Whistler Golf Club's 16th Hole Selected As One Of The ‘Great Holes Of The Northwest’

Federal Way, Wash. – In the current May issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-4 16th hole at Whistler Golf Club in Whistler, B.C. is recognized as one of the “Great Holes of the Northwest,” one of just four holes selected each year by the magazine.

With four sets of tees stretching from 332 yards from the Forward tees to 460 yards from the Tournament tees, this is one of the great old-fashioned par-4s in all of British Columbia.

The longest par-4 on the back nine, there is water all along the left side but a wide fairway provides several angles into the large green.

This hole is the last great hurdle on a gracious course.

During this past winter, Whistler Golf Club completely overhauled all 18 of its greens, installing Bent grass to replace the original greens that were built 29 years ago when the course first opened.

“We’re excited to provide (new) putting surfaces for the 2012 season,” said the club’s Director of Golf, Alan Kristmanson.

“Bent grass has a much stronger resistance to snow and ice damage, and with the incredible amount of snowfall we receive in Whistler this species of grass will help us achieve summer conditions much quicker.”

The renovation project at Whistler Golf Club began last fall with the growth of new grass from seed. Snow removal began in February and in April all 18 greens were stripped and replaced with the new grass. The course is scheduled to open for the season on May 18, weather permitting.

The Whistler Golf Club was designed in 1983 by the Arnold Palmer Design Company, and was Arnold Palmer’s first Canadian design.

For more information, visit www.whistlergolf.com.