Meridian Golf-Par 3
1054 168 Street, Surrey, BC, V3S 9R8
This challenging course in South Surrey is located in a park-like setting and surrounded by impressive old growth trees.
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|Getting There |||Heading south on 176 St. turn left on to 16 Ave, left on 184 St. and then a right on to 18 Ave.|
Profile Last Updated: November 15, 2007
Within striking distance of the Peace Arch crossing, this 18-hole public golf course began life as a family-run hazelnut farm. The course opened in 1957 and has kept a few reminders of its agricultural roots, such as the nut house located near the last tee; it was once used for cracking hazelnuts. The hazelnut trees are still abundant, as are fragrant cedars. With a yardage a little over 2,000, this course has a compact layout, but each hole has unique features, which makes for a varied game.
Golfers shouldn’t be deceived by the par-3 designation. The large screening trees, hilly landscape and a little creek make the course a true challenge. According to the owner, Meridian Golf Par 3 was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most challenging par-3 course in the Lower Mainland. A unique feature of the course is the protected salmon creek that wends through the front nine. In the fall, it’s populated by wild salmon returning from the ocean to spawn. Half a dozen holes are located such that underpowered shots could end up dunked in the creek, so follow through.
All the Basics
Inside the clubhouse, golfers can get a cuppa joe at the coffee shop and grab a sandwich or hot dog. Munchies and snacks are also available. The outdoor patio deck outfitted with picnic tables is shaded by a canopy so you can eat al fresco. The pro shop stocks all basic equipment: golf balls, gloves, tees, shirts and hats. No golf lessons are taught through the course, but private sessions can be arranged with a third party golf teacher through the pro shop.
Parking: Free parking lot