The Canadian Rockies… here the air is pure and the colours are luminous snow white, spruce green and glacial blue. A land of pristine beauty, the sightseeing is unforgettable and the golf courses are rated among the most scenic in the world. As a golfing tour, it is simply sensational.
Discover renowned tourist destinations, Calgary, Banff, Whistler, Victoria Island and Vancouver playing iconic courses like Banff Springs, Nicklaus North, Fairmont Whistler and Bear Mountain, designed by big name players who’ve carved signature designs into stunning landscapes.
Touring Canada for 15 years, Go Golfing selects luxury hotels with the highest service standards and central locations to ensure convenient, safe spaces for you to shop, dine and explore.
Non-golfing partners are well looked after with a variety of tours and experiences including a Lake Minnewanka cruise. Touring with Go Golfing Travel means guaranteed departure. Your experienced Go Golfing host ensures everything runs to plan, taking care of little things like porterage and tipping. Arrive early to enjoy an epic Rocky Mountaineer rail journey – another bucket list adventure. Stay on and cruise Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage.
Upon your arrival at Calgary Airport, you’ll be greeted for your private transfer to the Hyatt Regency. Located in the heart of downtown’s shopping, dining and entertainment precinct, it’s the perfect base to discover and enjoy Calgary.
Tonight, meet your fellow tour companions and Go Golfing host at the welcome dinner in a signature restaurant with drinks included.
(D, inc. drinks) Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Calgary
After breakfast, we tee off our first round in Canada at Heritage Pointe Golf Club. Located just minutes south of Calgary and nestled along the crest of Pine Creek Valley, the course is beautifully scenic, with raised tee boxes and dramatic signature holes.
Non-golfers enjoy an organised tour of the gorgeous city of Calgary.
The evening is yours to discover Calgary at leisure.
(B) Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Calgary
This morning, we farewell Calgary and venture to Silvertip Golf Course, an immense, untouched wilderness reserve, gazing across 600 acres of peaks, grasslands and valleys. You’ll be bathed in warm sunshine as you breath in the fresh mountain air.
Non-golfers have the day to wander through Banff’s village at leisure.
This afternoon, we check into Rimrock Resort Hotel in the heart of Banff National Park, with panoramic views of the Rockies. Finish the day with a group dinner at Rimrock.
(B) Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff
Visit beautiful Banff at leisure before we meet for an afternoon tour of majestic Banff Springs Hotel, known as the Castle of the Rockies. Built in 1888 for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the hotel was designed to attract visitors to Banff. We take a gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain viewing its stunning vistas across the ranges and valley toward Banff Springs Golf Course.
Tonight, enjoy mountaintop dining 2,900 feet above sea level at Sky Bistro, a dining sanctuary in the sky. Feel free to stay a little longer to enjoy time with friends by the rooftop fire pits.
(B, D) Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff
Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course delivers like few courses can. Nothing can prepare you for the sheer enormity of Fairmont Banff Springs’ captivating backdrop. From the moment you gaze across the elevated 4th tee to the Devil’s Cauldron punchbowl, you’ll be struck by what many consider the best par 3 in Canada.
The golfers aren’t the only ones in for a treat today as non-golfers will be cruising along Lake Minnewanka for a whole new perspective of the magnificent Canadian Rockies.
(B) Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff
We head to British Columbia stopping at picturesque Lake Louise and Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park for what’s sure to be the most scenic lunch you have ever experienced.
We continue to Glacier National Park through Okanagan Valley, known as the ‘fruit basket of Canada’ and the premier wine district. Settle in to your spacious one bedroom apartment at Predator Ridge Resort, home to the next two courses you’ll be playing.
(B) Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon
Simply step out of your resort this morning for a brilliant day of golf. Rolling hills, long grasses and undulating greens make for an unforgettable golf experience at the globally-renowned Ridge Course. Golfers will find this course as challenging as it is scenic with views overlooking Lake Okanagan, so don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the scenery and take a few snaps between shots.
Non-golfers enjoy a scenic tour around Lake Okanagan and delight in the area’s delicious bounties.
This evening, join your Go Golfing host who will treat you to gourmet pizzas as we crank up the music.
(B,D) Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon
Another great golf experience is waiting for us today, with the original Predator Ridge – Predator Course next on the list. Designed by Les Furber and opened in 1991, the Predator course was updated a decade later with additional challenges. The 8th hole is known locally as the “Inland Pebble Beach 18th” and will be a par-5 to remember.
Non-golfers enjoy a day of leisure exploring the village of Kelowna.
Tonight, unwind during an evening of leisure.
