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
Northlands Golf Course
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.
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.
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
Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club
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
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
Nicklaus North Golf Course
Richmond Country Club
Seymour Golf & Country Club
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.
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.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Outdoor Recreation in the Lower Mainland
- Vancouver Parks and Nature
- The A to Z’s of Vancouver
- Vancouver Summer Activities