Over a month ago Fairmont Hotels made the difficult decision to close down some of their most iconic mountain resort hotels in Western Canada like the Fairmont Banff Springs, Chateau Lake Louise and Chateau Whistler. At the time they stated they would like to reopen the hotels on June 1 and that appears to still be the case as there is now this new offer for golf packages at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
The offer is good for stays between June 1 and June 30 and is definitely priced and packaged to encourage people to make their way out and hopefully start filling up rooms and golf courses. In case you are wondering golf courses in British Columbia opened up a few weeks ago. Of course this one may be more appealing to those who live in the lower mainland – I’m guessing not a lot of us are going to jump on a plane just yet to go golfing but for those of you living in B.C. who want to have that nice drive up to Whistler and get some rounds in this package is for you.
The Golf Super Saver Offer at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler starts as low as C$185 per person per night and includes the following:
- One night’s accommodation at Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- One round of 18-holes at Chateau Whistler Golf Club per person, per night
- Unlimited golf on same day of play after initial paid round of golf (round(s) may be reserved upon completion of each round of golf) on arrival or departure day
- Complimentary club rentals
- Unlimited access to the Practice facility
- Complimentary Golf club storage
- Complimentary shuttle to/from Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Clubhouse
- Juniors Golf for Free (applies to one child 16 yrs old and under after 1:00 PM)
- Guest signing privileges
At the minimum you are getting one night accommodation and one round of golf but if the course isn’t too busy you can play another round if the course isn’t busy as you get unlimited golf after your initial paid round!
To compare, a round of golf at the course is C$189 (Daily rate, twilight is less) plus a mandatory cart for C$30. To play a round of golf itself costs nearly the same as a hotel stay with the golf! I did a quick check for the rate on June 1-3 (2 nights, 2 rounds of golf for 2 people) and it was available for C$399 per night:
This is a pretty enticing offer if you are ready to get out of the house, hit the links and stay at a hotel. You may ask how does this compare to the daily rate at the hotel to see if you can build the package yourself for less. We checked that out and for most days the cheapest rate at the hotel was C$269 per night and then add in $189 per person for the golf and you are almost at C$650 per night versus the $399. So in the world of hotel packages which in many cases aren’t a good deal, this one is the opposite in that it is a great deal! I would recommend paying for the stay with a card that earns a travel multiplier like the Canadian Platinum Card from American Express as it normally earns 2 points per dollar on travel however it does have it’s current double points on all spending meaning you would earn 4 points per dollar on this package!
Remember that Fairmont Hotels is now part of the ALL Accor Live Limitless program so stays at Fairmont Hotels will rack up points in that program.
Note the cancellation policy for this rate is three days in advance of stay.
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