With five public 18-hole courses, half a dozen pitch-and-putt courses in the city, and dozens more courses nearby, golfers are never far from their love. For discounts and short-notice tee times at more than 30 Vancouver-area courses, contact the A-1 Last Minute Golf Hot Line (tel. 800/684-6344 or 604/878-1833; www.lastminutegolfbc.com).

A number of excellent public golf courses, maintained by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation (tel. 604/280-1818 to book tee times; www.vancouver.ca/parks), can be found throughout the city. Langara Golf Course (6706 Alberta St., around 49th Ave. and Cambie St.; tel. 604/713-1816; www.vancouver.ca/parks/golf/langara), built in 1926 by the Canadian Pacific Railway and recently renovated and redesigned, is one of the most popular golf courses in the province.

The public University Golf Club (5185 University Blvd.; tel. 604/224-1818; www.universitygolf.com) is a great 6,300-yard, par-72 course with a clubhouse, pro shop, locker rooms, bar and grill, and sports lounge.

Leading private clubs are situated on the North Shore and in Vancouver. Check with your club at home to see if you have reciprocal visiting memberships with one of the following: Capilano Golf and Country Club (420 Southborough Dr., West Vancouver; tel. 604/922-9331; www.capilanogolf.com), Marine Drive Golf Club (7425 Yew St.; tel. 604/261-8111; www.marine-drive.com), Seymour Golf and Country Club (3723 Mt. Seymour Pkwy., North Vancouver; tel. 604/929-2611; www.seymourgolf.com), Point Grey Golf and Country Club (3350 SW Marine Dr.; tel. 604/261-3108; www.pointgreygolf.com), and Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (4300 SW Marine Dr.; tel. 604/266-4141; www.shaughnessy.org). Greens fees range from C$42 to C$75.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.