Canadian Rockies Golf Tour

Canadian Rockies Golf Tour

FULLY ESCORTED GOLF TOUR • 06 – 21 AUGUST 2020 • 16 DAYS • 8 ROUNDS OF GOLF

Enjoy the most vibrant cities, stunning courses and picturesque mountain towns. Come discover the pure and scenic routes through the breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies.

Canadian Rockies Golf Tour

Tee off in the pure mountain air and pristine wilderness views.  Visit the most cosmopolitan cities and picturesque mountain towns.  Join us for the ultimate Canadian Rockies adventure!

In the Canadian Rockies, the landscapes and views will take your breath away.  The colours are as vivid as can be and the feeling of freedom exhilarating.  The most scenic golf courses await you for splendid rounds in nature.  Incredible beauty is here for you to witness along some of the most spectacular roads in the world.

Discover iconic travel destinations such as Calgary, Banff, Whistler, Victoria Island and Vancouver while also playing prized courses like Banff Springs, Nicklaus North, Fairmont Whistler and Bear Mountain.

For this tour, we are partnering with Go Golfing, Australia’s most awarded golf travel company, to offer you the experience of a lifetime.  Go Golfing has been travelling to Canada for 15 years and this way can select the best luxury hotels with the highest service standards and stunning locations.  Throughout your trip, you will be accompanied by an experienced Go Golfing host.

Non-golfing partners are well looked after with a variety of tours and experiences including a Lake Minnewanka cruise.  For those who would like to take extra time to enjoy Canada, there is a possibility to enjoy an epic Rocky Mountaineer rail journey – a once-in-a-lifetime stunning adventure.  You can also add a few more days at the end of your trip to discover Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage on a luxury cruise.

INCLUSIONS

  • 15 nights luxury accommodation
  • 8 rounds of golf (including carts)
  • Meals:
    • 1 lunch
    • 6 dinners including:
      • Welcome dinner with beverages
      • Mountaintop dining Banff and Whistler
      • Degustation dinner at Mission Hills Winery
      • Farewell dinner with beverages
  • All Sightseeing and Experiences (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Non-golfer inclusions:
    • Tour of Calgary
    • Lake Minnewanka cruise
    • Scenic tour of Lake Okanagan

Other Inclusions

  • All taxes and gratuities for group meals, accommodation and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Souvenir tour polo
  • Fully escorted by Go Golfing’s experienced host
  • Individual and team competition with prizes
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
Tour Package Price

Retail Price
Golfer Twin Share  – CAD 10,988pp
Non-Golfer Twin Share – CAD 10,380pp
Golfer Single – CAD 14,488pp

DAY 1 : Thursday 6 August – CALGARY

You will be welcomed on arrival at Calgary Airport for a private transfer to the Hyatt Regency. Ideally situated downtown close to all shopping, dining and entertainment, it’s the ideal base to enjoy your first two nights.
For dinner, we will regroup and meet our fellow guests and host during a Welcome Dinner in a top signature restaurant, with drinks included.

(D, inc. drinks) Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Calgary 

DAY 2 : Friday 7 August – CALGARY

This morning we tee off at Heritage Pointe Golf Club for our first round.  A short drive south of Calgary along the beautiful Pine Creek Valley, this layout is especially scenic and puts all the best views forward with raised tee boxes and dramatic signature holes.

Non-golfers will discover Calgary and all its treasures.

The evening is at leisure to explore the city.

(B) Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Calgary 

DAY 3 : Saturday 8 August – CALGARY TO BANFF

After breakfast, we leave Calgary to play Silvertip Golf Course in Canmore.  You will instantly feel energized and refreshed in the mountain air and this pristine wilderness reserve. You will be enchanted by the incredible views greeting you during your round, with 600 acres of peaks, grasslands and valleys.

Non-golfers have the day to wander around the beautiful town of Banff.

This afternoon, we check into Rimrock Resort Hotel in the heart of Banff National Park, with stunning views of the area’s peaks and glaciers.   We will end this invigorating day with a group dinner at Rimrock.

