Greater Vancouver is renowned for its abundance of outdoor recreation — whether it’s skiing, hiking or kayaking, this West Coast region provides a ton of opportunity for open-air sport.
Among the most popular forms of outdoor amusement is golf. Luckily, for those who like to practice their swing or do a round of 18 holes, there’s plenty of local golf courses across the Vancouver region to try.
If you’re in the market for a new construction condo that’s within putting distance of your favourite club, then here’s a quick list of projects that are currently selling near golf greens.
1. The Marq
Estimated completion: Fall/Winter 2022
Nearest golf course: University Golf Club
Built on the perimeter of the University of British Columbia grounds and designed by Rositch Hemphill Architects, The Marq is a boutique community of 22 condo suites. Accented by panoramic windows and terraces, these contemporary homes feature two interior colour schemes, Gaggenau kitchen appliances and nine-foot ceilings. Located near University Boulevard, this condo collection is a 12-minute walk to the nearest golf club.
Estimated completion: Winter/Spring 2021
Nearest golf course: Queen Elizabeth Pitch & Putt
This six-storey community of 79 condo and townhouse residences is being built directly across the street from Queen Elizabeth Park, where future residents will find gardens, a conservatory and the park’s pitch and putt. When complete in the spring of 2021, Chelsea will showcase suites with herringbone hardwood flooring, quartz countertops and heated bathroom floors.
Developer: Enrich Developments
Estimated completion: 2020
Nearest golf course: Marine Drive Golf Club
Situated in Marpole at the southern part of Granville Street, this four-storey midrise is an intimate building of just 19 condo units. For ultimate privacy, the interiors are finished with soundproofing technology, alongside other modern fixtures like high-ceilings, quartz countertops and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Besides the nearby parks, cafes and restaurants, Aster is also close to the Marine Drive Golf Club.
Developer: Onni Group of Companies
Estimated completion: Summer 2024
Nearest golf course: Rupert Park Pitch & Putt
Anticipated to rise alongside British Columbia Highway 7, Gilmore Place is a master-planned community of new residential, commercial and office space. Topping out at 64 storeys, the trio of towers will be among the tallest in the area. Close to SkyTrain stations, grocery stores and shopping malls, Gilmore Place will also be a six-minute drive from the Rupert Park Pitch and Putt.
Estimated completion: Winter/Spring 2020
Nearest golf course: Langara Golf Course
Belpark backs onto the southern side of the Langara Golf Course, which was originally built in 1926. This community of 120 suites centres around a communal courtyard with reflecting pools and lush landscaping. The residential interiors, created by Trepp Design Inc., are finished with elegant touches like marble backsplashes and accent walls, Dornbracht bathroom fixtures and imported Italian kitchen cabinetry.
Developer: Landa Global Properties
Estimated completion: Winter/Spring 2023
Nearest golf course: Stanley Park Pitch & Putt
Topping out at 21 storeys, 1818 Alberni overlooks Coal Harbour and Stanley Park, the city’s largest urban greenspace. In addition to beaches, walking trails and the sea wall, the 400-hectare park is also home to an 18-hole pitch and putt. Designed by Rafii Architects, the geometric exterior of 18181 Alberni mimics a series of stacked cubes, while the interiors offer ultimate privacy with only two units allotted per floor.
7. One Park
Developer: Grand Long
Estimated completion: Fall/Winter 2022
Nearest golf course: Savage Creek Golf Course & Driving Range, Greenacres Golf Course, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club
When complete, One Park will neighbour the CF Richmond Centre, urban park and countless restaurants. Within a nine-minute drive, future owners will also have access to a handful of golf courses, including Savage Creek Golf Course & Driving Range, where you’ll find an executive-length course and mini-putt. Farther afield, there’s also the scenic Greenacres Golf Course, plus Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club.
Estimated completion: Summer 2022
Nearest golf course: Central Park Pitch & Putt
Located in the heart of Burnaby’s Metrotown, Maywood on the Park rises 32 storeys directly beside a quaint, family-friendly greenspace. Walking distance to the local SkyTrain station, shopping malls and Cineplex Cinemas, this 298-unit condo tower is also a 15-minute walk to the Central Park Pitch and Putt, one component of the 86-hectare urban park.