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  • Awards & Distinctions

    Vancouver Island is such an incredible location in the world that the recognition continues to pile up.

    We’ve compiled a summary of the awards and distinctions awarded to the destination and our member golf courses.

    Vancouver Island:
    • “#1 Best Island Continental U.S. and Canada”       – Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Awards 2014
    • “#1 Best Island Destination in North America”        – Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 2000-2008
    •  “One of the Continent’s Best Values” Golf Magazine

    Arbutus Ridge:
    • 4 star rating for “Best Places to Play”, Golf Digest
    • Rated #2 in Canada, Readers Digest Top 13 Golf Courses in Canada 2012
    • Host of the CN Future Links Championship, 2011
    • Host of the British Columbia Provincial Women’s Amateur / Mid Amateur Championship, 2010
    • Certificate in Environmental Planning, Audubon International 2008
    • Best Destination Golf Course in BC – Readers Choice Golf Nerve Magazine 2006
    • Hole #17, one of the top 18 holes on Vancouver Island, Pacific Golf Magazine 2006
    • Host of the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, CLGA 2005
    • Golf Course of the Year Golfcoursereports.com 2004
    • Host of the BC Junior Girls Championship, CLGA 2002 & 2003

    Bear Mountain:
    • Host of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event
    • Site of the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game
    • Canada’s only 36 hole Nicklaus Design golf offering.
    • Mountain Course – #30 Signature 36 Holes of North America Fairways and Greens Magazine 2007
    • Mountain Course – Top Golf Course in Canada Westworld Alberta Magazine May 2005
    • Mountain Course – 4th best new golf course in Canada, ScoreGolf 2004

    Cowichan:
    • PGA of BC Golf Shop of the Year 2008
    • Host of the North American Indigenous Games 2008
    • Host of the Annual Cowichan Open

    Crown Isle:
    • Gold Medal Resort – Golf Ranking Magazine
    • Winner “Best clubhouse and most romantic accommodation in Western Canada” by Golf Ranking Magazine
    • Host of the Canadian Tour’s Payless Open, 2000

    Fairwinds:
    • Golf Facility of the Year – BCPGA 1999
    • Hosted the Canadian Tour Qualifying School

    Olympic View:
    • 4 Star Best Places to Play Rating – Golf Digest 2009
    • Business of the Year 2006 & Best Service Professional 2005Westshore Chamber of Commerce
    •  #20 Best Golf Experience in Canada and USA WestFairways and Greens Magazine 2006
    • Best Practice Facility in BCReaders Choice, Pacific Golf 2005
    • PGA of BC Teacher of the Year, 2002, 2006, 2007
    • PGA of BC Junior Promotor of the Year 2007

    Pheasant Glen:
    • Home to the Brent Morrison Academy of Golf
    • Host of the 2006 BCGA Mid-Amateur Championship

    Storey Creek:
    • One of the top 100 Courses in Canada ScoreGolf Magazine
    • Prestigious 4 Star Ranking – Golf Digest
    • Hosted B.C. Men’s Amateur Championship

    Victoria
    • “#2 Best City in the Americas” Conde Nast Traveler Magazine 2004

    British Columbia:
    • Golf Destination of the Year” 2007
      International Association of Golf Tour Operators
    • “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year Award” 2004International Association of Golf Tour Operators

    Golf Vancouver Island
    • Winner of the 2012 Innovative Marketer of the Year Award
      Tourism Vancouver Island
    • Winner of the 2009 Power of Partner’s Award
      Tourism Vancouver Island
    • Winner of the 2005 Raising the Bar Industry AwardTourism Vancouver Island
    • Winner of the 2005 Multi-Faceted Advertising Campaign AwardTourism Vancouver Island

    This (Bear Mountain Resort – Mountain Course, on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail) is my new favourite golf course – I just love the layout. It’s really one of the prettiest golf courses I’ve played in my life, I’ll come back here on vacation, it’s that good.

    Scott McCarron, PGA TOUR Champion

    I always treat golf courses as how many poor holes there are. This (Bear Mountain Resort – Mountain Course, on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail) is a very good one. There’s not one poor hole on this golf course.

    Colin Montgomerie, PGA TOUR Champion

    Great job on the initial booking and subsequent changes requested. Easy check-in at the golf courses and the hotel made the trip hassle-free. Nice touch with the driving directions and discounts at recommended food and beverage establishments. Will definitely recommend your service to friends and business associates.

    Vancouver Guest, Corporate Golf Outing

    Terrific trip: well presented website, knowledgeable staff, and the golf and accommodation were second to none.

    Couples Golf Trip

    We will make this trip an annual April vacation. We will definitely book with Golf Vancouver Island again in 2017!

    Annual Couples Golf Trip

    Very much enjoyed our trip and staff were great to deal with - we'll be booking more trips through Golf Vancouver Island in the future.

    Buddies Trip Golf Package

    Wonderful trip, well planned and organized. Fantastic golf. Wish we stayed longer.

    Buddies Golf Trip

    I have used Golf Vancouver Island a number of times and have found them very helpful and professional. Everyone in our group had a great time, the courses and accommodation were first class.

    Repeat Customer, Buddies Golf Trip

    Staff did an amazing job! So easy to work with. I am already looking to book another trip next year, making this an annual event.

    Annual Buddies Golf Trip

    Personalized, quick response, good customer service and reasonable price. Overall experience was great.

    Couples Golf Trip