Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., 6,635 Yards, Par 72, Rating
71.5, Slope 145
Whistler Golf Club
by many to be the best course in Whistler, and consistently ranked
as one of the top golf courses in all of Canada, The Chateau Whistler
Golf Club is a mountain golf gem that you simply must play when
legendary course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., Chateau Whistler
uses dramatic elevation changes, streams and ravines as its predominant
defences. Players that tend to spray the ball or get overly aggressive
will have a tough time on this course. The smart player that picks
his/her spots and plays within their game will love every aspect
of this golfing gem.
A great example
of the Chateau Whistler Experience is the par four, third hole.
At 399 yards from the back tees this hole sounds like a guaranteed
par for the big hitters. As you learn more about the hole though
you will realize that it is anything but. Every yard of this dogleg-left
is a steady uphill rise from the tees. A well-struck drive up the
right centre of the fairway, rather than a monstrously long one,
is therefore the key to getting to the green in regulation. Anything
left of centre or short and you are going to have to lay-up.
For your second
shot you will have to contend with a creek and a ravine that guard
the front of the sloping green. A high soft-landing shot is therefore
needed to carry over the trouble and stay on the putting surface.
Hit your shot above the hole and you will have a dangerously fast
putt coming back to the cup. Hit it too short of the hole and you
will have to hammer a putt to get to the cup. The conservative player
who goes with what is given to him is going to do well on this hole.
The golfer who tries to bend the course to his will, is going to
spend the day feasting on a healthy portion of crow.
This year come
to Whistler and find out for yourself why Chateau Whistler Golf
Club has been ranked as the Best Resort Course in Canada by Score
Magazine, and one of the Top 15 Golf Resorts in North America by
Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Come golf Chateau Whistler Golf Club
with BC Golf Vacations.