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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tee time is big mountain golf time in Whistler – four championship courses offer exceptional experience

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - April 30, 2012 

Tee time is big mountain golf time in Whistler – four championship courses offer exceptional experience


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Whistler, B.C. – It’s tee time in Whistler, with four championship courses and one world-class resort making the ingredients for a golfer’s delight – and the ultimate mountain golf experience.

From lush rolling lakeside greens to scenic mountainside slopes, Whistler’s four championship courses – the Arnold-Palmer designed Whistler Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Nicklaus North Golf Course and the Big Sky Golf and Country Club, designed by Robert Cupp, offer an unparalleled experience.

Stay and play packages start at $139 per person, per night make it easier than ever to master the Whistler golf experience.

The Whistler golf season is in full swing as of this week, with all three Whistler courses joining Pemberton’s Big Sky Golf and Country Club which opened April 18. At Big Sky, May rates include: $89 (regular); $69 (twilight; 2 p.m.); and $49 (sunset; 4 p.m.). “We had a terrific opening weekend,” said Chris Wallace, General Manager at Big Sky Golf and Country Club. “The course is in fantastic shape and our guests are happy to be back out there. We’re looking forward to the season.”

The Whistler Golf Club opens May 3, celebrating its 30th anniversary with an early opening $49 rate valid until May 9 by booking online at with the promo code: arnie. In honour of the anniversary, 80s attire is encouraged. The WGC is offering May daily rates of $99 (regular); $69 (twilight; 3 p.m.) and $59 (sunset; 5 p.m. or nine holes anytime). In addition to the courses, the driving range at the Whistler Golf Club is open.

“The course is in the best early season condition we have ever seen,” said Alan Kristmanson, General Manager at the Whistler Golf Club, where last year’s installation of new greens is paying off.  “Our new bent grass greens have matured and wintered very well, as did the entire course,” he said. “With the good weather in the forecast, we anticipate a great start to the golf season in Whistler.”

The Whistler Golf Club is not alone in its optimism for the season. “Nicklaus North is in fantastic early season condition – the best we’ve ever seen,” said Michael Zuccolin, Nicklaus North General Manager. “Early season golf in Whistler has never been better,” he said. “And especially with the Golf Whistler Passport – golfers can expect great value and fantastic conditions at our remarkable mountain golf destination.”

Nicklaus North is offering an opening weekend special of a $69 green fee (using the promo code: NNOPENING at In addition to this great rate, with every kilogram of non-perishable food items donated (benefitting the Whistler Food Bank, through the Whistler Community Services Society), an additional $2 will be deducted from the green fee (for a maximum of $20 for 10 kilograms of food donations). May is also free lesson month at Nicklaus North (limited spots, Friday through Sunday).

Rounding out the Whistler golf experience, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club will open May 4 with an opening weekend special of $79 per person, including cart. The daily rate in May is $115 and $85 for twilight (3 p.m. until close). Fairmont golf club guests staying at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler enjoy golf privileges including complementary, unlimited rounds of play on the same day of play following their paid round, complimentary, unlimited use of the practice facility throughout the stay when a round of golf is reserved at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, and children golf for free.

“The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course is pleased to be opening ahead of schedule this year with the golf course already in fantastic shape and an abundance of wildlife making their way out of hibernation down onto the course. Guests can expect exceptional value for early season bookings,” said Nick Droulis, Director of Golf at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course.

For the inside scoop on all things golf in Whistler, visit the Whistler Insider.

Whistler-based travel consultants at can also customize a vacation package, taking care of flights, transportation, accommodation and activities. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit for more details and offers.




Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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