This article presents a fantastic setting for Golf in the Rockies: Golf Canada’s West The Whistler. The Whistler is blessed with such a natural beauty. Even a mini game of golf would surely blow your mind here. Featuring snow-capped mountains towering over mountain lakes that shimmer with delight, this pristine natural beauty is really a wonder. Amidst sparkling creeks and cobalt skies, the Whistler is an offer of natural beauty that you can never resist. This setting will indeed be therapy for the soul. Just imagine how amazing your golfing vacation will be! Golf Canada’s West always sets the bar higher in golf and travel.
Fortunately, Whistler golf vacations are as fabulous as the scenery. You have your choice of four top-rated, award-winning courses within minutes of Whistler Village. Designed by such luminaries as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Cupp, and Robert Trent Jones Jr., each course has its own unique character, not to mention challenges.
Whistler will be the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics and is already a world-renowned ski resort with accordingly world-class amenities. Whistler Village itself has a compact, pedestrian-only town center, where luxurious hotels offering elegantly sumptuous accommodation are complimented by many fine restaurants. With a choice of over 90 dining places, all with-in easy strolling distance, you’re sure to find a dining experience to suit your tastes. After dinner, you will find a diversity of entertainment options such as nightclubs, piano bars, live theater, cinema, or art galleries. Whistler has something for everybody.
Other off-course essentials like shopping and pampering are also well looked after. There is a wide range of shops and boutiques- whether you desire high fashion apparel, jewelry, unique native art, or even golf equipment, you’ll find it somewhere in Whistler Village.
Spas are becoming increasingly popular with both sexes, and with over twenty spas, Whistler has one to suit every taste. Everything from aromatherapy to yoga is readily available. Some spas even offer a ‘couples packages’, so you can relax and unwind together after a hard day on the golf course.
The best part about a Whistler golf vacation is the overall friendly, laid-back ambience of the place. The service is still comprehensive and efficient, but delivered in an unobtrusively friendly manner by people who care. It must be that the spectacular scenery, the crisp mountain air and the pure water have a soothing effect on everyone.
by K. Gordon Schultz
K. G. Schultz is the President of Golf Canada’s West. He has over 35 years of experience in Western Canada’s travel industry. As a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of Calgary, he established Tour Canada West Ltd. in 1978 to offer Destination Management services to the international Meetings & Incentive travel industry.
In 1999 Schultz formed Golf Canada’s West Ltd. in response to the growing demand for quality, service oriented golf vacations to Alberta and British Columbia. The company has enjoyed consistent growth to become Western Canada’s leading golf vacation specialist.
Schultz has volunteered for local youth groups (1st Canmore Scouts, Canmore Coho Swim Club) and has served on the Board of Directors of Tourism Calgary, Meetings & Conventions Banff / Lake Louise, and most recently as President of the Canmore Golf & Curling Club.
For more details, visit www.GolfCanadasWest.com