Explore Whistler | On the Green
We may be best known for its world-class ski slopes, but Whistler’s golf courses are top of their class as well. And in summer, a game of golf is a quintessential Whistler experience.
The greens are smooth, the fairways long, and the backdrops spectacular. Whether you’re in Whistler for a bachelor party, corporate trip, or family wedding, a golf package is a must-do. And you can pack your trip out with some of the other incredible summer activities available in Whistler while you’re here.
5 Excuses to Spend a Day on a Whistler Golf Course
Whistler’s golf courses are a treat for any golf enthusiast, with their world-class designs and impeccably maintained greens. But of course, they’re best enjoyed with some great company. So here’s five reasons to plan a golf trip to Whistler this summer:
- The Ultimate Summer Bachelor Party
With challenging, competitive courses, a golf package in Whistler will inevitably spark the enthusiasm of any bachelor party. And there are few better ways to catch up and create memories than spending a day cruising around a Whistler golf course with your best friends (and a few beverages). And when the game is done, Whistler’s apres-golf scene is just as much fun as it’s apres-ski!
- Father’s Day Treat
No doubt it was your Dad who first taught you to swing a club, and he’s probably still got a few things to teach you today. So why not test his skills with a game of golf at one of Whistler’s world-class golf courses? Maybe you’ll pick up some pointers – or perhaps this time you can show him how it’s done!
- Celebrate Ladies Night
Golfing in Whistler is definitely not just for the boys. In fact, the women often give them a run for their money. So bring your favourite ladies and celebrate girl power on a golf course that’s been named the best in Canada. You can even make a weekend of it – although a girls weekend away in Whistler is like no other.
- Work Hard, Play Hard
While you may be in Whistler to “work”, we all know the real reason they brought you here is to experience one of the most unique resorts in the world. And in summer, that means fitting a round of golf in between the meetings, dinners and conference calls. Get out of the conference room and onto the golf course to make this a work trip to remember.
- Inspire the Next Generation
Golfers work hard to get their kids to follow in their footsteps and fall in love with the sport. To make that job easier, bring the kids to Whistler and give them the chance to play on courses like no other. It’s hard not to be inspired when you get your first birdie surrounded by soaring peaks and lush rainforest. Plus, with our Whistler golf package, kids can often play for free with an adult.
Planning the Perfect Whistler Golf Package
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf course is a spectacular and challenging course like no other you’ve ever played. Nestled at the base of Blackcomb mountain, it meanders over creeks and through forest, gaining 400 ft elevation over your round. As you make your way around the 18-hole, par-72 course, every shot will fly against the backdrop of Whistler Blackcomb. You might even see one of our resident black bears if you’re lucky – the golf course is one of their favourite spots for a late evening meander.
The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and has won a host of international awards, including being named Conde Naste’s #1 Golf Course in Canada. It’s also Audubon-certified, which means the course is recognized for its environmental sustainability: important when the course is situated in such a unique and ancient landscape.
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Do Your Homework
To make the most of your Whistler golf experience, it’s best to know a little before you go.
- Golf season in Whistler starts in early May and finishes in early October
- The course is 6,635 yards, and takes most people 4.5 hours to play
- Proper golf attire is required, including collared shirts, tailored pants and no jeans or sweatpants
- Using a golf cart is mandatory due to the elevation gain
- During July and August, Whistler heats up, so plan an early morning or late evening game to make the most of the cooler hours
Get Some Practice Swings
Your Whistler golf experience should be all about having a great time and hitting some memorable shots. So make sure you’re well prepared by getting some practice swings in at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Practice and Learning Centre.
The practice centre is 350-yards long and features grass and artificial teeing areas, and a 10,000 sq ft short-game practice area so you can nail your putts, chips and bunker shots before heading out on course. Use of the practice centre is included in all green fees, and it’s sure to pay off when you score that hole-in-one.
The Best Apres-Golf Activities in Whistler
No day of golf is complete without the perfect apres-golf activity. And, just like in the winter, Whistler doesn’t disappoint. Whether you want a few drinks, a hearty meal or just to relax in the wilderness, we’ve got it covered. Here are four ways to end your Whistler golf trip that are guaranteed to please.
- Relive the game over a drink
You might not want to leave when the game is over, and luckily you don’t have to. The Clubhouse at the Fairmont Chateau golf course is the perfect spot to reminisce about your finest shots and commiserate over the rough moments. The fully licensed premises offers a wide range of local, domestic and international beers, as well as refreshing summer cocktails. You can also grab a revitalizing meal any time of day, and enjoy it on the patio overlooking the course.
- Cool off in Lost Lake
A game of golf is serious business, and things might get a little heated out there. But head down to Lost Lake (a short walk away) for a quick post-game dip and you’ll feel refreshed right away. Lost Lake park is one of the most popular late evening spots to hang out, have a BBQ and soak up the slowly sinking sun. And being the smallest of Whistler’s lakes, the water is always the perfect temperature for a swim.
- Relax in at the Vida Spa
To really rejuvenate your body after a long day on the green, head across the road to the Vida Spa at the Fairmont Chateau. The views from the hot tubs and pool rivals the view from the course, and you can while away the evening soaking your tired muscles. Or get yourself in top shape for tomorrow’s rematch with a full body Swedish massage instead.
- Dine in Style at the Wildflower Restaurant
There’s no need to walk far to find an excellent apres-golf dinner to suit all tastes. The Wildflower restaurant at the Fairmont offers unique fine dining options in a luxurious, grand setting.
Their menu is inspired by the wonderful local food, and offers plenty of BC seafood and organic meats, as well as hearty locally grown vegetables. When the weather is good you can dine al fresco on the perfectly situated patio at the base of Blackcomb mountain and enjoy the last few hours of sun.
A Hole in One: Golfing in Whistler
Although golf may not be the first thing you think of when you heard the name “Whistler”, we know that a game of golf is one of the best ways to truly understand Whistler’s beauty and grandeur.
Spending a whole day out on the fairways with your friends, with 360-degree mountain vistas encircling you, it’s easy to see why Whistler’s landscapes are world-renowned for their beauty. So pack your clubs, practice that swing and enjoy one of BC’s finest summer activities with a golf package in Whistler.