• Vancouver Island Golf Trail Courses Make Top 100 Lists

    Vancouver Island Golf Trail Courses Make Top 100

    Looking for something to do this Spring? How about making your way around some of the top courses in Canada? The best news? If you live on Vancouver Island you don’t have to leave the Island to do it, and if you don’t, it’s a great excuse for an island golf getaway.

    That’s because three of the courses which call the Vancouver Island Golf Trail home have just been named to the Top100GolfCourses.com 2017 list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada!

    Bear Mountain Valley Course
    #63 – Bear Mountain Valley Course

    Making it onto the list at number 63 in the Top 100 is Islander favourite Bear Mountain Valley Course. The Valley Golf Course meanders through forest, borders lakes, and traverses creeks and rivers throughout its 18 holes, while offering spectacular views of British Columbia’s beautiful landscape. The par 71 Valley Course measures 6807 yards from the Golden Bear tees – about 400 yards shorter than its sibling, the Mountain Course. These two courses combined offer the only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf in Canada, and one of the finest golf offerings in North America.

    Bear Mountain Mountain Course
    #72 – Bear Mountain Mountain Course

    Speaking of the Bear Mountain Mountain Course, this sibling course to the Valley also made it onto the Top 100 Courses in Canada list at number 72. Host of the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event, and the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game, Bear Mountain Resort stands apart as one of the finest golf resorts anywhere. Featuring wide panoramic views of mountain, city and ocean all framed by undulating fairways and lush coastal forests, the Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Resort will entice you to pull out your camera more than once in your round.

    Olympic View
    #98 – Olympic View Golf Club

    The final of the three Vancouver Island Golf Trail courses to make it onto the Top 100 Courses in Canada list is the beautiful Olympic View Golf Club. Olympic View Golf Club boasts tranquility and nature accentuated by magnificent waterfalls, beautiful mountain views, roaming deer and soaring eagles. The unique variety of golf shots join together to form an inspiring piece of West Coast golf art. It’s easy to see why Olympic View consistently rates among top golf courses on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and beyond.

    The accolades for these three courses – and indeed even more of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail courses – don’t stop there. Top100GolfCourses.com also released their 2017 list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in British Columbia, and eight – yep, that’s right, eight! – the #VIGolfTrail courses made the cut.

    Congratulations to ALL the courses that made these lists and thanks to all the reviewers and Top 100 for sharing their love for our courses. We look forward to many more great rounds on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. 

    Top 100 Golf Courses are an “independent website dedicated to the best golf courses of the World (and their) mission is to connect passionate golfers with the world’s greatest golf clubs.” They are “a team of passionate golfers with mixed handicaps committed to playing, reviewing and promoting the world’s greatest golf courses.” Their ranking and rating process is also fairly unique in that they use the opinions of experts, regular golfers who write reviews on individual golf course pages on their website, as well as other reputable third party data to regularly calculate and revise their rankings by applying a series of rules and alogrithms. Find out more about their ranking and rating process here

    March 23, 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