A BRIEF HISTORY
The world’s largest golf ball resides on a picturesque golf course in the northern town of Taylor; B.C. Taylor has a population of approximately 1,200 people, but has in its repertoire an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course known as the “Lone Wolf Golf Club”.
Taylor is situated along the Alaska Highway at Mile 36, in the beautiful Peace River valley. The Lone Wolf Golf Club lies on the very banks of the Peace River, and is described as the “pride of the Peace”. This golf course opened its doors in 1995 after 2 intensive years of careful planning and construction around the delicate beauty of the hills of Taylor.
To fully claim their fame as a world-class golf facility, the giant golf ball was brought into existence as an attractant for locals and travellers alike. The golf ball itself began life as a fuel tank. It is constructed of many panels of thick steel, and is hollow. The base is painted black to appear like a golfer’s tee, and the logo of the golf course is emblazoned across the wide white surface of the ball itself like an oversized monogram.
In winter, the golf course plays host to a variety of chilly weather activities such as limited ice fishing and skating on the pond that makes up part of the golf course. There is also a 3.9 km participation trail that is wheelchair and bike accessible that runs around the outside of the golf course. The trail is well known to be a good site for spotting local wildlife such as deer, moose, eagles, and elk.
The ball is 3/4” steel on a concrete base with a diameter of 12.89 meters.
Operated by: Lone Wolf Golf Club
Mailing Address: PO Box 300, Taylor BC V0C 2K0
Contact Name: Lone Wolf Golf Club Pro Shop
Phone Number: 250-789-3711
Access: The public has access to the site year round
After Hour Availability: Yes