Monday, December 12, 2011

Golf in Whistler, BC, Canada

Whistler in Canada is more than just its picturesque snow-capped mountains and stunning cerulean blue lakes. It offers more activities than just great outdoors and world-class skiing. Whistler, as a resort town, brings a complete lineup of recreational facilities that everyone can enjoy. The latest addition to its prominent resort features is GOLF.


As a golf destination, Whistler has already been ranked one of the "Top 20 Greatest Golf Destinations" in the World" by Golf Digest and is the "Number One Golf Resort in Canada" according to Canada's Golf Course Ranking Magazine. Whistler also has several world-class accommodations to complement the vacation package.


Some of Whistler's best – also ranking among the world's best – are designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Here's what's on the top list: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club; Meadows at Pemberton Golf Course; Big Sky Golf and Country Club; Nicklaus North Golf Club; Whistler Golf Club – Palmer Course; and Furry Creek Golf Club.


Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
True to Robert Trent Jones Sr.'s design principle, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club follows the naturally rugged terrain of this side of the Coast Mountain ranges. The designer did very little intervention to the contours of the land, thereby giving it character – of dramatic elevation changes and natural hazards of creeks, ponds, ancient Douglas firs and granite rocks. This 18-hole par-72 golfing paradise is as challenging as it is picture-perfect you'd think it's made straight out of a Hallmark card.


Meadows at Pemberton Golf Course
The Meadows at Pemberton Golf Course is a pair of contrasting nines, but surprisingly compliment each other. The front nine is an open meadow with a signature 8th hole island green, and the back nine is forested and makes for a challenging close to the game. This characteristic of the course gives golfers a hard time deciding whether it was an easy or difficult game. They would, however, agree that it was one of the best, most heart-wrenching courses they've played ever.


Big Sky Golf and Country Club
Set at the base of Mt Currie, Big Sky Golf and Country Club may be the best golf course British Columbia has to offer. The Robert Cupp design features excellence in playability as well as scenic quality that is unique to Big Sky, with high grade bent grass from tee to greens and Ravensdale sand bunkers to make for the perfect golf conditions.


Nicklaus North Golf Club
The Jack Nicklaus par-71, 18-hole design carries his signature bunkers and his name – the only one amongst his “Signature Courses” to bear his name. It is accented with the most beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and Whistler's Green Lake, making it one of the most picturesque Nicklaus courses and perhaps in all of North America. As is expected in a Jack Nicklaus design, the conditioning is beyond superb, the playability, excellent, and the game is always memorable.


Whistler Golf Club – Palmer Course
Another course with a superstar status, thanks to its designer, is the Whistler Golf Club – Palmer Course. This is the first of Arnold Palmer's designs in Canada, and it offers an unparalleled view of Whistler's best Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains at every turn. Golfers would have to battle being awe-struck at the natural hazards of lakes, ancient cedars and the surrounding forest.


Furry Creek Golf Club
This is that one golf course in the entire town of Whistler that takes you closest to nature, and captures the best of nature's views. It offers a panoramic vista of the surrounding ocean and the great wildlife of British Columbia. The 6.001-yard Robert Muir Graves-design was a former private course but was opened to the public in April of 1994.


There's a reason why Whistler, Canada is called a resort town. And there's a reason, too, why tourists from all over the globe flock to Whistler's offering of the best tourist facilities, whether it's for the great outdoors, skiing, or golfing.



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