British Columbia is a golfer’s paradise, with snowcapped mountains, a coastline sculpted by the Pacific rainforests, sparkling lakes, rushing rivers and lush valleys. The diversity of the province ensures some of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in North America. There are now over 250 golf courses in British Columbia. On Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and along the southwest coast of the BC mainland, the climate is often perfect for golf at least eight to nine months out of the year. Comparatively dry conditions prevail in the arid, southernmost valleys of BC’s Interior and Rockies regions, where golf flourishes from May to October. In Whistler and the Northern British Columbia Rockies, golfers enjoy temperatures in the mid-70s through the spring and fall, with highs in the 80s through the summer months.
Featured Golf Courses
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is located in the seaside community of Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island, a scenic 40-minute drive from Victoria and Nanaimo and just 10 minutes away from the cultural city of Duncan. Arbutus Ridge is rated the #1 Destination Golf Course in British Columbia and the legendary 17th hole is ranked One of the Top 18 Golf Holes on Vancouver Island.
Balfour Golf Course
The superb Balfour Golf Course is a hidden gem offering a magnificent golfing challenge through forests of the majestic Purcell Mountains and lakefront meadows alongside Kootenay Lake. Expect great rates, and unmatched onsite stay-and-play specials with beautiful Kooteneay Lakeview Lodge. Located 25 minutes from Nelson, 4 hours from Kelowna, and 3 hours from Spokane.
Salt Spring Island Golf & Country Club
Salt Spring Island Golf & Country Club is located on beautiful Salt Spring Island in the BC Gulf Islands, and welcomes the general public. Tee times are required 7 days a week, and times can be booked 7 days in advance by contacting the pro shop or booking online. The practice range is open daily, and clubs and power carts can be rented. Golf year round on Salt Spring – winter Hours from 9am to 9pm. The Practice Range is open to all!