Big Sky Golf Course

One of the top public courses in Canada according to Golf Digest and Canada's Score Magazine, Big Sky is BIG FUN! Big Sky was designed to be a modern take on link style golf. This wonderful design allows the course to naturally role along the Pemberton Valley floor without drastically changing the landscape of the land. Modern touches, however, greet you throughout the course as several giant ponds come into play throughout the course. 

Don't forget to bring your camera! Big Sky features the most amazing views of the Pemberton Valley from it's base of Mount Currie Mountain. You will see panoramic views of Mount Currie and the surrounding mountain ranges all set against a very BIG SKY!  The course is located about 30 minutes north of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and it is well worth the drive. 

Package Prices:

September 5 - 14, 2025

The Sea to Sky Gondola at Squamish
The ride up to the summit provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the majestic coastal forest and surrounding mountains. Every gondola cabin has a maximum capacity of 8 passengers. The gondolas feature a level entrance/exit point, making them wheelchair and stroller accessible. The gondola cabins are custom-made by Swiss manufacturer CWA, and the gondola itself is manufactured by Austrian manufacturer Doppelmayr. We have comfortable padded seats and floor to ceiling glass windows for maximum views. The ride up and down is a thrilling adventure for all ages and provides new views of Shannon Falls and the famous Stawamus Chief climbing area. Once at the top, many other adventures await. You will have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences, including two different interpretive loop walking trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, the spectacular Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, numerous hiking trails, rock climbing, access trails to backcountry routes and much more.

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Nicklaus North Golf Course

Accommodations:

The Hills Course

Vancouver & Whistler, Canada

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel

Fairmont Vancouver Airport, the only hotel at Vancouver International Airport, offers 386 exquisitely furnished guestrooms only steps from the airline gates. Guest rooms and suites are spacious, designed with a modern color scheme of soothing neutral tones, and include pillow-top beds and soaking baths for the height of luxury living. From the comfort of your opulent hotel room with soundproof windows for a tranquil stay, observe the planes take off and land in front of a dramatic mountain-scape. 

Join your SFGA friends on a trip to Vancouver & Whistler - two of Canada's most popular destinations. Our participants will fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR), spend 2 nights at the Delta Suites Downtown Vancouver with one day touring then continue north to Whistler for six nights at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, awarded in 2022 as Condé Nast Traveler: Reader’s Choice #1 Resort in Canada. We will play four rounds of golf and enjoy a free day of leisure in Whistler. Then spend one more night at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel which is conveniently located in the Vancouver International Airport Terminal, providing super easy access to airline check-ins and departure gates.

This trip checks all the boxes! Two of North America's most picturesque cities, Vancouver and Whistler, offer stunning pacific coastal and mountain beauty. Early September is a great time to travel since the children have returned to school and the weather is lovely with average temps in the mid 70's. The courses we play are among the very best in Canada. The Delta Suites has an ideal location to explore downtown Vancouver and our guests will enjoy their spacious rooms. The Fairmont Hotels epitomize what a luxury hotel should be, offering first-rate lodging, amenities, and services.

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler boasts a stunning location at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain and mixes traditional elegance with contemporary alpine design and complete resort amenities. September is a great time to experience an ideal mix of adventure and relaxation, from poolside sunbathing to exploring Whistler's legendary golf courses. They are firmly established as one of the top hotels in Canada thanks to their superb dining, Ayurvedic-inspired spa, 18-hole championship golf course and so much more! 

Each of the 519 rooms and suites at this Whistler 5-star hotel connects you to the breathtaking mountain landscape through rustic wood elements and panorama windows. With cozy seating spaces, you may take in the breathtaking views of the nearby forest, mountain, or hamlet while you enjoy a fragrant cup of coffee from the in-room coffee maker. When the night time mountain air is a little chilly, thoughtful touches like down-filled duvets and thick cotton bathrobes will keep you warm.

