Playing golf in Vancouver is a pleasurable experience considering the long lists of prestigious golf courses to visit. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or just trying to master this sport, Vancouver has something for your preference.
Canada prides itself for its one of the finest golf courses designed by no other than the legendary Stanley Thompson. It is not just your regular golf course as your eyes can feast on breathtaking views of the Lions Gate Bridge, Burrard Inlet, and the Coast Range Mountains. It is considered the fifth-best in Canada not only by Score Magazine but Golf Digest as well.
Location: 420 Southborough Drive, West Vancouver, B.C.
Membership fees: $80,000 for men; $48,000 (restricted) or $80,000 (unrestricted) for ladies
Dubbed as the strongest in Western Canada, this golf and country club has received good feedback from touring professionals, especially when the 2005 Canadian Open was held. A proof that it has maintained its quality is when it hosted Canadian Open twice.
This clubhouse has won the award for classic West Coast building design. They are also home of champions when it comes to cooking because their staff chef was also selected to cook for the 2006 Torino Olympics.
Location: 4300 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C.
For golfers who are after value and quality, this golf club will never disappoint. It consists of lightning-fast greens and narrow fairways so you can ensure accuracy. Marine Drive Golf Club members are also considered as the most competitive, especially in the Lower Mainland. Apart from its aesthetically pleasing tapestry, Marine Drive also produced Disco Dick Zokol, a Canadian golf institution.
Location: 7425 Yew St., Vancouver, B.C.
Membership: $65,000 initiation for men, $42,000 for ladies
Not only is Vancouver GC a fine course but an excellent club as well consisting of the strongest finishing holes in the Lower Mainland. In 2002, the renovation project worth $6 million was completed. With this multi-million project, facilities like part-three practice holes, a heated driving range, a short-game practice area, and a fitness center were added and enhanced. It also has lush gardens with 300-year-old trees.
Location: 771 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C.
Membership: $65,000 for men, $32,000 for ladies
This golf club has two courses, the Ridge and the Canal. Both of them are well maintained and extremely conditioned so players will have a fantastic golfing experience. When it hosted the PGA event, the golf club earned praise because of its high-quality layout. It was even awarded as the Best North America Food on the PGA tour.
Location: 6857-168th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Membership fees: Fully public
If you want a taste of a pure and unadulterated golfing experience, these golf courses are something you have to keep your tabs on. Be sure to check them out and unleash the golfer in you.