Host of the 47th Pacific Coast Amateur
The vision of a golf course on the North Shore of Vancouver west of the Capilano River began in the 1930's, when a young and determined Vancouver entrepreneur by the name of A.J.T. Taylor approached the wealthy Guinness family of Great Britain with a grand plan to purchase and develop 6,000 acres of choice wooded hillside in the young municipality of West Vancouver. They called this magnificent area The British Properties, set aside 160 prime acres for a golf course and the rest, as they say, is history.
While renowned for its stately clubhouse, a host of amenities for members and their guests, and service levels to match, the true strength of Capilano lies in its golf course. Designed by the estimable golf course architect Stanley Thompson, and considered one of his finest efforts, Capilano presents a challenging and artistic layout that takes full advantage of the topography and natural beauty of its location. Moreover, Capilano’s traditional design and immaculate conditioning have helped establish its reputation as one of the world’s premiere championship courses.
As one-time Augusta Masters champion George Archer put it after a casual round at Capilano: "Apart from its natural beauty, this is an ideal golf course because it is a fair test for the members from the middle tees, and is easily transformed into an excellent championship course from the back tees without tricking up the greens or the rough or the approaches." U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen paid the course the ultimate compliment when following a round at Capilano he said, "I used every club in my bag".Read More