February 18, 2018

Burnaby Mountain Golf Club Review

When looking for a great golf course to play year round there are two deciding factors to consider. The first is the golf course itself. It needs to be well-maintained throughout the year, offering an enjoyable playing experience for a decent price. The second factor is the practice facilities. If a golfer is really looking to improve their game and take it to the next level they need to have a golf course that offers a top notch practice experience year round. The driving range needs to be kept up nicely along with any putting or chipping greens in order to truly practice well on any given day. Burnaby Mountain Golf Club has the perfect balance for golfers looking for a great course to play as well as fantastic practice facilities.

Regarding practice facilities, Burnaby Mountain Golf Club offers some of the best you will find in the Vancouver area. The brand new driving range is huge – a magnificent sight for the eyes. The two-tiered range should satisfy any golfer’s desire to have a top-notch range to practice their long game. When it comes to the short game the golf course offers both a large putting green and chipping area that can rival any in the area. Aside from the practice facilities Burnaby Mountain Golf Club also offers a fully stocked pro shop with a helpful and friendly staff, banquet facilities, and a restaurant that offers great food for both golfers coming in after finishing nine holes or for those looking to take their families out to dinner.

When it comes to the golf course itself, the first thing that caught my eye was how well it was maintained. Whether it was the tee boxes, fairways, or the greens everything was green and lush. Don’t forget about the rough as well, which was very thick and difficult to get out of when shots went astray. The golf course fits perfectly into the landscape and the scenery is breath taking to say the least. While the greens in particular were maintained nicely, the speed was a bit slower than I expected. One really has to warm up on the putting green before taking on this course in order to get a feel for the green speeds.

There are three par 4s holes that stood out to me and which I consider my favorites. The first was hole 9, which was a short dogleg left from the tee box. It is really a risk reward hole in that if you hit a good drive you can cut through the dogleg and leave yourself with a great shot at making birdie. Hole 14 is another dogleg left and what made it challenging was the tee shot, which was very narrow. It was really a fun hole to play because you need to hit a long drive in order to see the flagstick at all. Lastly, hole 18 requires a great deal of strategy. There are trees down both sides of the fairway, and if one drives the ball too far they are faced with having trees blocking the next shot. The last thing you want to have is a punch shot into a green that is surrounded by sand.

Overall I enjoyed playing at Burnaby Mountain Golf Club and would definitely recommend it to others. What sets it apart is its great balance between having splendid practice facilities along with a fun and challenging golf course.

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