I’ll be honest, it wasn’t golf that initially drew me to Whistler. Little did I know, that one of North America’s best-kept golfing secrets was nestled beneath the snowy peaks that drove me here in the first place. Growing up playing South Carolina’s finest courses, I’m no stranger to world-class designs, meticulous maintenance and breathtaking backdrops. But Whistler offers all that and more.

Boasting four of Canada’s top-rated courses, all within a 25-minute drive from one another, Whistler’s differential is its majestic mountainscape combined with an unparalleled golfing experience.

A golfer enjoys views of the lakes and mountains in Whistler.
Whistler is a golfers’ paradise. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

As the greens poke out from beneath the snow, anticipation for the first tee time is palpable. Whistler transforms into a golfer’s paradise, offering the perfect blend of stunning scenery, championship courses, and a calendar packed with exciting events and activities.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, Whistler welcomes you to refine your skills and tick off those bucket-list golfing experiences. With tee sheets open and filling up fast, grab your clubs, dust off your swing and get ready for a summer unlike any other in Whistler.

Whistler Golf – Pre-Season Opportunities

White snow may still be sparkling on Whistler’s iconic peaks, but for avid golfers, thoughts are already turning green. As Whistler’s legendary courses prepare for spring openings (typically in early May), golfers can channel their excitement into action with plenty of pre-season opportunities to practice, play and gear up for the season ahead.

The view from The Cabin at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler.
Practice your swing at The Cabin. PHOTO NICKLAUS NORTH GOLF CLUB

The Cabin at Nicklaus North Golf Course

Sharpen your game year-round at The Cabin. Located at Nicklaus North Golf Course, The Cabin is Whistler’s one-stop shop for golf instruction, practice, simulation play and club fitting. Their expert coaching and cutting-edge technology help golfers of all levels elevate their game, making it the perfect place to get a head start on the upcoming season.

The “SIM” at Whistler Golf Club

Get your off-season golf fix at The “SIM”, conveniently located at the Whistler Golf Club clubhouse steps away from Whistler’s Village Stroll. Featuring state-of-the-art Trackman technology, The “SIM” allows you to tackle some of the world’s most renowned courses solo or with your pals. Whether you’re seeking a winter lesson or a casual round during the off-season, The “SIM” provides the perfect platform to improve your game.

Closed now for the summer, The “SIM” will reopen in October for winter play.

Gear Up for Golf in Whistler

At each of Whistler’s championship courses, you’ll find fully stocked pro shops where you can replace worn clubs with the latest technology, try on this year’s fashion trends, reload on golf balls and stock up on the necessities.

Throughout Whistler Village, there’s ample opportunity to gear up with this season’s best apparel to keep you warm during our crisp mountain mornings, and moving freely through the midday sun. Be sure to check out Peak Performance Whistler for their highly anticipated 2024 golf capsule, available in-store and online.

Whistler’s Four Golf Courses

Whistler Golf Club

Opening its doors on Friday, May 10, Whistler Golf Club kicks off an exciting 2024 season. Their rates are dynamic, so check the website for the latest pricing. Frequent players can benefit from passes offering 10 to 20 rounds at highly discounted rates, ideal for enjoying Whistler’s fairways with friends.

Gear up for the season in style at Whistler Golf Club, home to one of only two Nike Pro Shops in Canada. Offering exclusive apparel and limited-edition drops throughout the year, don’t miss the unveiling of the Nike 2024 collection on opening day.

The Whistler Golf Club is located steps from Whistler Village.
Whistler Golf Club is located just steps from Whistler Village. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

Looking to hone your handicap? Whistler Golf Club has fantastic practice facilities with a comprehensive and highly-rated academy offering lessons and camps for all ages and abilities (visit whistlergolf.com/academy). Their popular men’s, women’s and junior clinics typically sell out fast, so book early. Junior camps are a great way to introduce kids to the game or help them develop their skills in a fun and supervised summer environment.

This year, get involved in Whistler Golf Courses’s major events. Look forward to the RBC Scramble Qualifier on May 22 at Whistler Golf Club, with a chance to win a trip to Cabot Cape Breton. Later in the season, test your game against a challenging course setup inspired by the iconic Arnold Palmer at the Iron Arnie tournament in late September.

