British Columbia is stocked with signature golf course designs and golf vacation deals.
Nicklaus, Palmer, Carrick, Couples, Furber, McBroom, Whitman, Player and so many more course designers all have something in common. The world’s top golf course designers have discovered the perfect palate of British Columbia’s dramatic landscape to unleash their creativity of stunning golf courses from sea to mountain and everywhere in between. They have created the perfect golf destination and these resorts have created some incredible golf vacation deals.
The Greats Gather in Whistler
Whistler is home to course designs from Arnold Palmer (Whistler Golf Club), Robert Trent Jones Jr. (Fairmont Chateau Whistler), Robert Cupp (Big Sky Country Club), & the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus (Nicklaus North Golf Course). Combine these stunning courses with cobblestone streets lined with restaurants, amazing hotels and incredible alpine views and you have a formula for an unforgettable mountain golf trip.
The Furber Golf Trail
It would appear that no other golf course architect has taken advantage of BC’s wonderful landscape than Les Furber. With over 29 golf course designs and a hand in many more redesigns, Furber has shaped the experience of golf in British Columbia from Fairwinds Golf Course on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, to Hyde Mountain in the Shuswap, all the way to Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club along the Northern BC Golf Corridor.
With so many courses to his name, a golfer could play for years and never play all his courses. Challenge yourself and try to play 5 in one season! Are you interested in a custom-designed Furber Golf Trail package? Call us at 1-877-322-1223 and we’ll help you create the perfect pairing.
Doug Carrick has created some memorable golf courses and an impressive portfolio of designs. Known for courses that combine the unique character of each site, the award-winning architect is behind three of Score Magazine’s top five courses in Canada. An example of utilizing everything British Columbia can offer can be found in the stunning Ridge course at Predator Ridge Golf Resort, along with a Carrick redesigned practice facility to complete the golf experience at this award-winning resort. Another golfer favourite and SCOREGolf’s Top Public Golf Course in the province is the esteemable Greywolf Golf Course, a must-play for visitors to the Kootenay Rockies region.
McBroom’s Signature Style
The design style of Thomas McBroom signature is synonymous with premier golf courses across Canada and beyond, capturing the unique character of the landscape so that each golf course presents players with a distinct personality and playing experience. Take in McBroom’s designs at several BC golf courses, including the remarkable Tower Ranch Golf Club in Kelowna, or the immaculately-maintained, lush and inventively designed Morgan Creek in Surrey. For a feather in your BC golf cap, finish off at Tobiano Golf Course – named Canada’s Best Golf Course 2020 at the World Golf Awards.
Gary Player’s Singular Canadian Design
Responsible for over 300 golf courses around the world, including the renowned Links at Fancourt in South Africa, BC is proud to boast Gary Player’s only Canadian design at Wildstone Golf Course in Cranbrook. Player himself called Wildstone “…the most beautiful site that I’ve ever had the privilege to design a golf course on,” and we’re sure you’ll feel the same!
Rod Whitman Building Cabot Pacific
British Columbia is soon to be home to one more eminent golf course designer, and probably one of the most anticipated new golf courses in Canada in years – Cabot Pacific in Revelstoke. Opening in 2023, the golf course will join the lofty company of Rod Whitman designed golf courses including Cabot Links, winner of the Golf Inc. 2012 Development of the Year Award.
The greats await, but along the way so do some new favourites waiting for your discovery. Start planning your next golf trip now – get your free BC Golf Map to view designers, packages and get inspired.