Our SFGA members will stay in the resort's spacious Alpine Suites (600 sqft.) which feature a luxurious King bed, fireplace, and modern bathroom with spa shower. Situated on the higher floors of the hotel, the aptly named Alpine Suites offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks. In room amenities include Air conditioning with individual control, High Speed Internet Access, iHome docking station with built-in alarm clock, Kuerig coffee maker and kettle for in-room coffee and tea, Television with video check-out and ‘On-Command’ movie system, Deluxe toiletries, Down filled duvets, Thick cotton bathrobes, Hairdryer and In-room safe.

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler also charges a daily Resort Experience Fee. Here is what you get for the fee: 
• Unlimited Business Internet Access in guest rooms and public spaces, plus Local Calls (ALL Members receive Premium Internet Access)
• Personal Protection Equipment Kit including mask, bacteria wipes, hand sanitizer, and gloves (available upon request)
• Seasonal Sports Items (including: croquet, bocce ball, frisbees, soccer balls, footballs, toboggans, frisbee golf discs, life jackets)
• Ski, Bike and Golf Club Valet Service
• Daily Yoga Classes and In room yoga equipment (available upon request)
• Local Escorted Excursions with our exclusive Whistler Experience Guides
• Access to Peloton Bikes and Online Programming
• Aqua Fitness Classes
• Pool Amenities (sunscreen, fruit, iced water, tea and coffee)
• Access to Rungo, an online local running and walking routes program
• Lobby Early Departure Coffee & Tea 5:00 a.m. PST – 7:00 a.m. PST
• Personalized Shoe Shine
• Selection of Board Games, Card Games and Books for children and adults
• Outdoor tennis and equipment (seasonal)
• Unlimited access to Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club's Driving Range
• Whistler Village Shuttle Service

Tentative Itinerary:

Seaside Spa Treatments

Nicklaus North Golf Course

Located seven minutes from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, Nicklaus North stands out as one of the great courses in North America. It's no wonder this is only one of a few rare golf courses in the world bearing Jack Nicklaus' name.  Snowcapped Whistler peaks. A brilliant emerald-colored lake. Majestic fir trees. Fresh, invigorating mountain air. Whistler Golf at its Finest. This is the setting that inspired the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus to create a signature design he can be proud of.

Nicklaus North, which is located between Green Lake and the River of Golden Dreams and was built with consideration for the natural environment of the area, offers breathtaking vistas of glacial mountains. This par 71, 18-hole layout meanders along the valley floor and offers golfers a well maintained, scenic round of golf. Winner of numerous awards since its opening in 1996, Nicklaus North has played host to events such as the Skins Game and the Shell's Wonderful World of Golf, welcoming some of golf's biggest names such as Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, John Daly, Vijay Singh and Stephen Ames to name a few.

Golf & Adventure Travel Expeditions, Inc. organizes and operates trips for the Sun and Fun Golf Association.
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Sun and Fun Golf Association - Golf Travel Specialists

We encourage SFGA members to register early for this fantastic BC Golf Adventure. Space is limited to only 24 golfers and we expect the trip to fill up quickly.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course

Leave the driving to us; there is no need for a rental car, as your golf, hotel, and airport transfers are all included. The village of Whistler has a lot of regional eateries and stores. And the golf courses are close to the resort and offer picturesque layouts with lush green mountain backdrops.

For those who have not traveled to British Columbia, as we travel from Vancouver to Whistler and back you may notice that some of the license plates include a slogan that reads: Beautiful British Columbia. We are thrilled to offer SFGA members a fantastic golf package that showcases Beautiful British Columbia!  Please join us!

