If you live in the Vancouver area and want to get away for the weekend, or a short trip, why not try a golf staycation near you? There are some amazing golf courses within short driving distances. Skip the hassles of flying and jump in the car. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors close to home. Take a friend or a group of friends and enjoy some quality time hitting the links.
- The Northview Golf and Country Club
- Furry Creek Golf Course
- The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- Nicklaus North Golf Course
- The Whistler Golf Club
- Big Sky Golf Course
Here are a few of the area favourites: East of Vancouver you will find The Northview Golf and Country Club, The Ridge and Canal courses, both designed by Arnold Palmer. To the north, Furry Creek meanders along Howe Sound, showcasing spectacular views and further down highway 99, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, another favourite, is set in the gorgeous Coastal Mountain Range. According to the locals, you cannot go wrong playing a round at Nicklaus North, which is why they have voted it the best course in Whistler for several years running. The Whistler Golf Club is another Arnold Palmer design, complete with stunning scenery, challenging holes, and just fun to play. Score Golf ranked Big Sky as one of the top 4 courses in BC, in 2018. Sometimes the best gems we find are just around the corner.
If you want to make a trip of playing 2 or 3 courses, see the chart below for driving distances and find your favourites.
|Start:||Destination:||Time – (Distance in km)|
|Vancouver||Northview Golf and Country Club||45 min (44.1 km) via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E|
|Furry Creek Golf Course||42 min (47.0 km) via BC-99 N|
|Nicklaus North Golf Course||1 hr 41 min (124.5 km) via BC-99 N|
|Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course||1 hr 42 min (122.4 km) via BC-99 N|
|Whistler Golf Course||1 hr 43 min (121.5 km) via BC-99 N|
|Big Sky Golf Course||2 hr 9 min (156.4 km) via BC-99 N|