Golfers touring British Columbia on vacation always leave the province raving about the variety of courses available to play in Vancouver, BC. Arnold Palmer, Les Furber, Thomas McBroom, Lee Trevino and Michael Hurdzan, have all designed world-class courses within an hour of downtown Vancouver in the midst of Canada’s memorable ocean and Rocky Mountain scenery.
BC, Canada’s Furry Creek Set Among Vancouver Rocky Mountains
Canadians, as well as out-of-country tourists on a golf vacation in BC, arrive to Furry Creek Golf and Country Club for its iconic British Columbian West Coast setting located above the pristine waters of Howe Sound from the base of the Coast Mountains, 40 minutes north of Vancouver, BC. With its signature 14th hole that cuts out into the sound, Furry Creek is widely known as British Columbia’s most scenic golf course.
Further south, Northlands Golf Course in the North Shore Mountains is a course designed by Les Furber and rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. Another 4.5-star beauty is Coquitlam’s Westwood Plateau, set high above the city on Eagle Mountain. SCOREGolf magazine listed this Michael Hurdzan-designed golf course among its 2008 Top 100 Courses in BC, Canada.
Award-Winning Golf Courses in Vancouver, BC
Located in Vancouver, BC, the historic University Golf Club, with its towering old-growth trees, was originally established in 1929 on the University Endowment Lands adjacent to the University of British Columbia. And across the Fraser River in Richmond is Les Furber’s Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club. This club has a design that is distinctive – water features exist at almost every hole.
Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, BC boasts two championship courses designed by Arnold Palmer. Here golfers can follow in the footsteps of the pros. Northview has hosted the PGA Tour’s Greater Vancouver Open/Air Canada Championship seven times.
Other Surrey highlights include Peace Portal Golf Course, awarded four stars by Golf Digest, and the Morgan Creek Golf Course, named the PGA of BC Facility of the Year in 2008.
Golf Pitt River Valley in Vancouver, British Columbia
Golfers can play two local favorites in the peaceful community of Pitt Meadows, located east of Vancouver. The Coast Mountains provide a scenic backdrop to two Lee Trevino-designed courses at the Swan-e-set Bay Resort and Country Club. And don’t miss the signature 18th hole at Meadow Gardens Golf Club, which features three islands connected by bridges.
Plan a Golf Vacation to Vancouver in BC, Canada
Golf vacations to Vancouver in BC, Canada should be planned between April to October, although the mild climate in this part of British Columbia enables most 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 generally full 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 GolfTheRockies.net. For more BC and Alberta vacation and tourism information, please visit Banff National Park.com and Banff Travel.com.