Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

4300 SW Marine Drive,

Vancouver, British Columbia V6N 4A6

  • Office

    +1 (604) 266 4141
  • Pro shop

    +1 (604) 266 6248
  • Fax

    +1 (604) 266 3522
  • Golf pro

    Ashley Zibrik (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Shaughnessy Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, riverside and residential..

  • Designer:

    Current layout by Arthur Vernon "Mac" Macan (1960), following the club's relocation to its current site. From its founding in 1911, the club had been located between 33rd and 37th Ave, east of Granville and straddling Oak St. With the move (6 km to the west) the club's name changed from Shaughnessy Heights GC to Shaugnessy G&CC.

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How to get there:

11 km SW of downtown Vancouver.

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1911

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club: Originally called Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club (and located 6 km east of the present site), this handsomely tree-lined parkland course is laid out alongside the Fraser River and Strait of Georgia.

"Mac" Macan's excellent layout occupies relatively flat terrain, through which the elegant tree-lined holes are arranged in two nine-hole loops. Although not a particularly expansive or roaming layout, the mix of straightaway and doglegging holes contain an excellent array of golfing challenges. The ability to "shape the ball" in both directions from the tee will give long-hitters a distinct advantage, especially on the doglegging holes.

The current course was built in 1960, at which time a wonderful variety of trees were donated and planted by the members. There are now more than 150 species of trees on the property, which flower at different times providing continuous splashes of colour around the course between March and September. Some of the large firs and cedars are more than 200 years old.

Water hazards are few and far between at Shaughnessy, but there's an abundance of stylish bunkering as you look out from the tee, and as you weigh up approach shots into the large subtly sloping greens. The green surrounds often present a "minefield" of bunkering and mounding. You may feel the fairways get a tad tighter on the back-nine, which is played to the west of clubhouse (the front-nine loops out to the east).

The walk/drive from the 9th to the 10th, and then the par-4 10th and par-5 11th get you alongside the Fraser River. From here you can inspect the impressive logging operation out on the water, and take-in a spectacular vista that includes Vancouver Island and the Olympic Mountains. A "must play" Vancouver course ... if you can secure a tee-time or an invite.

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Around Vancouver


Who can play and when?

Private club; generally visitors/guests may only play if hosted by a member. Contact club for playing possibilities for outside visitors.

Open all year.

Green fees

Contact club for playing possibilities and associated rates.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Shaughnessy, which takes its name from Thomas George Shaughnessy, a former Canadian Pacific Railway President, was designed by A.V. "Mac" Macan (1882-1964). A leading amateur golfer of his day, Macan also enjoyed a golf design career spanning five decades. He designed over 55 golf courses. His layouts include several well known courses in western Canada, including: Colwood (now Royal Colwood); Shaughnessy; Marine Drive; University GC (Vancouver); Victoria; Chilliwack; Cowichan, as well as Columbia Edgewater (Portland, Oregon) and California GC (nr San Francisco).

Shaughnessy G&CC has hosted many top level tournaments including the Canadian Open in 2005 and 2011. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Shaughnessy G&CC.

Published ranking

Canada's 19th best course (SCOREGolf, 2022).


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    1041 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6P 6L6

    +1 (604) 263 1555

    Visit website

    Located in close proximity to Vancouver Intl Airport (and offering a shuttle bus service), this Vancouver hotel also provides easy access to many of the area's best golf courses. Guests are offered two dining choices: the White Spot Restaurant and Hudson's Landing Pub, where you can relax with friends over lunch or dinner. The quiet guest rooms are equipped with complimentary internet and in-room tea & coffee. The hotel also has a fitness facility.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Langara; Fraserview; Riverview; Mayfair Lakes; McCleery.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Most courses in Greater Vancouver are within 30 km of this hotel.

  • The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver5-star

    900 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6

    +1 (604) 684 3131

    Visit website

    Centrally located in the heart of the city, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a landmark, rich in history, vibrant and cosmopolitan. Within this Vancouver hotel you will find a state-of-the-art health club, pool, Absolute Spa facility and many designer shops, including the flagship Louis Vuitton boutique. The hotel is known for its array of award-winning restaurants, including Griffins featuring fine dining.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      University; Langara; McCleery; Capilano (Private).

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Most courses in Greater Vancouver are within 30 km of this hotel.

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