If you’re anything like us, you’re always thinking about your next golf vacation. After all, golf isn’t just a sport: it’s a way of life. The Vancouver Island Golf Trail knows that, and knows just how to make the most of it. Not only does the Trail boast year-round golfing, but it also has the Island lifestyle to match.
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Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship September 11 – 17, 2017
Golf on Vancouver Island is about to get another big visibility boost as the PGA TOUR Champions arrive into Victoria for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. With the first practice rounds less than a week away, the event is the talk of the town.
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.
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.
Wow – what a Masters! The excitement continues this week as Golf Channel featured the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.
Vancouver Island: Orcas, craft beer, Olympic View
Matt Ginella tries craft beer, goes orca whale watching, and plays golf at Olympic View Golf Club on Vancouver Island in Canada.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2014 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness for the 2018 Golf Show Season.
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.
Golf Vacations Magazine Associate Editor Terry Ross recently took a trip to Vancouver Island, on the trail of hot golfing vacations. Seems he found what he was looking for.
In the resulting cover story and 7-page feature spread, Terry tells a story of unparalleled golf and relaxation.
Never fear; Spring is near. Well, on Vancouver Island anyway. Did you know that the average temperature on the Island come February hovers around 9°C? Even better, in March it’s more like 12°C! (Most days.) Head east to Alberta and Ontario, and you’re looking at around 5. (Maybe. On a really, really good day.) As for the Prairies… Well, the less said the better.
Who Plans Your Golf Vacation?
A huge component about planning any golf trip is making sure you are going to play some great golf courses, afterall – that’s the main reason for going on a golf vacation in the first place.
Come Play on Island Time By Golf Today Northwest
That’s the recommendation from Golf Today Northwest in the May 2015 Issue. Author Gayle Moss explores the Vancouver Island Golf Trail and the 11 golf courses situated from Campbell River in the North to Victoria in the South.
Given the buying power of the strong US dollar, there has never been a better time to take a golf vacation to Vancouver Island, where as the author puts it “You could plan a 4-day golf trip for the price of 3”.
Planning your BC golf vacation for 2015? There is nothing like planning a golf get-a-way to play old favorites or explore new golf courses to get you out of the winter funk. With so many golf courses to choose from on Vancouver Island, you won’t lack for options should you choose to come here, but to help the process along, here are some suggestions that you may find useful in planning the perfect golf trip.