(B) Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff

DAY 4 : Sunday 9 August – BANFF

This morning you are free to explore Banff and wander through the shopping streets.  In the afternoon, we tour the iconic and grandiose Banff Springs Hotel, commonly known as the Castle of the Rockies. Built in 1888 for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the hotel was originally built to entice train travelers to stop for a night in the region. We then hop aboard a gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain, witnessing breathtaking views on our way to the top.  We can even glimpse our next golf challenge – the Banff Springs Golf Course.

Tonight, you will reach 2,900 feet above sea level for mountaintop dining at Sky Bistro. Rooftop fire pits even invite you to stay longer and share with new friends if you wish do so.

(B, D) Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff

DAY 5 : Monday 10 August – BANFF

Today starts absolutely right with a gorgeous round at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. The backdrop here is absolutely mesmerizing and like nothing you have experienced before.  The elevated 4th tee allows you to gaze towards the Devil’s Cauldron punchbowl and you will just fall in love by what many consider the best par 3 in Canada.

Non-golfers are also in for a treat with a cruise on Lake Minnewanka for their own incredible views of the impressive Canadian Rockies.

(B) Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff

Day 6 : Tuesday 11 August – BANFF TO OKANAGAN VALLEY

After breakfast, we make our way into British Columbia stopping on the way at picturesque Lake Louise and Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park.  You will enjoy for sure the most scenic lunch of your life at our chosen spot.

Still en route, we will stop at Glacier National Park and on through the charming Okanagan Valley.  The valley is often called the ‘fruit basket of Canada’ and a prime wine region. We will reach the Predator Ridge Resort, home for the next four nights and the next two courses on our list.

(B) Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon

DAY 7 : Wednesday 12 August – OKANAGAN VALLEY

A brilliant day of golf awaits us at the Ridge Course, overlooking Lake Okanagan.  Lush hills and grasses with undulating greens make for a stunning round at this world-renowned course. The course is as scenic and picturesque as it is challenging, so don’t forget the cameras!

Non-golfers embark on a scenic tour around Lake Okanagan and will have a chance to taste the local harvests.

This evening, join your Go Golfing host at our favourite gourmet pizza place with lively music and delicious treats.

(B,D) Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon

Day 8 : Thursday 13 August – OKANAGAN VALLEY

After breakfast, we visit the original Predator Ridge – Predator Course. Designed by Les Furber and opened in 1991, the Predator course was renovated a decade later much to the delights of golfers who now call the 8th hole the “Inland Pebble Beach 18th”.  It is definitely a par-5 to remember.

Non-golfers have a free day to explore the beauties of Kelowna.

Evening is at leisure.

(B) Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon

DAY 9 : Friday 14 August – OKANAGAN VALLEY

You can take time to relax and enjoy your surroundings this morning.  In the afternoon, we make our way to the Mission Hills Winery for a wine tasting, followed by an exceptional degustation dinner.  Go Golfing founder, Peter McCarthy, has always rated this as his No.1 culinary experience.  This superb dinner makes beautiful use of all the Okanagan region’s fresh produce combined with Canada’s premium wines.

After this amazing food and extraordinary wines, prepare for a sing-along bus ride back.

(B,D) Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon

DAY 10 : Saturday 15 August – OKANAGAN VALLEY TO WHISTLER

This morning we head to the mountain village of Whistler.  It is an absolutely scenic drive along the Duffey Lake Road. Surrounded by coastal mountains and high up in the pure alpine air, Whistler is vibrant with a fantastic atmosphere all-year round.

You will feel like royalty within the comfort and opulence of the Westin Resort and Spa.  Right in the centre of Whistler Village, it offers luxury and sophistication in the heart of the action. This evening you can enjoy the town at leisure and choose your spot for dinner amongst the tons of world-class restaurants scattered close by.

