Aberdeen Glen Golf Course and Estates

Set in British Columbia's interior, Aberdeen Glen Golf Course boasts rugged terrain and a relaxed atmosphere


 

Bargains are often found off the beaten track, and Aberdeen Glen Golf Course is no different. This manicured, 7,100-yard par-73 meanders over rolling, rugged terrain through narrow stands of dense B.C. forest—a stern test for the better player, and a gentler route from the forward tees. Jeans are allowed, too!

Green Fees

Adults pay $46 for 18 holes and $26 for nine holes; $24 for juniors, $14 for nine holes. Juniors who attended an Aberdeen Glen golf camp get a Privilege Card, good for $10 off each green fee. Power carts are $25 for 18 holes ($15 for nine holes). Club rentals are $20 for 18 holes, $10 for nine. (250-563-8901)

Where to Stay

Check out the “Family Getaway Package” at the Ramada Hotel downtown. At $160 a night, this deal gets you a connecting-room suite with four beds, two bathrooms with heated tile floors, two flat-screen TVs, discount coupons for local attractions and free parking. As a bonus, kids 6 and under eat for free.

Deals

40 km north of Prince George is the Huble Homestead Historic Site, a collection of authentic heritage buildings from the turn of the 20th century. Tour the Salmon Valley Post Office, the general store or see the blacksmith shop, then have a picnic on the grass and stock up on Huble berry jam, all for a recommended donation of $10 per family. (250-564-7033)

Lessons

Aberdeen Glen boasts an impressive practice range, with a short-game area and putting green. One-on-one instruction from pro Ian Wrynn runs $40 to $60 for a single 30-minute session. Players teeing up at the range don’t even need their own clubs—the pro shop lends them out gratis.

Off Course

Spend the afternoon on the water, casting in the Nechako River. Ferguson Lake is within the city limits and stocked with bull and rainbow trout. (250-565-6135)

Prince George, B.C. C.-B.; 250-563-8901; aberdeenglengolf.com

This story was originally published in the April 2010 issue of up! magazine as part of the Value Golf Guide feature, profiling 10 of Canada’s most affordable and family-friendly golf courses. Take a look at The Great Canadian Value Golf Guide: The Family Edition.

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