Pagoda Ridge is a par 72 Metro Vancouver golf course in Fort Langley. In addition to 18 holes, it features a Great Wall of China and Asian architecture.
Langley’s Pagoda Ridge Golf Course
Pagoda Ridge only opened to the public in 2012, but, in our opinion, is truly one of the best golf courses in the Fraser Valley. It has 18 holes and is a par 72 that plays 6965 yards from the tips. With bent grass on its fairways and greens, along with a good drainage system, Pagoda Ridge claims to be the driest course in the Lower Mainland.
The entrance to the golf course at Pagoda Ridge isn’t as grand and fancy as some places. It’s fairly modest – not at all super swanky – and the parking lot is gravel. The course itself though, in our opinion, is exceptional.
The course is uniquely designed and clearly inspired by East Asian architecture. In fact, immediately upon entering the parking lot, golfers are likely to notice the Chinese-style roofs on Pagoda Ridge’s restaurant and pro shop that distinguish the course from other places.
There is an interesting authentic Chinese Fighting Ship that is used as a snack shop. The course even has a Great Wall of China replica beside the 10th green that golfers can walk on to get to the next tee box.
Pagoda Ridge’s architectural features make for quite an experience, but the course itself is beautiful too. The grass is typically in great condition and the course’s signature 18th hole boasts a breathtaking view of Glenn Valley, the Fraser River and the surrounding mountain ranges.
There are numerous water hazards and bunkers that challenge golfers throughout the course. However, it is still quite forgiving overall compared to more difficult courses. This makes Pagoda Ridge enjoyable to golfers of varying skill levels.
Where is Pagoda Ridge?
Pagoda Ridge is located at 7887 264th Street in the north-eastern region of Langley. If driving via the Trans-Canada Highway, from Vancouver or from somewhere else west of Langley, take exit 73 to get onto 264th Street and then continue straight to get to the course.
It is close to the Fraser River and only a 10-minute drive away from the Fort Langley Historic Site.
As of the summer of 2020, adult rates during regular hours from November 1st to February 28th are $42 on weekdays and $52 on weekends.
During peak season, which begins on May 8th and lasts until October 16th, adult green fees are $63 on weekdays and $75 on weekends.
From October 17th to October 31st, and then from March 1st to May 7th, regular adult rates are $52 on weekdays and $63 on weekends.
Note: The rates above were as of August in 2020. Senior, junior and twilight green fees generally cost less. Prices are subject to change.
Below are some suggestions to help you have a great golfing experience at Pagoda Ridge.
TIP #1: The view on hole 18 is amazing. If you plan on playing a twilight round, try to finish while there’s still some light left, just so you can enjoy the view at its best.
TIP #2: As of mid-August in 2020, the course’s back nine has been altered since its shuttle service is not operational. After the ninth hole, golfers pass the Chinese Fighting Ship and therefore have the chance to buy snacks and drinks. However, be aware that some mobile golf GPS applications may not have the updated hole layout. The new hole numbers are printed on the main diagrams at each hole’s tee box, but you can still see the old metallic hole numbers on the wooden frame holding each diagram.
TIP #3: While in the area, check out some of the region’s other top places to visit. These include the Fort Langley Historic Site, which is just a short drive away. Langley is also home to a number of Lower Mainland Wineries, as well as Pumpkin Patches in the fall.
To learn more about this course see the Pagoda Golf Course website.
Other articles of interest may include:
- Vancouver’s Best Golf Courses
- Lower Mainland Parks and Nature
- Fort Langley
- Lower Mainland Vineyards & Wineries