When people tagged this a ‘best kept secret’, they certainly must have forgotten that it is more an open secret. Golfers, locals and visitors know that, in British Columbia, there is only one place that could get them pure golf vacation goodness. No fancy names, no unnecessary activities and offerings, just golf at its purest, cleanest, truest. The Meadows at Pemberton Golf Club is a treasure, something that golf enthusiast can’t help but know more about.
Set in the shadow of the majestic Mt Currie, the Meadows at Pemberton Golf Club is well loved for being so natural and diverse. The front nine, an exposed area aptly called the Meadows, is a challenging opener with two notable par 3s and the signature 8thhole island green. In perfect contrast to it is the heavily forested back nine which is a tighter and tougher challenge that sets a perfect tone that is closer to anybody’s round at the course. Sightings of two or more of the rare black squirrel completes anybody’s golf trip adventure at this 6,407-yard, par-72 spectacle.
But sheer is never out-and-out without a take at their gastronomic haven named after their famous exotic and hairy friends. The Black Squirrel Restaurant is the best go-to place at the Meadows at Pemberton Golf Club. The menu is filled with original dishes – all of which they would recommend to be washed down with another original: the Black Squirrel Ale. And the setting couldn’t be any more perfect. The views of the surrounding mountain is definitely the ‘picture’ in picturesque. Guest, however, are often faced with a hard decision in jest whether to selfishly keep this golf vacation destination a secret, or to spread the “know”. But this place is just too good to be hidden, however special it is to be shared.