The approach shot is one of the most frequent shots you can make in your golf game and you can use the same thought process when planning a golf vacation.
Your approach shot determines how you intend to play out the hole. It is often based on how your shot lies in relation to the green and that will influence what club to use, and how to swing for the best results. What if you applied the approach shot process to planning a golf vacation to play the amazing golf courses in Victoria BC. With great golf courses and so many options of things to do, you have to consider all the possibilities before you can determine your best shot at a memorable golf trip.
Year-Round Golf Courses In Victoria
Regardless of the time of year, whether you’re looking to escape the prairie cold of Calgary or Edmonton for the mild climes at the golf courses in Victoria or you’re looking at a long, hot summer in California or Arizona and want some cooler summer golf options, a Victoria golf package is waiting for you, once you choose your approach on what to do when here.
Victoria offers golfers the perfect location to begin or complete a remarkable Vancouver Island Golf Trail vacation or it can stand on its own as a golf destination, complete with all the on and off-course entertainment desired. The golf travel experts at Golf Vancouver Island have crafted the ideal approaches for a Victoria golf trip, complete with four exceptional golf courses and a choice of terrific activities. Take your pick:
Pub Crawl or Spa
As the cradle of the “craft beer revolution,” if you’re a beer lover visiting Victoria, then a trip on this segment of the BC Ale Trail is a must. Explore craft beer history at Spinnakers, Canada’s first brewpub, and then head to a local favourite, Vancouver Island Brewing for a beer tour, a sample tasting and learn about their approach to producing fun, authentic, sharable brews. From there, continue along the ale trail to wherever your feet take you. Don’t forget to check out the local brew offerings on the course, including the exclusive Vancouver Island Golf Trail Ale created in partnership with Vancouver Island Brewing and the Vancouver Island Golf Trail!
If rest and relaxation is more your speed, then a Victoria spa treatment is just the ticket. The city is home to a plethora of luxury spas, where you can soak in a seaside mineral pool or take in European spa treatments and organic skin treatments. For golfer-specific treatments, head to The Spa at Bear Mountain (also offering two top Canadian golf courses) for a deep tissue massage.
Regardless of your choice, wake up in the morning relaxed and ready for your next round!
Whales or Wine
Vancouver Island is synonymous with whale watching, so if seeing orcas (killer whales), humpbacks, dolphins and other marine life is of interest a Victoria whale watching tour is highly recommended after a few rounds on local courses. Prince of Whales offers year-round, guaranteed whale sightings from their location in Victoria’s Inner Harbour aboard a zodiac or catamaran, as well as combination tours to include Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens.
Not everyone has their “sea legs” and might prefer to spend their leisure time on dry land, so why not a Victoria wine tour? The fine folks at LA Limousines have just the package – a five-hour luxury wine tour of the Saanich Peninsula (the area surrounding Victoria) where you’ll visit three wineries and enjoy lunch, with transportation provided by luxury town car, SUV, or limousine. Now that’s travelling in style! Feel free to streamline your vacation planning with Golf & Wine Packages, or have our golf travel experts customize a package for you.
Value vs Luxury
One of the top appeals of planning a golf vacation to Victoria is the variety of accommodation options to suit every budget. For those who prefer value, you can find comfortable downtown Victoria hotels at a reasonable cost that will still have you close to the action. Golf Vancouver Island has scoured properties in Victoria and recommends a stay at The Royal Scot – just a few minutes’ walk from the BC Parliament Building and Victoria Harbour, or The Arbutus Inn just north of this area, but still in the heart of Victoria. Both provide excellent accommodations and can have you on the green at Highland Pacific or Olympic View in less than 30 minutes.
If luxury accommodations are preferred, then two standout hotels in Victoria are at the top of any golfer’s list. The Inn at Laurel Point (offering 200 rooms and suites, all with private balconies and harbour views) and the Hotel Grand Pacific both offer exceptional views of Victoria’s harbour and are close to food and entertainment for your post-golf pursuits.
For the best of all worlds: luxury accommodations, the top-rated golf courses in Victoria and world-class spa, look no further than the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort, home to Canada’s only 36-holes of Nicklaus Design golf. Both courses (The Mountain & The Valley) are consistently ranked in SCOREGolf’s Top 59 Public Courses in Canada.
Regardless of what you’d like to do, finding Victoria BC golf packages to play your choice of courses and find complementary activities is easy. Contact our expert golf travel team at 1-877-393-6991 to start creating your perfect approach to your next golf vacation!
Header Image Credit: Destination BC/Reuben Krabbe
January 20, 2020, by: Golf Vancouver Island