Golfing in British Columbia, Canada
World Class Golf Courses Across British Columbia & the Canadian RockiesBRITISH COLUMBIA—Canada—From the sunny Okanagan Valley to the snow-capped peaks of Whistler, golfing in British Columbia is a unique experience. The backdrop of the Canadian Rockies provides a beautiful setting for experienced and newbie golfers alike, along with challenging courses, great weather and plenty of things to do in BC.
Take a golf vacation by train with the Rocky Mountaineer, or choose courses from a list of our personal recommendations. And when you’re not on the green, you can check out a variety of activities that range from whitewater rafting to hiking in the Thompson Okanagan. Off-course essentials like shopping and an active nightlife are also available in British Columbia. At the end of the day, you can retire in a comfortable hotel or lodge, or enjoy a refreshing spa visit. Come visit us in British Columbia, and be sure to check out all the Canadian Rockies have to offer!
Taking a golf vacation in the Canadian Rockies means more than just golfing scenic courses. Golfers here also have the chance to view wildlife, without ever leaving the green. “All golf courses in the Canadian Rockies have the ability to see wildlife,” says Chris Smith, Sales and Operations Manager of Golf Canada’s West, a company that specializes in golf vacations in Alberta and British Columbia. And although no one can guarantee a sighting, “it’s not uncommon to see bears, elk, deer, coyotes and even cougars here,” says Smith.
You’ve had the lessons, spent time practicing and know about proper stance and posture. But as a golf newbie, you know you have some more work to do before you book a tee time at Pebble Beach. “Your first experiences have to be positive,” says K. Gordon Schultz, President of Golf Canada’s West, a company that specializes in golf vacations in Alberta and British Columbia. “You don’t want to start on challenging courses. The game is tough enough as it is.”
You’ve been thinking of a getaway to the green, but you’re interested in more than just a challenging game. Known for its scenic natural beauty, Western Canada is the prescription for those sick of golfing humdrum holes. To help us cull our list, and provide some pointers, we caught up with K. Gordon Schultz, golf enthusiast and President of Golf Canada’s West, a company that specializes in golf vacations in Alberta and British Columbia.
A Canadian Rockies golf vacation could very well be the most memorable holiday you’ll ever take! The Canadian Rockies truly are one of the top natural wonders of the world, internationally renowned for the stunning scenery, the sparklingly clean air, and the quiet of unspoiled wilderness. This is as close as it gets to paradise on earth.
Trying to understand what a vacation or lifestyle destination is like from the outside looking in can be difficult. And informed decisions can mean the difference between wishing for a great getaway experience and ensuring one. A consortium of six golf-and-resort lifestyle properties in Alberta, Canada understand this and have banded together to offer as fine a collection as perhaps exists in North America. And they’ve helped prospective visitors better understand what they offer through their brand tagline – “Canadian Rockies Golf: Historic. Dramatic. Untamed.”
For a unique and truly unforgettable golfing experience, a golf rail vacation package combining golf at a variety of stunningly scenic golf courses and a two-day rail tour through the incredible Canadian Rockies can’t be beat.