A Premier "Members' Club" With A Rare Commitment To History And Tradition.

The vision of a golf course on the North Shore of Vancouver west of the Capilano River began in the 1930's, when a young and determined Vancouver entrepreneur by the name of A.J.T. Taylor approached the wealthy Guinness family of Great Britain with a grand plan to purchase and develop 6,000 acres of choice wooded hillside in the young municipality of West Vancouver. They called this magnificent area The British Properties, set aside 160 prime acres for a golf course and the rest, as they say, is history.

While renowned for its stately clubhouse, a host of amenities for members and their guests, and service levels to match, the true strength of Capilano lies in its golf course. Designed by the estimable golf course architect Stanley Thompson, and considered one of his finest efforts, Capilano presents a challenging and artistic layout that takes full advantage of the topography and natural beauty of its location. Moreover, Capilano’s traditional design and immaculate conditioning have helped establish its reputation as one of the world’s premiere "members' clubs", where the scratch golfer and the high handicapper can share a game from the same set of tees and each enjoy a challenging and rewarding golf experience.

We hope you enjoy this portrait of Capilano Golf & Country Club. Explore the site and you'll discover more about its colorful history, the legendary course itself, and the many people who have played a part in making it such a unique place in the golfing world.

Capilano’s traditional design and immaculate conditioning have helped establish its reputation as one of the world’s premiere "members' clubs".

Capilano Golf and Country Club


In A Word: Tradition

Rare defines all aspects of Capilano Golf & Country Club, from the golf course’s spectacular mountainside setting and historic layout to the clubhouse’s grand design and elegant appointments. Since opening day in 1938, the Club has enjoyed wise stewardship and an engaged membership, and has maintained a commitment to tradition and history rarely seen in this day and age.