Big Sky - British Columbia - Canada

Big Sky Golf & Country Club,
1690 Airport Road,
Pemberton,
British Columbia,
V0N 2L3,
Canada


  • +1 800 668 7900

  • Chris Wallace

  • Bob Cupp

  • Courtney Foxgord

Big Sky Golf and Country Club is located a 35 minute drive north of the Whistler resort at Pemberton, British Columbia, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Currie.

In addition to the 7,001-yard 18-holer, Big Sky has substantial practice facilities, including a 350-yard, double-ended driving range, two practice holes with multiple tees and several practice greens and bunkers. The Big Sky Academy is one of the top golf teaching facilities in Canada, offering customized golf schools and programs for golfers of all abilities.

A marvelous addition to the Big Sky set-up is the 9-hole, 1,200 yard, Academy course which is maintained to the same high standard as the championship course. It is ideal, either for the low handicapper wanting to fine tune their short game, or the learner golfer who can play in a real game environment without having to actually walk the fairways of an 18-hole course.

Designed by Bob Cupp, who was the architect of Pumpkin Ridge in Oregon where Tiger Woods won his last US Amateur Championship, the Big Sky course opened in 1994. A dyke was constructed round the site of the course to control the drainage and irrigation of what was once a marshy area where potatoes were grown. It is routed around several lakes that are linked by a snaking creek on broad meadowland free of any housing development which contributes toward the serenity and tranquility of playing here.

The signature hole at Big Sky is the 14th, a 454-yard par four called “Hang Time.” As you step up to the tee, look ahead to the majestic sight of Mount Currie in the distance, often surrounded by clouds that get trapped in the nearby mountain tops. Don’t you just want to get the driver out and hit your ball as far as you can? Well go ahead and your tee shot may well appear to be suspended in mid-air as it booms out into the distance – this is one of Canada’s great driving holes, so do it justice!

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Description: Big Sky Golf and Country Club is located a 35 minute drive north of the Whistler resort at Pemberton, British Columbia, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Currie. Rating: 4.8 out of 6 Reviews: 5

My favourite golf Course in Canada is in Pemberton with the iconic name of Big Sky. The course is dominated by Mount Currie, all 8200 feet of it, and yet the course is a flat and demanding championship layout which tests every aspect of your game.

The course beat me up, because although it's layout and condition was excellent and the greens true, I didn't play well. The place is just so beautiful and in the autumn sunshine gave you a 'great to be alive' feeling. I will be back and hopefully next time there will more pars and birdies! I

6 / 6
Big Sky
September 03, 2017


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The best thing Big Sky has going for it is the view. Enjoyable track, but won't really push your game IMO. Layout is a bit flat with easy to hit resort sized greens. Not much character on some of the holes, but man does the scenery make up for it! Nothing says big sky more than crushing a drive towards an imposingly beautiful mountain backdrop. I gave it a Birdie mostly based on that.

4 / 6
Big Sky
April 22, 2016


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Beautiful conditioned course in a very nice setting. That being said i believe it to be a very overrated, overpriced course. Victoria Golf, Royal Colwood, both Predator Ridge Courses and Tobiano are FAR better BC courses! I enjoyed the Falls, Quail Ridge and Furry Creek more then the very flat Big Sky.
4 / 6
Big Sky
March 16, 2015


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Best views in the Whistler area, good maintenance, some strong par 3s but not as good as Chateau Whistler, though i prefer it to Nicklaus North, overall a nice course, more of a links style then the other Whistler area courses.
5 / 6
Big Sky
August 26, 2012


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Big Sky Golf Club is located in the Pemberton Valley about 25km north of Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The course is in a valley making the temperature, on average, 5 degrees warmer than its neighbour. The club consists of an executive 9-hole course and practice facility at the base of Mt. Curry. You are also able to take a helicopter ride to the peak of the mountain (approximately 8,500 feet) and hit a golf ball. The course has a links style feel with fescue grass in play on most of the holes. It has a wonderful balance of playability and fairness while still challenging your shot making ability. The greens are above average in size and have subtle undulations. One of the features of the course are the run-off areas that are well placed around most greens. They provide a variety of shot options and collect many wayward approach shots. Many good tee-shots look even better against the fantastic backgrounds of the surrounding mountain ranges. The absence of housing around the course provides a natural feel and a very enjoyable walk. You may also get an opportunity to see some wildlife in the form of a black bear that will amaze and raise your heart rate. Big Sky is a wonderful golf club with a public play laid-back feel. The course can challenge the more experience of golfer while providing the average player an opportunity to play. Mike Stefan
5 / 6
Big Sky
October 10, 2008


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