BC Golf at a Glance: Why Our Course Selection is the Best There Is

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Written by Riley Jones posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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British Columbia is quite well known for its golf courses. While they may not be the best in the world per say, its selection and variety is second to none – and here’s why.

Course Styles

Links courses or modern design; desert or forest;  flat or hilly; short or long; easy or difficult; what ever your preference, you can find it in British Columbia. From the from the mountains of Whistler to the desert of the Okanagan, we truly do have it all.

Nicklaus-North-Golf-course

World Class Architecture

Some of the most talented and renowned architects in history have designed golf courses in BC, including Stanley Thompson (Capilano G&CC), Les Furber (Predator Ridge Resort, Salmon Arm G&CC), Jack Nicklaus (Bear Mountain Resort, Nicklaus North), and more.
Bear-mountain-golf-resort-spa-victoria

Scenery

Whether it’s the white snow-capped mountains or the daunting Pacific Ocean…or both in the same line of sight, you’re bound to stop and admire the view more than a few times in a given round.
Furry-Creek-Golf-Canadas-West

Wildlife

British Columbia is well known for its wildlife, and its golf courses are no different. From squirrels to bears and everything in between, you’ll find it in BC.
Whistler Bear playing with flag

Tradition

Among BC’s plethora of golf courses are numerous clubs which have gone virtually unchanged over the past century. For example, the province’s top rated course, Capilano Golf & Country Club in West Vancouver is almost identical to when it was first built in 1937. From dirt cart paths to cell phone bans, Capilano is doing everything right to preserve this tradition. Victoria Golf Club, a reciprocal of Capilano, has maintained an even longer tradition, with minimal changes over its 120 year history.

Capilano Golf and Country Club hole 14