Whistler Golf Club

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6722 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 71 6722 yards 72.0 136
Palmer 71 6336 yards 70.1 128
White 71 6004 yards 68.7 121
White (W) 71 6004 yards 73.3 134
Forward 71 5309 yards 65.6 108
Forward (W) 71 5309 yards 69.4 127
Beginner/Jr. 71 2235 yards N/A N/A

Canada's first design by Arnold Palmer, the Whistler Golf Club features nine lakes, two winding creeks, lush rolling greens and magnificent views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Just a short walk from the resort's village centre, this superb "shot maker's" course - with its risk-reward holes, challenging greens and wonderful use of natural assets - has the King of Golf's signature all over it.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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"Very intetesting Palmer design"


travel1's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Unfortunately we only had time for 9-holes, but were able to ride the back nine to get a feel. This is one of the more fun Palmer designs. It is a very pretty course with plenty of water and challenge. The elevation changes are not too dramatic, but used to great effect. Lots of forest around and a good amount of water. Only wish we could have played the back 9 instead of ride it. I would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Whistler original course still holds its own"


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

Right in the heart of town within walking distance of the Village Stroll is Whistler Golf Club, the course that started it all here when it opened in 1983. The course was designed by Arnold Palmer and he apparently eagled the 12th hole during the grand opening, which is now named "Arnie's Eagle."

The course feels older than its 30-plus year history and it's probably because of the trees. There are some ancient ones out here. The two fir trees you see down the first fairway are said to be 480 years old, and there is a red cedar near a tee box on the back nine that is about 300 years old. You'll probably find yourself in the trees a fair amount. Fairways can feel narrow here.

Perhaps the unsung star of this course is the greens. Not only are they in exceptional condition but they can be very tricky. After putting flatter surfaces at Big Sky and dealing with mountain breaks at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, these were an entirely different animal and require your full attention.

During our Whistler trip, we stayed at the Crystal Lodge, which you can walk to, bag over your shoulder, to the clubhouse. There's also a driving range right by the street so you can hit some post-dinner balls if you'd like. This is a great complement to the resort/semi-private courses in town and still delivers a true destination golf experience with a little less of a price tag.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Not my number 1 choice in Whistler but WGC does an overall great job.

From a fantastic pro shop and restaurant to their practice facilities.

Pace of play was a little slow and the seem to get more than their share of stags and "rookie" golfers which can be annoying if your serious about golf.

They do a great job at marketing and they are everywhere when your looking for golf in the area, their price is very good and so with that your going to get the "average joe" golfer.

Defiantly would go back again, probably would make sure it's a weekday and not so busy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Subtly Challenging Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course has really grown on my over the years. It was the first Whistler course and was built on a relatively small slice of land. Some of the holes make one feel claustrophobic and certainly make one reach for a hybrid or 3 wood even though there isn't much roll on the lush fairways.

There is a nice variety of holes with ponds, brooks and huge trees all coming into play in a cleverly designed course. If one is striking the ball well though it isn't too hard to hit lots of greens. Hitting and staying ON the green however can be two different things. These greens are usually stamping at about 10 which is fast for a resort course and they are VERY undulating. These are also small undulations.....a 20 foot putt might give you 2 or even 3 breaks. Chipping onto these greens and putting them is a real challenge. But they are smooth and roll perfectly so when you walk off with a few 3 putts on your card you can blame only yourself!

This is a very friendly place with enthusiastic, helpful staff. The food was served in generous portions and by exceptionally attractive and pleasant servers. We spent a very happy day there playing 36 holes and eating lunch and dinner.


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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