Late-Night Golf on Canada’s Courses in Northern BC

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Written by Chris Smith posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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By Barry Johnson
Golf Writer/CanadaGolf.com

Golf vacations in northern Canada are like nowhere else in the world. British Columbia is blessed with sunlight until 11 p.m. during the summer months, so golfers in Prince George can plan to hit the course with an after-dinner tee time if desired. It’s also par for the course in BC to catch glimpses of Canada’s spectacular wildlife with bears, deer, moose, elk, eagles and marmots occasionally making impromptu appearances as golfers traverse the links on various golf courses throughout northern British Columbia.

 

Golf packages in BC contain courses that will challenge both novices and experts.

 

Aberdeen Golf Club – A Top-Rated BCPGA Course in Northern British Columbia

 

Aberdeen Glenn Golf Club located in Prince George is a must visit while on a golf vacation. It has twice been nominated as the BCPGA facility of the year. This 7,114-yard, par-73 course features a signature 18th hole that starts with a tee-off from a cliff-top toward the clubhouse below.

 

Prince George is also home to the Prince George Golf and Curling Club, with its generous, rolling fairways and challenging greens. Aspen Grove Golf Course is a quiet, tranquil course that challenges golfers with water coming into play on 10 of the course’s 18 holes.

 

Northern British Columbia Boasts Golf Courses Along Alaska Highway

 

Dawson Creek Golf Course and Country Club located at Mile 2.5 of the Alaska Highway is deceptively challenging. It is a short course at 6,316 yards, but has numerous demanding tee shots and reportedly possesses the toughest par 3 in British Columbia’s Peace Region. 

 

Golf packages offer experiences further north on the Alaska Highway at the beautiful course of Lone Wolf Golf Club in Taylor, BC. Nestled in a valley, this spectacular par-72 golf course is one of the hidden gems in British Columbia. Keep a lookout for wildlife, and beware the 86 sand bunkers that constantly threaten to turn your relaxing golf vacation into an unexpectedly stressful afternoon.

 

Lakepoint Golf and Country Club is situated along the picturesque shores of Charlie Lake, located 10km north of Fort St. John. Well-manicured fairways and some of the best greens in BC mean this course is a Canadian delight.

 

Golf Courses with a Mountain View in Northern British Columbia

 

Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club and Smithers Golf and Country Club located near Terrace offer forested fairways in addition to some of the best views of mountains and glaciers seen in BC to help make a round of golf here one of the most enjoyable experiences in Canada.

 

Centennial Golf Course in Prince Rupert, BC should be included in any golf package for the player that relishes a strategic approach. Tree- and creek-lined fairways make for tough shots and difficult decisions. And wildlife sightings on the courses in Prince Rupert are the rule rather than the exception.

 

The Hirsh Creek Golf and Winter Club in Kitimat offers one of the most scenic layouts in BC. Watch out for the club’s mascot, the fox – a notorious ball thief!

 

Plan a Golf Vacation to a Course to Northern BC

 

Golf packages in British Columbia should be planned from approximately April through October. Tee times should be booked in advance of your arrival to BC, especially during July and August since golf courses are usually full during peak season in Canada. Also, most top golf courses in Canada, which are included most often in golf packages throughout British Columbia, have a dress code – so be sure to check ahead with the resort to learn their policy and prevent your dream golf vacation to BC, Canada from being inadvertently spoiled by being underdressed.

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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