After arriving on Vancouver International Airport, pick up your rental car at the Hertz desk. After leaving Vancouver you will drive North on the 'Sea to Sky Highway' to Whistler, the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This highway, a spectacular drive, is following the scenic shoreline of Howe Sound. After about 95 minutes you will arrive in the mountain village of Whistler, always active and outdoors oriented. Very nice restaurants, bars and shops will make your stay a pleasant one. The unique accommodation is close to the center in a quiet neighborhood.
Explore all Whistler has to offer and play Nicklaus North Golf Course, just minutes from cobblestone walkways and street side cafes of the resort. This par 71, 18-hole course winds along a gentle valley floor offering a spectacular setting. Nicklaus North stands out as one of the great courses in North America. It's no wonder this is only one of a few rare golf courses in the world bearing Jack Nicklaus' name. Golf Digest has rated Whistler as one of the "Top 20 Greatest Golf Destinations in the World". After this exciting game you might want to relax in one of the spas or have a massage in the privacy of your own room.
A beautiful day to explore all the beauty Whistler and it surroundings have to offer. But first you get the chance to play the Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1993, the par 72, 18-hole course offers a golf opportunity unmatched in the region. The course traverses creeks, ponds, stands of ancient Douglas Firs and granite rock faces, which testify to the fact that this magnificent course follows closely the natural state of the rugged terrain.
After a lovely breakfast it is time to hit the road. You will leave the Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains behind you and the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway will take you to Horseshoe Bay where you will take the ferry to Nanaimo. Enjoy the scenery during this hour and a half crossing to Vancouver Island. On the way to Victoria you will pass a number of interesting places to visit. Check the “Secret Tips” in our travel documentation. Victoria, also called the city of sea and gardens, has a mild climate, which makes it possible to play year-round golf . The Inner Harbor of Victoria is a meeting place for musicians, artists and entrepreneurs of all kinds. There is never a dull moment and it is a pleasure to sit down and have a look at the ships and floating planes and watch performers on the street. The city offers a variety of shops, museums and theatres. After checking in at the accommodation, only a few minutes walking from downtown in a quiet neighborhood.
This morning you will drive to the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort. This par 72-18 holes Championship golf course offers the grandeur of different views and the layout is a challenge by itself. After the game it is time to explore Victoria. Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, nice coffee places and visit some very interesting sites. The 'Secret Tips' in the documentation will give you some fantastic hints.
A 20-minute drive west is the Olympic View Golf Course with a magnificent view on the Olympic Mountains on the other side of Puget Sound in Washington State, named by sea captain John Maeres in 1788. This is a beautiful and challenging course. Do not get distracted by the sound of the two waterfalls located at the golf course. You will have a good chance you will pair up with a couple of deer and if you hit the ball too high a bald eagle might swing by to drop it in the hole.
After the game you might want to visit the picturesque little town of Sooke.
Ferry from Swarz Bay to Tsawassen. Enjoy the magnificent scenery during this 90 minute sailing trip. In the afternoon you will tee off at Westwood Plateau, one of Vancouver's most attractive golf courses. The golf course is found high above Coquitlam (just outside Vancouver), nestled into the side of Eagle Mountain. This amazing location allows Westwood Plateau to offer great golf in a spectacular mountain setting. Course designer Michael Hurdzan has incorporated large Douglas Firs, massive granite rock faces, and rugged ravines into this par 72, 6,770 yard course.
Today, a short 40-minute drive takes you back to Vancouver International Airport where you return your rental car and say goodbye.
- 7 nights accommodation in attractive hotels
- 3 full breakfasts
- 8 days Hertz full size car rental, inclusive of GST/PST, unlimited kms, LDW
- 5 green fees, practice balls and shared power cart
- All local taxes (Hotel Tax and Goods & Services Tax)
- Toll-free local contact number
- Full Travel Package*
The DELUXE package includes:
Same as above - but all in deluxe accommodations.
*Full Travel Package, contains:
- a tour map of the area
- area background information, focusing on the package interest
- general description of the tour
- 'secret tips' to connect your clients with
- day-to-day description (driving time, directions, best points of interest to visit, date specific tips, such as festivals, interpretive hikes and concerts, lunch/dinner tips and Visitor Info addresses)