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Vancouver’s Best Golf Courses

Lower Mainland Golf Courses

Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland offer some amazing golfing opportunities, including some of the best golf courses in the world.


GOLF COURSE CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many golf facilities temporarily ceased operations in mid-March and April as people were encouraged to stay at home. Most courses, however, have since reopened.

Visit the official course websites for the most up-to-date information regarding new safety protocols and procedures that may impact your round of golf.

For a list of other venues affected by the pandemic, see our article about COVID-19 Closures & Cancellations in the Lower Mainland.


Vancouver’s Top Public Golf Courses

Here, in our opinion, are the Lower Mainland’s top eleven public golf courses in alphabetical order:

Fraserview Golf Course

    • 7800 Vivian Drive in Vancouver.
    • Par 72 | 6692 yards.
    • A well-maintained, classic course close to the Fraser River, and also home to a two-level driving range.
    • Visit the Fraserview Golf website to learn more.

Meadow Gardens Golf Course

    • 19675 Meadow Gardens Way in Pitt Meadows.
    • Par 72 | 7041 yards.
    • A beautiful but difficult course capped with one of the best 18th holes in the province, which features separate island fairways and an island green.
    • Click Meadow Gardens for more information.

Morgan Creek Golf Course

    • 3500 Morgan Creek Way in Surrey.
    • Par 72 | 6955 yards.
    • A course that claims to stay dry, boasts a stunning view of Mount Baker and also has a driving range with grass tees.
    • Click Morgan Creek Golf to visit their website.

Northlands Golf Course

    • 3400 Anne Macdonald Way in North Vancouver.
    • Par 71 | 6523 yards.
    • North Vancouver’s premiere public course with mountainous views, challenging hills and large greens.
    • See the Northlands Golf Course for full details.

Northview Golf and Country Club

    • 6857 168th Street in Surrey.
    • The Ridge Course: Par 72 | 6900 yards.
    • The Canal Course: Par 72 | 7100 yards.
    • One challenging, championship course paired with a slightly more forgiving course, both designed by Arnold Palmer. Also features a practice facility with grass-tees.
    • For more details, click Northview Golf.

Pagoda Ridge Golf Course

    • 7887 264th Street in Langley.
    • Par 72 | 6965 yards.
    • A unique course with Asian-influenced architecture, including a replica Great Wall of China and a Chinese Fighting Ship. The course is well-maintained, quite forgiving and is also known to stay dry.
    • See our article about Pagoda Ridge Golf for additional information.
Golfing at Redwoods in Langley
Redwoods Golf in Langley

Redwoods Golf Course

    • 22011-88th Avenue in Langley.
    • Par 71 | 6516 yards.
    • Claiming to be the best golf destination in Langley, fairways are surrounded by tall trees and views of mountains. The practice area contains a regular driving range.
    • Visit our Redwoods Golf page for more information.

Sandpiper Resort Golf Course

    • 14282 Morris Valley Road in Harrison Mills.
    • Par 72 | 6500 yards.
    • One of the best courses the Fraser Valley has to offer, with holes right along the Harrison River. The signature 15th green is behind bunkers that form a Sasquatch footprint.
    • See our article about the Sandpiper Resort for more details.
Sandpiper Resort & Golf Course
Sandpiper Resort Golf Course

Swaneset Bay Resort

    • 16651 Rannie Road in Pitt Meadows.
    • Links Course: Par 72 | 7126 yards.
    • Resort Course: Par 72 | 7000 yards.
    • A well-maintained pair of championship courses with coastal mountain views. The somewhat remote location makes for a very peaceful experience.
    • See our article about the Swaneset Bay Resort for more information.

University Golf Club

    • 5185 University Blvd. in UBC’s Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
    • Par 72 | 6423 yards.
    • A traditional course in the University Endowment Lands, featuring long, narrow and challenging fairways as well as a partially covered driving range.
    • To see their website, click University Golf.

Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club

    • 3251 Plateau Boulevard in Coquitlam.
    • Par 72 | 6770 yards.
    • A challenging course on Coquitlam’s Eagle Mountain designed among Douglas fir trees. Also home to a full-size, two-story driving range.
    • Click Westwood Plateau to visit their website.

Vancouver’s Best Private and Semi-Private Golf Courses

In addition to the above golf courses where anyone can play, the list below features the region’s best golf courses that are either members (and their guests) only, or private but with limited public access. To play on one of these courses you may need to make friends with some of their members – either that or be willing to shell out a lot of money for membership.

Note: The following list is in alphabetical order, not ranked based on preference.

Capilano Golf & Country Club

    • 420 Southborough Drive in West Vancouver.
    • Par 70 | 6706 yards.
    • Consistently recognized as one of the best golf courses in British Columbia, this pristine course has large fairways and fantastic views of the City of Vancouver.
    • Click Capilano Golf to visit their website.

Kings Links by the Sea Golf Course

    • 3388 72nd Street in Delta.
    • Par 72 | 6865 yards.
    • This unique course is set beside Boundary Bay water and resembles the style of Scottish links courses. The fairways are inviting with fewer trees than most, but the tall grass in some areas still presents challenges.
    • To see their website, click Kings Links.

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

    • 5460 No. 7 Road in in Richmond.
    • Par 71 | 6608 yards.
    • One of the best courses in Richmond, with many picturesque but intimidating water hazards that make for a challenging round.
    • To visit their website, click Mayfair Lakes.

Nicklaus North Golf Course

    • 8080 Nicklaus North Boulevard in Whistler.
    • Par 71 | 6961 yards.
    • Designed by Jack Nicklaus himself, this golf course is surrounded by incredible Whistler mountains and recognized as one of the best in Canada.
    • Click Nicklaus North to see their website.

Richmond Country Club

    • 9100 Steveston Highway in Richmond.
    • Par 72 | 6773 yards.
    • A championship course with signature, undulated greens and lush trees between fairways. There are many different tee locations for all types of players to enjoy.
    • To visit their website, click Richmond Country Club.

Seymour Golf & Country Club

    • 3723 Mount Seymour Parkway in North Vancouver.
    • Par 72 | 6432 yards.
    • A challenging course near the North Shore Mountains, with narrow fairways and fast-paced greens. The driving range features both grass and synthetic tees.
    • Click Seymour Golf to see their website.

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

    • 4300 Marine Drive SW in Vancouver.
    • Par 73 | 7045 yards.
    • A championship course with winding fairways that plays along the Strait of Georgia. The club has hosted four Canadian Opens throughout its history, and has the largest grass tee practice range in the Lower Mainland.
    • To visit their website, click Shaughnessy Golf.

Vancouver Golf Club

    • 771 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam.
    • Par 72 | 6800 yards.
    • One of the most challenging courses in the City of Coquitlam, with a hilly front nine and densely forested areas. The practice facility includes a grass tee driving range, two par 3 holes and more.
    • Click Vancouver Golf Club to visit their website for more details.
Seymour Golf and Country Club
Seymour Golf & Country Club

Mini-Golf and Pitch and Putt

If you are interested in just playing around, you’re not too serious, and you’re looking for a fun time with the family or friends, there are also lots of great mini-golf venues and places for a round of pitch and putt.

Vancouver Mini-Golf Locations

A couple of the most popular mini-golf venues are the one at Bear Creek Park in Surrey and the courses at Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley.  Another interesting course is the one at the Art Knapp garden store also in Surrey.  If you want to go to a garden store and have to take the kids, this is a great one to visit.

Vancouver Pitch & Putt Golf Locations

There are these kinds of courses all around, but some you might want to check out include the Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt at Queen Elizabeth Park, the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt and Putting Green at Stanley Park, Murdo Fraser in North Vancouver and the Ambleside Par 3 Course at Ambleside in West Vancouver. One of our favourites is also the Central Park course in Burnaby.

For a comprehensive list of some of the best places to play this kind of golf, see our article about Vancouver Pitch & Putt Golf Courses.

Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch and Putt
Queen Elizabeth Park Putting Green

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