• Golf Trail Pass

    The Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass

    The Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass (previously the Golf Trail Card) is Vancouver Island’s most popular golf offer. With limited quantities available ONLY to residents of Vancouver Island, the Golf Trail Pass allows the pass holder to play one round on each of the courses on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail for one low annual rate.

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    Details About the 2024 Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass

    Golf Vancouver Island has upgraded the Golf Trail Card to bring you the Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass. Accessible from your mobile device, the Golf Trail Pass features new and exclusive offers for pass holders, easy access to round redemptions, and security from loss or theft. No more hole-punching cards! It’s as simple as having a staff member witness you redeem your round from the Trail Pass.

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    Important information about the Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass

    Passholders can redeem their card to play one round at each of the following 11 participating Vancouver Island golf courses through the 2024 golf season. Courses include:

    Arbutus Ridge * Bear Mountain – Valley Course * Campbell River * Cowichan * Crown Isle * Fairwinds * Highland Pacific * Morningstar * Olympic View *  Quadra Island * Storey Creek

    Please check with courses before arriving, as course closures may occur during the winter months.

    The 2024 Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass has gone digital. Passholders will access their rounds from their mobile device through an ‘app’ saved on their home screen. This will only be available once a purchase has been made.

    Terms & Restrictions

    • The Golf Trail Pass is only available for Vancouver Island Residents. Proof of residency must be provided.
    • A golf shop or visitor attraction staff member must witness your round redemption through the Trial Pass on your mobile device. Rounds may be redeemed once.
    • This pass can be redeemed for play until December 31, 2024.
    • This pass can be redeemed for play at the eleven (11) participating golf facilities.
    • During the low season (Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2024), this pass can be redeemed for any publicly available tee time by booking within 7 days of the date of play.
    • During the high season (April 1 – Sept 30, 2024), this pass can be redeemed for any publicly available tee time after 1 pm only by booking within 5 days of the date of play.
    • Preferred tee times (prior to 1 p.m.) may be available to passholders at the golf courses’ discretion for a nominal fee (contact the course directly).
    • Present your Golf Trail Pass at participating course golf shops for a 20% discount on regular-priced soft goods. Restrictions may apply.
    • Golf Trail Pass Rounds are redeemable for green fees only. Power carts are available for a fee and are mandatory at Bear Mountain. Fees vary per course.
    • Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass rounds may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or tournament.
    • Rounds may not be substituted amongst courses.
    • All sales are final. No refunds or credit for unused rounds will be provided.

    FAQ’s – Golf Trail Pass goes digital

    Why did the Vancouver Island Golf Trail Card go digital?

    Going digital comes with many benefits. The digital Golf Trail Pass prevents loss/theft, is easily accessible from your mobile device, and includes additional offers and exclusive Golf Trail Pass promotions.

    How does the Golf Trail Pass work now that it’s digital?

    After purchase, pass holders save the Golf Trail Pass to the home screen of their mobile device. Rounds and other offers are redeemed through the pass. Just follow the prompts in front of a staff member at the facility so they can witness the redemption and you’re all set!

    Passes contain round redemptions for one round at 11 of our featured courses along the Golf Trail, as well as additional partner offers.

    How many Golf Trail Passes can I purchase?

    You may purchase up to a maximum of four (4) Trail Passes.

    Can I purchase multiple passes and transfer them to others?

    Yes, you can transfer Golf Trail Passes to another person after purchase, however, Golf Trail Passes may only be transferred once. So, if a pass has been transferred to you, then you cannot transfer it again. (Questions about multiple users or the transfer process? See below.)

    You may transfer passes to others through the Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass after purchase. See FAQs in the Golf Trail Pass for further details after purchase.

    What happens if I want to gift a single round to a friend?

    The trail pass is not intended to be shared among multiple users, but we understand that this is a feature that many golfers have come to rely on, so there are a few ways to provide a second user with access to your card. The easiest would be to share the welcome email (received upon purchase or transfer) and have the friend open the link in the email on their phone. This should give access to the card immediately as it uses the direct link and ID. They do not need to add the pass to their device and can access it via their browser to redeem that single round.

    ​Note: Golf Vancouver Island is not responsible for lost or stolen passes – if you are sharing passes, it comes with increased security risks. We can not provide reimbursement or support if a second user redeems rounds or offers that were not intended for their use. If you choose to share your card, you are doing so at your own risk. 

    How do I transfer a pass?

    The transfer process is very easy! After purchase, you may transfer passes to others by using the transfer feature in the Vancouver Island Golf Trail Pass. It is as easy as entering their email address and the system will send them a welcome email to guide them through the acceptance process. However, Golf Trail Passes may only be transferred once. Please make sure to transfer passes one at a time to the final recipient.

    Note: passes can not be transferred once the first redemption has been made. There will be additional FAQs in the Golf Trail Pass for further details after purchase.  


    When will I receive my Golf Trail Pass?

    Once your purchase is complete, you will instantly receive and have access to your Golf Trail Pass. Please note that your Trail Pass will not be valid until January 1, 2024.

    What payment methods are accepted?

    We can process credit card payments and debit VISA/Mastercard payments.

    Is my information secure?

    At Golf Vancouver Island, your information is kept confidential, and your privacy is protected. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.

    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