GOLDEN, BC — Canada — GOLDEN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB — It’s not a surprise that Golden Golf and Country Club offers the best BC golf experience in the province. With 18 holes worth of luscious Golden, BC scenery and wildlife, with all the modern amenities close by, it’s a dream golfing vacation for the BC golf stay and play seeker.
The Golden Golf and Country Club first opened to the public in 1986. Since then, it’s been on Top 100 lists, been rated as the best BC golf course to enjoy for your money, among other honours. The eleventh hole of this Golden, BC golf course was rated the best par 4 in all of Canada. And that achievement is all thanks to its design. Designers Bill Lewis and Les Furber and their team are the men to congratulate for their efforts in designing the Golden Golf Course. Their ingenious—and the many local hands that helped to create the fairways—are responsible for taking the BC golfing world by storm.
Part of the success of the Golden Golf & CC is the Golden, BC scenery. Backdropped by the Canadian Rockies, the mountains hug the horizon and watch out for local wildlife, like black bears and white-tailed deer. And when you arrive at Hole #11, the club’s signature hole, “favour the fairway’s left side to avoid Holt Creek that runs the entire length of the fairway before cutting across in front of the green”, this according to K. Gordon Schultz, Senior Writer for bcgolf.travel.
At 6,778 yards of Canadian Rockies golfing greenery, this BC golf course wouldn’t be the best if it were easy. The two designers created a seamless stay and play golf course that may challenge even the more experienced golfers. Optical illusion slopes haunt Hole 7, the wind taunts Hole 13, and even Hole 1 will trick you right off the bat. Walk the entire 6,778 yards or rent a power cart—though if you decide to walk, use softspike golf cleats.
If you’ve come to Golden, BC without golfing equipment, never fear. The pro shop rents power carts and golf clubs. There’s also a restaurant and a place to park your vehicle.
Along with terrific golf, Golden BC offers a number of unique dining experiences. “By far my favourite”, says Schultz, “is the Whitefish Mountain Bistro. Their Whitetooth Salad with artisan greens, blue cheese crumble and maple vinaigrette dressing is to die for!”
Whether you’re golfing in BC by yourself or with friends, you’ll find great enjoyment in golfing the Golden Golf and Country Club in Golden, BC.