Since almost everyone seems to be doing their own course rankings, we thought we would weigh in on the subject. My top 3 British Columbia courses are listed below and in two days, Tara will post hers. As you will see in the comments, we have chosen them for different reasons.
Admittedly, we have not played every course in the province so those you who feel your course should be on the lists may have been left off simply because we have not played them, with apologizes to those who have extended us an invitation that we have not yet been able to take advantage of. To view a list of the courses we plan to play in 2009, click here! Keep in mind, we did try to go a little outside the box with our selections.
1. Salmon Arm Golf Club
While I admit I have played this course as often as any in the province due to my employment as General Manager / Director of Golf there, in my opinion it offers as good a layout and conditioning as any course in the province. Re-designed by Les Furber in 1994, the course is a Par 72 and not overly long, although I always felt it played longer due to the dog legs and required lay-ups that don’t allow for a driver off every tee but rather requiring strategic placement.
2. Richmond Country Club
RCC certainly doesn’t have the notoriety of some of Vancouver’s more famous private clubs, but I personally find the shot making requirements at Richmond are some of the best in B.C. Again, not overly long but with shapely holes and thick tree lined fairways a pure ball striking day and solid putting on tricky greens is must to score well here.
3. Big Sky Golf and Country Club
The ‘ginormous’ Mount Currie certainly adds to the back drop of this renowned property but it has always been the course conditions and the fun times I’ve had at Big Sky that make it memorable for me. A trip to Whistler is a mistake if you don’t add the 30 minute drive to play this gem.
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