Category: Tales from the Trail

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 & Nanaimo

Planning a golf vacation to Vancouver Island and looking for some insider tips and hot spots for a terrific golf getaway? The Nanaimo and 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 the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, to delve deep with a 6-day golf vacation that lets you really explore the Island.  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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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

A Trail of Countless Delights! Trail Blazing: Great Canadian Golf Getaways. Golf Just the Jump-Off Into the Island Lifestyle. Vancouver Island Boast Vibrant Golf Scene. This is what the press is saying about the Vancouver Island Golf Trail… With six  big media stories about the Vancouver Island Golf Trail in the last month alone – from The Province, AMAInsider.

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5 Lesser Known Views on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

Like anything worth doing, golf can be frustrating. There. We’ve said it. Golf is such a mental game that it’s quite easy to get so stuck in your head, berating yourself for that last swing into the trees, that you can’t see your woods (or tees, or golf balls) for said trees. Stop. Breathe. Lift your head up. Take a good look around you.

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13 Insider Stops Along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail

You could be forgiven for thinking that on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail it’s all about golf, all of the time. While that is true 90% of the time, given the magnificence of Vancouver Island, we’d be fools to ignore its many, many other charms. So we’re here to change your thinking and give you a unique way to explore Vancouver Island.

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Quick and Easy Golf Getaways to Beat the Winter Blues

If, like most of us, you’re starting to feel golf fever of the worst kind, Andrew Penner’s recent article for Calgary Avenue has just the cure: “Quick and Easy Golf Getaways to Beat the Winter Blues”. 

Seeking out sun and swings, Penner visited Scottsdale, Las Vegas and Vancouver Island, flying off to “where the grass is green, the flagsticks are flickering in the warm breeze adn the open-air restaurant patios are open for business”.

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