Publication Ready Stories

The marketing rights to the following publication-ready stories have been purchased by Golf Vancouver Island.  You are welcome to publish the piece free of charge and images to accompany the article are available by contacting our Director of Marketing. If you do publish the story we would appreciate receiving a copy of the published piece.


Golf Man-cation to Vancouver Island

By Andrew Penner

If you’ve ever seen the gang movie “The Warriors” – it’s a B cult classic! – then there’s a pretty good chance the line “Waaaariorrrrs, come out to play-ay!” still reverberates within you from time to time. I love that movie. And it was perfect post-round cinematic fare for the boys. You see, after four inspiring rounds of golf in two days on Vancouver Island, there wasn’t a whole lot of fight left in us.

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Corporate Golf Getaway to Vancouver Island

By Andrew Penner

The team has been grinding away for months. In spite of the times, business is holding its own. Profits, while not soaring, are hanging in there. For the most part, it’s due to some heroic efforts by the team. They’ve proven themselves. They need a break. Golf is good. But where to go?

Yes, in a perfect world the charter would be summoned and the flight to Scotland would go off without a glitch. The historic rounds on the Old Course at St.

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Couples Golf on Vancouver Island

By Andrew Penner

Ok, I’ll admit it, my wife isn’t generally the first person I’d choose to go on a golf vacation with. I mean, God bless her, she gave me three wonderful kids and I love her dearly, but she just can’t keep up on one of these junkets. She goes to bed early. She gets squirmy when the temperature dips below 20 degrees.

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Golf and Wine on Vancouver Island

By Andrew Penner

No, it’s not likely the pig-tailed prom queen on the golf course beverage cart is going to be ditching her ice-chilled stock of beer for Australian Syrahs and Oregon Pinot Noirs any time soon. After all, golf and beer go together like cake and ice cream.

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Golf Vancouver Island’s Awesome 18

By Andrew Penner

What makes a great golf course great? Naturally, given the eclectic tastes that are represented in the golf community, the answers vary. Fine scenery. Outstanding conditioning. Superb service. Exciting design. Rich history. Value pricing. All perfectly fine answers. Naturally, though, one answer should be on top of the list. Great holes. And, if your destination is Vancouver Island, you won’t run short on these.

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Four Great Golf Getaways on Vancouver Island

By Andrew Penner

There’s something about being on an island that makes a holiday that much sweeter. Islands have a way of upping the leisurely power of a trip. But, let’s face it, when a chunk of land is surrounded by water, you’re somewhat stuck. You are, whether you like it or not, staying put. It’s when you just accept this, or, better yet, revel in it, that you can really leave the stress behind and bask in the beauty of really being “somewhere.

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Sweet Dreams on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

by Andrew Penner

Those of us with golf in our veins have many things in common. We love the outdoors. We love the camaraderie that the game makes possible. And, perhaps more than anything, we love to dream. We dream about that syrupy-smooth technique that has long evaded us. We dream about a 350-yard drive (I’d say 300, but those days are over). And, perhaps our favourite, we dream about the ultimate golf adventure.

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Vancouver Island Golf – Land of Undiscovered Gems

by Ian Cruickshank

Golfers are the Indiana Jones’ of the sports world. But instead of the bullwhip and brown fedora, they’re decked out with ball caps and graphite shafted clubs, roaming the globe in search of rare gems – those terrific, much-sought-after courses tucked away in exotic locales. That’s why Vancouver Island, off British Columbia’s west coast, is a dream destination.

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