Sightseeing Included in Package:

Big Sky Golf Course

Nicklaus North Golf Course

  • Two (2) nights at the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites - King Suites have been requested.
    • Welcome Reception and Dinner at a nearby local restaurant. (09/05/2025)
    • Breakfast both mornings at the Delta's Stock and Supply Restaurant
  • Six (6) nights in a luxurious Alpine Suite at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
    • Breakfast (6) mornings at the Fairmont's Wildflower Restaurant
    • Golf Awards Reception followed by Dinner (09/12/2025)
  • One (1) last night at the Fairmont Vancouver International Airport Hotel
    • Dinner at the Fairmont's Globe@YVR Restaurant
    • Breakfast in the Fairmont's Globe@YVR Restaurant
  • Four (4) rounds of golf with carts and range balls on the following Courses:
    • Two (2) rounds at Fairmont Chateau Whistler GC - A Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Masterpiece
    • One (1) round on Nicklaus North Golf Course - A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
    • One (1) round on Big Sky Golf Course - Designed by Bob Cupp and is one of Canada's Best
  • Local sightseeing tours:
    • Guided Walking Tour of nearby historic Gastown in Vancouver
    • The Vancouver Lookout Tower and Top of Vancouver Lunch
    • The Sea to Sky Gondola with Lunch and a final Lunch at Kitsalano Beach
  • Transfer from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Delta Suites and from Delta Suites to Fairmont Chateau Whistler and back to Fairmont Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
  • Goods & Services Tax, Provincial Tax, Local Tax, Daily Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort Experience Fee, Porterage Fee for Bellmen at Fairmont Hotels and Gratuities on Planned Meals

Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites

Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites is an all-suite hotel situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, near the historic Gastown district. The modern, Big City vibe of this Marriott property lends an air of sophistication to this all-suites hotel.  The hotel provides everything both business and leisure visitors would need for a comfortable stay at a short distance from everything downtown Vancouver has to offer. For those who forgot to pack everything they may need, the hotel is in a walkable area in Vancouver with good shopping. The Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites provides dry cleaning/laundry services, a bar, and an onsite local cuisine restaurant, Stock & Supply, features happy hour and light fare. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi. Other perks include: Express check-out, smoke-free premises, and a porter/bellhop and a 24-hour front desk. 

All 226 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, as well as perks like laptop-compatible safes and laptop-friendly workspaces. More amenities include: Recycling and LED light bulbs, Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers, 49-inch LCD TVs with Netflix, streaming services, and premium channels, Separate sitting areas, mini fridges. Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff.

A) $5,852 Per Person, Double Occupancy or $11,704 Per Couple
B) $5,028 Per Non-Golfer, Double Occupancy or $10,880 Per Couple, Golfer & Non-Golfer

C) $8,103 Per Golfer Single Occupancy

Extra Night: $650 Per Night - Delta Vancouver Downtown Suites, Breakfast, Airport Transfer, Fees & Taxes

Golf Course Information:

Friday, September 5, 2025

  • Check in at Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites after your transfer 

          from Vancouver International Airport. Suites may not be ready until 4pm.

  • 5:30PM Welcome Reception followed by Dinner.


Saturday, September 6, 2025

  • 7AM Breakfast service begins at the Delta's Stock and Supply Restaurant.
  • 10:00AM Meet in lobby for a walking tour of historic Gastown.
  • 12PM See Vancouver from above at the Vancouver Lookout then our group will lunch. After lunch you have to rest of the day to explore on your own.
  • 6:00PM- No planned dinner tonight, but you have many nearby options.


Sunday, September 7, 2025

  • 7AM Breakfast service begins at the Delta's Stock and Supply Restaurant.
  • 10AM Depart the Delta and transfer for Sea to Sky Gondola Tour w/ Lunch.
  • 3:00PM Arrive at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, Check In and relax.
  • 6:00PM- No planned dinner tonight, but you have many nearby options.


Monday, September 8, 2025

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast in Fairmont's Wildflower Restaurant
  • AM Bellman transfer golf clubs to Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course.
  • 10:00AM Tee times begin on the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course.
  • On your own for dinner, you have several options within a short walk.


Tuesday, September 9, 2025

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast in Fairmont's Wildflower Restaurant
  • 9:00am Meet golf shuttle in Fairmont lobby for transfer to Big Sky Golf Club
  • 10:00AM Tee times begin at the Big Sky Golf Club
  • 3:00PM Return to Fairmont and the rest of the day is free.
  • On your own for dinner, you have several options within a short walk.


