Golfer at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Maple Ridge, in tandem with neighbouring Pitt Meadows, is one of British Columbia's most underrated golfing destinations.
The six championship golf courses in this area, just a 45-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, offer affordable variety for hackers and pros alike, and they're all close together. At a typical course, three or four sets of tees are available, and the dining facilities, pro shops, and other amenities are attractions in themselves.
Meadow Gardens Golf Club
Meadow Gardens Golf Club lures golfers with its stately par-72, 18-hole course designed by Les Furber. It won the Readers Choice Award from the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times newspaper each year between 2003 and 2008. Lush greens, abundant water features, and views of the Golden Ears Mountains define the visual appeal of this semi-private club in Pitt Meadows. Book tee times well in advance. Enjoy fine West Coast dining at the in-house restaurant, The Loft, relax in the Jacuzzi and sauna, or stock up at the pro shop.