Shaughnessy is a well-treed parkland style 18 hole championship course overlooking the mouth of the Fraser River and Strait of Georgia. The club has hosted many Canadian and Pacific Northwest championships and in 2005 hosted the Bell Canadian Open, featuring the world’s best PGA Tour golfers.
The course was built in 1960, and many of the beautiful trees were donated and planted by the members in the course’s early years. There are more than 150 species of trees on the property, which flower at different times between March and September providing continued beauty to the surroundings. Some of the large firs and cedars are more than 200 years old.
The Golf Shop offers a wide variety of men’s and women’s golf clothing, golf equipment and supplies. Clothing is available with and without club logos.
Practice facilities are considered the best in Western Canada, and include a large driving range with target greens, pitching green with sand traps, chipping green and putting green. All facilities are close to the first tee. Balls are available on the range for guests.
Shaughnessy provides practice facilities for the University of British Columbia Golf teams, which compete in the Canadian University Golf Championships and in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.
Shaughnessy is playable most days throughout the year. During the winter, temporary greens are used whenever frost occurs.