Situated twenty miles south of downtown Vancouver, the fairways at Kings Links by the Sea overlook the tidal flats of Boundary Bay, with holes routed around several man-made lakes. It’s not a proper links but it’s still lots of fun to play.
The layout extends to just over 6,800 yards from the back markers, playing to a par of 72, with holes set out as two returning nines across a 150-acre property. There’s a water hazard of some description involved at almost half the holes on the card – which is an aquatic experience you’d hardly expect to find on a true links, of course.
Feature holes include both the closing par fours on the front nine – played on either side of a lake – at the 8th and 9th. On the back nine, the shortest of the par threes at the 155-yard 13th plays across more water to the green, while the final three par fours provide a stern test at the end of the round, rated stroke index 1, 3 and 5 for holes 16, 17 and 18.