Dunbar Golf Courses
Looking for a new place to tee off? The Dunbar area is a popular choice for golfers who like to have a stunning backdrop as they make their way around the course. All of the courses in the area are spectacular, so you will have to check them all out before deciding which is best for you. Let’s take a look at the best Dunbar golf courses that golfers return to year after year.
The Home of Champions: Marine Drive
Marine Drive Golf Club calls itself the Home of Champions and has been the home of many a champ in the past. Notable golfers who have been known to play at Marine Drive include Jack Ellis, Stan Leonard and Monty Hill. If that isn’t a vote of confidence in this course, what is? This course was designed by A.V. Macan and is 6300 yards from the blue tees – it is par 71, but tends to play longer than expected. This stunning course has left many people breathless, and golf writers have rated it one of the top courses in Canada. You can find Marine Drive Golf Club at 7425 Yew Street, or check them out online at www.marine-drive.com.
Aim for Accuracy: McCleery Golf Course
McCleery Golf Course is one of the most well-presented golf courses in the region, with narrow fairways and water hazards that are both beautiful and challenging. Golfers who value accuracy love this challenging course that is lined by trees, but even a novice golfer can have a good time getting around this course. If you’re just into driving, check out the driving range – or if golf isn’t your thing at all, relax in the clubhouse. You can find McCleery Golf Course at 7188 Macdonald Street, or find them online at https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/mccleery-golf-course.aspx.
Opulence and Excellence: Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
While Shaughnessy isn’t exclusively a golf club, it does have a stunning 18-hole course that will be enticing to members and guests of members alike. The course has been home to many championships over the years, and in 2005 hosted the Canadian Open. The course has been around since 1960 and is known for its views out to the Fraser River and Strait of Georgia – you’ll love playing amid the 200-year-old firs and cedars along the course, which has to be seen to believed. You can find Shaughnessy at 4300 Marine Drive, or online at www.shaughnessy.org.
Family Fun: Musqueam Golf and Learning Academy
Musqueam is set up with every golfing level in mind – whether you’re a complete novice learning the game from the ground up, or a seasoned pro looking to tackle the challenging par 60 course on site, Musqueam has everything a golfer needs to enjoy and excel at the sport. The driving range mimics actual golf, with simulated greens, bunkers and even water hazards. If you bring the kids, have them check out the 18-hole mini golf area, which is fun for mom and dad, too. Visit Musqueam at 3904 West 51st Street, or go online to www.musqueamgolf.com for more information.
A Serene Setting: Point Grey Golf and Country Club
Point Grey boasts a gorgeous course, with tree-lined fairways against a backdrop of the Fraser River. This is a private golf course for members of the country club, but to enjoy this spot, all you need do is become a member. This prestigious course has hosted both the men’s and ladies’ Canadian Opens, and many champions return to this course simply to take in the stunning views (and to ensure they still have what it takes to be the best). Point Grey Golf is located at 3350 SW Marine Drive, and can be found online at www.pointgreygolf.com.
The Dunbar area truly is the home of the best golfing spots in the Lower Mainland. If you’re a visitor or a regular, you’ll love what this area has to offer – you can’t go wrong with the scenery in this stunning area. So don your plus fours, collect your clubs and get ready to tee off at one of these top spots.