Top 50 Spotlight: #48, Marine Drive Golf Club

One part of the trifecta of brilliant private clubs in the Vancouver, British Columbia area—with Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club and Capilano Golf & Country Club—Marine Drive Golf Club is a venerable A.V. Macan design, measuring only 6381 yards from the back tees, with a rating of 70.5 (par 71) and a slope of 129. However, this small gem packs a big punch. 17-18 is one of the better 2 hole finishing stretches you’ll see, and the par 3’s are mid-irons, but require precise shots to hit the small, undulated greens.

The approach to the opening hole at Marine Drive Golf Club

Best Par 3: Hole 4, 167 yards

The par 3, 4th, with the Fraser River to the right

Best Par 4: Hole 17, 438 yards

Best Par 5: Hole 2, 498 yards

Worst par 3: Hole 16, 165 yards

Worst Par 4: Hole 7, 401 yards

Worst Par 5: Hole 12, 496 yards

The par 3, 14th contains one of few dramatic elevation changes on the golf course, but does it in dramatic fashion.

  • Ranking: 48 out of 148
  • Total Points: 61.00/100
  • Playability: 15/20
  • Shot Value: 11/20
  • Fun: 10/20
  • Memorability: 10/20
  • Architectural Values: 15/20

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