Category: Tales from the Trail

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 plentiful. 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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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

A Trail of Countless Delights! Trail Blazing: Great Canadian Golf Getaways. Golf Just the Jump-Off Into the Island Lifestyle. Vancouver Island Boast Vibrant Golf Scene. This is what the press is saying about the Vancouver Island Golf Trail… With six  big media stories about the Vancouver Island Golf Trail in the last month alone – from The Province, AMAInsider.

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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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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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