In the busy corporate world, where “work hard, play harder” is a common mantra, finding the right balance between work and relaxation is essential. What better staff incentive than the corporate golf retreat? Take the opportunity to strategize and decompress while enjoying time with your team on the links. British Columbia is home to several golf havens perfectly suited to host your next corporate retreat. Each destination promises convenient access via major airports for out-of-towners, world-class golf courses and stellar entertainment to complement your retreat. Read through each destination's signature attractions and golf packages for inspiration to plan your next corporate golf retreat to British Columbia!

Northview Golf & Country Club, Surrey

Greater Vancouver: Golf Retreats in the Heart of Corporate Culture

For those seeking an urban experience, the Greater Vancouver region combines the sophistication of a major city with exceptional golfing opportunities. Picture your team stepping onto the emerald fairways of coastal courses, surrounded by the majestic beauty of mountains, the calming embrace of nature, and Pacific Northwest charm. Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland boast an array of championship golf courses, each offering an individualistic blend of challenges and scenic vistas. Home to seven fantastic golf courses, Surrey golf courses can accommodate any skill level, price point or course style preference. The region has dozens of accommodation options well-suited for a corporate getaway, so it’s best to choose your hotel based on the golf courses you’re playing and situate yourself nearby to cut down on transportation time.

After a day on the links, explore the city’s vibrant culinary scene (check out the Surrey Spice Trail or Richmond Dumpling Trail) or enjoy a team-building outing to nearby attractions. Immerse in the downtown hustle and bustle, find award-winning restaurants with foods from all over the world, and the best nightlife in British Columbia. Staff incentive trips to Vancouver are exciting - and as the only city in British Columbia with a CFL, MLS and NHL team - you can catch a Lions, Whitecaps or Canucks game and cheer on the players with your team!

Proximity to Airport: 35 minutes from YVR to Downtown Vancouver


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Nicklaus North Golf Club, Whistler

Whistler: The Ultimate Alpine Golf Experience

Nestled in the heart of the Coast Mountains, Whistler is renowned for its world-class ski slopes, but its golf courses are equally impressive. Less than two hours from Vancouver, this location is ideal for stunning mountain scenery at a relaxed pace. The famous Sea-to-Sky Highway features panoramic views and an exciting gondola stop along the way.

Designed by golf legends, Whistler's championship golf course collection offers a challenging game and stunning views of alpine scenery. Test your target shooting along the shores of Green Lake at Nicklaus North Golf Course and soak in the expansive views at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton (just 20 minutes away), or take on the other two area golf courses, Whistler Golf Club and Fairmont Chateau Whistler, all four of which are ranked consistently on lists for top Canadian golf courses. Corporate retreats are best hosted at popular Whistler hotels like the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Resort, where you can seamlessly go from boardrooms to birdie putts and soak in the luxurious ambiance of this stunning alpine resort.

Outside of golf, Whistler offers thrilling alpine adventures. Picture your team bonding while zip-lining through the treetops, exploring mountain trails on exhilarating ATV rides, or experiencing the rush of white-water rafting—all against the stunning backdrop of Whistler's rugged terrain.

Proximity to Airport: 2 hours 15 minutes from YVR to Whistler


Olympic View Golf Club, Victoria

Victoria: A Blend of Elegance and Modern Experiences

Venture to Vancouver Island, where Victoria beckons with its island elegance and championship-calibre golf courses. Find a spectacular array of golf courses in Victoria, from Olympic View Golf Club and Highland Pacific Golf to Bear Mountain Golf Resort in nearby Langford. These courses provide an idyllic setting for serious business discussions and leisurely rounds of golf.

Victoria’s relaxed atmosphere extends beyond the golf courses, making it an ideal location for team-building activities that capitalize on the stunning natural surroundings. Accommodation options in the harbour put you and your team near dozens of activities and fantastic restaurants that have cemented Victoria’s reputation as one of the best foodie cities in the world.

Proximity to Airport: 30 minutes from YYJ to Downtown Victoria

Courses to play in victoria

Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, Courtenay

Comox Valley: A Rugged and Wild Vancouver Island Getaway

Channel your team’s wild side with a corporate golf getaway to the Comox Valley. These small coastal communities are where adventure and impact unite, beckoning visitors to explore the great outdoors and get back in touch with themselves away from the hustle and bustle of corporate life.

Nothing beats waking up just steps from the first tee; motivate your team with incentive trips to stay in the award-winning villas on-site at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. Just north of Crown Isle lies a stunning collection of golf courses that fit every player’s game, from the challenging design of Storey Creek Golf Club to the fun and inviting Campbell River Golf Club.

