Posted March 3, 2011 by Matthew Toren in Top Ten

Top 10 Golf Courses

Top 10 Golf Courses in Vancouver, BC

There is always time for golf in Vancouver and not just during the summer months!

Whether you are an avid golfer or a beginner – Vancouver has a large selection that may provide more than a few reasons to golf more than just once.

If you want to get out on the green, then check out these top Vancouver-area golf courses.  They may have you thinking of Vancouver as a golfer’s paradise with some of the best golf in the country. Enjoy rolling fairways, water and terrain challenges, and online tee time bookings from the selection below.

Morgan Creek Golf Course
3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey, BC
Tel: 800-513-6555
Web site: www.morgancreekgolf.com

About: This golf course was designed by Thomas Broom and is just 35 minutes out of Vancouver. With bent-grass fairways and personal golf lessons, this club offers a great golfing experience.  You can plan a meal or after golf drinks at their upscale restaurant with the perfect view atop their golf store, in case you need anything for a day of golf.

Seymour Golf & Country Club
3723 Mt. Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-929-5491
Web site: www.seymourgolf.com

About: Only 15 minutes from downtown, Seymour golf and country club is one of the best in the country.  This private club is complete with a practice area, driving range and a clubhouse.

If you want to escape the craziness of the city and experience BC at its best – this is the best place to do it.  Set in the wilderness forest, Seymour is more like a retreat and known for its excellent conditions, treed fairways and tough greens.  It is open to the public during the week.

Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club
3251 Plateau Blvd, Coquitlam, BC

Tel: 604-945-4007

Web site: www.westwoodplateaugolf.com

About: Located only about 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver, this course has 27 holes, two restaurants, a teaching academy and views that are worth the drive .  This award-winning golf course is the work of architect Michael Hurdzan and his goal was to make goalers feel the “wow” affect at every turn.  Each ‘signature’ hole on Eagle Mountain is distinctive with breath taking views is designed to be wider than other courses and higher too.  It sits 1,300 feet above Vancouver

Swan-E-Set Country Club
16651 Rennie Road, Pitt Meadows, BC
Tel: 604-465-3888
Web site: www.swaneset.com

About: With two championship golf courses designed by Lee Trevino, this club has amazing terrain and beautiful scenic views of Pitt River Valley. It also has a clubhouse that is 65,000 square feet with every amenity you could imagine.  Each round is made to accommodate every skill level.  Golfers can’t help but be inspired by their surroundings –  meandering streams, crystal-clear lakes and the breathtaking backdrop of the coastal mountains.  Swan-E-Set is more than just a name in the world of golf – Swan-E-Set is also a hot destination for weddings, public events, shopping and dinning.

University Golf Club
5185 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-224-7799
Web site: www.universitygolf.com/

About: This course has 18 holes, sand and water hazards, as well as many challenges for golf enthusiasts.  Situated near the biggest university in the province, UBC, the drive in is just as amazing as the course.  Waterfront views, a classic favorite among locals and a relaxed atmosphere.  This Golf Club is also close to an energetic yet upscale part of town so making after-game plans is just as easy.

Northview Golf & Country Club
6857 168th Street, Surrey, BC
Web site: www.northviewgolf.com

About: One of the most challenging golf courses in all of British Columbia, this course was designed by one of the most famous golfers of our time, Arnold Palmer.  The two layouts reflect his dashing “go for broke” style and reflect his true passion and respect for the game.  Northview Golf & Country Club has earned a reputation for quality worldwide from the amazing layout to the spectacular clubhouse with beaming western cedar and granite motif. Here you also have some culinary choices to make with a pick of either going to Duffey’s Sports Grill or the casual elegance of the Palmer Room.

3400 Anne MacDonald Way, North Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-280-1111
Web site: www.golfnorthlands.com

About: Want to see the West coast at its finest?  This is one of Western Canada’s most incredible golf courses. It has challenging holes and scenic views of North Vancouver.

It is open to the public 12 months of the year, and excellent drainage means Northlands always has great conditions.

Visitors can also find a fully stocked golf shop for the latest gear and golf fashion.  Want to learn or improve your game –t his is also a great place for lessons for juniors, men and women.

Furry Creek Country Club
150 Country Club Road, Furry Creek, BC
Web site: www.golfbc.com

About: This gorgeous course has beautiful scenic views, 18 holes to play and a Sea to Sky Grill to indulge in after your game. It was designed by Robert Muir Graves in 1993.

Known as a world-class course, Furry Creek is one of the finest displays of golf courses created for true golf connoisseurs. Part of Golf BC creations, this course offers the most naturally beautiful and challenging golf found north of the equator.

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
5460 No.7 Rd., Richmond, BC
Web site: www.golfbc.com

About: This course has 18 holes, 6,641 yards of green and is open all year round. It was built in 1989 and designed by Les Furber.  Close to the airport and near the coast, Mayfair is known for being a golf sanctuary.  Here you will find a secluded country ambiance with an abundance of lakes and waterways that come into play on 13 of the 18 holes.  This 6,641 yard Les Furber design has had the privilege of hosting many national tour events, and continues to rank as a favorite among golf professionals.

Fraserview Golf Course
7800 Vivian Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-718-6533
Web site: www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/parks/golf/fraserview

About: With a West Coast setting, this course has 225 acres of land to play on and it overlooks the Fraser River. The course was designed by Thomas McBroom, who developed it to feature challenges and gorgeous views.   One of the older kids on the block, this course has a classic feel to it and is hidden in the midst of an urban forest.  This course was designed to offer a variety of challenges for golfers of all skill levels.   On the southeast slope, golfers can enjoy view of the Fraser River along with traditional style course lined with majestic trees and fairways complete with a one and a half acre pond, large stream openings and the challenge of crossing Vivian Creek before attempting the 18th green.

Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren
Matthew Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com. He is co-author, with his brother Adam, of Kidpreneurs and Small Business, BIG Vision.