• How Should You Approach Playing Victoria Golf Courses?

    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

    BC Ale Trail Victoria BC Craft Breweries

    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!

    Victoria BC Spas - Westin Bear Mountain Resort

    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

    Whale Watching Victoria BC Golf Courses

    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.

    Wine tours Victoria BC

    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

    Accommodations near Victoria golf courses

    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.

    Westin Bear Mountain Resort Victoria Golf

    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

    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