You'll want to pause your golf game for the breathtaking view at these holes throughout the province

You'll want to pause your golf game for the breathtaking view at these holes throughout the province

British Columbia is chock-full of gorgeous golf courses in amazing natural settings. From Vancouver Island to the Kootenay Rockies, here are 10 golf holes you'll want to interrrupt your game to enjoy.

Hole 6, 175 yards, Par 3, Greywolf Golf Course, Panorama Mountain Village

Hole 6, 175 yards, Par 3, Greywolf Golf Course, Panorama Mountain Village

For sheer drama, the famous “Cliffhanger” hole at Greywolf cannot be beat. The spacious green, perched high on top of the precipice, is certainly hittable, however, a poorly struck shot requires ropes and carabineers to retrieve!

Hole 5, 440 yards, Par 4, Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, Crawford Bay

Hole 5, 440 yards, Par 4, Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, Crawford Bay

Dubbed “Poop Deck,” this straightaway beauty demands a laser-straight tee shot to a sand-surrounded fairway. The mid-iron approach must then clear the spirited mountain creek and avoid the nasty green-side bunkers at Kokanee Springs. Par feels like a birdie!

Hole 17, 135 yards, Par 3, Radium Springs Resort, Radium Hot Springs

Hole 17, 135 yards, Par 3, Radium Springs Resort, Radium Hot Springs

Situated high above the vast Columbia Valley Wetlands, the closing run at The Springs Course is always memorable. The short 17th, which features a thin green hard on the ravine, is the trump card.

Hole 8, 570 yards, Par 5, Tobiano, Kamloops

Hole 8, 570 yards, Par 5, Tobiano, Kamloops

Careening high above Kamloops Lake, and featuring a do-or-die tee shot over the gulch, the beautiful 8th at Tobiano captures the raw and rugged charm of one of the best new courses in the country.

Hole 5, 235 yards, Par 3, Predator Ridge Ridge Course, Vernon

Hole 5, 235 yards, Par 3, Predator Ridge Ridge Course, Vernon

With dazzling lake and mountain views and a massive emerald green that sits well below the tee deck at Predator Ridge, this postcard-pretty hole is one you could never tire of playing.

Hole 15, 200 yards, Par 3, Talking Rock Golf Resort, Chase

Hole 15, 200 yards, Par 3, Talking Rock Golf Resort, Chase

The visuals here – the bunker-guarded green is framed by the shimmering waters of Little Shuswap Lake – are simply stunning. But don’t get too distracted! A bad swing here and you could easily ruin your score at Talking Rock Resort.

Hole 8, 175 yards, Par 3, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, Whistler

Hole 8, 175 yards, Par 3, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, Whistler

Squeezed between a sheer rock wall and a pristine pond, the slender green on the signature 8th at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club is tough as nails to hit. Par is elusive here. Good photos aren’t.

Hole 17, 215 Yards, Par 3, Nicklaus North, Whistler

Hole 17, 215 Yards, Par 3, Nicklaus North, Whistler

Hugging the tranquil shore of Green Lake, the super-strong 17th at Nicklaus North requires a bold strike with a long-iron. Don’t let the gorgeous surroundings mesmerize you too long!

Hole 8, 375 yards, Bear Mountain Valley Course, Victoria

Hole 8, 375 yards, Bear Mountain Valley Course, Victoria

This short, one-of-a-kind par 4 features an elevated tee, rocky outcrops, a creek, lush rain forest, beautiful bunkering, strategic options, and dazzling views at Bear Mountain Valley. What’s not to like?

Hole 2, 425 yards, Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club, Merritt

Hole 2, 425 yards, Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club, Merritt

Tumbling and rolling along the arid, grass-lined slopes high above Nicola Lake, the par 4 second at Sagebrush epitomizes the beauty and charm of playing golf on this Rod Whitman-designed masterpiece.