Playing Golf In Vancouver? Here Are 2 Courses You Should Consider

If you want to play golf in Vancouver, you have a number of good courses to choose from. British Columbia’s largest city offers a surprising amount of quality courses for a Canadian city, and some of them are even open year round. If you are taking a trip to the area, here are 2 public courses you might want to consider:

Morgan Creek Golf Course

This course is relatively new, as it opened in the mid 90s. It was designed by Golf Digest award winning architect Thomas McBroom, and was chosen as being the top golf facility for 2008 by the PGA of BC. It is only 30 minutes south of the city, right off highway 9. Therefore, you do not have to plan the entire day around your round.

There is no getting around it-this year round course is one of the best in Canada. It offers quick greens, supremely conditioned fairways (you will feel like you are playing at a private course) and it has a practice area with grass tees as well.

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Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club

This course is just 40 minutes from the heart of the city, but it is well worth the drive. This Michael Hurdzan designed course comes with 27 holes and a teaching academy. If you are into natural beauty, this is the course to play at. It is situated 1,300 feet above the city of Vancouver, in the surrounding foothills. Therefore, there are some spectacular vistas at many of the holes.

The course can play as long as short as you like. The back tees are 6,770 yards and the front tees are 5,514 yards. Therefore, which tees you select depends on your ability level.

One of the great features about this course is the golf carts. They all have GPS systems that show you the exact yardage to the hole, so you do not have to waste time pacing back and forth. They even give yardages to the hazards, as well as tips for playing that hole. And if you are part of a tournament, it will tell you how other players are doing, as it will keep the live scores.

How To Book At These Courses

There are some internet sites with whom you can book online, and these are probably the best bet for scheduling your tee times.

Conclusion

If you want to play golf in Vancouver, there are many top courses to choose from. Unfortunately, some of them are private and you will not be able to play them. These are 2 of the top public courses around the city, and you might want to start with them for the best experience.

Harry Woodrow is a golfer and freelance writer who has written on many golf tournaments in British Columbia, Canada. He recommends using a guide (like this) before going golfing to ensure a great golf trip.

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