Tucked in amongst the Whistler evergreen trees and mountains, lies not one, not two, but three world-class golf courses. The abundance of golfing in one place makes this mountain town a dream destination for golf enthusiasts from all over the world. What makes these courses world-class? Designed by expert course architects and challenging play are just part of the experience. If you’re ready to make Whistler your one-stop shop for the golf vacation of a lifetime, read on. Here is everything you need to know about Whistler’s golf courses.
Whistler Golf Course
Just a few steps from Whistler Village lies the Whistler Golf Club. This is the first course Arnold Palmer chose to design in Canada. Stunning greens and bears galore await golfers on this par 72, 6,722-yard golf course. Whistler Golf Club makes the most of its scenic and pristine setting with broad fairways, streams, and lakes, all bordered by old-growth cedars and firs. Moreover, this course is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club won the International Golf Tour Operator’s North American Golf Resort of the Year for 2019. And it’s easy to see why when you lay eyes on it. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., it honors the natural topography of the land, climbing up more than 400 feet from the level of the neighboring street to a benchland on the side of Blackcomb Mountain.
Nicklaus North Golf Course
Designed by the famous Jack Nicklaus himself and the only one of five courses in the world granted the Nicklaus name. Visiting the Nicklaus North golf course will allow you to follow in the footsteps of the pros since it was the site of the 2005 TELUS Skins Game in which Vijay Singh, John Daly, Stephen Ames, and Jack Nicklaus himself competed. If you like a challenging game, this course features par threes and unique bunkering, which really make it stand out against the other courses. It’s also set on the shores of Green Lake!
BONUS GOLF COURSE!
Drive north to Pemberton and visit Big Sky Golf. This magical course is set right against the bottom of Mount Currie. You can’t go wrong with the views and the play!
There you have it, from pars to designers, we’ve gathered up everything you need to know about Whistler’s golf courses. Book your stay with us at the Listel Hotel Whistler, just steps away from the driving range and courses galore!