Category: Tales from the Trail

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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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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Have Your Say: Who Will Win The 2015 US Open

The North American golf event of the year is upon us and for 2015, it is in our neighbourhood. The 2015 US Open is being held at Chambers Bay, only a short hop away from Vancouver Island, and the eyes of the golfing world are on the Pacific Northwest.

The yet-to-be-determined challenges of Chambers Bay are being rattled around by players and fans alike. We thought it time to conduct a not-so-thorough survey of who you think will respond best to the unique layout at Chambers Bay.

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Vancouver Golf Show Discount Coupon

Save On Entry Fee to the 2015 Vancouver Golf & Travel Show

Golf Vancouver Island will be at the 2015 Vancouver Golf & Travel Show on February 14 & 15 to share with everyone about how our 11 incredible golf courses, stretching from Quadra Island/Campbell River in the North to Victoria in the South, is where you should be taking your golf vacation in 2015.

To encourage everyone to come out to the Vancouver Golf Show, we are pleased to offer a $2 off coupon for all adult admissions.

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Are These The Best Drivers of 2014

Best Drivers of 2014

You’re either planning your big golf trip of the year or already got it picked out. Either way, once you hit the course, you want the best gear in your bag so you can enjoy your vacation. While we don’t normally cover golf gear reviews, we understand that our guests love gear so we say, give the people what they want.

Our friends at PGA.com have released a series of videos on new gear, this one profiling the best drivers of 2014.

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Vancouver Island Ranked In Top 25 Islands In The World

Top 25 Islands In the World

In one of the most comprehensive public traveler opinion polls, the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards have recognized Vancouver Island as one of the top 25 Islands in the world. After compiling over 79,000 survey participants and over 1.3million votes, the Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the “Best of the Best” of travel destinations, hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines and more.

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Ballhead’s Blog – Golf on Vancouver Island is Incredible

Yeeowza!! How did we get here and why am I in this handbasket?  It would appear I’ve been a little tardy on the posting about golf on Vancouver Island. It’s been a crazy spring what with all the golf and parties. The most recent excursion with the crew from Classic Rock 101 from Vancouver was quite the experience. Bro Jake and Mike Eckford know how to have a great time, and I knew I was in trouble the moment we met for lunch at Crown Isle Golf Resort, it was “Game on” with some fine Island brews.

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Cowichan Golf and Country Club – Back in the Country

Last course on the trail and I’m up in wine country again just south of Duncan at Cowichan Golf and Country Club. I’ve brought my 16 year-old and his buddy along. They’ve been practising at the driving range and at a short apr-3 course near our house, but it’s one of their first ventures out onto a full-length course.

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