(B) Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon
Rest, relax and enjoy a morning of leisure. Look forward to an escorted wine tasting afternoon at Mission Hills Winery with an exceptional degustation dinner to follow. Rated by Go Golfing founder, Peter McCarthy, as his No.1 culinary experience, the dinner celebrates Okanagan’s fresh produce, complemented perfectly by Canada’s premium wines.
Amazing food + seriously good wine = sing along on the coach ride home.
(B,D) Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon
After breakfast, we make our way to the alpine village of Whistler with a very scenic drive along the Duffey Lake Road and through historic farming towns. Located in the coastal mountains, Whistler enjoys prestige for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics and offers a fantastic atmosphere all-year round.
You deserve the best so we’ve elected to stay in the comfort and opulence of the Westin Resort and Spa, right in the heart of Whistler Village. Unrivalled luxury, sophistication and location, it’s little wonder the Westin leads the hotel rankings and reviews. This evening will be yours to get comfortable and experience one of the many world-class restaurants in the village.
(B) Hotel: Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
This morning’s round is at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. Carved out of the coastal mountain range with elevations of more than 400ft, the course provides a unique challenge whilst maintaining its reputation for fun. Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr has allowed nature to dictate the path traversing creeks, ponds, ancient Douglas Fir and granite rock faces. The course is home to a variety of wildlife including black bear and deer. Ensure your camera is in your golf bag as most of last year’s touring party were lucky enough to capture photos of majestic black bears.
Non-golfers spend their day relaxing as they experience the Scandinavian tradition of hydrotherapy baths at Scandinave Spa, Whistler.
This afternoon, we make our way to the Whistler Village gondola where we ride to the summit of Whistler mountain and board the Peak to Peak gondola. Taking us high above the clouds, and linking Whistler Mountain with Blackcomb Mountain, we’ll enjoy a beautiful dinner with incredible panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding Garibaldi Ranges.
(B,D) Hotel: Westin Resort & Spa Whistler
Anticipation runs high today for Nicklaus North Golf Course. Located near Green Lake, the course is surrounded by majestic trees and invigorating mountain air. The last four holes along the lakeshore feature its signature hole. The atmosphere and hospitality is so nice you’ll want to linger longer, so we’ve organised a beautiful lunch on the terrace.
Non-golfers wander through Whistler’s charming shops and eateries before meeting the golfers at Nicklaus North for lunch.
Hotel: Westin Resort & Spa Whistler (B,L)
Enjoy breakfast before we head south along the Sea to Sky Highway along Howe Sound. We stop at the impressive Shannon Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia, then cruise across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Keep watch for whales and dolphins frolicking in the bow waves.
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 and our home away from home, the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Victoria is a stunning city with historical buildings and world-famous flower gardens. The afternoon is yours to explore the stunning city of Victoria.
(B) Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria
This morning we take time to delight in the tasty treasures of Victoria with a food and history tour of Victoria’s downtown – home to artisans, buskers, restaurants, art galleries and unique boutiques. We start at the Victoria Public Market, considered the heart and soul of the neighbourhood with a rich history. As we wander through food-filled locations such as The Harmonious Gates of Interest, Fan Tan Alley, and Bastion Square, our guide will teach us of all the history and quirks of Victoria.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to continue exploring Victoria or relax in the Fairmont Empress.
(B) Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria
Our final round is at Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, set in the foothills of Mount Finlayson. Co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and son Steve, the course is widely regarded as the best in Victoria for its panoramic mountain, city and ocean views.
After golf, we tour the world-famous Butchart Gardens set among 22 hectares of exquisitely manicured botanicals. Many of the gardens are devoted to individual countries, such as the Japanese oriental garden and refined English rose gardens.
Tonight, we enjoy our farewell dinner and drinks at Butchart, to toast the champions and celebrate our adventures and new friendships.
(B, D drinks inc.) Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria
We ferry to Vancouver to tour the city highlights of Gastown, Stanley Park, buzzing Chinatown and the picturesque waterfront.
Many will be lucky to stay on in Vancouver, preparing for the post-tour Alaskan cruise. For those departing today, most return flights to Australia depart late evening, so there will be time to freshen up at Pan Pacific Hotel before transferring to Vancouver airport.
15 nights luxury accommodation:
8 rounds of golf, inc. carts:
Sightseeing / Experiences:
Golfer Twin Share – CAD 10,988pp
Non-Golfer Twin Share – CAD 10,380pp
Golfer Single – CAD 14,488pp
Deposits & Final Payments
Had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone who likes golf tours. Our hosts were very very good and kept everything running smoothly.
