Vancouver, BC Boasts Top Golf Courses in North America

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Written by Chris Smith posted on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

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By Jackson Gutzwiller
Golf Writer/CanadaGolf.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER, CANADA – 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.

WESTWOOD PLATEAU – GOLF DIGEST’S “BEST”

Vancouver, BC’s Westwood Plateau has been the best game in town since its inception, and now it has the recognition from Golf Digest to prove it after the golf magazine said as much in a recent article. Westwood Plateau Golf Course, designed by Michael Hurdzan, offers excellent golf in a memorable mountain setting with splendid views of British Columbia, enormous massive granite rock faces, and rugged ravines.

“Westwood Plateau features top-notch personal service as well for those on a golf vacation to this BC, Canada wonderland,” said Jena Davison, a Canadian Rockies golf expert.

FURRY CREEK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

Furry Creek Golf and Country Club is cut from a mountainside site that drops 400 feet to the rocky BC shore of Howe Sound. Furry Creek’s golf course is a unique and scenic course with unforgettable views of British Columbia, Canada on each hole. Championship course architect Robert Muir Graves designed Furry Creek, and he did so with dramatic views and strategic challenges in mind.

“The No. 14 hole is legendary in BC, Canada, set on a peninsula that juts into the sea,” according to Davison.

BC, CANADA’S MEADOW GARDENS GOLF COURSE

Meadow Gardens Golf Course is a unique chance to book a golf vacation in British Columbia to a place with one-of-a-kind holes and challenges. Meadow Gardens’ signature 18th hole has three separate islands. The wonderful natural setting to the east of Vancouver, BC combines with dramatic effects of the golf course where tees are situated among breezy cattails.

MORGAN CREEK GOLF COURSE

Morgan Creek, which is home to the Professional Golfers Association of British Columbia located 30 minutes to the south of Vancouver, BC, is one of the finest achievements of renowned golf course architect Thomas McBroom. The golf course offers challenging play for all levels of golfers.

BC’S CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES AT NORTHVIEW

Northview, BC is a golfer’s dream. Northview boasts two championship golf courses – the Ridge and the Canal – and is home to the PGA Tour’s Air Canada Championship. The Ridge is designed by Arnold Palmer and provides great golf for ballsy golfers so do not include this in your golf package if you are weak at heart.

“The Canal is a classic Scottish links-style play in a fantastic BC setting,” Davison said. “Northview is a must-include on your golf vacation, located only an hour southeast of Vancouver, BC.”

SWAN-E-SET BAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES

Vancouver, BC’s Swan-E-Set Bay features two championship golf courses – the 7,000-yeard Resort Course and the private Links Course – both designed by Lee Trevino. Both are set against a mountain backdrop on 922 acres along the Pitt River less than an hour east of Vancouver, British Columbia.

MAYFAIR LAKES

Mayfair Lakes offers secluded country ambiance by the beauty of the North Shore Mountains only minutes from downtown Vancouver, BC.  The golf course is always in excellent condition and makes a great addition to any golf package.

THE REDWOODS

Vancouver, BC’s the Redwoods earns its name. The golf course is located on a luxuriantly treed, multi-leveled property and is one of the most enjoyably parts of a golf vacation to British Columbia. Every hole at the Redwoods provides a great experience and challenge. And fortunately, the golf course is found only 45 minutes from Vancouver, BC.

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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