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Wednesday May 9, 2018 9:56 PM
I'm possibly going to take a trip to Vancouver this fall, most likely in September 2018, and am looking for a recommendation.

I wouldn't be going exclusively for golf, but I am thinking I can get away one morning for a round. I will be renting clubs, so there's that.

Anybody have some advice?

Thanks in advance.

Kevin
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mpisarski01
RE: Vancouver, BC
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Thursday May 10, 2018 7:29 AM
its a little north but I really enjoyed Furry Creek. The course has great views of the bay mixed with towering pine tree's. Back in 2009 I think I paid like $50-75US.

Its also famous for the Happy Gilmore-Bob Barker Fight scene.

http://furrycreekgolf.com/

[[Edited by mpisarski01 on Thursday May 10, 2018 7:38 AM]]
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RE: Vancouver, BC
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Friday May 11, 2018 12:12 PM
Obviously, the Bear Mountain courses are the top public courses in the area. Play the Mountain over the Valley course.

Another option for you, if you have a GHIN, is to reach out to Royal Colwood GC and The Victoria Club. They are the R&A clubs in Vancouver. R&A clubs are normally ultra-exclusive for citizens but they can be receptive to international visitors.

Some clubs will require a letter from your golf club, doesn't need to be private (this seems to be for handicap verification/membership), others just need a request. Most of the clubs have handicap minimums. The lowest (most restrictive) I've seen is around 18 handicap (Royal Melbourne, I think) to play.

-Phillip
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hammer74
RE: Vancouver, BC
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Friday May 11, 2018 5:51 PM
the one i remember in Vancouver close to the YVR would be Mayfair Lakes. This used to be a private course but i think they opened tee times to public.

There are also some world class courses in Whistler. which is about 90 min drive. More in particular Whistler golf (Palmer course) and Nicklaus North.

It has been a few years so not sure the conditions
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Saturday May 12, 2018 2:05 PM
I have played Furry Creek many times it's a wonderful course totally unique first course I go to when I'm in the Vancouver area I also enjoy Whistler where there is a Palmer a Nicklaus and a Robert Trent Jones course as well they are up the road from Furry Creek

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