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Nicklaus North Golf Course

nicklaus north golf course

our golf pro give some course tips

nicklaus north golf links

Nicklaus North is a beautiful, refreshing and magical course in Whistler, British Columbia. It was inspired by; you guessed it, the unforgettable Jack Nicklaus. There is really no other setting quite like this one; picture a panoramic view of majestic snow-capped mountains, tall, pristine fir trees, a glistening, jewel like lake, doesn’t it jut sound like a dream? The serenity of Whistler and its fresh mountain air paired with the ingenious Nicklaus edge, make for the perfect golf getaway.
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nicklaus north golf course

history of the course

A par 71 course set deep along a valley floor, offers the beautiful views, whilst testing even the best golfers shot making abilities to the limit. Some of the biggest names in golf have played here, since the opening in 2006, across a range of events, including Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh and John Daly.

A quite stunning golf course and venue, it is one of only a few courses around the world to bear the Nicklaus name.

golf holes at nicklaus north golf course

get top tips before your round of golf

This course is extremely versatile in a way that you have the choice of making it fairly difficult or more relaxed with the five sets of tees that are offered. From Hole 7 you’ll be facing the prevailing wind and you need to avoid the large bunkers as you tee off, this green is a long and narrow one framed by Whistle Mountain so really choose your approach shot carefully. 

The 9th hole is made difficult by the surrounding fescue, the water hazard to the left and of course the deep bunkers protecting the green. The 10th is one of the most difficult holes. It’s a par 3 with a huge body of water all along the right side from tee to green, take a second to acknowledge the speed and direction of the wind on this one. 

You get your first glimpse of Green Lake on the 15th hole. The lake gets its greenish hue from the melting glacier that leaves mineral deposits in the water. This is a long par 4 with plenty crosswinds to keep things interesting, pros advise to aim the tee shot between the two bunkers in the fairway to set yourself up for that par. When you get to the 16th hole take a second to just let the beauty in front of you sink in. From the tee zone you can see float planes docked just a few yards from the clubhouse and as you gaze at the hole in front of you, you’ll see big beautiful scattered trees. 

The Fitzsimmons Creek is running perpendicular to where you stand and just beyond that you’ll see the green protected on the left by perfectly placed bunkers. As long as you can avoid the trees, the bunkers and carry over the creek, you’ll be completely fine. The Nicklaus North signature hole is #17and quite a challenging one at that. It’s got an island green surrounded by bunkers, which is framed by some breathtaking snowy mountains to soften the blow, at least visually. 
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golf tips for nicklaus north course

So you see, this course has it’s fair share of trees, shrubs, water hazards, bunkers, even undulations to keep the game interesting, but ultimately you choose whether you want to have a relaxing match to just help you get away from the stress of daily life or a challenging one that’ll keep you on your toes with your fingers crossed for a low score. Either way, this is the course for you. The stunning visuals don’t hurt either."

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