Big Sky Golf and Country Club

4.9583333333 5.0 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $22.50
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
The Big Tees 72 7001 yards 73.9 135
Black/Blue 72 6753 yards 72.8 130
Blue 72 6496 yards 71.4 129
White 72 6037 yards 69.5 120
White (W) 72 6037 yards 75.0 132
Green 72 5658 yards 72.9 125
Red 72 5208 yards 65.4 111
Red (W) 72 5208 yards 70.6 118

With Mount Currie towering over the rolling valley and the Green River and other creeks meandering though Big Sky, award-winning golf architects Robert Cupp and John Fought had designed a course worthy of such naturally beautiful setting. The course is located just a 25-minute drive from Whistler Resort. With its 360-degree views, Big Sky more than lives up to its name.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"Well Worth the Drive to Pemberton"


u940226551's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course was in tremendous condition. The layout is challenging but fair, and makes you think all the way around. One hole has a creek that crosses it three times! The views on every hole are amazing. It is a joy to play. Of all the courses in the Whistler area, I would rate this second only to NIcklaus North. If you are out that way, definitely play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of Canada’s best"


GolfinginBC's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The sea to sky drive always gets me going. The dramatic endless views across the ocean on every turn, gradually get more narrow and enclosed until you past whistler, the following 30kms is rod watchjng and how fast I can take each corner.

Big Sky has always been one of my favourite places to play, bring new people and business associates. It’s a unique energy from the property that is relaxed, classy and yet an intensity that you know you want to play good here. It deserves your attention that day.

The staff are always exceptional. From Woody the GM to shawn in the pro shop and Mike at the starters hut. The all give you a run down on everything happening.

The course has always been and was in phenomenal shape. No different this time.

I got talking to a few of the members and they had nothing bad to say. In fact they are members in a few nice courses in California (well known clubs) and this is their favourite of them all!

Big sky is blessed with a hidden gem of a property and run incredibly well from Woody Bishop down. Make your way to Pemberton, you will never regret the decision. (Unless it’s raining that day)

Thank you as always Big Sky, you have my heart ❤️


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"13th in Canada, Public Course by Score Golf"


GolfinginBC's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I don't hand out 5 stars to just any course. I did for Big Sky.

When comparing to the other course in the area, Whistler/Pemberton is known as a golf haven for North America, and of these spectacular courses I have to say overall Big Sky is the best.

It has a unique feeling to the course. It doesn't have the tourist feeling like the others do. Don't get me wrong, iIlove the other Whistler courses and Chateau is among my all time favourite. But there is something unique about Big Sky.

Clubhouse has the most welcoming feel. Clean and crisp. Pro shop has a great selection of everything, including a vast array of shoes.

Food is spectacular, practice faculties are good, not great.

Course itself is challenging with long par 4s, and holes that make sure you are dialled in on your number or you'll be in some long stuff, or dropping another ball.

The backdrop is BC! Mt.Currie is amazing. The course is on the valley floor so you see this backdrop the entire round. Big Sky is one of my favourite courses in Canada and has recently been ranked 13th best public courses in Canada by Score Golf Magazine. Well deserved.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough layout, neat setting beside Mount Currie"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
First time playing Walked

Reviewed on

It's about a 30-minute drive from the heart of Whistler to Pemberton to play one of the area's top courses, Big Sky Golf & Country Club. Those who make the trip are rewarded with a really neat setting beside Mount Currie to go with a pretty challenging Bob Cupp design. The course is dead flat, but has loads of water hazards in the form of creeks, wetlands and ponds. Some holes you even need to carry them twice. I wish I had another crack at this course as there were a few holes I felt uncomfortable on the first time. If you're making the drive up here, may as well stick around and play a PM round too.

The setting is the coolest part, however. You certainly feel isolated out here, and the view from the clubhouse patio is one of the best around. It's an extremely friendly facility and a top semi-private club with an international membership.

My group stopped by the Pemberton Distillery afterwards for a tour and tasting. This part of the valley is lower in elevation and very fertile, and the distillery is a rare one in that their spirits are certified organic. The gin is becoming a favorite, and they also just tapped into one of their first whisky batches. Do swing by.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Course at Whistler"


u000003221017's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course at least once annually for the past 20 years or so....in fact played it originally within a week of it's opening. I love this course and look forward to it every time. Pemberton has weather that is always a little warmer and less windy than Whistler Village and for me it always seems to be almost perfect.

The course is unusually flat and routed over what must have been marshy ground. Bob Cupp did a phenomenal job of designing a course which has a great variety of holes and which is both playable but resistant to scoring. There are many holes which require thought as well as good ball striking. Landing areas off the tee look generous but many times you need to be in the right spot to have a reasonable shot to the green.

The par 5 fourth hole is diabolical! My usual group of single digit players is generally fortunate to emerge with one par among us....and very often several triples or worse. It isn't long but has a creek meandering back and forth across the fairway no less than 3 times.

This last trip the course was unfortunately burnt out after a stretch of 40 degree weather which killed the poa. They warned us beforehand and charged a very low rate and replay rate (always play 36 there). The greens were actually better than they'd said.

The staff are always very courteous and the food there is exceptional. This is a course I could play every day. I would suggest playing different tees if you play more than one round. The course is equally good from any distance but it provides interesting differences in club selection and strategy.

Very worth the 30 minute drive from Whistler.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Our favorite course near Whistler!"


beway's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We play here every year, since we first discovered it (2001, as I recall). It's a beautiful course with stunning views of Mt. Currie, and is both playable and challenging, with enough tee choices to meet all needs.<br/> Bonus - On a warm summer/fall day you can usually see gliders overhead, which take off from the nearby air field.<br/> Be sure to chat with Carol, the lady with the drinks cart - she loves to chat, and takes great care of us.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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