, Canada. The majestic mountain panoramas, scenic forests and curious wildlife combine to make an unforgettable adventure in British Columbia.

Golf Canada’s West is the official golf course, tee time and golf packaging company of Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies. Call them at 877-323-3633. For additional information be sure to check out GolfTheRockies.net. For more BC and Alberta vacation and tourism information, please visit Banff National Park.com and Banff Travel.com.

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