By Devon O’Malley
Looking to tee off at a world-class golf course? Whistler offers not one, but four championship designer courses to satisfy any golfers itch. Known primarily for its pristine peaks and fresh powder, Whistler has already been rated a first-class winter destination. However, the town also has an incredible golf reputation; it is home to four of Canada’s top 100 golf courses. Find out here a little more about all four of Whistlers celebrated courses: Nicklaus North, Whistler Golf Club, Chateau Whistler and Big Sky.
Designed by golf legend, Jack Nicklaus, the Nicklaus North golf course provides a unique and invigorating mountain golf experience. Set within a scenic display of majestic mountains, a magnificent jade-coloured lake and enchanting fir trees, the course offers both beauty and a first class design for players of all levels. This par 71, 18-hole course is situated in Whistler valley and is just moments away from cobblestone streets, cafes of the town of Whistler.
Whistler Golf Club
Lined with majestic firs and cedars and surrounded by snow capped peaks, stunning lakes and streams, there is no question why Arnold Palmer picked this location to design his first Canadian golf course. The Whistler Golf Club is a par 71, 18-hole, golf course that will satisfy the needs of even the most meticulous golfer. Located in the town of Whistler, the course was named one of the top 20 greatest Golf destinations by Golf Digest. As you can see, the Whistler Golf Club is definitely something worth experiencing.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Robert Trent Jr. wanted a one-of-a-kind course when he designed the Fairmont Whistler Golf Club. Carved from the side of Blackcomb Mountain, the course features an altitude change of over 400 feet with grand, heightened views of Whistler valley. This par 72, 18-hole golf course is not only easy on the eyes but provides fun and challenge for players of all skill sets. Located closed to the elegant Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel, the course is also steps away from the restaurants and shops of Whistler’s Upper Village.
Big Sky Golf and Country Club
Located just 25 minutes north of Whistler, the Big Sky Golf and Country Club lays stretched out in a scene of dramatic beauty and grace. Built on the base of Mount Currie in the lush, Pemberton valley, the course offers a serene and calm golf atmosphere. The perfectly manicured course is designed by award winning architect Bob Cupp and is bordered by emerald Green River, seven lakes and a range of winding creeks. Testing the skill and ability of avid golfers, this par 4, 18-hole golf course is considered the hidden gem of the sea-to-sky passageway.
Devon O’ Malley is a staff writer for Allura Direct, a vacation rentals website offering powerful search and instant booking features for owners and guests alike. Experience some of Canada’s best golf courses and book your Whistler accommodations today!
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