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One of the best courses open to the public is the University Golf Club (5185 University Blvd., Point Grey, 604/224-1818, $70), featuring narrow tree-lined fairways surrounded by mature trees and plays to 6,584 yards.
Vancouver Parks and Recreation operates three 18-hole courses on the south side of the city: McCleery Golf Course (7188 McDonald St., Southlands, 604/257-8191) has a flat, relatively easy layout with wide fairways; rebuilt in the late 1990s, Fraserview Golf Course (7800 Vivian Dr., Fraserview, 604/257-6923) winds its way through a well-established forest; and Langara Golf Course (6706 Alberta St. off Cambie St., South Cambie, 604/713-1816) is the most challenging of the three. Greens fees at all three courses are $55–60 during the week and $60–75 on weekends.
Water comes into play on 13 holes of the Mayfair Lakes & Country Club (5460 No. 7 Rd., Richmond, 604/276-0505, $85), but its most unique feature is the salmon, which spawn in Mayfair’s waterways.
Of the many golf courses spread out along the Fraser River Valley, Meadow Gardens Golf Club (19675 Meadow Gardens Way, off Hwy. 7, Pitt Meadows, 604/465-5474 or 800/667-6758, $75), on the north side of the river, stands out. The signature 18th hole is a par 5 that comprises island-only landing areas for the drive and the second shot, and then the approach is played to an island green.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition