Whistler Golf Courses: 5 Unique Courses in Our Backyard

Have you ever wanted to golf on some of the most beautiful courses in British Columbia? Well, staying in Whistler gives you access to five different breathtaking courses, each with a personality of its own. Whistler itself is home to three stunning championship courses; Nicklaus North, Whistler Golf Club, and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Robert Trent Jones Jr, respectively.

Whistler Golf Course

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Only a short 20 minute drive, in Pemberton, are another two great courses located under the towering peaks of Mt. Currie - Big Sky Golf Club and The Meadows at Pemberton.

May is the perfect month to hit the links, enjoy some fresh mountain air, and explore everything that Whistler has to offer during the summer. With all of the courses being open this May, you'll probably want a quick rundown of the five courses at your fingertips. So without any further ado, here are the beautiful golf courses, right in Whistler's backyard:

Whistler Golf Club

Whistler Golf Club's 6,722 yard course makes the most of its pristine location with broad fairways, streams and lakes, all bordered by old-growth cedars and firs. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course offers five sets of tees for all levels of golfers, including gold tees for juniors and beginners. The Whistler Golf Course also has a full service practice facility which offers 5 target greens, a putting green, chipping green, a practice bunker, and a driving range.

Nicklaus North Whistler

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Nicklaus North Golf Course

Nicklaus North Golf Course has the prestigious title of being the only course Jack Nicklaus has ever added his name to, despite designing over 150 courses worldwide. Only the second Canadian course designed by Nicklaus, Nicklaus North has an awareness of the area's natural habitat nestled between Green Lake and the River of Golden Dreams. The 6,961 yard course features impressive glacial mountain views, a full-length driving range, chip & putt greens, practise bunkers, and more.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course

The Chateau Whistler 18-hole course offers a golf opportunity unmatched in the region. Created by noted golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course is shaped by nature and carved right into the flank of Blackcomb Mountain. This par 72, 6,635 yard course has won it's fair share of awards including Golf Digest's Best New Resort Course in Canada Award when it opened.

The Chateau Whistler Golf Course traverses creeks, ponds, granite rock faces, 400 ft elevation changes, and clusters of ancient Douglas Firs on a course that flows closely the natural state of the rugged terrain.

Big Sky Golf

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Big Sky Golf Club

Big Sky is located a short drive north of Whistler, in Pemberton under massive Mt. Currie. Designed by Bob Cupp, Big Sky has a 7,001 yard, 18-hole golf course with stunning mountain views of the Pemberton Valley. The course is the longest of the bunch and features an exquisitely manicured set of links, making use of ponds and natural vegetation for a truly memorable round of golf.

Big Sky also has extensive practice facilities including; a 350-yard, double-ended driving range, two practice bunkers, and three putting greens.

The Meadows at Pemberton

The Meadows is a challenging 6,407 yard course with a distinctly varied terrain of meadows, forest, and an 8th hole island green. Nestled close to the base of Mt. Currie, The Meadows is easily walkable and accessible for all ages and features a unique laidback attitude compared to its neighbouring courses. Usually, the course is the first open in the region and home to many animals, including black bears, brown bears, moose, eagles, fox, deer, coyotes, and the black squirrel.

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018

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