Category: Parksville Qualicum Beach & Nanaimo Golf

Top 5 Things To Do On A Vancouver Island Golf Vacation – Besides Golf

While golf may certainly be the focus of your trip to Vancouver Island, there’s so much more to see and do while visiting! Along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, you’ll find everything from bustling cities to quaint seaside villages, and a host of activities to explore:

1. Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife is plentiful on Vancouver Island, so you’ll want to plan some time for a tour.

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Craft Golf Experiences on Vancouver Island

Craft Golf Experiences on Vancouver Island

Get ready for the best two sounds a golfer can experience during their round:

The Vancouver Island Golf Trail – a collection of 13 courses along 250 km of Canada’s west coast offering some of the most scenic and enjoyable golf in British Columbia, the perfect destination for a golf vacation, but also a craft beer-lover’s dream and now home to the exclusive Vancouver Island Golf Trail Ale.

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Weekend Golf Vacations on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

Weekend Golf Vacations Vancouver Island

There’s a saying when you’re golfing on Vancouver Island – Play on Island Time. That means kicking back and take your time, but what if you want to pack in some incredible rounds of golf on some of the finest golf courses on Vancouver Island AND try some of the other must do Vancouver Island experiences? With this guide, explore the myriad of options when it comes to golf courses to play, activities to do, and food and drink to savour during a weekend golf trip on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.

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Eaglecrest Golf Club Joins the Vancouver Island Golf Trail!

Golf Vancouver Island is pleased to welcome Eaglecrest Golf Club to the Vancouver Island Golf Trail!

As one of the oldest golf courses on Vancouver Island, Eaglecrest has a long and storied history, from its beginnings as a country lodge on 260 acres in the 1930s (complete with putting green), to a resort in 1960 and a 9-hole golf course in 1971. In 1990 it became the first 18-hole golf course in the area.

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5 Tips for a Relaxing Golf Vacation in Parksville & Qualicum Beach

Planning a golf vacation to Vancouver Island and looking for some insider tips and hot spots for a terrific golf getaway? The Parksville-Qualicum Beach area offers the perfect location to escape to  “island time” and truly relax on your next golf vacation.

A golf vacation should be easy, relaxing, and stress-free. To help with the process, we’ve assembled 5 tips to ensure you have a great golf trip.

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Planning a 6 Day Golf Vacation – Island Style

Hate to rush when it comes to a golf vacation?  Does a weekend golf getaway to Vancouver Island never feel like enough?  Then we invite you to play the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, to delve deep with a 6-day golf vacation that lets you really explore the Island and play some of the top golf courses in British Columbia.  Discover the benefits of “playing on island time” – that magical realm where you can rest, relax, see the sights, and rejuvenate.

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Parksville: A Vancouver Island Golf Trip Everyone Will Love

Edmonton Sun’s resident golf fanatic Kevin Berkenbosch – aka Bogeyman – recently visited Parksville for a whistle stop Vancouver Island golf trip. What he found was a golfing experience second to none. As he puts it: “Parksville on Vancouver Island offers one of the most peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable golf holidays imaginable.

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Fairwinds – beautiful but deceptive?

Sunday morning and the last course of the weekend is Fairwinds. Up early this morning and arriving at the course with not too much time to spare, but that’s OK. Hopefully, the swing is still locked in from the previous two days and shouldn’t take long to warm up.

We’re playing off the white tees at 5700 yards.

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Sliding by at Morningstar

The first is a dog leg to the right and I pulled the ball left and left my second short, chipped over the green and then chipped in. Solid par four, ha, ha. Is this a good sign? Two pars later and feeling good I was on the par-3 4th with water short and right thinking this was going to be a good day. After hitting it into the rushes, think I could play it and hitting it six inches and finding I couldn’t  and ending up having to sink a 12-footer for a double, not so good any more.

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Good Golfing and a Dodgy Diet

Back from the weekends golfing. Some good, some bad, some just awful – my golf that is, not the courses. At least I didn’t win the hideous trophy awarded to the person who failed to get it past the ladies tee the most times. I would probably have won if there was a trophy for the one who missed the green the most with a wedge or sand wedge from 80-120 yards out.

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