#4 in Oakridge
6706 Alberta Street
Over the years the boundaries of this course have changed and shrunk to accommodate the building of Langara College and a townhouse development, and today Langara still faces the most proposals by members of the public to be repurposed, owing to its central location in the city and proximity to the the Cambie & 49th Avenue SkyTrain station.
The course itself is a nice parkland route, its wide fairways and short yardages making it very playable for the average golfer, but multi-level greens giving enough of a challenge for experts. There’s an ample variety of plants and birds, and the jogging path that surrounds the course is nice and gentle.
Whether that’s enough to keep it Vancouver’s oldest public golf course in the decades ahead will be up to the whims of politicians. For now, it’s a course the proprietor of this website enjoys, mostly because he can sometimes break 80 here.