British Columbia is home to over 300 golf courses – so how to you narrow down the list and choose where to play? Read on to learn about some BC's record-breaking or just plain interesting golf courses – perhaps not the best list for planning BC Golf vacations, but some great options to consider, nonetheless.
Highest Elevation: The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort
Located 1,200 meters above Sea Level, The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort is one not to be missed on your BC golf vacation. On top of the spectacular panoramic mountain views, you'll love how the thin air lets your ball travel further and how the elevation offers a cool retreat from the Okanagan, BC summer heat.
Most Prestigious (Expensive) Golf Course: Capilano Golf & Country Club
Located in one of Canada's wealthiest postal codes, this West Vancouver members-only club is one of Stanley Thompson's architectural masterpieces. Play 18 holes, framed by rugged mountain landscapes and sparkling waters, follow by an ultra-exclusive clubhouse lunch and you've got a great day on the links, daaaahling .
Most Delicious Golf Course: The Harvest Golf Club
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what does it do for your golf game? Find out at East Kelowna's Harvest Golf Club where their motto is "Pick as you Play" This course boasts abundant fruit trees bearing apples, peaches, pears, cherries and apricots which golfers are encouraged to enjoy while they play. Does not this sound like a lovely way to spend a BC summer day?
Best Golf Hole: Greywolf Golf Club
Par 3 Hole 6, better know as "Cliffhanger" at Panorama's Greywolf Golf Club challenges golfers to carefully drive across an alpine valley to the green, 172 yards away. Voted Best Par 3 Hole by Score Golf's Golfers Choice Awards, Best Golf Hole in BC by the Vancouver Sun and One of Canada's Ten Best Holes by The Globe and Mail, this is definitely one golf experience.
Most Challenging Greens: Predator Ridge
BC Golf vacations should not be without a few challenges. With this in mind, check out Predator Ridge – a beautiful 27-hole golf complex, just outside of Vernon, well-known (or feared) for its tricky greens. Golf Canada Contributor, Chris Baldwin shares:
"Every green you do not three-putt at Predator Ridge is cause for a Tiger Woods fist-pump – heck, maybe even one of those LPGA-winner leaps into a lake."
Most Scenic Golf Course: Furry Creek
The prettiest golf course with the funniest name (ok, in my opinion), Furry Creek can be found between Vancouver and Whistler, just off the sea-to-sky highway. Framed by fjord-like vistas, steep mountains rising from the water's edge and off-shore islands with dense vegetation it's no wonder it continues to earn accolades as BC's most landscaped and beautifully landscaped golf course.