Beautiful Golf Courses to Play in British Columbia

Lakeside at Tobiano Golf Course | © Murray Foubister / Flickr
Lakeside at Tobiano Golf Course | © Murray Foubister / Flickr
Photo of Hayley Simpson
Writer14 August 2017

Canada undoubtedly has some of the most breathtaking golf courses in the world. Located next to lakes, on islands, and beside mountains, British Columbia is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country as well. Check out these stunning courses on the West Coast.

Revelstoke Golf Club

Park, Ski Resort, Sports Center
Bird's eye view of Revelstoke Golf Course
Bird's eye view of Revelstoke Golf Course | © SM Jones / Shutterstock
Although Revelstoke is more well-known for its ski resort, the small town in southeastern British Columbia is also home to a stunning golf course, which golfing pros have said has one of the “nicest views” in the world. Established in 1924, Revelstoke Golf Club is located on a peninsula jutting into the Columbia River. It’s surrounded by both the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. For added convenience, eager golfers can book their tee time online through the club’s website.

Predator Ridge

Predator Ridge has a lot to offer golfers: “two 18-hole championship courses, a world-class practice facility, and an award-winning golf academy.” It’s been called Canada’s best golf resort community (with over 700 homeowners), and one of North America’s best golf resorts. Surrounded by the hills and lake views the Okanagan is known for, tackle the Predator or the Ridge golf course (or both).

Predator Ridge, 301 Village Centre Place, Vernon, BC, Canada, +1 250 542 3436

Victoria Golf Club

The Victoria Golf Club—founded in 1893—is Canada’s oldest 18-hole golf course (in its original location), and the second oldest in North America. Its club house is even registered as a Canadian Historic Place. It’s located beside the ocean on Vancouver Island, and celebrities like Kiefer Sutherland and Alice Cooper have played a round at the premier seaside links. Since 1895, the Victoria and Seattle Golf Clubs have partaken annually in North America’s oldest international golf tournament.

Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC, Canada, +1 250 598 4321

Tobiano Golf Course

Labelled as one of Canada’s most acclaimed public golf courses, the award-winning Tobiano has it all — a challenging course, Lake Kamloop views, and breathtaking mountain scenery. It’s conveniently located close to Kamloops, and has regular promotions. For example, a deal for two people for Canada’s 150th birthday. Once the game is completed, soak up the view some more from the onsite Black Iron Restaurant.

Tobiano Golf Course, 38 Holloway Drive, Kamloops, BC, Canada,+1 250 434 7373

Furry Creek Golf and Country Club

Located 35 minutes north of Vancouver on the very picturesque Sea to Sky Highway, Furry Creek Golf and Country Club believes they are British Columbia’s most scenic course. “Considered one of the most beautifully landscaped playgrounds in the province, Furry Creek delivers an unforgettable experience with its breathtaking beauty, dramatic play and first-class facilities.” Constructed in 1993, this 18-hole golf course is sure to leave you breathless in more than one way.

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club, 150 Country Club Road, Furry Creek, BC, Canada, +1 604 896 2224

Nicklaus North

Nicklaus North is one of four golf courses near Whistler. It is also one of only a few in the world designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus that actually bear his name. “Snowcapped Whistler peaks. A brilliant emerald-coloured lake. Majestic fir trees. Fresh, invigorating mountain air. Whistler golf at its finest.” The 18-hole golf course has hosted competitions and golfing superstars like Greg Norman, and won Golf Digest’s Best Course in Canada award when it opened in 1996.

Nicklaus North, 8080 Nicklaus North Boulevard, Whistler, BC, Canada, +1 604 938 9898

Golfing in Whistler | © Hayley Simpson

Olympic View Golf Club

Sports Center
Located 20 minutes from Victoria, Olympic View Golf Club offers excellent views towards Washington State’s Olympic Mountains. Because Vancouver Island experiences Canada’s mildest winters, golfers can enjoy this award-winning course year round. The golf course is nestled within a forest and is home to two waterfalls, 12 lakes, and many deer. According to GolfBC, the 17th hole “encompasses enough natural beauty for an entire course.”

Big Sky Golf Club

Although it’s located in neighbouring Pemberton, Big Sky Golf Club was recently named the top golf course in Whistler by SCORE Golf. Established in 1994, the golf course was designed by Robert (Bob) Cupp, who has designed more than 140 courses around the world. Located at the base of Mount Currie, Big Sky Golf Club features “bent grass fairways, tees, greens, and Ravensdale sand bunkers to provide the finest in golf course conditioning.”

Big Sky Golf Club, 1690 Airport Road, Pemberton, BC, Canada, +1 604 894 6106

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Links Magazine saysFairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club is mountain golf at its finest. “The mountain course traverses creeks, ponds, stands of ancient Douglas fir, and granite rock.” The 18-hole course is also Audubon-certified, which is about environmentally responsible golf operations. Because the golf course is part of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, there are various golf and stay vacation packages offered, as well as unlimited golf available.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, 4612 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, Canada, +1 604 938 2092

Greywolf Golf Course

Located two hours west of Banff, Greywolf Golf Course was designed by the talented Canadian architect Doug Carrick. Its signature hole is called the Cliffhanger, and it’s been named one of the world’s best golf holes. The golf course is surrounded by the Purcell Mountains and features “hair-raising elevation changes.” Enjoy the scenery from the spacious balcony at the Cliffhanger Restaurant, which focuses on quality Canadian cuisine.

Greywolf Golf Course, 1860 Greywolf Drive, Panorama, BC, Canada, +1 250 341 4100

Bear Mountain Resort

Bear Mountain Resort is Canada’s only 36 holes of Nicklaus-designed golf. It is home to two unique courses. The Mountain Course is both rugged and challenging, as it makes the most of its setting atop a 335-metre (1,100ft) mountain. Meanwhile, the Valley Course is said to be more serene and “friendlier,” with fewer bunkers and spectacular Vancouver Island views. Bear Mountain Resort is also now home to Golf Canada’s only national development centre.

Bear Mountain Resort, 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC, Canada, +1 250 391 7160

Balfour Golf and Country Club

Balfour Golf and Country Club believes they are one of nature’s most scenic golf courses. The 18-hole golf course is located above Kootenay Lake in southern British Columbia, and features “well-maintained fairways and undulating greens to challenge any skill level.” Balfour Golf and Country Club also offers golf and dinner specials, as well as stay and play vacation packages.

Balfour Golf and Country Club, 602 Queens Bay Road, Balfour, BC, Canada, +1 250 229 5655

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