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Famous Golf Courses in Vancouver, Coast and Mountains Region of BC, Canada

By Don Drees
Golf Writer/

Plan a golf vacation to the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region in BC, Canada to be a part of golf royalty. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Hurdzan and Lee Trevino have all designed world-famous courses in this part of British Columbia. Relaxing Sunshine Coast seascapes and dominating mountain scenery of the Sea-to-Sky corridor, as well as a bustling urban center found in metro Vancouver and the sprawling agricultural land of the Fraser Valley, all come standard in golf packages in this region of the BC province.

A Jack Nicklaus Designed Golf Course in Whistler, BC – Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Arnold Palmer Courses Too

Follow in the footsteps of numerous professionals at the Nicklaus North Golf Course, two-time host of the prestigious Skins Game. This Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course received a rating of 4.5 stars from Golf Digest.

Head 25 minutes north of Whistler, BC to the community of Pemberton in order to discover Robert Cupp’s Big Sky Golf and Country Club located at the base of Mount Currie.

“This spectacular course was rated among the top 100 courses in Canada by SCOREGolf magazine in 2008,” said Terry Patch, a golf expert from BC.

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. masterpiece voted the number two-rated golf course in BC and the number three-rated golf course in Canada by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in their 2008 Golf Poll. And a few minutes from the heart of Whistler Village is the Arnold Palmer-designed Whistler Golf Club, Palmer’s first design in BC, Canada.

“For a truly iconic West Coast setting, don’t miss Furry Creek Golf and Country Club overlooking the pristine waters of Howe Sound from the base of the Coast Mountains,” said Patch. “Its signature 14th hole juts out into the sound to give Furry Creek the designation of being British Columbia’s most scenic golf course.”

Arnold Palmer-designed Northview Golf Club hosted PGA Tour in Surrey, BC

Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey has a pair of championship courses designed by Arnold Palmer. Northview has hosted the PGA Tour’s Greater Vancouver Open/Air Canada Championship seven times.

The beautiful North Shore Mountains are home to Northlands Golf Course, a Les Furber design awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. Another 4.5-star stunner is Coquitlam’s Westwood Plateau, set above the city on Eagle Mountain. SCOREGolf listed this Michael Hurdzan design among its 2008 Top 100 Courses in Canada.

The Coast Mountains provide a scenic backdrop to two Lee Trevino-designed courses at the Swan-e-set Bay Resort and Country Club in the peaceful British Columbia community of Pitt Meadows.

The Falls – Excellent Golf Course in Rosedale, BC

Nestled 230 meters over the valley floor in Rosedale, BC, the Falls offers gorgeous mountain scenery enhanced by cedars and waterfalls. This hidden treasure can be found 90 minutes east of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Plan a Golf Vacation to a Course in the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains Region in BC, Canada

Golf vacations to the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region in BC, Canada should be planned between approximately April to October, although the mild climate in this part of British Columbia enables golf courses to remain open all year. It is recommended that tee times be booked in advance of your arrival to BC, Canada, most notably during July and August as golf courses are usually packed during the peak season. Also, most top golf courses in Canada, which are included in various golf packages throughout British Columbia, have a dress code – so be sure to check ahead with the resort to make yourself aware of their policy to avoid unexpected problems on a fantastic golf vacation to beautiful Canada.

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 For more BC and Alberta vacation and tourism information, please visit Banff National and Banff

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