(B) Hotel: Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

DAY 11: Sunday 16 August – WHISTLER

After breakfast, you will tee of at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. With an elevation range of more than 400ft, the course is unique and seemed carved out of the mountain range surrounding you.  It is a real challenge while being exciting and fun.  Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr really wanted here for nature to take over and dictate the design.  You will feel his vision come alive, through creeks, ponds, ancient Douglas Fir and granite rock faces. A variety of wildlife lives in and around the course, including black bear and deer. Make sure you bring your cameras for the lucky shot!

Non-golfers can enjoy the luxuries of the hotel or spend some time relaxing in the Scandinavian tradition of hydrotherapy baths at Scandinave Spa, Whistler.

This afternoon, we experience the Whistler Village gondola ride to the summit of Whistler mountain and board the Peak to Peak gondola. Soaring above the clouds and linking Whistler Mountain with Blackcomb Mountain, we will enjoy a dinner in the sky with stunning panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding Garibaldi Ranges.

(B,D) Hotel: Westin Resort & Spa Whistler 

DAY 12: Monday 17 August – WHISTLER

This morning we are the lucky ones teeing off at Nicklaus North Golf Course. On the shores of Green Lake, the course is set amongst majestic trees and promises a memorable round.  The last four holes along the lake are stunning and the ambience and hospitality here is always second-to-none.  We know you’d want to stay longer here so we have made sure to plan a delicious lunch on the sunny terrace of the golf club.

Non-golfers can explore the charming streets of Whistler before meeting the golfers at Nicklaus North for lunch.

Hotel: Westin Resort & Spa Whistler (B,L)

DAY 13: Tuesday 18 August – WHISTLER TO VICTORIA

This morning we head on to the Sea to Sky Highway along Howe Sound. We will make a stop to enjoy Shannon Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia.  We will then cruise across Georgia Strait on an impressive car ferry to Vancouver Island. Make sure to keep your eyes open for frequent whales and dolphins sightings!
After a stop in the unique town of Chemainus, home to eclectic street art and murals, we continue on to the historic capital city of Victoria.  We check into the Fairmont Empress Hotel, the most iconic and historic hotel on the island. Victoria is a beautiful waterfront city with historical buildings and a wonderful promenade. This afternoon, you can explore the area at your leisure.

(B) Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria 

DAY 14: Wednesday 19 August – VICTORIA

This morning we delight in the tasty treasures of Victoria with a food and history tour of Victoria’s downtown.  Victoria is home to artisans, buskers, restaurants, art galleries and unique boutiques. Our tour starts at the Victoria Public Market, considered the heart and soul of the neighbourhood and we will wander through delightful locations such as The Harmonious Gates of Interest, Fan Tan Alley, and Bastion Square.  This is a really fun tour with tons of surprises.

The afternoon is yours to continue exploring and tasting your way through Victoria’s heart or relax at the Fairmont Empress.

(B) Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

DAY 15: Thursday 20 August – VICTORIA

We start our day with our final round of the trip at Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa.  In the foothills of Mount Finlayson, this course delivers a gorgeous layout. Co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and son Steve, it is widely regarded as the best in Victoria for its setting and views.

After our round, we tour the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a spectacular 22 hectares of exquisitely manicured gardens with many of the gardens devoted to individual countries’ flora.  The Japanese oriental garden and the refined English rose gardens are both highlights.

Tonight, we come together one last evening for our farewell dinner and drinks at Butchart Gardens.  We will toast to our champions and celebrate our past and future adventures together.

(B, D drinks inc.) Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria 

DAY 16: Friday 21 August – VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER

This morning we take the ferry back to Vancouver and view this cosmopolitan city’s highlights such as Gastown, Stanley Park, buzzing Chinatown and the picturesque waterfront.

Some lucky ones will get to stay in Vancouver and prepare for their Alaskan cruise. For those departing today, you will be transferred to the airport.  For those with evening flights, there will be time to freshen up at the Pan Pacific Hotel before the time comes for your transfer.

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