Find memorable activities for corporate team building in the Comox Valley. Get excited spotting iconic Vancouver Island wildlife on a whale watching and adventure tour, or test your nerves walking across the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge. Of any British Columbia golf packages, this is the best spot to really let your wild side free.

Proximity to Airport: 1 hour and 30 minutes from Nanaimo Airport (YCD) to Crown Isle in Courtenay or fly directly into Comox Valley Airport (YQQ)

Courses to play in comox valley & campbell river

The Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna

Kelowna: Vineyards and Fairways

If the combination of world-class golf and wine appeals to your team, Kelowna is the perfect destination for your next corporate getaway. Picture playing through over 800 fruit trees at The Harvest Golf Club or taking on the challenging fairways and greens at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club. Often seen as a lakeside summertime playground, Kelowna golf packages have golf course offerings for players of every skill level and plenty of activities for members of your team who don’t play. Tour wineries throughout the renowned Okanagan Valley and sample Kelowna’s budding microbrewery and distillery scene. Unique to the Okanagan, you can also partake in a craft cannabis tour and learn about the Okanagan’s legacy in the industry.

If Kelowna sounds appealing to your team, staying near the boardwalk downtown positions you close to many restaurants and beaches and is centrally located enough to get anywhere in town within a few minutes. With a nightlife second only to Vancouver, Kelowna is an ideal location for an urban corporate retreat at a relaxed pace.

Proximity to Airport: 20 minutes from YLW to Downtown Kelowna


Eagle Ranch Resort & Golf Course, Invermere

Kootenay Rockies: Tranquility and Challenging Courses

If you’re looking to curate an ‘unplugged’ feeling for your corporate golf retreat, the Kootenay Rockies are a true escape from the hustle and bustle. Mountains, lakes, and forests surround this region and offer a distinct, secluded setting. Greywolf Golf Course and other gems in the area provide challenging golf and an opportunity to connect with nature. Known as British Columbia’s Mountain Playground, endless opportunities exist to explore and bring out your wild side in the Kootenay Rockies. As a bonus for the golf lovers, these British Columbia golf courses consistently rank among Canada's best golf courses.

This expansive region hosts a collection of small communities boasting spectacular golf courses, including the dedicated golf destinations of Kimberley-Cranbrook and the Columbia Valley Golf Trail. Golf in the Kootenays is dramatic elevation changes, awe-inspiring views, wildlife, and an away-from-it-all atmosphere. No matter where you choose to golf in the Kootenay Rockies, you’ll find luxurious golf resorts perfectly fit to accompany your business and leisure needs. From St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook, Trickle Creek Lodge in Kimberly, and Eagle Ranch Resort in Invermere, your meeting rooms are never far from the fairways.

Nowhere in Canada can you play better mountain golf than in the Kootenay Rockies!

Proximity to Airport: Cranbrook Airport (YXC) is within minutes of nearby golf courses and additional golf communities are just over an hour away.

Courses to Play in the Kootenay Rockies

Tobiano Golf Course, Kamloops

Kamloops: The Sunny Swings Golf Getaway

Escape the ordinary and elevate your corporate retreat experience in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Welcome to Kamloops, where business and leisure intertwine amidst stunning landscapes and championship golf courses.

Imagine waking up to the sun's warm embrace as you prepare for a day of strategic discussions on the emerald fairways of Tobiano Golf Course. Perched above the gorgeous Kamloops Lake, Tobiano offers a true challenge with breathtaking views, providing the perfect canvas for business discussions, should you wish. After productive meetings, the team can unwind with a leisurely round at the award-winning Kamloops Golf & Country Club, well-known for its meticulously manicured greens and fairways.

Strengthen professional bonds as you explore the local culture, whether through wine tastings at nearby vineyards or shared experiences in the city’s vibrant downtown. Complete your day with an evening of resort relaxation at Sun Peaks, where comfortable accommodations and state-of-the-art conference facilities ensure a seamless blend of work and play. As the sun sets over the Thompson Valley, the camaraderie forged on the fairways continues to blossom, creating memories that will resonate long after the retreat concludes.

Proximity to Airport: 15 minutes from YKA to Downtown Kamloops

Courses to play in Kamloops

In the stunning landscapes of British Columbia, corporate golf retreats become more than just strategic planning sessions—they become transformative experiences. Whether you choose the alpine beauty of Whistler, the historical charm of Victoria, the urban convenience of Greater Vancouver, the vineyard vistas of Kelowna, the secluded courses of Kootenay Rockies, or the warming allure of Kamloops, each destination offers a unique backdrop for corporate success. So, pack your clubs and prepare for a corporate retreat that combines business with pleasure in the best possible way. Your team deserves it.

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