Designed by Robert Cupp, 7,001 yards, par 72, rating 72.8, slope
Sky Golf & Country Club
in the valley floor below the massive cliffs of Mt. Currie in Pemberton
lies one of the best golf courses in Canada: Big Sky Golf & Country
Club. Opened in 1994, and immediately named to the top 50 in Canada,
Big Sky Golf Club combines incredible scenery, phenomenal course
conditioning and superb service to give you a golfing experience
that is second to none.
Robert Cupp, Big Sky Golf Club uses water, sand and varying landing
areas as it main defences. Each hole offers different challenges
and requires players of all abilities to exercise every aspect of
their game. With arguably the best kept fairways in BC, and views
of snow-capped peaks in every direction Big Sky truly is a course
that deserves to be recognized amongst Canadaís elite.
perfect example of the Big Sky experience is the stellar par-four
16th. At only 405 from the back tees the holeís length is not overly
demanding. Itís shape and location though is what makes it memorable.
The entire hole is a gentle dogleg right with water guarding the
entire right hand side of the fairway. Golferís that can hit a draw
are dared to hit a drive that starts over the water and bends back
into the fairway while those golfers that can hit a fade are challenged
to hit a shot up the left side that hopefully does not come back
too far to the right and settle into a watery grave. If you can
pull out the controlled fade or hook you can set yourself up for
birdie. As anyone who plays a bending shot will tell you though,
itís the timing of the control thatís the tough part.
choice is to hit the conservative drive to the left centre of the
fairway and take a mid or long iron to the relatively undefended
green. Epic golfing stories rarely get told about the sensible though.
of your game you are sure to love all that Big Sky has to offer.
This year come play the kind of course you truly deserve to play.
Come golf Big Sky Golf Club with BC Golf Vacations.