The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is twice a masterpiece – legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr carved it out of the face of one of British Columbia’s most beautiful mountains, Coast Mountain Ranges. With Jones making the most of what nature has gifted it with, golfers are in for a delight both in playability and scenery. All Jones did here was make sure his hazards and holes are placed where the natural mountain features are exposed just right. And with something as beautiful as this, nothing is ever too much. Hazards include crystal clear mountain streams and deep ravines; breathtaking views of the surrounding valley are a two-faced feature: they could be a treat to the senses or a distraction. With features as varied and as dynamic as that, not to mention beautiful, golf vacations here are pretty much an emotional roller coaster – ranging between awe and heartbreak and satisfaction.
And speak of satisfaction, it seems like golfers are not the only ones satisfies at how the Fairmont Chateau Whistler looks and plays. Golf Digest gave it four and a half stars and rated it a ‘must play’; the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine hailed it the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America; and Canada’s Score Golf called it the Best Resort Course in British Columbia. But not only is this an award-winning spectacle; this superstar is its own blockbuster hit – the number of happy golf trips here are a testament. And there is nothing dramatic about it – that’s all fact.