Golf Whistler makes it easy to play
June 19, 2014
Bryan Outram and Jeff Sutherland (Inside Golf)
DUNCAN, BC - Rated by Golf Digest as one of the "Top 20 Greatest Golf Destinations in the World," Whistler’s four championship courses provide a truly unique mountain golf experience.
Each facility here has its own distinct flavour, from the laid-back vibe of the Arnie Palmer-designed Whistler club to the pure 'test of golf' character of Big Sky located only a few minutes north in Pemberton.
While in most cases an Arnold Palmer design would be the flagship among any group of courses, here Palmer has some serious competition. Jack Nicklaus has a signature design course at Nicklaus North, Robert Trent Jones Jr. has defined mountain design at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club and Robert Cupp has fashioned a strategic masterpiece at the base of majestic Mount Currie.
The clubs here are very proactive about packaging their courses as a group under the ‘Golf Whistler’ banner, and the big winner is the golfer.It starts with their great value passport aimed at the regional golfer (anyone residing in British Columbia or Washington State).
In a British Columbia Golf newsletter on April 23, Golf Whistler offered some great deals for members. Click here
for a getaway package and here
for Sea to Sky Golf Trail package.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
Big Sky Golf and Country Club- 4 1/2 Stars PlacestoPlay, GolfDigest Top 30 Golf Courses in Canada, Golf Digest Voted #1 Public Course in BC, PGA of BC 2012 Top 100 Golf Courses in the World, Rolex
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club- #2 Best Golf Resort (Canada), Travel + Leisure #1 Golf Resort in Canada, Condé Nast Traveler Top 75 Golf Resorts in N. America, Golf Digest 4 1/2 Star Award, Places to Play, Golf Digest
Nicklaus North Golf Course- 4 1/2 Stars, Places to Play, Golf Digest Public GC’s - #7 in BC, ScoreGolf Magazine Best New Golf Course in Canada, Golf Digest Host of the 1997, 2005 Canadian Skins Game
Whistler Golf Club- 4 Stars, Golf Digest, Top 100 Golf Courses, ScoreGolf Magazine, One of North America's 100 Best Golf Shops Golf World Business Magazine