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Golfing while watching the earth move! Big Sky in British Columbia

Self-proclaimed golf nut, Karen Thrall, our guest blogger, shares with us her experience near Whistler Canada.  For luxury exchange properties nearby visit British Columbia, Canada or for more great golf locations visit’s golf pages.  

My good friend and I made the commute to Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton, British Columbia.  It’s one of his favourite courses, so it was a perfect place to celebrate his birthday!  (I wish I could tell you I “let” the birthday boy win, but his 4 handicap was leading the way…again.)

We witnessed two avalanches while playing.  It’s magnificent to watch the roaring of the snow breaking free from the mountains, pouring down the crevices of the cliffs.  Loud, powerful – stunning!

What a place!  One of the most beautiful courses I've played.  By far, one of BC's best golf havens.  The tranquility and splendour of its surroundings is remarkable.  The snow-capped mountains are your backdrop, towering over you.  Breathtaking.  While you’re visiting Whistler, go experience Big Sky!!  (Maybe I should add a few more exclamation marks for dramatic effect?)

From downtown Vancouver, it’s a 2 hour drive; 30 minutes north of Whistler, BC.  The commute alone is well worth the trip.  Crank up the tunes and cruise this spectacular scenic route.  A memorable golf day awaits you.  As Dorothy so famously coined, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore…”  You’re right Dorothy, you’re in Big Sky!  

The course is challenging enough to test your course management skills.  If you’re able to, I highly recommend you take a pull cart and walk the lands.  This way, you’ll soak in more of its attractive features.  I do remember in this particular game, my back nine played better than my front nine.  Took me the front nine to hit my groove.

Excellent customer service is another prime reason to go.  You’ll be warmly welcomed, the staff are helpful and always a pleasure to interact with.

I’ll tell you about the other Whistler courses in a different blog post.  Big Sky gets singled out and deserves its own spotlight.  The locals will tell you the same thing.  It’s well worth the extra 30-minute drive north.  You won’t be disappointed.  Guaranteed.

Promise me you’ll have one day scheduled for Big Sky.  Let me know what you think.  And let me know how you played! 

Thank you Karen for your fantastic blog and photos.   Thinking of visiting Canada, view exclusive homes at Canadian Home Exchange   


  1. I don't think I could concentrate on my golf game in that incredibly beautiful setting. Wow!


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