2020 Canadian Rockies Golf Tour
2020 will be our 17th Canadian Rockies Golf Tour!
PaR nz Golfing Holidays invites you to travel with us to the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll play some of the world’s most scenic courses. Even the amazing pictures can’t do it justice – so join us on tour for the complete experience!
Our luxury package includes staying 17 nights in the 5-star Fairmont chain of hotels along with two amazing golf resorts. From Calgary we head into the Rockies, all the way through the Okanagan Valley and Whistler to finish in Vancouver.
This is your chance to play Banff Springs, Stewart Creek, two championship layouts at Predator Ridge, Chateau Whistler, Nicklaus North and Greywolf, to name but a few in our 2020 line-up. Overall, we play 11 exhilarating golf courses. A winery tour, catch-up drinks, and the Lake Louise Gondola are added inclusions.
In previous years, our Canada Tours have sold out within weeks of release – so be sure to book your place early.
2020 Tour Inclusions
- 11 selected championship Canadian golf greats including
- Banff Springs
- Stewart Creek
- Predator Ridge – the Ridge and Predator courses
- Chateau Whistler
- Nicklaus North
- Copper Point
- Eagle Ranch
- Mayfair Lakes
- 18 nights in luxury accommodation throughout, including the 5-star Fairmont Hotel group in Calgary, Lake Louise, Whistler, and Vancouver. The highly-acclaimed, luxurious Predator Ridge Golf Resort and Spa, and Copper Point Golf and Spa Resort.
- Breakfast daily
- Special hosted welcome dinner in Calgary with refreshments
- Drinks ‘catch-up’ at the Fairmont Lake Louise
- Mid-way cocktail evenings at Predator Ridge and in Whistler
- Winery tour and lunch in Kelowna
- Farewell dinner in Vancouver with refreshments
- Lake Louise Gondola, and grizzly bear sightseeing – if we are lucky!
- Air-conditioned coach transport
- Extensive tour pack including tour clothing, souvenir baggage labels, electronic PaR nz itinerary App for quick reference, and souvenir tour booklets
- Options available for partners and non-golfers
Stewart Creek Golf Club (Banff, Alberta)
Designer: Gary Browning (2000) | www.stewartcreekgolf.com
Located adjacent to the Three Sisters mountain range, Stewart Creek will test your skills with its tree-lined fairways and varying degrees of difficulty – the 11th is a tough one but golfers can make it up on the 14th, hopefully! Be sure to look out for the old mine shafts on many fairways. With breathtaking views, Stewart Creek retains a natural, lie of the land look – something Browning is proud of.
Banff Springs Golf Course (Banff, Alberta)
Designer: Stanley Thompson (1928) / Cornish & Robinson (1989) | www.banffspringsgolfclub.com
Renowned for its panoramic beauty, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is situated in Banff National Park, a mile high in the Canadian Rockies. With breathtaking views in every direction, it is a captivating and challenging course. The optical illusions created by the mountains towering overhead may deceive the eye of even the most skilled player. Designed by world-renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson in 1928, the original 18-hole course was later complemented by the construction of an adjoining 9 holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson and opened in 1989; thereby completing this championship layout. Greens range from expansive and rolling to small and flat.
Copper Point Golf Resort (Invermere, British Columbia)
Designer: Gary Browning (2002) | www.copperpointgolfresort.com
The Copper Point Golf Club is one of the newest championship courses in the Kootenay Rockies. A natural, lay-of-the-land route with numerous ‘classic’ elements, such as roughly hewn bunkers and excellent use of existing hills and ravines, the architectural merit of this design warrants play on its own. Designed by rising architect Gary Browning, Copper Point is a beautiful, classically-designed course. Its holes feel natural, are very strategic and thanks to the surroundings, are graced with incredible mountain backdrops.
Eagle Ranch Golf Resort (Invermere, British Columbia)
Designer: William G Robinson (2001) | www.eagleranchresort.com
Located on Eagle Ranch Trail, acclaimed golf architect Bill Robinson has made the most of the natural contours, varied terrain and 360-degree views to create a uniquely challenging golf experience. An example is the 16th hole, a 160-yard par 3 featuring a sandstone-shielded green lying 80 feet below the elevated tee.
