WHISTLER, BC – Golfers have not experienced a combination of adventure on the golf course like they will in Whistler, BC. Peer down the Blackcomb/Whistler Mountains, 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. 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!
Whistler, the trendy mountain getaway two hours north of Vancouver that has become almost as popular for golf as it is for its outdoor adventures.
“Play 18 holes in the morning and be mountain biking down steep trails by noon,” said Ken Gordon, Canadian Rockies golf expert. “Or ride a jet boat up a secluded mountain river in the morning and tee off at a Whistler world-class country club just hours later. If you’re adventurous in the spirit and drive long off the tee, Whistler’s is your kind of place.”
GREAT GOLF COURSES IN WHISTLER, BC
Does golf in the Canadian Rockies sound appealing to you? The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, is scenic and satisfying. Many of the downhill tee balls soar against a backdrop of the peaks and pines of the Canadian Rockies.
How about championship tests? The par-71 Jack Nicklaus North Golf Club, the only course in the world designed by Nicklaus with his name on it, hosted the 2005 TELUS Skins Game with Vijay Singh, John Daly, Nicklaus and Stephen Ames.
The Big Sky Golf and Country Club in Pemberton, BC, located 25 minutes north of Whistler, BC is very classy and found at the foot of Mt. Currie. The 7,001-yard Bob Cupp design is flat, but still a challenge to play with seven lakes and a tough creek.
And do not miss the 6,676-yard Whistler Golf Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, which started the local golf craze in Whistler, BC, opening in 1983. The four add up to one of the top golf destinations for those booking golf packages and golf vacations in all of North America.
WHISTLER, BC IS MORE THAN GOLF, IT IS CANADA’S FINEST ADVENTURE
The mist in the early Whistler morning clears off the Lillooet River as tourists hop on a jet boat, ran by a guide from Adventure Ranch in Pemberton, BC. The three-hour tour traverses rapids, 360-degree splash-filled spinouts on the river.
ZIP TREK IN WHISTLER, BC
Ziptrek Ecotours Inc. takes visitors on a unique tour of Whistler, BC’s ecosystem, while adding the thrills of a rollercoaster ride. Tour guides speak of Whistler’s commitment to preserving the environment and reveal how the forest of Douglas-firs, Western Red Cedars and Hemlocks have survived for centuries. The tours last for roughly 90 minutes.
MOUNTAIN BIKING, FISHING, BUNGEE JUMPING AND RAFTING DURING YOUR WHISTLER, BC GOLF VACATION
There’s much more to explore than boats, helicopters and zip-treks. Whistler, BC is one of the world’s mountain biking havens. There are hundreds of kilometers of trails serviced by three lifts, dropping approximately 4,800 vertical feet.
It wouldn’t be an adventure destination without bungee jumping. Make the leap form a 300-foot-long pedestrian bridge that spans a canyon gorge with a river below. Guided fishing, alpine hiking and kayaking/canoeing tours are also popular.
WINE, DINE AND RELAX IN STYLE IN WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler has a place among the elite hotels in BC, Canada. Service is paramount. The gold floor at the Chateau Whistler boasts its own one-person service department and a lobby with free Internet, food and drink.
And with 93 restaurants, Whistler, BC’s menu is diverse.
The Wildflower Restaurant, inside the Fairmont, is Whistler’s only four-Diamond rating by AAA/CAA and was named to Wine Spectator’s “Best Of, Award of Excellence” for 2004.
Hy’s Steakhouse (hyssteakhouse.com) serves the best Alberta Steaks in BC.
It’ll be tough to decide if the best part of your golf vacation to Whistler, BC was the food, the adventure or the golf. The world’s top golfers rave how they have booked packages to all parts of the globe such as Pebble Beach, but none offer the array of great golf courses coupled with excellent side activities as can be found in British Columbia’s Whistler.
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.