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.com 2017 list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada!
#63 – Bear Mountain Valley Course
Making it onto the list at number 63 in the Top 100 is Islander favourite Bear Mountain Valley Course. The Valley Golf Course meanders through forest, borders lakes, and traverses creeks and rivers throughout its 18 holes, while offering spectacular views of British Columbia’s beautiful landscape. The par 71 Valley Course measures 6807 yards from the Golden Bear tees – about 400 yards shorter than its sibling, the Mountain Course. These two courses combined offer the only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf in Canada, and one of the finest golf offerings in North America.
#72 – Bear Mountain Mountain Course
Speaking of the Bear Mountain Mountain Course, this sibling course to the Valley also made it onto the Top 100 Courses in Canada list at number 72. Host of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event, and the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game, Bear Mountain Resort stands apart as one of the finest golf resorts anywhere. Featuring wide panoramic views of mountain, city and ocean all framed by undulating fairways and lush coastal forests, the Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Resort will entice you to pull out your camera more than once in your round.
#98 – Olympic View Golf Club
The final of the three Vancouver Island Golf Trail courses to make it onto the Top 100 Courses in Canada list is the beautiful Olympic View Golf Club. Olympic View Golf Club boasts tranquility and nature accentuated by magnificent waterfalls, beautiful mountain views, roaming deer and soaring eagles. The unique variety of golf shots join together to form an inspiring piece of West Coast golf art. It’s easy to see why Olympic View consistently rates among top golf courses on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and beyond.
The accolades for these three courses – and indeed even more of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail courses – don’t stop there. Top100GolfCourses.com also released their 2017 list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in British Columbia, and eight – yep, that’s right, eight! – the #VIGolfTrail courses made the cut.
- Bear Mountain Valley Course #11
- Bear Mountain Mountain Course #12
- Olympic View Golf Club #15
- Storey Creek Golf Club #24
- Crown Isle Golf Resort #26
- Morningstar Golf Club #33
- Nanaimo Golf Club #51
- Fairwinds Golf Club #56
Congratulations to ALL the courses that made these lists and thanks to all the reviewers and Top 100 for sharing their love for our courses. We look forward to many more great rounds on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.
Top 100 Golf Courses are an “independent website dedicated to the best golf courses of the World (and their) mission is to connect passionate golfers with the world’s greatest golf clubs.” They are “a team of passionate golfers with mixed handicaps committed to playing, reviewing and promoting the world’s greatest golf courses.” Their ranking and rating process is also fairly unique in that they use the opinions of experts, regular golfers who write reviews on individual golf course pages on their website, as well as other reputable third party data to regularly calculate and revise their rankings by applying a series of rules and alogrithms. Find out more about their ranking and rating process here.