Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia
Vancouver is not only a bustling metropolitan core (it is the third largest city in Canada), it is also home to spectacular natural scenery, surrounded by water on three sides and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range. More importantly, though, Vancouver is a year-round playground for golfers as it boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada. Minutes from Vancouver International Airport, and a close drive to Vancouver's downtown core, is Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
. Offering immaculate course conditions, a unique links design, lush fairways and panoramic view of the North Shore Mountains... year-round.
Winding its way from Horseshoe Bay, on the North Shore of Vancouver, the Sea-to-Sky Highway (99) lives up to its name. First tracing the shoreline of Howe Sound, then gently climbing into the Coast Mountains, the route truly does carry travellers from the sea to the snow and glacier-capped peaks defining the skyline of Whistler. The first hint of just how dramatic Sea-to-Sky golf can be comes barely more than half an hour into the journey when the signature 14th hole at the Furry Creek Golf and Country Club
comes into view. From the highway, golfers can see the entire Par 3 hole jutting out into the icy waters of Howe Sound.
Whistler is already known around the world for its spectacular mountains, unsurpassed skiing and outdoor adventures. But more importantly, this picturesque valley is home to four of Canada's top 100 golf courses, including the legendary Nicklaus North Golf Course
. Golf Digest
has rated Whistler as one of the "Top 20 Greatest Golf Destinations" in the World" and Canada's Golf Course Ranking Magazine
slotted Whistler in the top spot as the "Number One Golf Resort in Canada".