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Top 5 Reasons to Golf at Fairmont Chateau Whistler this Season

We’ve missed you all and can’t wait to welcome you back to Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club for a round of golf, and a well-deserved après at The Clubhouse this 2024 season! With the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club in full swing, we caught up with our Director of Golf, Danny Long, to prepare for the season ahead. Check out the top 5 reasons why we choose to golf in Whistler, B.C.!

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1. What to know before you go…

We don’t know about you, but we think golf season is the best season! While we’ve been patiently waiting, planning and practicing our swing, we’ve also come up with a crafted list of everything you need to know about golfing in Whistler this season.

Tips for Conquering Mountain Golf

For first-time visitors and those accustomed to flat courses, Danny offers this advice: “You do not need to hit your driver off of every tee, it is much more important to place your tee shot in the right location then to hit it as far as possible, remember, we are true mountain golf.”

The Biggest Challenge

According to Danny “It’s more often than not that you won’t encounter a perfectly flat lie unless you’re on the teeing ground. Since the golf course is built on Blackcomb Mountain, the terrain naturally follows the contours of the mountainside.”

The Biggest Reward

Danny states, “The most rewarding aspect is that once you are able to strike the ball nicely at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, your game will be able to transfer anywhere.”

Planning Your Golf Trip to Whistler

While June through September witness peak season, the course offers unique experiences throughout other times of the year. Consider combining a round of golf with a spring ski trip in May or take advantage of discounted rates and prime course conditions during the fall season.

Here’s how to make the most of your golfing adventure:

  • Book you tee time: Secure your preferred dates by booking your tee time online in advance.
  • Plan your lessons and clinics: Elevate your game with the help of our expert instructors. Browse our selection of lessons and clinics to find the perfect fit.
  • Unlock Exclusive Offers: Check out our Golf Resort Vacation Offer for the best stay and play package.
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course

2. Come for the game, stay for the views…

It’s no secret, Whistler’s panoramic mountain landscape is second to none. But what makes the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club truly special? “True mountain golf at its finest, 450 feet of elevation gain with both Blackcomb and Whistler mountains as a backdrop” says Danny. Whether you’re searching for the perfect destination to practice your game or spending a leisurely day on the links with friends, the jaw-dropping views of Whistler are worth the trip alone.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course Aerial

3. Practice makes perfect.

Looking to improve your game? Boasting incredible views of the Whistler Valley, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Practice Facility, features a 10,000 square foot putting green, practice bunkers, and chipping and pitching areas. Nestled in the forest behind Lost Lake Park, the Practice Facility offers the opportunity to improve your skills with a “full length 3 tier double ended driving range with both a short game and practice putting green to work on every shot in the bag. We also have the only David Leadbetter Academy in Canada if you want to treat yourself to an amazing learning experience.” says Danny. Plus, all tee times include complimentary access to the course’s private Practice Facility.

The Practice Facility | Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
The Practice Facility at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club on a small hill above a golf course

4. Elevate your game.

 

 

Known for it’s naturally spectacular and challenging terrain, the course offers the only true mountain golf experience in the area, as it carves out of the slopes of the Coast Mountain range at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1993, the course traverses creeks and ponds, and stands amongst ancient Douglas firs and granite rock. Not to mention, the 450ft of elevation gain throughout your game, making your ball fly even further! Get ahead of the game with an aerial view of the course before you play!

5. Silence is golden.

There’s something to be said about having the entire course to yourself. And, while that statement may not be entirely true, each hole on the course is uniquely laid out to create a sense of isolation from the next. “You cannot help but enjoy the calmness and appreciate not only the views but the wildlife that surrounds” says Danny. You’re more likely to spot some local wildlife, such as deer or a family of black bears on course, than you are to run into another group on the greens.

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Whether you are looking for a tee time, a Season Pass membership or a golf package that lets you stay and play, an exciting round of mountain golf awaits at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. We can’t wait to see you on the course this 2024 Golf Season!

If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out Slopeside Stories to learn more about Whistler’s most exciting activities, adventure, dining and more.

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