The golf courses in Whistler BC figure include some of the province's best, but they aren't the only ones worth keeping in mind if you want to tee it up for a round or more. This Canada province is known for offering a number of excellent golf courses, and they can be found across the land. Add in the stunning scenery that BC is also known for, and it only gets better. When it comes down to it, the BC golf courses offer some of the best views of any golf courses in the world. Mountain peaks serve as the backdrop for many, and should you head to the Okanagan Valley, you can take in some interesting desert terrain while you play. British Columbia golf packages are in good supply for visitors who wish to take advantage of them, and you might be interested to know that in some areas, it is possible to golf almost 365 days a year.
Whistler is a four-season resort in British Columbia that is best known for its world-class skiing. When the snow melts, however, golfing becomes one of the main pursuits. The golf courses in Whistler BC include championship gems, the likes of which were designed by such great golf course architects as Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and Arnold Palmer. Nicklaus North at Whistler is one of these courses, and you can find it on the shores of Green Lake just five minutes north of town. This course offers five sets of tees and 6,961 total yards. It consistently ranks among the best courses in all of Canada, and its quality is evidenced by the fact that it has twice hosted the Skins Game.
Two other golf courses in Whistler BC that are not to be overlooked are the course at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club and the course at the Whistler Golf Club. The course at Fairmont Chateau was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and is also ranked among the very best in the country. As for the Arnold Palmer-designed course at Whistler Golf Club, it is just a short walk from the heart of Whistler and offers dynamic mountain views. When you're not playing the course at the Whistler Golf Club, you can work on your game at the driving range. The club also features a putting green, practice bunkers, and a pitching area. It is worth noting that you can ski and golf on the same day at Whistler. The golf season gets underway in the spring, and you can ski well into the summer.
If you're wondering where some of the other top ranked BC golf courses can be found, the Vancouver area is a good place to look. A twenty-minute drive from downtown Vancouver will get you to the Northlands Golf Course, which is just one more BC course that has been ranked among the best in the country. It is definitely one of the best public courses in Canada, thanks largely to its scintillating views and its overall value. If your golf budget allows for more expensive courses and you are interested in teeing it up in the Vancouver area, the nearby city of Surrey can make an excellent destination. Among the Surrey BC golf courses figure the Arnold Palmer-designed courses at the Northview Golf & Country Club. These championship courses offer plenty of challenges. In fact, the club's Ridge Course played host to PGA tour events between the years of 1996 and 2002. After you enjoy a round at the Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey, you can enjoy a fine dining experience at the signature restaurant.
Almost every region in British Columbia boasts golf courses and golf resorts. On Vancouver Island, for example, the fantastic Bear Mountain Resort and its two divine courses await, as do other fantastic golfing hot spots, and you can golf well into the evening hours during the late summer season at Northern British Columbia courses like the Prince Rupert Centennial Golf Course. Once you choose the regions that you want to visit in British Columbia, you can start searching for regional golf packages. British Columbia golf packages can be of the customized so you don't have to find a pre-organized deal that suits your needs.
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