Awesome… Great golf, unbelievable scenery, and a great bunch of people on the tour. Predator Ridge accommodation was fabulous, would love to go back there. Improves your golfing. The trip was an experience we are glad we were a part of. Thank you
PS. The tour director needs to learn how to dance !!!!!! 🙂
I can’t rate this golfing holiday high enough. It was fantastic. The people I met were a great bunch. The bus driver was a terrific bloke, you couldn’t have got a more helpful person. The host was great, couldn’t do enough for you and it was nice not to have to worry about a thing. I would recommend this holiday to all golfers.
A very professionally run golf tour company that provides us with a fantastic mix of golf and sightseeing, whilst meeting other people that shared the same interests.
The sightseeing in between the locations and the golf courses were well chosen. Enjoyable.
The highlight, of course, was the golf, but the added extras, gondola rides, chairlifts up on the mountains, Lake Louise, the camaraderie of all the other golfers was something to remember. I thought the accommodation was first class and easy access to courses and other activities.
Fairmont Hotels. Wonderful golf courses. Superb scenery. The group all got on so well, I’m still humming oh ! Lord it’s hard to be humble. Graeme was as always the superlative host, always on hand to remind you to pay your accounts. Who remembers buying a $65 bottle of wine at 10.30pm? Not me. 🙂
The scenery was stunning, awesome golf courses, great people.
The highlights: Rocky Mountaineer, the Alaskan cruise and of course the golf courses.
PRE-TOUR: ROCKY MOUNTAINEER JOURNEY THROUGH THE CLOUDS
2 – 6 AUGUST | 5 DAYS | NON-ESCORTED
You’ll be transferred from the airport to The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, set against a majestic
backdrop of mountains and sea, it’s a luxurious start to your pre-tour. The city’s famous shopping, arts, and entertainment districts are just steps away.
Hotel: The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver
This morning, you’ll be transferred to the Rocky Mountaineer station whereyou’ll board the Rocky Mountaineer train and travel from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. You’llgo from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.
(B,L) Hotel: Kamloops accommodation (moderate standard)
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies. Once again you’ll be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Situated in Alberta’s magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700 acre yearround luxury mountain resort which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert and Canada’s #1 Golf Resort Course.
(B,L) Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Enjoy a group breakfast before your half-day Jasper Sightseeing Tour. Highlights include Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon and the Athabasca viewpoint. Spend your afternoon exploring the park at leisure, or opt in for a round of twilight golf at your lodge. (Additional cost applies). Tonight, we’ll come together for a group dinner.
RECOMMENDED: Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course. Canada’s master golf course architect, Stanley Thompson, displayed some of the finest work of his career with this design. The 18-hole layout offers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with distant mountain vistas. Optional and additional cost applies – Twilight golf after 3pm, CAD 169 per round.
(B,D) Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Enjoy a group breakfast before making your way to Calgary via the Athabasca Glacier in a giant six-wheel drive Ice Explorer vehicle while your guide explains the history of the ancient glacier and its interesting geological features. You’ll then be dropped at the Hyatt Regency Hotel where your main tour begins.
Twin Share – from AUD 5,428 pp
Single – from AUD 6,678pp
A deposit of AUD 1,000 per person must accompany your booking. Final payments as per main tour.
POST-TOUR: ALASKAN CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE VOYAGE
21 – 29 AUGUST 2020 | 9 DAYS | NON-ESCORTED | VANCOUVER ROUND TRIP
Continue your holiday and stay at the luxury Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel before you cruise away to Alaska.
Explore Vancouver at leisure before walking to the port of embarkation for an afternoon departure. You’ll be on the Pinnacle-class ship, Koningsdam.
Cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage. Wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush rain forests. Keep an eye out for humpack whales, orca, and bald eagles.
Steep cliffs and glacier-covered mountains line Tracy Arm Inlet. Continue on to Juneau, a remote and beautiful city surrounded by water, forest and mountain.
Arrive in Skagway, once the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Witness Glacier Bay, the crown jewel of Alaska’s natural wonders.
A hub for salmon fishing, Alaska’s “First City”, Ketchikan, is home to many native cultural sights. See the iconic totem poles and visit the Tlingit culture that continues to thrive today.
Relax as you glide through the Inside Passage on your way back to Vancouver.
It’s time to transfer to the airport for your flights home. See ship to arrange return transfers. (Own cost).
Twin Share – from AUD 3,888 pp*
Single – from AUD 6,951 pp*
*Based on verandah stateroom category V.
A deposit of AUD 500 per person must accompany your booking. Final balance due 29 April 2020.