Early every morning from spring through fall teams of dedicated professionals cut, craft and coax the fairways and greens of Whistler’s championship golf courses into shape. The hard work required to keep the mountain courses in top condition through the seasons is done by people like course superintendents Gerrit Woods, Stu Carmichael and their teams, who are as passionate about the greens as those who play after the mowers have returned to the shed.

The Insider rode along with the crew from Nicklaus North Golf Course and the Whistler Golf Club during their early morning routines to learn more about the precision work and passion that goes into setting the courses, each and every day.

Video by Brian Hockenstein Cinematograhy

Whistler’s golf courses are usually open from May until Canadian Thanksgiving each year with dates changing depending on weather conditions and snow melt. If you’ve never considered Whistler a golf destination, now might be the time to give it a try – we’ve compiled a great list of reasons you should tee off in the mountains this summer if you need a little more convincing.

Check in with Whistler.com for Stay & Play Golf Packages, early season deals and course updates throughout the golf season.

Whistler Golf Club Signature Hole 16


Brian Hockenstein is a Whistler-based photographer and filmmaker who loves nothing more than spending time in the incredible British Columbia wilderness and sharing the amazing sights he sees along the way, whether through photography, film or emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality Video.