Whistler Golf Course A Fun Course!
by Scott A. Sumner
Whistler Golf Club is the oldest of the four courses in Whistler and is an Arnold Palmer design. It is 6676 yards in length and is a very pretty layout. Unique about this course which is very close to the main gondala area of Blackcomb is the many multi million dollar homes on the course. These homes are worth over 5 million dollars I was told and are used only a few weeks of the year by the rich of the world. My playing partner today was Ryan Peppar of Whistler Golf Club.
Ryan Peppar is very interested in being a CPGA professional. The 22 year old, 5 handicap, snow board instructor has been in Whistler since he was 16 moving from Kitchener. "I'd like to back up the winter and be more versatile with my clients. I see it going to more of a career style. I love the snowboarding as much as I love the golf," smiles Ryan Peppar.
Peppar runs a program called ride de sprit. It's a three day program with the fourth day optional. It's guiding plus teaching and touring. "We show people Whistler Blackcomb and improve their riding at the same time. The experience is just unbelievable and both myself and the student wins. It's an amazing program I really recommend it," states Peppar. "Whistler life is totally different than Kitchener life. It's a gorgeous little valley. Whistler has a special feeling about it, the mountains around you, the fresh air, the people. Everyone wants to be here and you don't have any bad attitudes, it's just all positive," says Peppar.
"My schedule with becoming a more improved golf instuctor and player involves lots of practice. About four nights a week I practice between two and three hours. It's less playing full rounds and more working on short game and improving the mental game as well," said Peppar.