Discovering Canada’s Family-Friendly Golf Courses

Are you ready to embark on a family-friendly golfing journey across Canada? Get ready to tee off and swing into family fun as we explore the best golf courses in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, these courses offer something for everyone! 



Vancouver, British Columbia - Stanley Park Pitch & Putt:  


Let's kick things off with a trip to the heart of Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park. Stanley Park Pitch & Putt is an 18-hole course that offers stunning views of the city skyline and fabulous greenery. With short, easy-to-play holes, it's perfect for introducing your little ones to the game of golf. Plus, with affordable rates and a relaxed atmosphere, it's the ideal spot for a family outing. 

The best time to visit Stanley Park Pitch & Putt is weekdays, especially in the morning as it can help avoid the crowds that gather on weekends. Early mornings also tend to be quieter. Spring and fall are ideal times to visit as the weather is usually mild, and the course is less crowded compared to the peak summer months. Vancouver can be rainy, so checking the weather forecast and visiting on sunny or dry days ensures a more pleasant experience. There are also various family activities located near the course including the Vancouver Aquarium, Second Beach and Third Beach which are great for a family picnic, playing in the sand, or swimming on warm days and lots of playgrounds for the kids to enjoy! 


Where to stay:  

Sandman Hotel & Suites Davie St.  is the perfect family friendly hotel as it is an all-suite hotel with kitchenettes with ample room for everyone to relax. Additionally, amenities such as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and complimentary Wi-Fi ensure that both parents and kids have a pleasant and convenient stay. 


Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie St.


Stanley Park pitch and putt course with grey clouds

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Victoria, British Columbia - Olympic View Golf Club:  


Hop over to Victoria and discover the beauty of Olympic View Golf Club. Nestled among hills and forests, this 18-hole championship course offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountains. While the course may be challenging for adults, fear not! Olympic View also features a family-friendly 9-hole course, perfect for kids and beginners. After a day on the links, unwind and enjoy a delicious meal at their on-site restaurant.

There are also plenty of activities to do around the golf course. It is just a short drive away from the vibrant city of Victoria, where you can explore the Royal BC Museum, take a stroll through the beautiful Butchart Gardens, or visit the historic Craigdarroch Castle. The area also has numerous parks and beaches, such as Esquimalt Lagoon, perfect for picnicking, birdwatching, or a day by the water 


Where to stay:  

Located right near the picturesque inner harbour, you’ll be welcomed with comfortable rooms, family suites, and all the amenities you’d need making Sandman Hotel Victoria is the perfect place to rest after an action-packed day. They have also opened a brand-new Denny’s restaurant to fuel yourself and the family! 


Sandman Hotel Victoria


Olympic View Golf Course

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Calgary, Alberta - Shaganappi Point Golf Course:  


The next stop is Calgary's scenic Shaganappi Point Golf Course. This 27-hole course has wide fairways and stunning mountain vistas. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or just starting out, there's something for everyone here. Plus, with affordable rates and a laid-back vibe, it's the perfect place to spend a sunny day with the family. Don't forget to stop by the clubhouse for a refreshing drink and some post-golf snacks! 

To avoid the crowds, it's best to visit during weekdays, particularly in the mornings. Booking a tee time in advance is highly recommended, especially during the summer months. The course has a driving range and a putting green, perfect for a warm-up or practice session. Be sure to bring sunscreen and hats, as the open layout offers limited shade. After a round of golf, families can explore nearby attractions such as Edworthy Park, which offers picnic areas, playgrounds, and beautiful walking trails along the Bow River.  


Where to stay:  

The upgraded and redesigned Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy all that downtown Calgary has to offer. With an indoor pool and an on-site Moxies, the kids are guaranteed to be entertained. When you want to venture out, the hotel is conveniently located directly on Calgary’s light-rail transit line, quickly transporting you off to all the attractions: Calgary Stampede grounds, Calgary Zoo, TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary Tower, museums, and more. 


Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel


Golf Course in Edmonton

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Edmonton, Alberta - Victoria Golf Course:  


Head north to Edmonton and discover the historic Victoria Golf Course. Established in 1896, this charming golf course is the oldest in Alberta and offers a delightful blend of tradition and modern amenities. The 18-hole layout features tree-lined fairways, rolling terrain, and stunning views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Bring the whole family along for a round of golf, then relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings at the on-site clubhouse. The course is known for its walkability and accessibility, making it a great place for families to enjoy a day of golf together. Additionally, it features a driving range and practice facilities, perfect for honing your skills. Beyond golf, the River Valley location provides lots of opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking and biking trails. 


Where to stay: 

Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel is in the perfect location for comfort, style and convenience, right in the heart of downtown. From the moment you walk through the doors, to that moment you drive off, the personal attention they give you is exactly what you’d expect from one of the most premium hotels, in one of the fastest up-and-coming districts in the city.   


Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel 


Victoria Golf Course in Edmonton

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Toronto, Ontario - Centennial Park Golf Centre:  


Time to hit the links in Toronto at Centennial Park Golf Centre. This family-friendly destination offers fun for golfers of all ages, with a 9-hole par-3 course, a driving range, and a mini-golf course. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, there's plenty of fun to be had here. Plus, with affordable rates and a convenient location, it's the perfect spot for a day of family fun in the city. 


Where to stay: 

Stay at Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel, located a 10-minute drive from Centennial Park Golf Centre. After a long day of family-fun, relax and unwind in the indoor heated saltwater pool and hot tub and afterwards, treat yourself and the family to a delicious meal at Moxies. 


Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel


Golf course in Toronto

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These are just a few of the many family-friendly golf courses across Canada that are perfect for parents looking to share their love of golf with the next generation. So, pack up your clubs, grab the kids, and get ready to tee off on an unforgettable family adventure!