There is more to British Columbia's Sea to Sky Golf Loop than the incredible views and massive variety of golf courses, although those are pretty important "must-have's" for any golf vacation. One of BC's top tourist attractions, The Sea to Sky corridor stretches from Vancouver, the metropolitan centre of British Columbia, and winds along the rugged West Coast through Squamish and into the mountains surrounding Whistler and Pemberton.
Start the Sea To Sky Golf Trail In Vancouver
Arriving to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a pleasure. Ranked as one of North America's best airports, your arrival is sure to go smoothly with top scores in accessibility, ambiance and friendliness of the staff and will set you up for a golf trip to remember. Once on the ground, Vancouver is home to numerous incredible golf courses that will entertain you for days. On your way from the airport, nearby Mayfair Lakes will captivate with a challenging layout. A short drive away Morgan Creek will make you feel miles away from the city with their beautiful tree-lined fairways and nestled in the heart of Vancouver, the University Golf Club will bring you back to a traditional course feel with long, narrow fairways and towering old growth trees. Combine your golf with hundreds of hotel and thousands of restaurant and shopping options, and Vancouver could be a stop in-of-itself. But you have more to enjoy.
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The Sea to Sky Highway - Getting There Is Half The Fun
Departing from Vancouver on the Sea to Sky golf road trip, travelers will be enamoured by the first class highway system that was upgraded for the 2010 Winter Olympics. At a cost of almost $1 Billion dollars, this smooth ribbon of asphalt snakes along the shorelines Howe Sound and into the mountain golf mecca of Whistler. The first golf stop on your tour is the Squamish Valley Golf Club, one of BC's Top Public Courses, as rated by the Vancouver Sun's Golf & Travel Guide.
Mountains of Golf In Whistler
With your golf in Squamish complete, continue your journey to Whistler and settle into one of the many luxury hotels available in the Whistler area. There are accommodation options to meet every budget from affordable to posh, and everything in-between. As North America's most renowned ski resort, many don't realize that Whistler sees more visitors to this summer mountain destination, in part to the four award-winning golf courses found in the Whistler area. You know you've hit the golf jackpot when internationally-renowned golf course designers like Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arnold Palmer and Robert Cupp lend their reputation to the golf courses in Whistler.
Follow in the footsteps of the pros at Nicklaus North Golf Course, where Singh, Daly, Ames and Nicklaus himself have competed for Skins. Stroll from the Village centre to Arnold Palmer's Whistler Golf Club or find out why Condé Nast Traveler readers have voted the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club as one of the top ten golf resorts in the world. At the northern terminus of the Sea to Sky Golf Trail, Pemberton's Big Sky Golf & Country Club will leave you breathless as the 8,500ft (2,591m) Mt. Currie towers overhead. You'll soon realize why GolfDigest magazine has voted this in the top 30 Golf Courses in Canada. Your Sea to Sky golf vacation doesn't have to end in the mountains, next stop is British Columbia's Capital.
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Victoria - BC's Golfing Capital City
Not to be missed on any Sea to Sky experience is BC's Provincial Capital, Victoria. With it's heritage charm yet modern and active lifestyle, Victoria is full of life and the golf is second to none with standouts like the Nicklaus Design Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Olympic View Golf Club (the first Canadian golf course played by Tiger Woods), newcomer Highland Pacific Golf and the wine-soaked region surrounding Arbutus Ridge Golf Club all within a short drive of each other. One of the greatest attributes to Victoria is the apres golf scene. With dozens of craft breweries within walking distance of downtown hotels, your golf trail can turn into an Ale Trail in no time. After all, isn't that a great way to end your day?
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