Big Sky GC – Revisited

Big Sky GC – Pemberton BC
It’s been almost a year to the day that Myra and I traveled up to Whistler to play and review numerous golf courses including the outstanding Big Sky GC. It was Myras’ first time at Big Sky and my 3rd or 4th if memory serves me correctly. It made a very favourable impression on her and taking her there was due to the impression it had made on me in past trips to the Whistler area.
Although its official located in Pemberton, the close proximity to Whistler makes a round at Big Sky really feel like your part of the Whistler experience.
The recent 2020 review of Big Sky cements how much we enjoyed every aspect of the day, due to the numerous raging wildfires in BC and the neighbouring US states the day lacked one thing.
Clear sunny skies. The air was thick and the skies were grey and murky obscuring one of the most incredible first tee off views in all of golf, Mount Currie. The backdrop to your opening drive looms some 8,000 feet from the valley floor and on every tee shot that gets airborne it frames the ball as it rises and then falls to the fairway below. Take a few minutes to look at this updated review and also for a more detail and in-depth overview of Big Sky simply write “Big Sky” in the “search” window on the home page of

Sunrays illuminating Myra

Photos we took on that day lacked the vibrancy and brilliance we really strive to capture and promote to the readership. Therefore, with review trips that we usually plan to The US postponed due to travel restrictions, we chose to include Big Sky again in a 5-day review trip.
There’s no noticeable difference one year later at this incredible golfing venue from a golfing standpoint. Former GM Michael MacNeil has handed the baton to a very talented employee in Christine Kohls who in her 8th year at Big Sky is now the full time GM. Like her predecessor she welcomed the opportunity to have us come and review the course again and take a series of photographs that aren’t diminished by the effect of smoke-filled skies.
Leading up to the day the forecast didn’t look favourable but lo and behold the golf gods must have known we needed clearer skies and our golfing prayers were answered. It obviously shows in the new photos that you are seeing in this review. The day was bright and sunny with a slight breeze. After sharing a few pleasantries with Christine and Director of Golf Corry Butler we headed out to get in a little practice on the range followed by 10 minutes of putting on the practice putting green adjacent to the first tee. Quite possible the friendliest starter in all of golf Jenny greeted us and sent us on our way. Like numerous days I’ve spent at Big Sky over the years and most recently with Myra this one was very enjoyable. Again a big thank you to the team at Big Sky , come see it for yourself.

18 green on a brilliant sunny day (604) 894 6106

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Bill Flower

Bill Flower is a passionate golfer and lover of the game who lives on Vancouver Island in Parksville, BC. He has played the game since the age of 10 and has spent many years in the golf business ranging from full time teaching pro to part time professional caddy, golf tour operator and golf writer. He loves to travel with his wife Myra throughout the US and Canada playing and reviewing golf courses of all styles. To date he has reviewed over 125 golf courses.

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