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A WELCOME ADDITION TO THE VANCOUVER ISLAND GOLF TRAIL!
VICTORIA, B.C., February 26, 2009.
The Bear Mountain Resort Valley Course – the second of two Nicklaus Design golf courses at Bear Mountain – will make its debut this Spring, and positions Bear Mountain Resort as the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf offering in Canada. No name is more legendary in the game of golf, including golf course design, than Jack Nicklaus. The developers at Bear Mountain Resort first brought the legend to Victoria in 2003 when they introduced the Mountain Course – a 19-hole beauty that was the first ever collaboration of Jack and his son, Steve. The Valley Course’s par 71, 6,807 yard, 18-hole Nicklaus Design is at a lower elevation than the Mountain Course, but boasts the same spectacular west coast rock and water features for which Bear Mountain has become renowned. As Jack himself put it when discussing the Valley Course “I promise you this is going to be something pretty special”.
The Nicklaus Design Valley and Mountain Courses are the cornerstone to Bear Mountain’s premiere master-planned resort community. Bear Mountain Resort’s lush mountainside community defines resort living with a montage of residential and vacation real estate opportunities as well as the five star Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria. Medical and traditional aesthetics at the Santé Spa, ranked one of the top ten medical spas in the world by SpaFinder, a dining mecca with eclectic and world-class restaurants, the state-of-the-art Mountainside Athletic Club, a Nicklaus Golf Academy (coming in 2010), and The Village round out the complete lifestyle experience. And all of this within minutes of the beautiful seaside harbour of Victoria, British Columbia!
The Bear Mountain Resort Valley Course is destined to be one of the marquee courses on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. A 250-kilometre golf trail through a Pacific paradise, the Vancouver Island Golf Trail extends from Victoria to Campbell River. It covers some of the most scenic terrain on the island, which is ranked as the Top North American Island by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. From the breathtaking beauty of Bear Mountain Resort and Olympic View Golf Club in the south, to the opulence and luxury of Crown Isle Resort in the North, the Vancouver Island Golf Trail includes 11 championship golf facilities and some of the best golf in North America. The variety of courses to choose from is rivaled only by the regional diversity and multiple vacation experiences that Vancouver Island has to offer. Discover the old-world ambience of cosmopolitan Victoria, the Cowichan Valley wine country, the magnificent beaches of Parksville & Qualicum Beach and the pristine wilderness of the North Island – you can explore it all on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.
“The opening of the Bear Mountain Resort Valley Course is sure to trigger both new and return visitation to Victoria and the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. Golf travel to Vancouver Island booked through Golf Vancouver Island’s central reservation office increased 600% in the 5 years after the 2003 opening of the Mountain course at Bear Mountain. This does not include rounds booked directly with the golf courses or packages booked directly with the hotels. We anticipate another round of incredible results with the opening of the new, world-class Valley Course, as some insiders even consider it superior to the Mountain Course. The addition of The Valley Course positions Bear Mountain Resort as the only 36 hole Nicklaus-designed golf resort in Canada and the flagship golf resort on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. “ Patrick Meagher, Golf Vancouver Island.
Hailed by GOLF Magazine as ‘One of the continent’s best values’, Golf Vancouver Island proudly offers buyer direct golf packages, including rounds on the new Bear Mountain Valley Course opening this Spring! Owned and operated by the golf courses of Vancouver Island, Golf Vancouver Island offers the best pricing and selection and through their toll free line 1.888.465.3239 can take care of all your golf vacation needs on Vancouver Island including tee times, accommodations, rental vehicles, flights, ferry reservations, driving directions, après golf activities and more!
For further information on Bear Mountain Resort, their new Valley Course and the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, please visit www.bearmountain.ca and www.golfvancouverisland.ca
About Golf Vancouver Island:
Golf Vancouver Island is a one-stop-shop for booking golf vacations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Owned and operated by the golf courses on Vancouver Island, consumers save time and money, while choosing from 11 golf courses and over 20 accommodation options on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. Golf Vancouver Island provides everything you could need for a golf vacation on Vancouver Island – from airfares and ferry reservations to tee times, accommodations and even après golf activities, they take care of it all. For more information on Golf Vancouver Island or to book your next golf vacation, visit www.golfvancouverisland.ca or call 1-888-465-3239.
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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.
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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.
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