• Partners Program

    Become a Vancouver Island Golf Trail Partner

    Golf Vancouver Island (GVI) is an award-winning golf sector destination marketing organization. Our

    Direct Benefits for all Golf Vancouver Island Partners include: destination marketing organization generating destination awareness, client-direct bookings for their partners, and supplementary bookings through a central reservation office.


    Golf Vancouver Island promotes Vancouver Island as a unique golf vacation destination through award-winning multimedia marketing campaigns and initiatives, hosting of travel media and developing relationships with industry influencers. Golf Vancouver Island is run by a diverse board of directors and contractors that meet regularly to maintain a leading-edge approach to marketing, monitor program implementation and capitalize on opportunities as they become available.

    We are delighted to report that Golf Vancouver Island was able to broadcast our golf destination message throughout Canada, focusing on BC, Alberta and Ontario, and into the US, targeting California, obtaining over 14M impressions via digital, broadcast, and traditional media exposure, and as a result, able to secure over $1.8M in direct bookings to our partners through our Central Reservations call centre. We sincerely hope that you too have been able to see some of these direct bookings come through your facilities this year.

    The Board of Directors and Contractors continue to work diligently to maintain a leading-edge approach to marketing and capitalize on opportunities as they become available, host travel media, generate new photo and video assets and look to engage social media influencers all in efforts to showcase Vancouver Island as the destination for golf travel in Canada.


    Primary Geographic Markets: British Columbia’s Lower Mainland & Okanagan, Alberta Metros

    Secondary Geographic Markets: Ontario (GTA), California

    Partnership Benefits

    Direct Benefits for all Golf Vancouver Island Partners include:

    • Inclusion in Golf Vancouver Island’s direct investment of $340,000 in marketing Vancouver Island as a golf destination. 
    • Inclusion in the British Columbia Golf Marketing Association (BCGMA) at golfinbritishcolumbia.com and Destination BC’s $250,000 Cooperative Advertising marketing efforts, focused on mid-haul domestic market development in Ontario and re-establishing US travellers. 
    • Enhanced full-page profile on golfvancouverisland.ca
    • Inclusion of your facility/services in packages offered through GVI’s Central Reservations golf vacation one-stop-shop booking service. 
    • Professionally managed digital advertising via search engine marketing, display acquisition and remarketing, video and targeted social media advertising. 
    • National television broadcast advertising on PGA Tour event programming. 
    • Electronic newsletter distribution to 50,000+ Emerald Club subscribers PLUS targeted Electronic Direct Mail initiatives in Canada & US 
    • Content development, including blog writing, course photography and video production. 
    • Print advertising in targeted golf publications including SCOREGolf Magazine, Alberta Golfer and other golf vertical and relevant publications. 
    • Editorial and destination features on Vancouver Island golf courses and vacation experiences through media relations activities, including independent visit coordination and ongoing media communications. 
    • Direct Partner Feature Advertising on Facebook/Instagram, driving directly to your business. $500 spend per partner – limited availabilty.
    • Professional social community engagement on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & YouTube 
    • Advertising opportunities within the Emerald Club Newsletter and on GolfVancouverIsland.ca to showcase your business to targeted golf travellers. 
    • Access to the Partner’s Clubhouse on golfvancouverisland.ca/partners including updates, sales statistics, and your Board of Directors’ contact details.

    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