When I started my round at 4:30pm on a Wednesday, I did not have any playing partners because the bookings were wide open. That was nice because I got to work on my game a bit and hit some extra shots. The service was very friendly and helpful, as you'd expect from Canadians!
It was quite unexpectedly hot at about 90 F, but the evening breezes will cool you off. In fact, you can tee off at 5pm and finish your round when the sun sets at 9:15pm. That's one of the great things about golfing in British Columbia. Also, the stunning mountain views were also very memorable and I could also see a small waterfall flowing down the side of the mountain.
The course was very tough because any ball hit into the rough is basically gone for good. The rough is made up of very long fescue grass that devours balls. Also, there is a fair amount of water on the course to add even more opportunity to lose balls. Hole #4 (par 5) is particularly devious, with three stream crossings and a pond that cost me two balls!
Green fees get progressively cheaper later in the day and they vary by season. I paid C$59 (US$45), which was a wonderful value. I will definitely look forward to playing here on my return to Whistler.
July 13, 2003
From journal Active Whistler Summer Vacation Companion