For a traditional golfing experience on the west coast, look no further than the UBC University Golf Course. Expansive greens cut through old-growth forests, providing a premium setting for any golfer – whether a beginner or an old-timer.
Improve your golfing skills and hit to your heart’s content on the UBC University Golf Course.

About the UBC University Golf Course

The UGC was first established in 1929 and has since become a historic part of Vancouver. This 18-hole, par-72 course cuts through the University Endowment Lands, and is a favourite of both casual golfers and serious enthusiasts.

This sprawling course has a mature but relatively level landscape, so golfers can use power carts to get around – although many prefer to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere and walk. No matter which option you choose, your time on the course will be time well spent.

For members of private golf clubs, the UGC grounds feature a clubhouse.

Golf Course Tee Times and Rates

Effective May 2022, tee times are available daily from sun-up to sundown. Interested golfers may check the UGC online booking portal for the most up-to-date availability and rates.

You can book up to 14 days in advance, although your booking will be subject to the UGC Dynamic Pricing System. The green fees listed on the UGC are based on their 2-day advanced booking window. Note that Power Carts are not available from the Twilight 5 tier (2 hours before sunset) and up.

Should you wish to cancel a booking, you have until 5:00 PM the day before play; otherwise, you will be charged the full amount for your scheduled tee time.

UGC Academy

Improve your swing at The Academy at UGC – one of the foremost instructional facilities in BC. Their lessons are available for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Learn from top-rated CPGA Professionals and take your game to the next level with The Academy programs.

On the other hand, if you’re a beginner or if you haven’t played in a while and want to regain your swing – The Academy has the Ready Fore Golf program! This includes four 1-hour lessons to teach you the fundamentals and techniques to start you on the course.

For children and adolescents, The Academy features a Junior Golf Program and Junior Golf Player Development.

University Golf Course Pro Shop and Restaurant

Whether you’re a golfer or not – everyone’s welcome at Westward Ho! The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Happy Hour on weekdays is from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, while they have an available brunch menu on weekends until 2:00 PM.

Check out the Westward Ho! menu for its wide selection of food, from appetizers to desserts. Visitors posting their reviews online recommend the club sandwich, Cobb salad, and Eggs Benedict – and of course, try the beer!

Meanwhile, stock up on golfing equipment and accessories at the University Golf Club The SHOP. The UGC has partnered with TaylorMade Golf and adidas Golf Canada to offer a premium shopping experience. Purchase the latest golfing apparel and industry-leading equipment by TaylorMade, all in 1600sq.ft. of retail space.

If you need assistance or advice, the UGC The SHOP staff will be more than happy to help.

Driving Range

Even the best golfers know the value of practising and honing their skills. Rehearsing your strokes and practising your game will ensure you can play to your highest potential. After all – practice makes perfect!

The UGC has a Practice Range available for golfers of all levels. It’s open year-round, with 20 covered stalls in the off-season and 30 grass mats in the summer.

The Practice Range is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day except on Thursdays, when it opens at 11:00 AM. The call for the last bucket is at 7:30 PM, with lights out at 8:00 PM.

You can view the updated pricing for baskets and card values on the UGC Practice Range page.

Explore Around the Golf Course

Of course, there’s more to do around the University Golf Course than just golf! Vancouver is an amazing city, full of life and full of things to do. Check out UBC Pacific Spirit Park to experience the wonders of old-growth nature, or go for a swim at Spanish Banks. You can even drop by the Museum of Anthropology for an educational afternoon.

The UGC is just minutes away from the city, especially for those who live in the leləm̓ UBC village. Learn the true meaning of home and the interconnections of life at leləm̓ – and live your life to the fullest.