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June 21 & 22, 2010
Victoria, BC (July 31, 2009): What a year for Bear Mountain Resort and the Vancouver Island Golf Trail! Bear Mountain Resort and Golf Vancouver Island are thrilled to announce that the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game will take place at Bear Mountain Resort on June 21 & 22 next year. Earlier this year, the stunning Valley Course at Bear Mountain Resort was added to the Vancouver Island Golf Trail on May 31st, the second of two Nicklaus Design golf courses at Bear Mountain. The addition of the Valley Course at Bear Mountain as well as the TELUS World Skins Game – a sought-after marquee event on the Canadian golf landscape – in the upcoming Olympic year are sure to bolster Vancouver Island as one of North America’s premier golf destinations. Golf travel to Vancouver Island booked through Golf Vancouver Island’s central reservation office increased 600% in the 5 years following the 2003 opening of the Mountain Course at Bear Mountain. One can only anticipate another round of incredible results with the opening of another world class golf course at Bear Mountain, the TELUS World Skins Game, and the global excitement of the Winter Olympics!
“Golf Vancouver Island is thrilled that Bear Mountain Resort has been awarded the TELUS World Skins Game for next year! We eagerly await the world casting their eyes on one of the flagship resorts on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail and our unique island destination. The inevitable increase in golf tourism to Vancouver Island is good for all tourism businesses and we are all excited and proud!” says Jason Lowe, President of Golf Vancouver Island.
The Vancouver Island Golf Trail is a 250-kilometre golf trail extending through Pacific paradise 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. Hailed by GOLF Magazine as ‘One of the continent’s best values’, Golf Vancouver Island is a one-stop-shop for buyer direct golf packages to the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. 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.
For further information on the TELUS World Skins Game, Bear Mountain Resort and the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, please visit www.telusskins.com, www.bearmountain.ca and www.golfvancouverisland.ca
Media Contact: Trisha Larsen Director of Marketing Golf Vancouver Island Phone: 250.748.5950 Email: [email protected]
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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.
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.
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