Big Sky Golf & Country Club
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Big Sky Golf & Country Club
The Green River runs along the 5th hole of Big Sky Golf & Country Club, north of Whistler in Pemberton. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Big Sky Golf & C.C.
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Big Sky Golf & C.C.
A unique bridge and canopy greet golfers to the tee at Big Sky Golf & Country Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf course - 6th
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf course - 6th
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf course has the most elevation changes of the the area's mountain courses. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf course - No. 5
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf course - No. 5
The par-3 5th hole at Fairmont Chateau Whistler has a picturesque setting with a mountain backdrop. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Nicklaus North golf course - No. 17
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Nicklaus North golf course - No. 17
The demanding and scenic par-3 17th hole plays beside Green Lake at Nicklaus North. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Nicklaus North golf course - No. 12
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Nicklaus North golf course - No. 12
All the par 3s are stout at Nicklaus North, including the long 12th, which demands a long carry and features an Augusta National-esque bridge. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Nicklaus North golf course - No. 16
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Nicklaus North golf course - No. 16
A mountain stream runs in front of the par-4 16th hole's green at Nicklaus North. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Nicklaus North - green
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Nicklaus North - green
Nicklaus North, while flat, is scenic and pleasant at every turn. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Pemberton Distillery
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Pemberton Distillery
Near Big Sky, Pemberton Distillery makes organic spirits like gin, Scottish-style whisky and more. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whistler Golf Club - No. 16
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Whistler Golf Club - No. 16
One of the highlights of Whistler Golf Club is the elevated tee on the long, par-4 16th hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whistler Golf Club
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Whistler Golf Club
The first 18-hole course in Whistler was Whistler Golf Club, which opened in 1983 and was designed by Arnold Palmer. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whistler Golf Club - trees
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Whistler Golf Club - trees
The trees steal the show at Whistler Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Fairmont Chateau Whistler G.C. - bears
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler G.C. - bears
Bears are commonplace at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

Tour the mountain golf courses of Whistler, British Columbia

WHISTLER, B.C. -- A short getaway from Vancouver, B.C., Whistler has been a popular ski destination for quite some time. It' only until relatively recently that it's made a name for itself as one of Canada's ten best golf destinations , too. Whistler Golf Club was built in the 1980s in hopes of spurring some summer tourism, and now it has a handful of newer, spectacular golf courses cut through the mountains and along the valley floor.

Nicklaus North and Fairmont Chateau Whistler are both located in the heart of the town, while just north, in the town of Pemberton, is Big Sky Golf Club . The foursome, to go with the original Whistler G.C., make for a small but very worthy golf offering to go with all the other outdoor amenities this mountain village has to offer.

The above images are from my recent golf trip there in June, while I snuck in one of my favorite golf course wildlife shots at the end from my earlier trip a few years back. You can read my full feature on golf in Whistler right here , and be sure to follow me on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC .


Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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