Category: Tales from the Trail

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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Best BC Golf Courses on Vancouver Island

Is 2019 your year to hit some of the best golf courses in British Columbia? If so, then we highly recommend you consider one of these bucket-list worthy BC golf trips, where you will play golf, stay in world-class accommodations, and experience some of Vancouver Island’s top attractions.

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Golfers Rate Golf Vancouver Island 4.5 Out of 5 Stars!

Survey Reveals…Golfers Love Booking Golf Vacations with Us!

Why should you book your next golf vacation through Golf Vancouver Island? It’s simple, golfers love our convenient golf package booking services! Every year we survey our past guests and the results show that time and time again, golf travellers receive excellent service and have a terrific time golfing the Vancouver Island Golf Trail. In our annual Trip Experience Survey, respondents rated our services an average of 4.5 stars.

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Campbell River Golf & CC – Opening August 9th!

Are you ready for BC’s first golf course to open since 2011? Campbell River Golf & Country Club is opening August 9th, offering golfers the rare experience to play a brand new golf course.  Redesigned from the soil up amidst the original trees, Campbell River Golf & Country Club  

Check out the photos from our recent tour on July 24 as well as an invitation to you from Director of Golf Kyle Stoudt to come and experience Campbell River Golf & Country Club.

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Two GVI Courses Cracked SCOREGolf’s Top 100 in Canada

Two of Golf Vancouver Island’s Courses Cracked SCOREGolf‘s Top 100 Course in Canada 2018

Both of Bear Mountain Courses made it on the list with the Valley Course landing at #80 (up from 89 in 2016) and the Mountain Course at 96 (down from 72 in 2016). 

According to a 2017 Golf Canada/PGA of Canada facilities report, there are 2,051 18-hole equivalent golf courses in Canada. Which means the courses here represent the country’s top 4.875 percentile.

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SCOREGolf visits the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

Episode 7 of SCOREGolf TV saw Jason Logan and the team tour the spectacular Vancouver Island Golf Trail

Bold And Beautiful Bear Mountain

Two of the marquee attractions of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, Bear Mountain’s two Nicklaus Design courses, Mountain Course and Valley Course are tremendous.

Eye-Opening Olympic View GC

Opened in 1990, Olympic View’s semi-private facility welcomes anybody and everybody – even Tiger Woods back in the day.

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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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Spring Golf Photo Tour

Spring golf is in full swing on Vancouver Island. And we have proof! Below you’ll find photos collected this past week, March 11-18th, 2018 from golf courses along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.  Yes – they are that green!!

You can’t beat the view at Crown Isle Golf Resort. The golf course looks pretty darn good too!

Can you say postcard? This glorious scene can be found at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club.

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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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On the Trail This Summer

Summertime, and the living is easy… Especially on Vancouver Island. The temperatures are warm but mild, the golf courses are in peak condition, the views are crystal clear, and the good times to be had – on and off the golf course – well, they are plentiful. As you will discover when you hear our tale of the many Vancouver Island trails.

Say ‘trails’ and most people immediately think hiking trails.

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Guardians of the Green: Behind the Scenes at Bear Mountain

If you think the grass is always greener on the other side – specifically the side where your favourite golf course lies – you’d be right. In this instance at least, anyway. The grass on the golf course IS always greener, and for once it’s got nothing to do with perspective, envy or emerald-coloured glasses, and everything to do with hard work, dedication and a passion for golf course maintenance.

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