Wednesday, September 10, 2025

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast in Fairmont's Wildflower Restaurant
  • Today is a free day to explore Whistler Village or enjoy the resort amenities.
  • On your own for dinner, you have several options within a short walk.


Thursday, September 11, 2025

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast in Fairmont's Wildflower Restaurant
  • AM Bellman transfer golf clubs to Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course.
  • 10:00AM Tee times begin on the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course.
  • On your own for dinner, you have several options within a short walk.


Friday, September 12, 2025

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast in Fairmont's Wildflower Restaurant.
  • 9:00am Transfer to Nicklaus North Golf Club.
  • 10:00AM Tee times begin at the Nicklaus North Golf Club.
  • 3:00PM Return to Fairmont and the rest of the day is free.​
  • 6:30PM Awards Reception followed by Dinner.


Saturday, September 13, 2025

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast in Fairmont's Wildflower Restaurant.
  • 11:00AM Depart Fairmont Chateau Whistler for Vancouver.
  • 1:00PM Arrive at the Boathouse at Kitsalano Beach for lunch.
  • 3:00PM Arrive at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Check in and relax
  • 5:00PM-9AM Guests can dine at their leisure in the Fairmont's Globe@YVR Restaurant.


Sunday, September 14, 2025

  • AM Breakfast at the Fairmont's Globe@YVR Restaurant.
  • Fairmont's requires check out by 11am, have a safe flight home!

British Columbia Golf Adventure

The Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour - Prohibition, Rum-Running, Riots and Gastown
On the Forbidden Vancouver Tour you’ll explore prohibition-era Gastown, a time of bootlegging, rum-running, and speakeasies.
Stroll the city’s oldest cobblestone streets and hear the stories of legendary Vancouver mob kingpin Joe Celona, crooked prohibition commissioners, infamous riots, dry squad raids, and our city’s greatest smugglers. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and you will need comfortable walking shoes.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course

The Vancouver Lookout
Take a glass elevator up 168 meters (553 feet) to enjoy a 360° view that includes Stanley Park, historic Gastown, the Northshore mountains and the vibrant downtown core. Vancouver Lookout has been an iconic element of the city’s skyline since 1977. Learn about Vancouver from information panels located throughout the deck or follow the complimentary self-guided audio tour – available in six different languages. Free Wi-Fi is available. We'll also have lunch at the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant which offers a winning combination of great food and a magical panoramic view.

Big Sky Golf Course

Package Inclusions:

The Fairmont Whistler Chateau Golf Course

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course is known for its wildlife, natural beauty, and breathtaking views. Carved out of the slopes of the Coast Mountain range in British Columbia, this magnificent Whistler golf course allows nature to dictate the path without constraints of commercial influence. The mountain course traverses creeks, ponds, stands of ancient Douglas fir and granite rock.  Our golfers from Florida and Coastal Carolina will enjoy the elevation changes of more than 400 feet overall. This creates an impressive golf opportunity and a naturally spectacular BC golf experience. Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a landmark BC golf resort and has numerous accolades and awards. Below is a list of a few of these prestigious Awards.

Condé Nast Traveler - #1 Golf Resort in Canada and #7 Golf Resort in the Americas 

GOLF Digest - Best New Canadian Golf Course, 4 1/2 Star Award Winner and Best Places to Play
Travel + Leisure - #1 Most Underrated Course (Canada), #2 Best Resort Course (Canada), #2 Best Golf Resort (Canada) and #1 Best Resort for Buddy Trips (Canada)

Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certification - Recognizing environmental responsibility. Certified in 1998. Recertified in 2014.
Great Golf Resorts of the World Links Magazine - Best of Golf Awards 

Score Golf Magazine - Best Canadian Public Golf Courses, Best Scenery in British Columbia and #1 Resort Course in British Columbia