Posts By: golfvi

On the Trail This Summer

Summertime, and the living is easy… Especially on Vancouver Island. The temperatures are warm but mild, the golf courses are in peak condition, the views are crystal clear, and the good times to be had – on and off the golf course – well, they are many. As you will discover when you hear our tale of the many Vancouver Island trails.

Say ‘trails’ and most people immediately think hiking trails.

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Guardians of the Green: Behind the Scenes at Bear Mountain

If you think the grass is always greener on the other side – specifically the side where your favourite golf course lies – you’d be right. In this instance at least, anyway. The grass on the golf course IS always greener, and for once it’s got nothing to do with perspective, envy or emerald-coloured glasses, and everything to do with hard work, dedication and a passion for golf course maintenance.

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5 Lesser Known Views on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

Like anything worth doing, golf can be frustrating. There. We’ve said it. Golf is such a mental game that it’s quite easy to get so stuck in your head, berating yourself for that last swing into the trees, that you can’t see your woods (or tees, or golf balls) for said trees. Stop. Breathe. Lift your head up. Take a good look around you. The golf course views alone will make everything worth it, even if you don’t birdie that Par 5 you’ve had your eye on forever.

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Golf Channel Features the Vancouver Island Golf Trail!

 
Wow – what a Masters!  The excitement continues this week as Golf Channel featured the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.

Vancouver Island: Orcas, craft beer, Olympic View

Matt Ginella tries craft beer, goes orca whale watching, and plays golf at Olympic View Golf Club on Vancouver Island in Canada.

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Vancouver Island Golf Trail Courses Make Top 100 Lists

 

Looking for something to do this Spring? How about making your way around some of the top courses in Canada? The best news? If you live on Vancouver Island you don’t have to leave the Island to do it, and if you don’t, it’s a great excuse for an island golf getaway.

That’s because three of the courses which call the Vancouver Island Golf Trail home have just been named to the Top100GolfCourses.

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13 Insider Stops Along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

You could be forgiven for thinking that on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail it’s all about golf, all of the time. While that is true 90% of the time, given the magnificence of Vancouver Island, we’d be fools to ignore its many, many other charms. So we’re here to change your thinking and give you a unique way to explore Vancouver Island.

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Quick and Easy Golf Getaways to Beat the Winter Blues

If, like most of us, you’re starting to feel golf fever of the worst kind, Andrew Penner’s recent article for Calgary Avenue has just the cure: “Quick and Easy Golf Getaways to Beat the Winter Blues”. 

Seeking out sun and swings, Penner visited Scottsdale, Las Vegas and Vancouver Island, flying off to “where the grass is green, the flagsticks are flickering in the warm breeze adn the open-air restaurant patios are open for business”.

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More Big Names in Golf Commit To PGA TOUR Champions Event At Bear Mountain

Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Mark O’Meara Commit to 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

We’re just under two weeks away from the start of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, but this PGA TOUR of Champions event keeps on getting bigger and better! Just today, for example, tournament organizers announced that four more big names in golf have been added to an already stellar lineup (including a trio of fantastic Canadian golfers): World Golf Hall

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Trio of Canadian’s Commit To PGA TOUR Champions Event At Bear Mountain

Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge Commit to 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, to be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016. The event will feature a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $440,000.

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Parksville: A Vancouver Island Golf Trip Everyone Will Love

Edmonton Sun’s resident golf fanatic Kevin Berkenbosch – aka Bogeyman – recently visited Parksville for a whistle stop Vancouver Island golf trip. What he found was a golfing experience second to none. As he puts it: “Parksville on Vancouver Island offers one of the most peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable golf holidays imaginable.

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Golf in Victoria Gets Wild Off the Tee

Getting wild off the tee sounds bad. And ordinarily it is. Wild drives that lead off-fairway into dark holes of rough and despair are generally to be avoided at all costs. But here on Vancouver Island, getting wild off the tee is actively encouraged. Of course, we’ve given it a whole different meaning, so tame that swing and prepare to expend any energy saved for some of these fantastically wild-off-the-tee activities in and around Victoria.

Subdue Wild Salmon

Prime salmon fishing season is upon us.

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