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Vancouver and Lower Mainland Golf Tee Time Guide in 2021

Lower Mainland Golf Courses

Securing a tee time for golf can be difficult when the weather is good. This guide helps you book tee times at Vancouver courses as soon as they’re released.

For a list of the region’s top courses, see our article about Vancouver’s Best Golf Courses. For information about where and how to book your games, continue reading.

 


Note: In all these lists, times and other details are subject to change. See official websites for the most up-to-date information.


 

Metro Vancouver Golf Tee Times

Golf is a wonderful sport that seems to have increased in popularity over the past year or so because of COVID-19. For several months, provincial restrictions prohibited close-contact and team sports. Most golf courses, however, remained open during this time.

Over the last number of months the sport has adapted to the pandemic by introducing a variety of safety protocols that are still in place as of June in 2021. Holes are shallower than usual, bunker rakes have been removed, and players have been prohibited from touching or removing the pins at most courses. In addition, masks are required when checking in and social distancing rules are to be followed at all times.

The safety measures above may sound overwhelming, but the experience hasn’t actually been so different from normal. During the ongoing pandemic, golf has provided folks with a safe and fun way to spend time with friends outdoors. Plus, now that COVID-related restrictions have started to relax, life on the golf courses will slowly and increasingly return to normal.

With so many new and active golfers, tee times can be difficult to reserve. The purpose of the lists below is to help golfers get the tee times they desire at local public courses. It’s organized by how far in advance you can book tee times at each course.

Most places mentioned in this article have an online booking system that adds new tee times at midnight (unless stated otherwise). For the best chance at reserving a tee time, try doing so the moment they’re released.

Note: The following information was last updated in June of 2021. We’ll try our best to keep the list up-to-date, but details are subject to change.

 

Northview Golf Course
Northview Golf Course

 

When Can You Book Tee Times at Vancouver Golf Clubs?

Different clubs let you book different numbers of days in advance. For some, you can book just 2 to 5 days before the day you want to play. Some venues let you reserve a time up to a week in advance. Other places let you book between 10 to 12 days in advance and some even let you book two weeks or more before you plan to play.

The reservation rules are different at each place, which makes it confusing for people who like to try different courses each time they play. Below are lists of the courses that have 2-5 day, 7-day, 10-12 day and 14+ day reservation policies. We hope this helps reduce the confusion and makes it easier for people when deciding where they want to golf and how far in advance they can plan.

 

Swaneset Links Golf Course in Pitt Meadows
Swaneset Links Golf Course

 

2 to 5 Days in Advance

Tee times for courses in the first list below only become available a few days in advance. They can be especially difficult to get. We recommend being logged in (when applicable) and ready with your method of payment a couple minutes before the tee times are released. Repeatedly refresh the page until the new tee times appear, and act fast, especially for the first three courses in the following list.

  • University Golf Club – 2 days in advance at 7 am, or up to 30 days in advance by phone with an additional fee.
  • Burnaby Mountain – 3 days in advance at 6 am.
  • Riverway – 3 days in advance at 6 am.
  • Swaneset Links – 4 days in advance. To learn more about this venue click Swaneset Bay Resort.
  • Fraserview – 5 days in advance, or up to 30 days in advance with an additional fee.
  • Langara – 5 days in advance, or up to 30 days in advance with an additional fee.
  • Mayfair Lakes – 5 days in advance.
  • McCleery – 5 days in advance, or up to 30 days in advance with an additional fee.
  • Meadow Gardens – 5 days in advance at 6 am. For more information about this really good course click Meadow Gardens.
  • Northlands – 5 days in advance at 7 am, or up to 3 months in advance with an additional fee.
  • Sandpiper Resort – 5 days in advance. For a detailed description of this exceptional course see our article about the Sandpiper Resort.

 


Wondering what the best golf courses are in the Lower Mainland? Then check out Vancouver’s Top Golf Courses.


 

7 Days in Advance

Tee times in the following list are released a full week in advance. Some of the more popular courses get filled very quickly, so try to plan ahead and book as soon as possible.

 

Lower Mainland Golf Courses
Pagoda Ridge Golf Course

 

10 to 12 Days in Advance

The courses in this section allow golfers to reserve tee times ten or twelve days early. Make no mistake though, the prime tee times get booked pretty quickly. For the courses that don’t require non-refundable payments, feel free to book a time as soon as it’s released. Worst case, you can just cancel your reservation at least 24 hours in advance if something else comes up.

 

Swaneset Bay Resort in Fall
Swaneset Bay Resort

 

14+ Days in Advance

Courses listed below allow golfers to book tee times well in advance. This is great for those who want to secure a reservation early and avoid scrambling to get one a couple days before.

 

 

 

Other Information

For more information about some of the best local courses, check out our Vancouver’s Top Golf Courses article.

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