Big Sky Golf Club

With the course in fantastic shape, Big Sky Golf Club is set to open on Friday, April 26. Big Sky Golf Club hosts one of the best and most unique practice facilities in Whistler and Pemberton, highlighted by their 5-hole par 3 course ideal for junior golfers or those new to the game.

Two golfers enjoy the Big Sky Golf Course in Pemberton, just north of Whistler.
Located 20 minutes north of Whistler is Big Sky Golf Club. PHOTO CHAD CHOMLACK

Additionally, Big Sky offers extremely reasonable rates regarding lessons and coaching and hosts popular multi-day junior golf programs during the summer months. By upgrading their driving range surface, Big Sky has increased the number of hitting bays this year making it the perfect environment to tune your swing for the season ahead.

Big Sky Golf Club sits in the shadow of Mount Currie.
Play in the shadow of giants. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

Big Sky receives a lot of attention as the calibre of golf is often ranked among the best in Canada. However, the 8,000-foot high peaks that tower over the course combined with the lush and serene nature nestled alongside the Lillooet River are equally difficult to ignore.

Nicklaus North Golf Course

Be among the first to tee off at Nicklaus North Golf Course this season, which is set to open on Friday, May 3. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this track truly is as special as the legend himself.

Looking to elevate your swing or introduce someone new to the game? The Cabin at Nicklaus North offers a first-class lesson program for all ages and abilities. Book your lesson online or call (604) 902-1711 to speak with a pro.

Nicklaus North Golf Course in the summer sun in Whistler.
Whistler marries stunning, mountain views with world-class golfing. PHOTO RICH GLASS

This summer, witness the best compete at Nicklaus North, as they proudly host the prestigious 2024 PGA of BC Senior and Women’s Championship on June 24 and 25. Join in the fun at the 10th Annual Craft Your Golf event on May 28 where great golf, local beer and food are celebrated in perfect tandem.

Three golfers enjoy the sunshine and mountain views at the Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler.
At Nicklaus North, you get mountain and lake views while you golf. PHOTO CHAD CHOMLACK

Finally, end your season at Nicklaus North with the Last Kick at the Pin on October 7. This is an extremely popular event filled with friendly competition, prizes and your last chance for golf in Whistler before the snow starts to settle in the valley. Be sure to mark your calendar for these exciting events!

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club kicks off its 2024 season on Friday, May 10. True mountain golf awaits as you explore 450 feet of elevation gain, offering diverse, dramatic scenery and unobstructed mountain views.

A photo of the lush greens at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club.
Lush greens at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. PHOTO CHAD CHOMLACK

This 2024 season, expect upgrades to the already premium practice facilities at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. A 10,000-square-foot putting green, practice bunkers and chipping areas await the eager golfer who’ll be further spoiled by breathtaking views of the Whistler Valley below.

In addition to their 3-tiered, double-sided driving range, you’ll find Canada’s only David Leadbetter Academy offering world-renowned expert tuition. To find out more about their lessons, clinic and junior programs, visit www.whistlermountaingolf.com/lessons-clinics.

The Fairmont are experts in hospitality and have a dedicated team for planning and hosting the perfect group event, whether for a four-ball or a charity event for 280 (visit their website for more details).

A golfer enjoys the mountainous course at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club.
Swing for the mountains. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

The golfing season is nearly upon us and there are so many reasons to get out and enjoy golf in Whistler this year. Just like me, you’ll discover that Whistler golf transcends the ordinary. Four magnificent, distinct courses offering fantastic value, alongside a committed community of professionals await.

Here, every breath and every step is an invitation to embrace the profound serenity that surrounds you. In Whistler, golf isn’t just a game; it’s an immersive experience unlike any other.

Stay & Play Golf Packages

3 Nights, 3 Rounds from $289 CAD per Person, per Night

Package golf with your accommodation to receive a discounted rate. The Whistler.com golf packages include golf at Nicklaus North Golf Course, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Big Sky Golf Club and Whistler Golf Club. Every round includes complimentary cart usage. Shorter and longer-duration packages are available.

Book your golf getaway online today or call 1.800.944.7853 to speak with our Whistler-based Travel Consultants.

Planning a group booking, corporate retreat or friendly tournament? Get in touch with a group specialist who can help with all aspects of your booking.


With over a decade of international resort experience, Fergus has settled on Whistler as his playground and workplace. Obsessed with outdoor sports, he can be frequently spotted off the side of the ski slopes or down the middle of the fairway.