WESTERN GOLFEXPO IN 2023
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Swaneset Golf in Pitt Meadows
Swaneset Bay Resort and Country Club is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the Lower Mainland. It features two beautiful championship courses, both designed by Lee Trevino, who is arguably one of the best players in the sport’s history.
The resort’s entrance is grand and almost feels out of this world. The clubhouse looks like a mansion from The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and the full golfing experience is breathtaking. Both courses are well-maintained and set in a peaceful location with views of the Coastal Mountains.
The Resort course is a par 72 that plays 7000 yards from the championship tees. The Links course is also a par 72 and it totals 7126 yards from the tips.
Where is Swaneset?
Swaneset Resort is located at 16651 Rannie Road in Pitt Meadows.
If driving from Vancouver, use the Trans-Canada Highway and take exit 44. Follow signs for Maple Ridge and the Mary Hill Bypass and continue onto Old Dewdney Trunk Road. From there, turn left onto Harris Road, right onto McNeil Road and then left onto Rannie Road. Drive until you see the resort’s gate on your left side.
On the other side of the Pitt River from the golf course is Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam. It looks close, but is actually a 30-minute drive away because of the river. Just north of the golf club though is the Pitt-Addington Marshland and Pitt Lake which is just 5 or so kilometres away.
Swaneset Green Fees
In February 2022, rates ranged between $25 and $70 on both the Links and Resort courses. As of mid-July last year, green fees ranged between $25 and $95. Like other golf courses, prices vary depending on the season and time of day.
What are the Swaneset Courses Like?
The greens on both the Resort and Links courses are large and not too fast or slow. Both are exceptional.
The location of the courses truly adds to the experience. Swaneset is a peaceful place in nature with picturesque views of local mountains. We were lucky to see a few deer walking on both courses which reminded us how far away we were from the city!
The Resort Course at Swaneset
We played the Resort course in May of 2021. The weather wasn’t great but the course was in wonderful condition. Despite light rain, the grass remained dry and mud wasn’t an issue. The pace of play was smooth with minimal wait times overall.
The path to the tenth hole passes the clubhouse and snack stand which is nice for those who want to grab a bite halfway through their round. The Resort course’s design is fun with lush trees and just the right amount of hazards for a challenging but fun round.
The Links Course at Swaneset
In July of 2021 we played the Links course. It was during the tail end of a heat wave, so the conditions were likely a bit drier than normal. However, the course still looked great.
At first, the design of the Links course might look easier than the Resort course, as you’ll notice there are less trees and more open fairways. However, the course is actually quite difficult. Most holes feature at least one water hazard, so be sure to pack even more golf balls than you normally would.
A few of the ponds are hidden behind trees and are not always visible from a distance, so refer to the hole diagrams that are displayed beside each tee box before choosing a club.
Unlike the Resort course, the Links course only wraps back to the clubhouse on hole 18. Eat beforehand or enjoy a meal at the West Coast Grill after your round.
For more details about the golf club, visit the Swaneset Bay Resort and Country Club website.
The resort is managed by the West Coast Golf Group. To learn about other venues managed by the same company see our article about the Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club or visit the official Belmont Golf Course website. Hazelmere is in South Surrey and Belmont is in Langley.
While in the area, if you like nature and nice places for a walk, we recommend driving 8 minutes north to check out Pitt Lake.
Other articles that might be of interest include:
- Vancouver’s Best Golf Courses
- Lower Mainland Golf Tee Time Guide
- Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge
- Lower Mainland Parks and Nature
- Outdoor Recreation