• 5 Lesser Known Views on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

    5 Lesser Known Views on the VI Golf Trail

    Like anything worth doing, golf can be frustrating. There. We’ve said it. Golf is such a mental game that it’s quite easy to get so stuck in your head, berating yourself for that last swing into the trees, that you can’t see your woods (or tees, or golf balls) for said trees. Stop. Breathe. Lift your head up. Take a good look around you. The golf course views alone will make everything worth it, even if you don’t birdie that Par 5 you’ve had your eye on forever.

    The golf course – any golf course – is a beautiful place, by mere dint of the fact that here be wide open spaces, beautiful greenery, and more often than not spectacular surroundings. Of course, on Vancouver Island, that beauty is amplified to somewhat ridiculous levels. You can’t swing a club without catching a glimpse of some killer ocean view, mountain vista, or cityscape spread out beneath you. Read on for our five best, lesser-known views on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail – vantage points that can be found on, and off, the golf course that are truly memorable and that make your experience playing a round of golf here something remarkable.

    Crown Isle Hole 91. Mountain Vistas

    The Golf Course: Crown Isle Golf Resort, Courtenay

    The Vantage Point: Hole 9

    The View: Comox Glacier

    As you approach the green on Hole #9, be sure to slow things down and take in the spectacular views of the massive Comox Glacier peaking through the trees.

    Fairwinds Hole 162. Ocean Views

    The Golf Course: Fairwinds Golf Club, Nanoose Bay

    The Vantage Point: Hole 16

    The View: The Straight of Georgia

    As you head down the fairway towards the green on hole #16, drink in the views looking across the Straight of Georgia to the Coast mountain range beyond.

    Highland Pacific Hole 23. Cityscapes

    The Golf Course: Highland Pacific, Victoria

    The Vantage Point: Hole 2

    The View: The City of Victoria

    Talk about teeing up spectacular views! The city of Victoria can be seen from the tee box on hole #2, so pre- or post-tee shot be sure to take it in.

    Tigh-Na-Mara Rathtrevor Beach Views4. Beach Views

    The Golf Trail Resort: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville

    The Vantage Point: Oceanview Rooms

    The View: Rathtrevor Beach

    Overlooking the famous Rathtrevor Beach, the warmest ocean swimming waters in Canada, each oceanview room offers views of over 3 kms of sandy beach.

    Westin Bear Mountain Penthouse5. Golf Course Views

    The Golf Resort: Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria

    The Vantage Point: The Penthouse Suite, next to the 18th green

    The View: Bear Mountain – Valley Course

    The Penthouse Suite offers breathtaking views over the resort’s Valley Course and lush green Highlands, all the way to Washington State’s Mount Baker, seen through a literal wall of windows!

    Of course you’d be well advised to keep your head down and your eye on the ball while in play (there’s nothing worse than a swing and a miss), but between swings do be sure to stop and gaze awhile. It can only do your mental state – and consequently your golf game – good.

    April 28, 2017, by: Golf 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