Greywolf (Panorama, British Columbia)
Designer: Doug Carrick (1999) | www.greywolfgolf.com
Greywolf is an award winning mountain golf course located at Panorama Mountain Village. Designed by the talented Canadian architect Doug Carrick, who has built many of Canada's best courses, Greywolf features 18 unique and interesting holes that will be seared in your memory bank for a long time. Cliffhanger, Greywolf's signature hole presents golfers with an island green, perched across the aptly named, Hopeful Canyon, with a cliff on the front left and back of the green – one of golf’s true must plays!
Predator Ridge Golf Resort (Vernon, British Columbia)
Designer: Les Furber (1991) / Doug Carrick (2010) | www.predatorridge.com/golf
Predator Ridge Golf Resort is a 36-hole golf resort community in the Okanagan Valley outside Vernon, spanning 1,200 acres and is home to a community of just over 600 people. Opened in 1991, Predator Ridge originally consisted of 27-holes, designed by Les Furber. The three nine-hole courses were named after resident birds of prey: The Osprey and The Red Tail (built in 1991) and eventually The Peregrine built in 2000.
To expand into a 36-hole golf facility, architect Doug Carrick was hired to build 9 new holes as well as renovate the original 9-hole Peregrine course. This new 18-hole golf course was renamed The Predator Course. In 2010, Carrick opened another 18-hole course, which was named The Ridge Course. The Ridge course was voted the best new golf course in Canada in 2010 by Scoregolf.
The Predator Course features rolling hills, long grasses and undulating greens which have twice hosted the prestigious World Skins Game and offer a challenge to every level of golfer. The Ridge Course is challenging but playable, featuring breathtaking views of Lake Okanagan that gives way to dramatic elevation changes dotted with beautiful granite outcroppings.
Nicklaus North (Whistler, British Columbia)
Designer: Jack Nicklaus (1996) | www.golfbc.com/courses/nicklaus_north
Designed by the ‘golden bear’ Jack Nicklaus, this par 71, 18-hole course winds along a gentle valley floor offering you a spectacular setting as your golfing skills are tested to the fullest. Winner of numerous awards since its opening in 1996, Nicklaus North has played host to events such as the World Skins Game and the Shell's Wonderful World of Golf, welcoming some of golf's biggest names such as Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, John Daly, Vijay Singh and Stephen Ames to name a few.
Whistler Golf Club (Whistler, British Columbia)
Designer: Arnold Palmer (1983) | www.whistlergolf.com
Arnold Palmer's first Canadian design with spectacular snowcapped mountain views, signature design and uncompromising course conditions. Beautiful bent grass greens await you on this par 71, 6,722 yard course which makes the most of its scenic and pristine setting. Broad fairways, interlaced with gentle streams and lakes, are bordered by majestic old-growth cedars and firs.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club (Whistler, British Columbia)
Designer: Robert Trent Jones (1993) | www.fairmont.com/whistler/golf
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jnr, wildlife, scenery and incredible vistas are signature of The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course. Carved out of the slopes of the Coast Mountain range in British Columbia, this magnificent Whistler golf course allows nature to dictate the path without constraints of commercial influence. The mountain course traverses creeks, ponds, stands of ancient Douglas fir and granite rock. Elevation changes of more than 400 feet overall create an impressive golf opportunity and a naturally spectacular BC golf experience.
Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club (Richmond, British Columbia)
Designer: Les Furber | www.golfbc.com/courses/mayfair_lakes
Mayfair has been host to many national tour events such as the Canadian Tour's Telus Open. The many lakes and waterways make this course a real challenge, testing golfers of all ability. With the towering beauty of Vancouver's North shore Mountains serving as a backdrop, Mayfair Lakes in Richmond is a genuine golf sanctuary, offering year-round golf in a secluded country ambiance that's just minutes from Vancouver.