There are many places in Canada to golf, and British Columbia is hands down the best place to golf in Canada. Not only do you have incredibly diverse golf courses and destinations, but the breadth of things to do off the golf course, from food and drink to activities and relaxation are truly remarkable!

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Diversity of Landscapes

The incredibly varied, diverse landscapes encompassing British Columbia golf courses mean you can visit multiple times and always experience something new. Tee off oceanside on Vancouver Island's coastal mountain backgrounds and dramatic scenery, putt along fragrant sagebrush in near-desert conditions, or head up the mountainside for challenging tracks and awe-inspiring views.

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Apres Beer & Wine

Your options off the golf course are nearly as important as those located greenside. BC’s craft beer and small-batch spirits are second to none. Relax in breweries from coast to mountain while tasting a flight of local libations, or head to a local distillery to try some unique concoctions. Not sure where to start? Explore the BC Ale Trail for the areas you are considering and download the app to help you choose the best place to grab refreshment.

Wine lovers can rejoice as nearly every region of British Columbia offers a winery or vineyard experience, as well as accompanying tours should you prefer to have someone else take the wheel and find the best spots to sip. Of course, heading to the Okanagan Valley is a sure-fire way to plan a wine-friendly golf vacation where you’ll have the option of exploring over 200 wineries spanning from Osoyoos through to Lake Country. However, other burgeoning wine districts shouldn’t be overlooked, including the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, Kamloops, Shuswap and the Kootenay Rockies.

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Wildlife on and off the Golf Course

Wide open spaces, lush forest, and ample grazing room attract all kinds of wildlife, and you can even catch some furry faces right on the golf course if you’re lucky. Kamloops and the Columbia Valley are popular for bighorn sheep, you might spot a black bear on Whistler golf courses, and deer can be spotted nearly everywhere. Outside of the course you never know what you’ll spot - from moose to wolves, orcas to eagles - but you can always take a wildlife tour to find more!

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Year Round Golf

British Columbia is one one the only places in Canada where you can golf pretty much year round, barring the occasional snowstorm. Head to Vancouver Island to play the 250 km Vancouver Island Golf Trail or explore the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, Surrey, and Richmond for a wide selection of courses that cater to every type of player.

If you’re more of a fair-weather golfer and yearn for those warm days of golfing from spring through fall, check out our list of golf course open dates to get an idea of the best time to travel to help plan your golf trip.

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Unique Experiences

The off-track experiences in British Columbia are pretty remarkable and offer some of the best après entertainment in the country. Embark on a sunset whale-watching tour, try your hand at a guided fishing excursion, walk between mountain peaks, swim with spawning salmon and so much more! There are abandoned mines, ghost towns, caves and waterfalls. Embark on remarkable hikes in every destination to summit mountaintops, take in panoramic views, and discover extraordinary vistas.

Relaxing Options

If you prefer your golf trip to be more on the restful side, a variety of options are available to pair a morning of golf with an afternoon of leisure. British Columbia offers an impressive selection of unique spas, including Scandinave in Whistler and The Grotto at Tigh-Na-Mara on Vancouver Island. Speaking of Tigh-Na-Mara, you can step outside your seaside cottage to stroll along the beachside pathways or even out as much as three kilometres when the tide is out along the sand. In the Kootenay Rockies, you can pair golf with a soak in a natural mineral hot springs and add a spa treatment afterwards.

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Golf Resorts

Whether you like the convenience of not having to drive to your morning tee time or just prefer to sleep as long as possible, a stay in a BC golf resort is a terrific option, and there are many to choose from around the province. Enjoy luxury accommodations, fine-dining options, activities and entertainment, all just a chip and a putt from the first tee. If you value convenience, amenities, and excellent service, then the best place to golf in Canada is at a BC golf resort.

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Fantastically Scenic Golf Courses

While the backdrops of BC golf courses are pretty spectacular, the golf courses themselves are fantastic too! Take in jaw-dropping, scenic holes that will have you using every ounce of effort to keep your eye on the ball and focus on your shot. Desert vistas, ocean backdrops and mountains framing lush greens and pleasant fairways are all in the cards when you golf in British Columbia. But you don’t have to take our word for it, simply keep scrolling or check out our blog of the most scenic golf holes in British Columbia.

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Award-Winning Golf

If you’re looking to play the best of the best, look no further!! BC is home to a ton of Canada’s top golf courses. If you need proof to back up the claims, 18 BC golf courses made SCOREGolf’s Top 59 Public Golf Courses in Canada and 19 made the overall list of Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada. Add to that winners of BC’s top public golf courses and Canada’s top golf course from 2020 through 2022, you have a winning combination when it comes to playing golf in British Columbia!

Start your quest to play Canada’s best golf by browsing popular packages, download or order a BC Golf Map to aid your golf trip planning, or get in touch with our golf travel experts for tips and suggestions to make your golf vacation even more memorable!