It’s been a hot second since posting and I have gone to no places lately with no desire to write, just busy. Life, school, work, trying to get better at hitting golf balls, ya know, just things. I’ve had way too much school work to do to be able to keep up with this silly blog. Taking five courses plus an extra half-semester course, attempting to work three days a week, and workout five? I have had no time, except the nice (ish) weather we’ve had here in Vancouver has gotten me out to the driving range and a couple local golf courses a few times. I’m dreaming of nicer weather, golf courses that are in good condition, and not starting my round crying like I did last weekend (pressured from the random men put in our group, and my third shot straight into the trees…. Not my finest moment). If you’re looking for some great golf courses near Vancouver, these are my top picks in no particular order. Just promise to not be like me, and don’t cry. Golf is hard, it’s fine.
The PGA Tour used to be held at Northview on The Ridge course. It’s in Surrey, and always very well maintained and in excellent shape. There are two courses, The Ridge and The Canal. The Ridge has an amazing layout and The Canal is more of a links style course.
Mayfair Lakes is probably a good reason to go to Richmond, I guess unless you’re going to the airport to go somewhere better. This golf course is kept in great shape, and it drains really, really well. Another thing to note is the pace of play is usually good, so you don’t find yourself waiting at every hole.
This golf course is by far the best out of the choices in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area. It is again, well maintained. The layout is challenging, and keep in mind the club selection is very important here.
This is the only recognized links golf course in Western Canada, the closest would be Bandon, Oregon. Kings Links is in Delta and is really good drainage wise, and the wind makes this course a challenge.
This course is in Langley and does not drain well at all, so make sure you go when it’s been dry for a few days. The price of this course is really good for the quality of it; the layout is really nice.
This is a links style course in Bellingham. The price for the quality you get, but like Redwoods, doesn’t drain well at all.
One of the most beautiful courses I’ve ever seen is the Chateau Whistler. It is the only true mountain golf course in Whistler, is absolutely stunning, challenging, and there’s a good chance you’ll see bears. It’s very expensive, but it’s Whistler so most things are, and as expected it’s taken care of really well.
Let me know if you try any of these courses out, or if you’re from the area, let me know what your favourite courses are! Because most of my trips I can see myself going on in the near (and far) future revolve around golf, I’m going to switch gears a bit and incorporate posts about this. Next stop is San Diego, and yes, the golf clubs are coming. Stay tuned.
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