Trip Ideas

Golfing in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

Imagine ocean-view links, dramatic mountain courses, sweeping views, and year-round golf, all within day trip range of a major city. That’s golf in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region, where four areas —Metro Vancouver, Mighty Fraser Country, the Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky Country  — offer a wealth of golfing options.


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MAP LEGEND
  1. Metro Vancouver
  2. Fraser Country
  3. Sunshine Coast
  4. Sea to Sky Country

Metro Vancouver Golf Courses

Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club:  Enjoy beautiful Coast Mountain views in a peaceful valley setting. After golfing this 6,641-yard, Les-Furber-designed course, hit the Lakeside Grill for a juicy New York steak sandwich.

Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club: Swing in serenity at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club on the slopes of Eagle Mountain just east of Vancouver. Hit soaring tee shots that plummet down Westwood’s tree-lined fairways. Michael Hurdzan designed this course, so watch out for the ravines and rock outcroppings. After a day on the links, try the pan-seared salmon at Rogues Bar & Grill.

Northview Golf & Country Club: Less than an hour from Vancouver, Northview Golf & Country Club has two Arnold Palmer-designed courses — the Ridge and the Canal — both of which offer frequent sightings of bald eagles and coyotes, among other abundant wildlife. Stop by The Palmer Room for appetizers and a cool beverage after a round.

Northlands Golf Course: Friendly greens and downhill par 3s offer spectacular views on this 6,504-yard layout. And watch for wildlife: deer, coyotes and bears share the course with golfers.

Mighty Fraser Country Golf Courses

Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club: Artistic bunkering in a hushed valley setting feature at this 36-hole Lee Travino-designed duo in Pitt Meadows. The 6,040-sq-m/65,000-sq-ft clubhouse is home to a legendary pasta night on Fridays.

Sandpiper Golf Resort: Sandpiper is a serene, 6,500-yard riverside course in Harrison Mills. View wildlife and soak up the Coast Mountain views, but watch out for the Sasquatch’s footprint – a swale guarding the 15th green. Stay at Rowena’s Inn on the River and dine at The Rivers Edge Restaurant (the beer-battered halibut is a favourite).

Sunshine Coast Golf Courses

Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club: Play secluded fairways that swerve through the forest at this 6,337-yard layout near the seaside village of Roberts Creek. Make time for a post-round pint on the deck – it’s one of the most popular patios on the Sunshine Coast.

Sechelt Golf & Country Club: Take in the views of Porpoise Bay and the Coast Mountains at this nature-lover’s course in Sechelt. The track features generous fairways and four sets of tees for players of all skill levels. Finish a day on the links with a meal at the Augusta Grill.

Myrtle Point Golf Club: Further north, near Powell River, is the Myrtle Point Golf Club. This Les-Furber-designed course meanders through dense forest and incorporates a number of natural water hazards. Après golf, enjoy a leisurely meal overlooking the ocean.

Sea to Sky Golf Course

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club. Photo Credit: Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Furry Creek Golf Club:  Just north of Vancouver, on the exquisite Sea-to-Sky Highway, this dramatic course is one of the most scenic in the province. Built along a mountainside, the famously challenging Furry Creek makes the most of its elevation changes and ocean views. Although every hole is memorable, the signature hole is the 14th; it hugs the water onto a small peninsula jutting into the sea. After a round, dine at the Sea to Sky Grill (try the seafood chowder or the chili lime prawns).

Accommodation

Coast Chilliwack Hotel in downtown Chilliwack is close to many activities, including golfing, fishing and river-rafting. Enjoy the indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and fitness centre.

Holiday Inn & Suites - North Vancouver is a great location for checking out North Vancouver’s golf courses. After a round, pamper yourself at the Paradise Spa or stop for a pint at Seymour's Pub.

The Historic Lund Hotel: On the northern tip of the Sunshine Coast (27km/17mi north of Powell River), the Historic Lund Hotel is an oceanfront icon that dates to 1905.

Transportation

Car rentals are readily available at the Vancouver International Airport, and getting around the city is easy. The Canada Line, part of a rapid transit system, transports travellers from the airport to downtown in 25 minutes. Access Mighty Fraser Country by heading east on Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway). To get to Sea to Sky Country, follow signs to Whistler and the Sea-to-Sky Highway, one of the world’s most scenic drives. Visitors heading to the Sunshine Coast will need to catch BC Ferries at Horseshoe Bay. The ferry crossing takes approximately 40 minutes.