Nestled in Whistler, B.C.’s breathtaking landscapes, four exceptional golf courses have earned their place among Canada’s “Top 59 Public Courses,” as recognized by ScoreGOLF magazine. While Whistler is renowned for its world-class skiing, it has steadily forged a distinguished identity as British Columbia’s premier summer golf destination. With a majestic Pacific Coast Mountain Range backdrop, each of the four Whistler courses offers an unrivalled golfing experience and awe-inspiring mountain views. What sets these courses apart is their renowned architects and the distinctly different playing experience each course offers.
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Big Sky Golf Club
Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of Big Sky Golf Club, nestled at the base of majestic 8,500-foot Mount Currie. Designed by renowned architect Bob Cupp, this remarkable course boasts a unique links hybrid design, allowing players to approach from the air or embrace a more ground-focused, links-style approach. Consistently ranked among Golf Digest’s top 30 courses in Canada, Big Sky exemplifies excellence. With its six sets of tee combinations, golfers of all skill levels can fully immerse themselves in the joy of playing this exceptional course.
Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Chateau Whistler Golf Club offers guests an authentic mountain golf experience. The course is carved from a mountainside, boasting elevation changes that create some of Whistler’s most iconic golf holes and views. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course seamlessly integrates elements of the mountainside, natural river crossings, and lush forest. As part of the Fairmont Whistler Hotel, the course upholds the hotel’s exceptional customer service from the moment you arrive. Moreover, Chateau Whistler presents opportunities to spot wildlife such as bears, eagles, deer, and more, making your golfing experience truly unforgettable.
Nicklaus North Golf Course
Nicklaus North Golf Course, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, is one of the few courses in the world to bear his name. This remarkable course gracefully winds along the gentle valley floor, catering to golfers of all skill levels. The front nine treats players to breathtaking views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, offering a more scoreable experience. Meanwhile, the back nine presents a stunning closing stretch, with four holes bordering the glacier-fed Green Lake and Green River, creating an unforgettable golfing experience. Notably, Nicklaus North has hosted prestigious events, including the Skins Game and Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, attracting golf’s biggest names, such as Nicklaus himself, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, John Daly, Vijay Singh, and Stephen Ames.
Whistler Golf Club
Whistler Golf Club is known as Whistler’s original golf course, delighting golfers for four decades. Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, it proudly stands as Palmer’s first design in Canada. Palmer once said, “Three things make a great golf course: scenery, challenge and fun; and my course at Whistler has them all.” The course features 360-degree views of Whistler’s mountain landscape and borders an ancient cedar forest. The challenge comes from Palmer’s beautiful course layout featuring an array of sharp doglegs and beautiful water features. And the fun comes from playing a course that’s always in spectacular shape and features some of the best green complexes in the area.